Etherwall wallet review

Etherwall
Intuitive Ease of use,  High Privacy,  User Private Keys Stored

EtherWall wallet platform is the first Ethereum Classic desktop wallet. It is a free open-source project which supports the Trezor hardware wallet for cold storage of your private keys. This platform has 2 options, a full client mode requires the user download the full Ethereum Classic blockchain, while the thin client mode uses a remote node for validation.

Etherwall wallet platform provides two versions of wallet operation. The first one is the full node client, requiring users to download the full 30GB+ Ethereum blockchain and the second mode is the thin client, in which transactions are validated on a remote Ethereum node. In both modes all the data, including your private keys, are stored on your computer.

Company / organization behind the wallets

Etherwall is a free open-source wallet software developed by a company called CrucialBit. The key-persons that are currently working on this wallet platform are Ales Katona (Almindor - @Github) and Derek Cormack, a product engineer from Alberta, Canada. There have been some threads on Reddit regarding the phishing attempts by several impostors for this wallet.

Crypto Currencies Support

Language Support

  • Bulgarian
  • Catalan
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish

Supported Systems

  • Windows
  • OSX
  • Linux

Partners and integrated software

  • Trezor

Etherwall is not one of the safest options to store or trade your Ethereum. Recently there have been many attempts of phishing on the website and deceiving users into installing a hacked version of this wallet to steal users Ether. Also, there have been threads posted on Reddit about users that saw their ETC gone from this wallet.

Summary:

Security
Low
2 Factor Authentication
No
Multi-Signature
No
Private Keys Stored On
User
Storage Type
The default is hot storage but there is an option to set up cold storage
Transactions Validation
Full Node
Hierarchical Deterministic
No

What happens in the event of a disaster/theft/loss?

a backupfile is generated.

Etherewall wallet platform has a simple set-up process and allows you to keep control of your private keys, also allowing the integration with Trezor, a cold storage wallet for cryptocurrency. Also, Etherwall allows users to choose between running on a full node or not.

Summary:

Etherwall allows two modes of operation on the Ethereum chain, in full node and thin client. Because users have to download and configure this software, it can be difficult. Given the fact that this wallet's security has been breached in the past and user's funds have disappeared from their accounts you should be advised to double check the URL when connecting to the thin client.

Ease of use
Intuitive
Suitable For
Millennials
Account activation process
Involved
Transaction fees
Dynamic Transaction fees
Setup fee
$0.00

Etherwall wallet platform provides two versions of wallet operation. The first one is the full node client, requiring users to download the full 30GB+ Ethereum blockchain and the second mode is the thin client, in which transactions are validated on a remote Ethereum node. In both modes all the data, including your private keys, are stored on your computer.

There are none

Help and support:

  • GitHub

Most common customer complaint:

Errors on synchronization, errors when trying to export a geth account