Samourai BTC Mobile Wallet wallet review

Samourai BTC Mobile Wallet
Developed Ease of use,  High Privacy,  User Private Keys Stored

Blockchain spying has become a serious concern in the last few years. To address this issue, a team of privacy activists have launched Samourai BTC Mobile Wallet, an open-source project best known for its claims of providing a high level of privacy, reducing the chances of transactions or funds being frozen and the ability to be remotely retrieved or swiped.

Though currently running on Android alpha release, Samourai Wallet for mobile already provides impressive features such us Tor and VPN support, BIP 47 and Ricochet platforms, remote SMS commands, instant currency conversion or running the wallet in stealth mode. Nevertheless, the feature that seems to arouse most interest is the option of pushing transactions through users' own trusted nodes.

Company / organization behind the wallets

Founded in 2015, the company behind Samourai Wallet presents its team as privacy activists dedicating their lives to create a unique software. In Aug 2017 they got featured on the news by announcing the development and maintenance (in collaboration with Hidden Wallet) of the ZeroLink framework, which is to be implemented into the Samourai Wallet product as soon as possible.

Crypto Currencies Support

Language Support

  • English

Supported Systems

  • Android

According to its developers, Samourai Wallet benefits of military grade encryption, meaning that is encrypted on devices with AES-256 and never communicates with any server. For increased security, the wallet allows users to create a mnemonic passphrase and a PIN code with secured login, while also providing a private seed and possibility to run the app in stealth mode.

Summary:

Security
Low
2 Factor Authentication
Yes
Multi-Signature
No
Private Keys Stored On
User
Storage Type
Hot storage
Transactions Validation
Full Node
Hierarchical Deterministic
No

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

The user has a 'root key', 'recovery phrase' or 'word seed' that can be used to regenerate private keys.

Known as the "privacy-focused" wallet, Samurai is undoubtedly best suited for users who deeply care for the privacy of their crypto transactions. Its design is intuitive and transactions are easy to carry out, but the numerous features and the fact that is still in alpha testing make it mainly for advanced users.

Summary:

Samourai Wallet is most appealing for those seeking anonymity. There are various features that allow the user control over how their transaction is verified on the blockchain and how it is recorded. Most of the privacy features are unnecessary and too technical for the average user. Best suited to die hard privacy activists.

Ease of use
Developed
Suitable For
Techy’s
Account activation process
Simple
Transaction fees
Dynamic Transaction fees
Setup fee
$0.00

Though currently running on Android alpha release, Samourai Wallet for mobile already provides impressive features such us Tor and VPN support, BIP 47 and Ricochet platforms, remote SMS commands, instant currency conversion or running the wallet in stealth mode. Nevertheless, the feature that seems to arouse most interest is the option of pushing transactions through users' own trusted nodes.

There are none

Help and support:

  • FAQ section
  • Contact form
  • Email
  • Social Media (Twitter and Facebook)

Most common customer complaint:

verification of transactions on blockchain.info and poor UI