Dark Wallet

Dark Wallet is an application designed to completely shroud the identities and activities of its users, in a way that is attempting to provide users with the kind of anonymity Darkcoin’s Darksend provides to Darkcoin users. [5]


Dark Wallet was a digital wallet that enhanced data anonymization by obfuscating transactions. Dark Wallet was also sometimes referred to as DarkWallet or Darkwallet. Dark Wallet was an early attempt to improve the anonymity of  transactions. Cody Wilson and Amir Taaki created Dark Wallet. Although it was never really completed, Dark Wallet inspired many later anonymity projects.[2]

The first alpha version of Dark Wallet was released in May 2014, and the platform went through several updates before an eighth alpha version came out in January 2015. There have been no further updates, and the project doesn't seem to be under development anymore. However, many similar privacy-focused wallets and emerged in the following years.[5]

As of December 2020, it appeared the Dark Wallet site could no longer be reached via standard search engines or the dark web.
The dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets: overlay networks that use the Internet but require specific software, configurations, or authorization to access.
Through the dark web, private computer networks can communicate and conduct business anonymously without divulging identifying information, such as a user's location. The dark web forms a small part of the deep web, the part of the Web not indexed by web search engines, although sometimes the term deep web is mistakenly used to refer specifically to the dark web.[3]

Samourai Wallet and Electrum on Tails offer many of the anonymity benefits for users that Dark Wallet once promised. However, other  have since surpassed for anonymity.  has many of the features of Dark Wallet built into the cryptocurrency.  ZCash takes a different approach, but is also considered an excellent choice for anonymity.[6]

Dark Wallet was an underground site that needed software to be installed in either the Chrome or Firefox browser. Once the steps for installation were complete, a new digital wallet was created with a wallet seed or key—a password needed to access the wallet. The wallet came equipped with three pockets—spending, business, and savings—and with no limit to the number of user-created pockets. Each pocket had its own stealth address from which transactions could be made.[2]

Anonymity in two ways

Dark Wallet offered anonymity and privacy to its users in two ways: stealth addresses and coin mixing.

Stealth Addresses

A user receiving payment from a transaction using the Dark Wallet application had a new address generated for the funds to be deposited. By encrypting the transaction, not even the payer was able to pull up or track the payee's address. Most importantly, the payment was hidden from unsolicited parties trying to look into both users’ transaction histories.[2][7]

Coin Mixing

This feature reduced traceability by mixing or combining a user's transaction with those of random users who happened to be making transactions at the same time. If the coins were joined with enough users in the system, tracing transactions from the ledger would prove to be challenging.
Consider the following transactions made at the same time. 'A' purchases an item from 'B', 'C' purchases an item from 'D', and 'E' purchases an item from 'F'. The general ledger, in all its transparency, would record three transactions for each address.
Dark Wallet, however, only recorded one single transaction by joining them together. The ledger would show that were paid from the addresses of 'A', 'C', and 'E' to those of 'B', 'D', and 'F'. By masking the deals made by all parties, a tracker cannot determine with certainty who sent Bitcoins to whom. Coin mixing is also done when a user is transferring coins from one of his pockets to another.[2][7]

Expansion of coin mixing was seen as one of the clearest paths to increased anonymity in trading. ultimately pursued this strategy.

Although coin mixing and stealth addresses increase anonymity, they do not provide perfect privacy. Determined adversaries with sufficient resources can often trace back transactions.

Concern about Dark Wallet

Critics were worried that Dark Wallet would open the door to many illegal activities, including terrorist funding, money laundering, drug trafficking, and child pornography. However, legitimate businesses wary of surveillance and data hacks welcomed Dark Wallet as a tool for dealing with growing issues surrounding data privacy and anonymity.[8]

Bitcoin Wallets

There are many Anonymous wallets in the market, and it’s difficult to choose an online untraceable bitcoin wallet for your storage needs. Following is a curated list of top Anonymous crypto wallet apps that are easy to use and super-secure. [1]

Mobile Wallet


ZenGo is the most secure non-custodial wallet in by removing the private key vulnerability, making it the simplest yet most secure wallet to invest in . Create an account in less than 60 seconds and be the true owner of your crypto.[4]

  • Coins Supported: 70+ coins, including , , , , , etc.

  • Type of wallet: Software wallet

  • Available Countries: Supports 70+ countries, including the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, Australia, Russia, France, Philippines, Nigeria, India, etc.

  • Supported Platforms: Android and iOS.

  • Staking Support: Stake and via WalletConnect with many partners.

  • Blockchain Support: , , BEP2

  • Regulations: Regulated by EU laws under GDPR.

  • Security: Very Secure

Hardware Wallets

Ledger Nano X

A hardware wallet that supports a multitude of . This hardware wallet has an LED display for payment validation and a PIN to confirm the transactions. This handheld device is convenient and secure to use.[9]

  • Coins Supported: 5500+ coins, including , , , , , etc.
  • Type of Wallet: Hardware wallet
  • Available Countries: Delivered to all the countries
  • Mobile App: Android and iOS.
  • Exchange Incorporated: Yes[9]
  • Staking Support: Yes
  • Blockchain Support: 
  • Certification Level: CC EAL5+


A hardware wallet that helps store . It can be easily plugged into the computer or smartphone. It helps the user to randomly generate a PIN code that keeps the device safe and secure.[10]

  • Coins Supported: 1800+ including , , , HEX, etc.
  • Type of Wallet: Hardware wallet
  • Available Countries: Delivered to all the countries
  • Mobile App: Android
  • Compatibility: Linux, Android, Windows 10+, macOS 10.8+
  • Staking Support: Trezor hardware wallets do not allow . Users can, however, link the Trezo Model T or Trezor One wallet to a third-party validator or staking pool. They can also use the Exodus wallet as a interface
  • Certified: Trezor devices are clearly CE and RoHA certified.
  • Security: Very secure
  • Blockchain Support: 
  • Certification Level: External power source.

Hardware & Web Wallets

Ledger Nano S

A hardware and web wallet launched in 2015 that supports all major .[9]

  • Supported Coins: , , , BCH, , LTC, TRX, , , , etc.
  • Type of wallet: Hardware & Web Wallet
  • Available Countries: Delivered to all the countries
  • Mobile App: Android and iOS
  • Supported platforms: Windows 8.1+, macOS 10.14+, Android 7+, and Linux.
  • Incorporated Exchange: Yes
  • Integrated with software wallets: Bluewallet, Electrum, , Wasabi, and Sparrow.
  • Stacking Support: Yes
  • Certification Level: CC EAL5+


A multi-currency HD wallet that helps store, manage, receive and send assets. It is an anonymous wallet that allows the user to control private keys. It offers AES256 encryption for all the transactions performed within the platform.[11]

  • Supported Coins: 40+ crypto including , , , LTC, etc.
  • Mobile App: iOS and Android
  • Type of Wallet: Custodial wallet

Paper Wallet


A piece of paper on which user's private and public keys are printed. It is much simpler to keep it hidden. It is impossible to know who owns the wallet, even if it is publicly disclosed.[12]

  • Supported Coins: , &
  • Type of Wallet: Paper Wallet
  • Available Countries: USA, EU, Australia, Russia, Estonia, Brazil and more.

Desktop & Mobile Wallet


An anonymous crypto wallet available in the market. Electrum offers excellent privacy features and helps keep user's secure. It keeps the user's private keys safe within his/her computer.[13]

  • Supported Coins: 
  • Type of Wallet: Software, Desktop, Mobile
  • Available Countries: All the countries
  • Mobile App: Android
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