Why Open Sourcing Android App could Harm the Crypto Community

Trust Wallet
Feb 8, 2018 · 1 min read

As of today, we decided to move the Trust Wallet app for Android into closed source development.

It has come to our attention that some dishonest developers have been cloning Trust Wallet and either scamming users or using the code without permission as their own product. Unfortunately, it is almost impossible to trace and remove those applications in the Android ecosystem.

We would like to support Coinomi wallet on this critical issue. We understand their decision for keeping wallet closed source to protect users and would like to do the same.

Our mission doesn’t change. We still want to be transparent in the development of our product, that is why we have made an earlier version of Trust Wallet for Android available to public.

Trust Wallet for iOS is available for anyone who would like to contribute. We are happy to be part of Apple ecosystem of mobile apps that provide the most secure and reliable distribution source for our users.

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