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BC Vault
Review and Comments 2024

The most important facts in brief

  • BC Vault is a hardware wallet for the secure storage of over 1.000.000+ (to the complete list) cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP
  • Backups are easily and quickly encrypted and stored on an SD card
  • long-term storage up to 120 years possible through FeRAM storage
  • the large display can display complete addresses and more information
  • Can also be used as a U2F authentication token

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Test Result

BC Vault


First Impression
Documentation & Support

BC Vault Review 2024

(92%, Review by Malte)

BC Vault was developed over several years by an independent team of developers. The team behind the BC Vault is called Real Security. It is a Slovenian cyber security company and market leader in the field of IT security. According to the company, the result is the world’s most secure hardware wallet. You can find out more about the hardware wallet in this test report.

First Impression

Bc Vault Packaging

Buy BC Vault One

Like most hardware wallets, the BC Vault is primarily available to buy online. The price starts at 159,99 € (click here to check the current price) in the official BC Vault online store. The shipping takes place worldwide, whereby this is still connected with additional costs.

The device has an elegant aluminum or plastic housing in black, silver or gold, and various patterns are also available. For those who like it a little more unusual, users can completely customize the look of their device.

Important note for buying hardware wallets.

Hardware Wallets should preferably be ordered directly from the manufacturer or official resellers if possible. Dubious stores or private sellers on platforms like ebay or amazon could manipulate the devices for their own purposes or trick the buyer. This way, the thieves can steal all the coins from your hardware wallet at a later time. Unfortunately, there have already been such cases in the past.

What’s in the box?

The BC Vault One comes in a small box under the slogan “Wallets are for pocket money, Vaults are for safe keeping.” This is a nod to the fact that BC Vault was designed with the idea of developing the most secure hardware wallet on the market. It is then no longer a “wallet”, but a “vault”.

Both the box and the USB-C port of the hardware wallet are protected with seals to make it easy to find out whether the hardware wallet has been tampered with. In addition to the BC Vault Hardware Wallet, the package contains stickers, a short manual, a micro SD card and a USB C cable.

Bc Vault Content

The device is 100x57x10mm tall and weighs 42 grams. At 55×27.5mm, the OLED display is rather large among hardware wallets and has a resolution of 128×64 pixels. Next to the display are the D-Pad for navigating and selecting. On the left is the slot for a microSD card and the USB-C connector.

Setting up the BC Vault One

Important note about setup.

Never use a hardware wallet that is already set up. You must choose your own PIN code or password and do the backup yourself. This is not given by anyone!

The quick start guide explains how to set up the hardware wallet. First, the seal at the USB-C port must be removed and then the device must be connected to the computer with the supplied cable. Now you shake the BC Vault to initialize and secure the random number generator.

Bc Vault Shake

The software can then be downloaded from and be installed. After installation and execution, a login screen will appear. If it doesn’t happen automatically, you can first log in here with an empty password. Finally, you will be asked to set a global password for the software and a PIN for the device. The latter is a combination of the four directional buttons, for example UP, DOWN, LEFT, LEFT.

If you forget the global password or PIN, the BC Vault is unusable and all cryptocurrencies are inaccessible. So be careful to remember them or write them down and keep them in a safe place! If you wish, you can also leave both passwords blank.

The device is now ready to be set up and ready for use. This makes setup super easy. You don’t have to write down a recovery seed and can get started straight away. A backup on the SD card can and should be generated at a later date.

Handling the BC Vault

To work with the hardware wallet now, new wallets can be created via the software.

Bc Vault Software Add Account

All cryptocurrencies can be used at the same time, no apps need to be installed. In addition, all coins can be managed via the same interface and there is no need to use third-party software, as is the case with many other hardware wallets.

Once a new wallet has been created, it is advisable to create a new backup. This can be spent using the settings on the SD card or by QR code.

User-friendly interface of the desktop application

With version 2.0, the user interface of the BC Vault Wallet has been improved enormously. With a refreshed graphical interface, enhanced features and extended token support, the BC Vault Wallet has become much more user-friendly.

Bc Vault Coins

The wallet is now Web3-enabled and supports the WalletConnect v2.0 protocol, which allows users to seamlessly connect to the emerging Web3 ecosystem, decentralized applications (dApps) and blockchain services. NFTs are also supported natively in the software.

BC Vault compatibility with cryptocurrencies, devices and services

The hardware wallet can currently be used with a desktop computer. A direct connection between BC Vault and smartphones is not currently possible, although some ideas are being considered, there is no set timetable for this feature. The following platforms are currently supported:

The BC Vault supports 1.000.000+ (to the complete list) cryptocurrencies. These include the following blockchains and tokens:

  • Bitcoin
  • Ripple
  • Stellar
  • EOS
  • Groestlcoin
  • Solana
  • Velas
  • Ethereum
  • Litecoin
  • Dogecoin
  • Dash
  • Bitcoin Cash
  • Ethereum Classic
  • ERC-20 Tokens
  • Bitcoin Gold
  • Tron
  • Vechain
  • Icon
  • OmiseGO
  • 0x
  • WaltonChain
  • Polymath
  • Salt
  • Cindicator
  • Dynamic Trading Rights
  • Iconomi
  • OriginTrail
  • Viberate
  • CargoX
  • InsurePal
  • Xaurum

A complete list of all supported cryptocurrencies can be found here: BC Vault cryptocurrencies. The major advantage of the BC Vault Wallet is that all tokens can actually be managed via the BC Vault software and no third-party software is required.

In addition to the cryptocurrencies, the following services are supported:

Documentation and Support

The BC Vault is limited to help articles in the support area. This includes answers to the most frequently asked questions and video instructions. Support can be reached via the ticket system. Phone support is not currently available.

Safety aspects of the BC Vault

Bc Vault Login

Each individual wallet on the BC Vault is individually encrypted with a combination of a password entered on the computer and a PIN entered via the hardware wallet. In addition, a global PIN and a global password protect the device even further. This means that the following passwords and PINs are available:

  • Global password: is used to unlock access together with the global PIN of the device. Is entered in the application.
  • Global PIN: Is used to unlock access to BC Vault along with the device’s global password. Is entered on the device.
  • Wallet Password: Used to ship currencies from individual wallets along with the Wallet PIN. Is entered in the application
  • Wallet PIN: Used to send currencies from individual wallets along with the wallet password. Is entered on the device.

BC Vault encryption is based on the combined entropy of the global PIN (device input) and the global password (PC input). Each encryption step requires both components, and there are currently two encryption:

  • Global encryption (used to disclose the public keys of each wallet on the device).
  • Encryption per wallet (is used to allow the device to decrypt the private keys stored in the FeRAM).

Global encryption is one level above encryption per wallet. In the event of an attack, the attacker must defeat both layers before the private keys are visible to him. Therefore, choose a secure password that can withstand a brute force attack.

In the BC Vault, the private keys are not stored in a security chip, but heavily encrypted in the FeRAM. Thanks to FeRAM technology (unlike normal flash), data is stored securely and without data loss for 200 years at 35°C or 10 years at 85°C. In addition, the storage cells used in FeRAM can be used for 10 ^ 13 read/writing operations per byte, a significant improvement over the number of read and write operations supported by flash memory.

Each BC Vault contains the private keys of an address with 1 BTC that is encrypted with exactly this scheme. It is intended to show how much trust developers have in their hardware wallet. Anyone who can crack the wallet with this 1BTC can keep it. No one has made it yet…


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Product Specifications

  • Private keys are encrypted and stored in a state-of-the-art storage medium.
  • Insensitive to computer viruses and hackers who can steal from software wallets.
  • Can be used safely and quickly actively, as opposed to a paper wallet that will eventually have to be imported to untrusted hardware.
  • Also usable as U2F authentication tokens (authentication for web services such as Facebook and others).
  • Encrypted backup of the Micro SD card
  • Easy-to-use QR code paper vault backup
  • no support for mobile devices
  • no Bluetooth connectivity
CompatibilityFIDO/U2F, NFT, DApp
CryptocurrenciesBitcoin, Ripple, Stellar, EOS, Groestlcoin, Solana, Velas, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Dash, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Classic, ERC-20 Tokens, Bitcoin Gold, Tron, Vechain, Icon, OmiseGO, 0x, BINANCE COIN, WaltonChain, Polymath, Salt, Cindicator, Dynamic Trading Rights, Iconomi, OriginTrail, Viberate, CargoX, InsurePal, Xaurum
Package Contents
  • The BC Vault One
  • Sticker
  • USB C cable
  • Manual
  • 1GB microSD card
BrandREAL security
PlatformWindows, Linux, Mac
Altcoin Support
Supported Coins1.000.000+ (to the complete list)
Open Source
Secure Element
Display as 2FA
InterfacesUSB, microSD
Input OptionsButtons

User Reviews 16

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30. June 2023 um 15:13

I think the BC Vault is the most secure and feature rich wallet in existence that I have found. It concerns me that it’s proprietary, but then if you look at how Leger is private and has been compromised, and then Trezor just screwed up by embracing the monitoring of Whirlpool mixing from Wasabi, I don’t trust anyone. The globalists and centralized banking cartels are all trying to screw us all over by controlling these companies one-by-one in the background. BCVault is just as safe as any of them, if not more. It has features none of the rest have like the FeRAM storage and the global pin and password. I think they are foolish for supporting anything but Bitcoin, and I know others are for buying them, because they are untested, compromised, imaginary, and considered crypto securities vs Bitcoin that is a crypto asset. None of them are crypto currencies. Have you see what the Secret Service and FED and private banking cartels do with competitive currencies, even if they are legal? Anyway BC Vault is a top consideration, better than the others I mentioned.

19. February 2024 um 13:09

Great comment and so true!

23. November 2022 um 17:38

I happened to unproperly insert my SD Card and fell inside my BC Vault One!
How to fix the problem? My only backup option left is through printing!

Rachael Turnbull
26. August 2021 um 2:07

I do not recommend this product …even before they sent it to me they had problems (they couldn’t put my logo on the front of it because of their software issues.) Then I realised after the first use they take a cut when you transfer money on and off the vault even after spending hundreds of dollars in the first place buying it.
Then today I woke up and half the value of my Bitcoin is missing even though the amount I bought is still the same …Also their services is shitty

4. October 2021 um 12:53

After careful examination of all support cases we had, we could not confirm your experience, nor had a single user had an issue with missing funds or anything like that. Our service is the best in breed and you can see that for yourself on Trustpilot. We are actively working with our users on every single issue and this is also one of our biggest strengths.

Constant new updates and features are well appreciated by our users:

Btw. this portal has 3 years old data on @bc_vault just to make it look not worthy to buy.

Do your own research and you will see what BC Vault really – definitely not what this review is trying to project.

Shital Patel
1. July 2021 um 17:03

What happens if BC Vault goes out of business?

28. January 2021 um 2:33

Does bc-vault support monero, wownero, zcash, and piratechain (arrr). I ask as they focus on privacy and would like that support if possible. Thanks in advance.


18. September 2020 um 11:11

You mention the disadvantages on BC Vault to be:
no support for mobile devices
no Bluetooth connectivity

Well this are advantages since hardware wallets offering that are vulnerable:
Please check:

The same goes for open source, where scammers and hackers already were selling fake TREZOR clones …

12. June 2020 um 10:39

I would like the listing of all cryptos you support. When I tried to click the feature in this tutorial it gave me an error message. I have many more crypto types than you list, so this is a deal breaker if I can’t get the complete list, or can’t add new coins.

12. June 2020

Hey John, can you please specify which link doesn’t work? As mentioned in the review you can find all supported coins here: BC Vault cryptocurrencies.

11. May 2020 um 11:49

Interested in BC Vault, can I use it for EOS and XBR?

Thank you

Joachim Hoeche
4. March 2020 um 12:50

Not compatible to BIP39 seeds.
Privacy alert: It forces you to reuse bitcoin addresses and so it is very dangerous to user and other counterparts. Privacy is an issue here and the ratings above is way too high.
They are good at encryption but they just don’t understand basic principles in bitcoin protocol.
Installing and using it is also not intuitive but that might be my personal issue.

Renato Uhl
17. May 2020 um 11:30
30. July 2020 um 20:07

It is clear that you are sharing fake news, because you are a Ledger reseller. Bad practice and something I would not expect from someone who has technical knowledge.
Still users tell their real stories/

Maksim Lcorte
21. May 2021 um 13:17

Stay away from BC vault!
The device is very hard to install on windows 10. There is so much burdens to use it.
The 4 pad is the weirdest thing I’ve seen on hardware wallet.
They claim not following BIP 39/44 is a good thing but in fact they do not understand it’s purpose. The wallet is not compatible with any other!!!
You can not connect to your own node, they do not understand open source, very sad.
The wallet does not support multisig.

The only good this is a big display which I love. They should improve everything else sadly 🙁
You really need to know what are you doing with this device as otherwise you will lose all your funds and no one can help you out. Their support always blames users 🙁

2. June 2021 um 15:53

This is fake news Maksim :-).
Check the real facts:

For skeptics who shill fake news check security model:

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