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D’CENT
Review and Comments 2022

  • with D'CENT Biometric Wallet you can manage cryptocurrencies securely
  • the integrated Bluetooth function makes the wallet particularly mobile (Android & iOS)
  • the integrated fingerprint scanner provides more convenience and security for access control and fast verification of transactions
  • the large OLED display shows all transaction details on a single screen
  • multiple buttons for easier navigation
  • large capacity lithium-ion battery for longer service life

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Test Result

D’CENT

82%

First Impression
90%
Setup
75%
Handling
80%
Compatibility
90%
Documentation & Support
70%
Security
85%

D’CENT Review 2022

(82%, Review by Malte)

First Impression

The company IoTrust has developed the biometric crypto wallet D’CENT 2018 in South Korea. The hardware wallet is packed with features: an integrated fingerprint sensor for authentication, a large OLED display, Bluetooth for connecting to the smartphone or several buttons for easier operation.

[EN/CN sub]D'CENT Wallet: Official commercial

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Whether the hardware wallet also works well is examined in the following test report using a test device.

Buy the D’CENT biometric hardware wallet online

The D’CENT hardware wallet is available for 139,00 $ (click here to check the current price). Click on the link to buy it directly without middlemen from the manufacturer.

Ordering directly from the manufacturer is subject to possible import tax and must be paid by the recipient, and return shipping costs will be charged if the recipient refuses to pay the local tax.

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 box is shrink-wrapped and secured by a seal on the side.

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Included in the box is the D’CENT hardware wallet, two cards for noting the recovery seed, a quick start guide, a card with product information, and a micro-USB cable for charging the device.

The hardware wallet itself measures 43x77x11mm and weighs 36g. On the front is a 128×128 OLED display, the fingerprint sensor and the four buttons for navigation. A 530 mAh battery is installed, which takes about 30 minutes to charge.

Setting up the D’CENT Wallet

In the following, the experiences with the setup process are now shared.

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!

Set-up process

The welcome card prompts one to scan a QR code. You then land on D’CENT’s digital user guide, which walks you through the setup process.

After turning on the hardware wallet via the power button, you select the language.

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One can then either create a new wallet or restore an existing one using a recovery seed. When creating a new wallet, it is important to note the recovery seed. This is also randomly checked in the setup process.

Important note about hardware wallet backup (Recovery Seed).

Your Recovery Seed is the backup key to all your cryptocurrencies and apps. The Recovery Seed (backup) can only be viewed once. Never make a digital copy of the Recovery Seed and never upload it online. Keep the Recovery Seed in a safe place, ideally also safe from fire and water. Special backup products, for example Cryptosteel Capsule or Billfodl are suitable for this.

No one but yourself can be held liable for any financial losses caused by improper handling of sensitive data.

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Then the D’CENT hardware wallet is ready to be set up. A list of supported cryptocurrencies will appear. Now the Cold Wallet can be paired with the smartphone.

To do this, go to the device’s settings and activate either the Android or iOS option under Bluetooth and then pair the device with your smartphone using the normal Bluetooth settings.

Then you download the D’CENT app from the Play or Apple Store and open it. If the hardware wallet let is still connected, the wallet is automatically synchronized. One can now create accounts for their desired cryptocurrencies and perform transactions via the app. You might be informed about a necessary firmware update, which has to be performed via a PC with the Chrome browser.

D’CENT handling

[CN sub]D'CENT Wallet : Overview

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Supported cryptocurrencies and devices

D’CENT hardware wallet is designed for smartphone use and is therefore compatible with the following operating systems. A PC with the Chrome browser is required to perform a firmware update.

  • Android
  • iOS

The following cryptocurrencies are supported:

  • Bitcoin
  • Ethereum
  • Litecoin
  • Dogecoin
  • Zcash
  • Dash
  • Ripple
  • Bitcoin Cash
  • ERC-20 Tokens
  • Bitcoin Gold
  • Stellar
  • Bitcoin Private
  • Tron
  • Binance
  • Cardano

A complete and up-to-date list can be found on the website: D’CENT supported coins.

The hardware wallet is compatible with the following services, among others:

  • Electrum

Documentation and Support

The documentation is detailed and written in English. There is also a comprehensive dev guide for developers. For customer service, a telephone number as well as an e-mail address is provided. In addition, there is a section with the most frequently asked questions and explanatory videos on various topics.

Security aspects of the D’CENT Wallet

Like all hardware wallets for cryptocurrencies, the D’CENT is designed to protect private keys from external threats. It has a number of security measures to prevent the private keys from being extracted by an attacker, while blocking unauthorized attempts to access the wallet.

The integrated fingerprint scanner provides more convenience and security for access control and fast signing of transactions.

According to the manufacturer, unlike other products on the market, D’CENT supports secure private key generation from the device without the need for additional software. The multi-IC architecture provides the strongest privacy and private key protection.



FAQ 6

Ask your own question

That is not a problem. You can restore your accounts to a new hardware wallet using the recovery key you wrote down when you set it up.

Most wallets support more than just one cryptocurrency, but only generate one backup. Nevertheless, this one backup is sufficient to restore all cryptocurrencies as all private keys of the different wallets result from the seed that is backed up as a backup during setup.

Hardware Wallets such as the Ledger Nano X, TREZOR Model T, BitBox02 or KeepKey all work according to the same principle. They are a special form of a so-called wallet, which is used to manage cryptocurrencies. A hardware wallet is a physical device that securely and inisolationly generates the private keys to the cryptocurrencies. Due to the extra hardware, they have some advantages over software wallets:

  • Private keys are often stored in a protected area of a microcontroller and cannot be transferred out of the device in clear text.
  • Hardware wallets are immune to computer viruses that steal from software wallets.
  • They can be used securely and interactively, private keys never need to come into contact with potentially vulnerable software.
  • The software is in most cases open source, so that the user or professionals can validate the entire operation of the device.

However, it is important to understand that hardware wallets are an attractive target for attackers and depend on several assumptions to maintain security. They are not a miracle weapon, and there are several realistic ways to hack a hardware wallet Especially if someone has physical access to the device.

A new cryptocurrency is rarely supported directly by a hardware wallet at the beginning. However, most providers such as Ledger or TREZOR are constantly working to support new cryptocurrencies. Therefore, it is often worth waiting until the desired currency is supported by your hardware wallet.

Are my cryptocurrencies stored in the hardware wallet, or where exactly are they? This is a very good question because the answer defines what your wallet actually needs to protect.

Cryptocurrencies are so named because they are secured by cryptography. For this you need a set of digital keys, for example your (very secret) private key. With this key you can encrypt and digitally sign things.

Let’s take Bitcoin as an example (other cryptocurrencies work in a similar way). The entire Bitcoin network is kept up to date by a common data structure called the blockchain. It contains records of all transactions ever made and is publicly accessible online, so anyone can read it. When you receive some bitcoins, say 0.1 BTC, you see them in your bitcoin wallet, listed under a bitcoin address.

At the same time, the bitcoins are not actually stored in the wallet, they are just an entry in the public blockchain. What the wallet stores is your secret private key that belongs to that address. Since you control that private key, you can spend those Bitcoins again: that’s how “Bitcoin ownership” is defined. Anyone can see these bitcoins, but only you can spend it, so they are yours. But that also means that *anyone* with the right private key can spend those bitcoins. Therefore, it is very important to keep this key secret.

What stops the manufacturer of your hardware from using a backdoor and simply stealing your cryptocurrencies? How much do you have to trust hardware wallet manufacturers?

While a completely “trustless” solution is probably not possible, manufacturers are doing everything they can to minimize the need to trust them.

Most of the software code of many hardware wallet manufacturers is open source, i.e. publicly available. Anyone can check how the device works and how secrets are handled. Of course, not everyone has the ability to review code: that’s why independent researchers are often encouraged to analyze, and are often rewarded by bug bounty programs when they find something. This does not limit their ability to publish a full independent report without permission.

The essentials to go: A wallet manages your secret private keys and requires full access to them. You can and should demand full transparency about how a wallet works and ensure that independent public audits are encouraged.

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Product Specifications

Advantages
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • Support for multiple cryptocurrencies
  • Secure private key management
CompatibilityElectrum
CryptocurrenciesBitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Zcash, Dash, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, ERC-20 Tokens, Bitcoin Gold, Stellar, Bitcoin Private, Tron, Binance, Cardano
Package Contents
  • D'cent hardware wallet
  • Micro USB cable
  • Product information card
  • 2x Recovery Sheet
  • Welcome Card
Input OptionsButtons
PlatformAndroid, iOS
Branddcentwallet
Altcoin Support
FIDO U2F Authenticator
Supported Coins2000+
Open Source
Weight36g
InterfacesUSB, Bluetooth, Fingerprint sensor
Size43x77x11mm
Screen 2FA

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