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I created a wallet on blockchain.info.

Why is blockchain.info is not listed on "Choose your Bitcoin wallet"? Is the blockchain.info wallet considered safe?

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  • I was considering to close this as off-topic due to "asking for service review", however it may be a public service to have an answer here... Vote as you may.
    – Murch
    Aug 11, 2015 at 16:50
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    I confirm. It was not to have a service review. It was just to know why it was not listed in the bitcoin.org website. Aug 12, 2015 at 12:16

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Web wallets in general don't really make sense by bitcoin principles.

But to not make this into a service review: the wiki is managed in a git repository at guthub. Discussions happen there before changes are made. One such discussion happened here: https://github.com/bitcoin-dot-org/bitcoin.org/pull/663

Note that there may have been newer pull requests in the meantime.

Edit: per request, the gist of above link, the complaints about bc.i are:

Bugs and losses: BC.i has suffered from concerning issues during the past year (e.g. iOS denomination bug, weak key stretching, sizeable number of users losing funds, and more issues I haven't verified yet)

Backup/Password Security: BC.i hasn't adopted security features which are slowly becoming standard in other wallets (e.g. BIP32, random passphrases, backup on setup, rotating addresses, 2FA by default).

Transparency: Source code of the app has been reset or not updated repeatedly, making bitcoin.org often relay the false claim that the app is open-source.

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    It would be helpful to include the gist of the discussion.
    – Murch
    Aug 12, 2015 at 13:30
  • You're right. I tried, but was on mobile and it seemed like a lot of reasons. May give it another try soon.
    – Jannes
    Aug 12, 2015 at 15:51

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