Downloading various Bitcoin wallets on your phone will allow you on demand access to your Bitcoin. Making your money mobile these wallets have the purpose of securely storing your funds. However among the number of legitimate applications available such as the bread wallet and the Blockchain.info app, there are many fakes especially on the IOS app store. A resurgence of counterfeit apps developed by rogue developers has been stealing unweary users funds.
Many big names were targeted as Greenadress, Block chain and even the Bitcoin core were cloned. Below are the links to the fake applications as seen on reddit and provided by breadwallet_dan. Do not download these applications.
GreenAddress – Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greenaddress-bitcoin-wallet/id1139753685?mt=8 Simple Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simple-bitcoin-wallet/id1138700421?mt=8 Simple Bitcoin Wallet ™ https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/simple-bitcoin-wallet/id1140433170?mt=8 GreenBits Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greenbits-bitcoin-wallet/id1138675915?mt=8 Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bitcoin-wallet/id1137555856?mt=8 Bitcoin Armory Wallet – bitcoin offline wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bitcoin-armory-wallet-bitcoin/id1139569125?mt=8 Blockchain – Offline Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blockchain-offline-bitcoin/id1140411956?mt=8 BitcoinCore – Bitcoin Wallet https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bitcoincore-bitcoin-wallet/id1140170409?mt=8
You can use the list above to cross check the application you are downloading is not the fake one. This is a good precaution to take but simply downloading from Bitcoin wallets official sites will prevent you from falling victim to this scam. Currently most/all of the application remain live but Apple is being contacted in attempts to take down these applications. Not only do these fake applications steal user’s money when loaded, they can easily become Trojans delivering dozens of other viruses straight into your Smartphone. Security on android phones is of particular issue due to the low level programmers have access to viruses can easily be delivered via apps.
Bitcoin are an easy and mobile way of making transactions on demand. However with the number of fake applications out there it’s important to check the authenticity of the app you download. Bitcoin can safely be bought via the NairaEX exchange, Nigeria’s leading exchange, and used via applications such as blockchain to make payments on the go peacefully.