Darkwallet version 0.8.0 and Armory version 0.93.1 both received top scores of 45 out of 100 from the Open Bitcoin Privacy Project (OBPP) Spring 2015 Wallet Privacy Rating Report, the first release from the open-source organisation that seeks to promote and improve privacy in the bitcoin ecosystem. Scores were based on performance in five categories that assessed the privacy the wallets offered from blockchain observers and network observers, among other factors.
Ranking last in the study was Coinbase’s online wallet, which received a total score of eight out of 100. Coinbase notably received no points in three of the five categories, while elsewhere, Mycelium, the Bitcoin-Qt wallet and Electrum rounded out the top five wallets.
OBPP contributing engineer Justus Ranvier said he hopes the report will be the first in a triannual series of releases aimed at providing a way for consumers to better evaluate marketing efforts around bitcoin wallets.
Ranvier told CoinDesk:
“For people to make informed privacy tradeoffs, they need informed information about what they are trading