BIP 32 Watch-Only Wallets

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Bitcoin improvement proposal 32 is, in my opinion, one of the most important BIPs we have. (Thanks Peter Wuille!) BIP 32 gave us Hierarchical Deterministic Wallets. That is, the ability to create a tree of keys from a single seed. In the early days of Bitcoin, each time a user wanted to receive new coins, … Read more

Trustworthy vs Trustless Apps

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In the wake of the hearings about Facebook’s new Libra blockchain, it is more important than ever that we all understand the difference between trustworthy and trustless apps. A trustworthy app is an app whose developers are known and trusted by the community. The developer’s reputations and businesses are on the line, so it motivates … Read more

Snyk Security Review

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We recently integrated Snyk into Qvault as a way to get more visibility into known vulnerabilities in Qvault’s code base. Snyk has already patched a critical vulnerability in lodash for us. This allowed us to continue releasing new versions before the official fix for lodash was published a few days ago. We can’t speak to … Read more

Intro to Qvault

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Qvault is a new opensource password manager, with an emphasis on user experience and customization options. Many who stumble upon Qvault ask the following, “How is this different from other password managers?” In this article we explain what sets Qvault apart. 1. Open Source Many password managers that exist today do not publish their code … Read more

Randomness and Entropy in Node and Electron

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Randomness is a hard problem for computers. For this reason most functions that generate randomness are not considered cryptographically secure. That means that it is possible that an attacker can take a good guess at what number a non-secure randomness generator generated. How can randomness be attacked? Many non-secure randomness (or entropy) generators would do … Read more