Black Arrow eWallets arrive

The eWallets just arrived, and I don't have time right now for any real analysis, I snapped a couple photos and I'll leave some initial thoughts at the end:

  The eWallets come in a non-shrinkwrapped, non-tamper sealed box.

The eWallets come in a non-shrinkwrapped, non-tamper sealed box.

 The back of the box says ledwallet.com, where there is nothing.

The back of the box says ledwallet.com, where there is nothing.

 Micro USB cable?!  The documentation is clearly a copy & paste from Trezor

Micro USB cable?!  The documentation is clearly a copy & paste from Trezor

 Black Arrow branding.  The build quality is decent enough.

Black Arrow branding.  The build quality is decent enough.

 From the boot procedure, it is clear that the eWallet is NOT running a bootloader and firmware compiled by SatoshiLabs (Trezor)

From the boot procedure, it is clear that the eWallet is NOT running a bootloader and firmware compiled by SatoshiLabs (Trezor)

So, Black Arrow shipped me products in a timely fashion that have not (yet) caught on fire.

Initial impressions leave me confidant that they have made modifications and customizations to Trezor code that they have not yet published.

Come on Bitcoin hardware industry, you need a better understanding of what 'open source' hardware (and software!) really means.

Stay tuned for a more thorough analysis and teardown in the coming days.

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