Crypto adoption has been slowed down by insecure and user-unfriendly wallet solutions. If a user wants to be his own bank and take over the responsibility to securely manage funds, an easy to use but secure solution is needed. Based on the experience we gathered from our previous tasks working for large financial institutions we strive to offer the highest possible accessible level of security to the community.
AirGap is an open source wallet that allows users to easily onboard on an air-gapped way to dealing with your crypto transactions. With the AirGap two device approach, secret-handling becomes more accessible and secure. AirGap covers security on three layers:
These three layers cover common attack vectors and misusages concerning secret management in the context of cryptocurrencies. Even though security and user experience often result in trade-off decision between one or the other, we’ve spent a lot of effort to achieve what we call “accessible security”. We believe that security alone is not enough if crypto adoption should reach the masses, but a solution also needs to be easy and understandable to use.
With this proposal we want to provide to ZCash users a complete integration into AirGap, so that users can transact their ZEC's securely using an air-gapped approach.
Here some screenshots of how the apps look like. But the best is to simply test them directly by installing them from the stores (app store and play store).
The team behind AirGap is composed out of 8 mobile security developers. We've been developing and securing mobile banking applications of various fortune 500 financial institutions for the past 5 years. With AirGap we want to provide this knowledge and expertise to the open source community.
The integration should happen within 2 months, this will include a security review of the added codebase and the release of all apps in the stores.
Most of the funds will be used for the actual integration of ZCash into the current AirGap Apps (iOS, Android, Linux Distribution) and libraries. A small portion of the funds (10%) will be used to update the developer documentation and support. Another 5% will be used for the user documentation (through Medium and github) and community management.
All of the developed code will be licensed under MIT (which is already the case for the project today).