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Hive wallet for OS X showing its contacts list
Hive wallet for OS X showing its contacts list
Hive wallet for Android showing home screen
Hive wallet for Android showing home screen
Hive wallet Web
Hive wallet Web

Hive is a lightweight "thin client" Bitcoin wallet for mac OS X, iOS, Android and Web. It is primarily based on bitcoinj focusing on ease-of-use. The wallet is currently officially unsupported (see History).


  • An attractive, people-oriented interface.
  • Free and open - source.
  • An integrated application platform.[1]
  • An SPV backend for fast startup.
  • Tor support for enhanced anonymity.
  • Support for many languages.[2]
  • Automatic updates
  • Payment Protocol support
  • Waggle feature based on geolocation service
  • Multi-token support

Other features for the different platforms currently in development can be found in the GitHub wiki account. [3]


Hive alpha version for mac OS X was released on September 28, 2013 and promoted with a booth at the European Bitcoin convention.[4] Months after, Hive has acquired Bridgewalker, "a Euro-based platform for Bitcoin designed with speed in mind".[5]

By February 3, 2014, the mac OS X wallet has come out of beta testing and was available to public through download on its website. [6] After a few months, Hive Android was launched for Beta testing. [7] Hive Web was officially launched during the Inside Bitcoins Conference HK last June 24-25, 2014. [8] Hive universal iOS wallet was also recently launched last August 13 and is available in the App store.

On September 20, 2015, it was announced by Hive Wallet Founder, Wendell Davis, that the wallet is officially unsupported and he recommends to use something else, until new maintainers are found.[9][10] He claims that the wallet actually does work fine and the servers will kept online for anyone who needs them.[11]

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