DECEMBER 22, 2020
Secret Key Labs Is Building a Mobile-First STX Wallet
by Mitchell Cuevas on December 22, 2020
The new mobile-first wallet will be available in Chinese and English. It is being developed by Secret Key Labs, a new Stacks entity founded by long-time Blockstack engineer Ken Liao.
Today is an exciting day for the Stacks ecosystem as we welcome a new Asia-based entity, Secret Key Labs (密钥工作室).

Headquartered in Hong Kong, Secret Key Labs is launching a much anticipated Stacks mobile wallet, which will be available in both English and Chinese. Secret Key Labs joins Daemon Technologies and New Internet Labs as Stacks entities that are working to serve China, one of the most important markets in crypto.
To be truly successful in the region requires a deeply connected, localized approach. In China, data suggests that general mobile usage is much higher than desktop. In 2020, Chinese users spent 2.3 times more of their time on mobile than desktop.

The new entity will be led by Ken Liao who joined Blockstack PBC in 2017 as one of the first engineers. He's worked across nearly every Stacks related codebase, but has been especially instrumental in the development of the Blockstack browser, stacks.js, and of late, the Stacks wallet. It's this work on the Stacks wallet that led to his decision to form Secret Key Labs and dedicate himself full time serving the demand he's observed for a mobile-first Stacks wallet.

The new wallet from Secret Key Labs will allow users to transact STX, sign smart contract transactions from other apps, and participate in Stacking through delegation. This allows for self-custody Stacking where no tokens leave the wallet, thus removing the risk from giving third-party permission to hold tokens.
In the long term, Secret Key Labs plans to build the user gateway to the Stacks ecosystem, including mobile and desktop apps that enable authentication, transactions and management of digital assets.

Meet the Founder
Secret Key Labs' Founder and CEO, Ken Liao, joined Blockstack in 2017 as one of the first PBC engineers. Since joining, Ken has worked on the Blockstack browser, developer tools (stacks.js), and the Stacks wallet.

Get in Touch
The Secret Key Labs team is open to any ideas and partnerships. To get in touch and learn more, sign up at, follow @secretkeylabs on Twitter to receive the latest updates, or email the team at [email protected].
Mitchell Cuevas
Head of Growth, Hiro PBC
Mitchell is Blockstack PBC's Head of Growth. He previously led Marketing at UP Global (Startup Weekend, Startup Digest, Startup Week) before joining the Product team at Techstars.