Is Exodus open source?
Exodus is NOT 100% open source.
Many functional components inside Exodus are indeed open source. You can view the source code to individual components on our Github repo.
Exodus is a company that wants to offer the best user experience for holding crypto assets. We have put a lot of time and work into producing this experience and want to continue doing so for a very long time. Keeping a few trade secrets is important for the long-term success of the company. Additionally, open-sourcing these elements can make it easier for hackers to make bootleg phishing versions of our wallet, and try to pass them off as official downloads.
If open source is a major source of impact for your choice in software, Exodus is not for you. The good news is that there are plenty of choices out there for 100% open source wallets available today.
We understand that holding crypto-assets in a closed source wallet may make you uncomfortable, and we fully respect that. If that is the case, we recommend that you follow your own intuition and not use Exodus.
This post from Exodus co-founder JP Richardson sums up our position very concisely.
We do hope to open source at some point in the future. Our technical co-founder JP is fanatical about open source.