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Any thoughts on a HARDWARE wallet?
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:21:14 AM »
I'm using a TREZOR. Anyone else have any thoughts on a hardware wallet?

I like the TREZOR, it's able to keep my coinage easy enough.

Just thought I'd ask what the community thinks.
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Re: Any thoughts on a HARDWARE wallet?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 07:00:36 AM »
For people who aren't quite experienced with security on Windows or Linux, and those that do not use a full wallet/client (e.g. Bitcoin Core), I highly recommend purchasing one of these devices. They greatly increase the security of the usage of SPV wallets. Now, since neither one of the above apply to me I haven't really been into the hardware game. I recently just installed a Ledger Nano (no, not the Nano S) which has been in my possession for 2 years (unused). Aside from having some issues upgrading the firmware at first, I can say that I'm quite impressed by the wallet considering how much I had to pay for it (30 Eur on a sale I think?).

I haven't used Trezor, but am familiar with it. It's definitely a recommended wallet as well. Don't forget to use Segwit addresses.

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Re: Any thoughts on a HARDWARE wallet?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 01:53:55 PM »
I'm using a TREZOR. Anyone else have any thoughts on a hardware wallet?

I like the TREZOR, it's able to keep my coinage easy enough.

Just thought I'd ask what the community thinks.

Just be aware of potential issues such as this:

https://medium.com/@Zero404Cool/trezor-security-glitches-reveal-your-private-keys-761eeab03ff8

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Re: Any thoughts on a HARDWARE wallet?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 02:08:10 PM »
I'm using a TREZOR. Anyone else have any thoughts on a hardware wallet?

I like the TREZOR, it's able to keep my coinage easy enough.

Just thought I'd ask what the community thinks.
Just be aware of potential issues such as this:

https://medium.com/@Zero404Cool/trezor-security-glitches-reveal-your-private-keys-761eeab03ff8
That article is bullshit. Stop linking things which you do not understand.

Use the general thumb rule: If someone has physical access to your hardware wallet, you can assume for it to be compromised. Therefore, you're to immediately move funds elsewhere using your recovery seed.

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Re: Any thoughts on a HARDWARE wallet?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 03:07:29 AM »
Paper and a safe are is also a pretty good option  :o

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Re: Any thoughts on a HARDWARE wallet?
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2017, 10:14:36 AM »
I have a spare raspberry pi zero. Might give this a go (cheap it was, about 5 euros) https://newkidsontheblockchain.nl/en/2017/07/a-hardware-stake-wallet-using-raspberry-zero/

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Re: Any thoughts on a HARDWARE wallet?
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2019, 02:12:13 PM »
i have the ledger and trezor, and both have their positive and negative aspects.
the ledger looks cool, i feel like an elite cyber genius using it, but it only holds my btc and eth wallet because nothing else fits on it ( though i did pre order the newer bluetooth model, which hopefully fixes this issue )
the trezor has one of the weirdest body shapes ever, but works well enough.
hardware wallets are essentially just locks on the doors.
if someone wants your assets bad enough, they'll go in thru a window.
i like that i have a address verification, pin number, and a password stopping errant transactions from occurring, but at the same time, there's always the next hack that can render these things useless.
it's all about exposure level to me, as well learning new technology.
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