Questions tagged [hardware-wallet]

A hardware wallet stores one's private keys in a secure hardware device.

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Are all 'metal wallets' functionally equivalent?

Within the context of wallets, is it correct that a metal bitcoin wallet needs to store both public and private keys? I'm looking at some metal wallets and want to clarify that the're all basically ...
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What happens when a Trezor is lost?

Trezor is one of the leading implementation of a hardware wallet. Its first generation won't support multisig ... because the Bitcoin network itself doesn't have strong multisig support. What happens ...
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How do hardware wallets communicate with the outside world?

Hardware wallet has more security than software wallet because they store private key in offline hardware, which online attackers cannot access. Thus, they sign in the hardware and then send the ...
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What is the 25th word in a mnemonic seed when used on a ledger nano s?

By default ledger nano s generates a 24 word mnemonic. What is the 25th word feature? Is the the passphrase they are talking about?
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Handwritten paperwallet or hardwarewallet to store Bitcoins?

Most people I talk to are convinced that a hardware wallet is the safest place to hold your Bitcoins. But I'm not so sure if it's not safer if I create offline on a non compromised fresh system the ...
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Is a Trezor hardware wallet dependent on wallet.trezor.io?

A review of the Trezor hardware wallet says: In order to access your coins, you would simply do so by connecting your TREZOR to your computer and power up the TREZOR wallet interface at https://...
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Starting bitcoind for the express purpose of creating a wallet?

Referencing this solution: My favorite method: grab out a old/unused pc/mac install a linux over usb (maybe Talis) (make sure your USB stick is clean!) download a recent version of bitcoin-core (...
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What needs to be written down for a paper wallet?

I'm installing bitcoin-core with snap on Ubuntu for a dry-run at generating a paper wallet. Perhaps naively, I thought to "write down" something like: nicholas@mordor:~/bitcoin$ nicholas@...
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distinction in types of wallets: on a device, physical medium or in a program? [duplicate]

What is the distinction between a paper wallet, cold storage, and off-line storage? Perhaps I'm naively lumping them together. To my understanding, a wallet is: A cryptocurrency wallet is a device,1 ...