New Trezor T available for preorder

TREZOR, a company providing a popular brand of bitcoin and cryptocurrency hardware wallets has announced a new “model T” with a limited pre-order starting now. For the stock that will ship in January 2018.

Still few Trezor T hardware wallets available (139€). Est. shipping January 2018.

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After a year-long development, the TREZOR T runs on an entirely new firmware, written from scratch, dubbed the TREZOR Core, which remains open-source, available for review and adaptation. Additional improvements include an on-device PIN entry, the model T does not need to communicate with a computer before unlocking it.

Trezor model T

The next-generation hardware wallet.

SAFE. EASY-TO-USE. FUTURE-READY.

Keeping your bitcoins secure has never been so easy. Same goes for other coins. Experience the possibilities of the new TREZOR.

Comes with a familiar interface.

Simple and intuitive design to guide you through the world of cryptocurrencies.

Advanced coin support.

Keep your coins safe. Supports 8 currencies BTC, LTC, ETH, DASH, ETC, ZEC, NEM, BCH with more to come.

New cryptocurrency support thanks to the new TREZOR Core platform. It is a completely rewritten firmware with integration and future development in mind. That’s why it’s going to be easier to develop coin support on the T. That does not mean that the TREZOR One will be discontinued or not supported. Whichever coins it can support, it will. But the model T has an advantage.

Faster prosessor

It will help with processing and the interface.

Improved security.

All confidential data, including the PIN, are entered exclusively through the screen. USB communications are enabled only after authentication.

Intuitive touchscreen.

Convenient and comfortable. Manage coins with ease of your touch.

The display is actually quite an important update. The touchscreen allows you to enter all confidential information on the device only. You will be able to enter the PIN, recovery seed or passphrase on the model T instead of doing that on the computer.

“When you first hold the Trezor model T, the first thing you will notice is the staple of the model T — its large touchscreen,” explains Satoshi Labs. “Plug your new Trezor in, and the screen will illuminate you, showing off its vibrant colors, waiting for your instructions.”

Take it anywhere.

Mobile and future-proof with USB-C. Ready for advanced features with microSD. Encrypted file storage is planned in the future via a firmware update.

We help you secure your coins.

PASSION. UNDERSTANDING. COURAGE.

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are growing exponentially. While they promote financial freedom and offer incredible opportunities, they can be difficult to understand, creating challenges and risks for their users.

TREZOR allows you to join the cryptocurrency world with a peace of mind, thanks to its advanced yet user-friendly security design. TREZOR is your starting point and long-term home.

“When we developed this new firmware, we leveraged from all the past experiences we have earned while working on different projects, including the original Trezor One,” the Satoshi Labs team emphasizes. “Continuing our tradition and faith in open-source code, Trezor Core is also open-source, available for review and adaptation.”

TREZOR is the safe place for your coins.

TREZOR One (original) will not be discontinued. It will be supported alongside the TREZOT T. But TREZOR T has a different software stack, meaning coin/feature integrations will be easier on the T. Some of which can be backported into the TREZOR One.

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eidoo Wallet

Eidoo is an innovative mobile app to leverage the full potential of digital currencies in one easy to use environment.

eidoo HD Wallet

  • Ethereum, Bitcoin and all the ERC20 tokens are stored with a single backup passphrase.
  • No full node required thanks to light architecture.
  • Private keys managed by the user and encrypted on the device.
  • High Security Level thanks to Eidoo’s Recovery Tool.

eidoo Hybrid Exchange

  • As safe as a decentralized exchange, as fast as a centralized one.
  • The exchange manager does not have any access to the user accounts.
  • The user enjoys a trading experience with some of the most competitive fees on the market.
  • Cross-trading amongst ETH and different ERC20 assets with a technologically consistent atomic outcome.

eidoo Debit Card

The first step to exploit all the potential of the Eidoo fintech services is the KYC verification.

Know your customer (KYC) is the process of a business identifying and verifying the identity of its clients to avoid anti-money laundering and illegal activities.

KYC processes are also employed by worldwide companies to ensure their proposed agents, consultants, or distributors are anti-bribery compliant. Financial institutions are increasingly demanding that customers provide detailed anti-corruption due diligence information.

After this process, if you follow the steps required to provide all the needed info, you will have the possibility to receive your new Eidoo-branded debit card to convert US dollar, Euro, CHF, and cryptocurrencies too; this all works within the same mobile (and later desktop) application.

After receiving all the needed authorizations, you will be able to leverage all the fiat currency-related services including the Eidoo Debit Card and a personal IBAN, so to use Eidoo as your bank.

This Eidoo Debit Card will be available in the second quarter of 2018, as you can read in our official roadmap here.

Eidoo aims at obtaining all the authorizations needed in Switzerland (FINMA) but also in the whole Europe and America to offer this service worldwide.

Eidoo also plans to open several branches in London and Singapore in the next few years, in addition to the one already existing in Chiasso, Switzerland.

More specific details about the Eidoo-branded debit card can be found on the Technology Whitepaper here.

eidoo ICO Engine

Eidoo will integrate an ICO Engine within the mobile wallet app.

This means that users will be able to participate and join an ICO by directly using their smartphone or tablet.

ICO Engine is an automatic system to participate in Initial Coin Offerings based on the Ethereum Blockchain, and it works through the creation of a smart contract previously authorized by the user.

This way, ICOs will be managed directly from the wallet.

eidoo’s Vision

Eidoo is a blockchain-to-human interface simplifying the interaction between the blockchain and its users.

The purpose of Eidoo is not only to accomplish things that others do not, but to do it in a different way, through a safer and simpler method, maintaining a special focus on the user experience and enabling the complexity of the crypto world to be more understandable.

We want to make only one application, extremely easy to use, and bring the crypto world to the end user; a bridge towards worlds that at this time, as a user experience, are not so close to one another.

The challenge of this project is also to give a common home to technologies whose communities (e.g. Bitcoin and Ethereum) have trouble cooperating due to different visions, creating a tool that manages different technologies through a unique user experience.

Eidoo is the integrator that brings together technologies and services that today already exist, additional ones only imaginable at this moment, and others that we cannot even conceive.

The same vision of an easy to use, secure wallet for blockchain-based smart assets, will embody:

  • a fast, easy to use, disruptive, flexible, feature rich, turn-key Ethereum implementation, based on ERC20 standard and EVM contracts, with an embedded token system to fund the development.
  • a secure, scalable, long-term oriented, privacy-compliant Bitcoin implementation, based on the new asset protocol RGB and off-chain trusted computing, with a traditional non-profit open source funding approach.

Facing an ever dynamic world, both in technology and application user-friendliness, no good solutions that exist can last forever. Through a methodological approach Eidoo will continue to improve both technology and user experience.

Roadmap

  • Aug 2017
    • Wallet (Ethereum)
  • Sept 2017
    • Technology White Paper
    • Ethereum Funding Informative Prospect
    • Eidoo Token sale
  • End 2017
    • Exchange 1/2
  • Q1 2018
    • Wallet (Bitcoin)
    • DAPP module
  • Q2 2018
    • Eidoo Debit Card
  • Q3 2018
    • Exchange 2/2
    • Eidoo National Identity Integration
  • 2018
    • External Services
  • 2019
    • Wallet (more blockchains)

Information

Competition

Bitquence – Consumer-Friendly Universal Wallet & Portfolio Diversification

“We believe in the philosophical mission established by Satoshi Nakamoto. By creating a secure layer that is accessible to the average person, we put the power in the hands of the people – where it belongs.”

What is Bitquence?

Bitquence is a people-powered cryptocurrency services company that is creating a Universal Wallet that lets you instantly diversify value across multiple crypto assets. Furthermore, Bitquence is issuing a token that has unique proof-of-stake community consensus features for risk and quality profiles and will form the backbone of the digital liquidity network, a global payments system that links fiat and crypto assets.

How will this help people get into cryptocurrencies?

Bitquence offers a single place for users to buy and interact with cryptocurrencies simply and easily. Bitquence simplifies using cryptocurrencies without losing the financial power and freedom that they offer.  They are trying to make it as simple as possible.

What is proof of stake community consensus?

Bitquence is building a method of staking BQX tokens against risk and quality profiles helping newer users navigate the market. Furthermore, a portion of the fees from the Bitquence platform will be used to reward users making accurate predictions in community consensus.

How is Bitquence different from Iconomi and ShapeShift Prism?

Iconomi is a pioneer, and is focusing on helping institutional money manage digital asset arrays. Shapeshift’s new Prism service is trying to make a market in asset allocation, eg there needs to be an opposite prism for a buyer and seller to make a match.

The Bitquence team also has deep mobile expertise, and is working hard on making Bitquence is mobile friendly.

Our goal at Bitquence is low fees, liquidity and transparency.   Our one-click diversification feature will not require a buyer or seller, but rather be part of a managed user portfolio. This is part of a larger vision to create a universal digital liquidity network based on the Bitquence token which makes the crypto market far more accessible to new users.

When will the platform be released?

Bitquence will roll out features of the platform as they are ready. First step is to roll out proof of stake and work towards building a regulatory and consumer protection model that will allow the release of subsequent features such as the universal wallet and one-click diversification.

Described as being a “multi-year project and vision” by its founders, Bitquence aims to go market by the end of 2017 with the Bitquence wallet, Cold storage, Proof of Stake and portfolio diversification. Next year plans are slated to initiate the liquidity network, value transfer and fiat gateway.

Team

  • Shingo Lavine
    • Shingo is a young computer scientist and cryptocurrency visionary.
    • Founder of Jobs University, an online business training school with 20,000 students.
    • Cybersecurity contractor with security clearance at the Livermore National Labs.
    • Studying computer science at Brown University.
  • Stephen Corliss
    • Stephen Corliss is a highly-experienced financial executive with a long track record in building, leading and scaling successful businesses across Europe, Asia & Americas. Mr. Corliss oversees Bitquence’s global corporate strategy and company expansion including development, communications and execution of all corporate strategic initiatives.
    • Mr. Corliss joins Bitquence after a long and successful career at leading Wall Street firms including Blackrock, UBS, Merrill Lynch and State Street. During his time as COO at Blackrock, he designed, built and oversaw the firm’s global sell-side execution business, including establishing and operating nearly a dozen regulated broker dealers located across the U.S., Europe and Asia, to deliver seamless trade execution and product distribution of global Equities, Fixed Income, Mutual and Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) worldwide. He also managed all related external regulatory relationships with the SEC, FINRA, Federal Reserve, FCA (U.K.), MAS (Singapore), SFC (Hong Kong), ASIC (Australia), and others.
    • Stephen was instrumental in the company’s transformation of its sell-side activities from an analogue to a digital business involving revenues in excess of $225 Million and $350 billion in global trading volume annually.
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  • Tim Simmons
    • Tim is a seasoned product and technology leader with decades of experience developing innovative products at companies such as Citrix, Zscaler, and Roper Technologies. He holds multiple patents in the area of information security and mobility, and is passionate about cryptocurrency investing and blockchain development.
    • Linkedin
  • Dennis Chen
    • Dennis is a seasoned big data architect and engineering team lead.
    • Dennis has built over 100 consumer products that have generated over $1B in retail revenue.
    • Dennis is an expert in mobile micropayments, and has authored 5 patents in field of mobile technology.
    • He has led engineering teams Specular, MetalCreations and FunMobility.
  • Maurice Herlihy
    • Maurice has an A.B. in Mathematics from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from M.I.T.
    • He has won numerous awards including the Dijkstra Prize in Distributed Computing, the Gödel Prize in theoretical computer science and a Fulbright Distinguished Chair.
    • He has taught computer science at Carnegie Mellon University and Brown University.
    • He is and expert in distributed computing, Ethereum smart contracts and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAO).
  • Lincoln Lydick
    • He has won the IBM Leader Award for innovation working with Chiquita Bananas, and a Silver MMA Smarties award for his work on Universal’s “Minions” movie.
  • Adam Lavine
    • Adam has deep experience in multi-channel mobile services, building products that have reached over 60 million unique consumer interactions.
    • Adam has extensive M&A experience, having sold Specular to a $700M public company and running their R&D operations, and acquiring the mobile media assets of Infospace, a $1B publicly traded company.
    • Adam was Chairman of the MMA’s Mobile Standards Communitee, defining industry standards for the multi billion dollar mobile compliance segment.
  • Ken Nowak
    • Ken is a polished technology executive with extensive experience in logistics, finance, audit and operations.
    • He is the CEO and former COO of FunMobility, and the former General Manager for Infospace’s $100M mobile division, and was instrumental in selling Infospace’s media assets.
    • He has worked with global Fortune 100 clients in his role as an Executive for Arthur Andersson. Adam was Chairman of the MMA’s Mobile Standards Committee, defining industry standards for he multi billion dollar mobile compliance segment.
  • Aiko Nomura
    • Aiko is a legal and financial whiz who knows how to keep i’s dotted and t’s crossed in finance, legal and compliance.
    • Aiko is a Japanese native with extensive international business development and corporate structure experience.
    • Aiko is a member of the American Association of Individual Investors, and is experienced in administering investment services as part of her responsibility as a corporate HR and legal administration.
  • Freya Stevens
    • Freya is a marketing and public relations professional specializing in cryptocurrency, tokens and digital assets.
    • She holds a master in Media and Communications and has worked extensively with the Bitcoin and Blockchain industry and community.
    • She is the creator of the Bitcoin UK Podcast which gives a voice to the cryptocurrency industry in the United Kingdom and is active in co-organizing the Cambridge Bitcoin Meetup and the Cambridge University Cryptocurrency Society.
    • She is the Marketing Director at TokenMarket, a Bitquence partner.
  • Interviews

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Additional resources

Forbes Bitquence

Hardware wallet

Hardware Wallet

WHY DO I NEED A HARDWARE WALLET & ITS BENEFITS OVER THE OTHER DESKTOP, MOBILE OR WEB WALLETS

I’m sure by the time you get to this point in the crypto space, then you are likely to be in one of the following situation:

  1. You are a serious and long term cryptocurrency investor
  2. You have been hacked by someone
  3. You have the mindset of safe guarding your cryptocurrency from hackers or at least you can sleep well at night
  4. You just want to try one and see what it is like and how is it different from the other type of wallets out there
  5. All of above or none of the above.

So let’s start why you need a hardware wallet and how it’s different. You need a hardware wallet because it acts like your bank, you are in full control of your money, and your private keys are securely stored in the wallet only, can’t be extracted or exported even if you wanted to. The fundamental difference between a crypto hardware wallet and the other is how its private keys are stored and used at the time of transaction. As we all know if the private key is stolen, then your coins are gone. With hardware wallet, your private key always stays inside the IC or Integrated Circuit. The private key never leaves the IC so nobody including the wallet owner can’t even export the keys out or know what it is.

These wallets are designed to keep the private keys safe inside the wallet even if it’s connected to a virus infected computer. This is why it’s extremely safe from hackers. Every use of your wallet on the internet is securely isolated from any potential attacks. Only the person in possession of the wallet can sign for transactions or send crypto tokens by pressing a button to confirm that transaction, not a click of a mouse on a web wallet or mobile wallet.

Hackers are too crazy and they are always ahead of the game, so only hardware wallets have a known history of no successful attacks yet by any hackers.

HARDWARE WALLET TYPES, BRANDS, EASE OF USE & SETUP

Generally speaking, all the hardware wallet serves two purposes that is to provide extreme level of security for storing crytocurrencies as well as signing transactions. I like to categorize them into two types; wallets with displays and wallets without displays.

Currently bitcoin.org certified brands are only four of them as follows: Trezor, Ledger, Keepkey and digitalbitbox. They are made in Czech Republic, France, USA, and Switzerland respectively. All of them use open source protocol, mostly BIP 39 & 44 PATH. There is a detail comparison for each wallet below that I gathered.

Something interesting to mention about digitalbibox, they are the only one so far that offers a TF or microSD card slot that is being used to do your master seeds backup. It also supports the FIDO or U2F like the most of the other hardware wallets, see details below.

SPECIAL TIPS TO ALL HARDWARE WALLET USERS

Always carefully write down your master seeds, normally 12, 18, or 24 English words, write them down on a piece of paper, never take photos of them, or put save them on computers. Keep multiple copies in different places. Let your loved/trusted significant other know about it if you like. Check them once every few months just to keep your memory fresh. Remember: The master seeds are your last line of defense should your wallet is lost, damaged, stolen. Without those master words, you will lose your bicoins or other tokens for good. Nobody on this planet can help you. Your wallet is your bank. Store your fortune on hardware wallets, and keep small amount in your mobile wallet for convenient uses.

Before you make large amount transfers, carefully check the addresses you are sending, be sure it’s copied correctly, you can alway send a small amount first to test. Always keep your hardware wallet up to date with the latest firmware. This is very important.

The most popular and best Bitcoin/altcoin hardware wallet:

Ledger Blue

Ledger Blue Hardware Wallet

Ledger Blue is the most advanced hardware security gear on the market. It boasts multi application execution, and packs enterprise-level crypto-capabilities into a lightweight handheld device designed and crafted in France. It is architected around a Secure Element, featuring a touchscreen and USB & Bluetooth* connectivity.

The Ledger Blue is the latest generation product from Ledger, result of more than two years of research and development. This high-end device embeds a large touchscreen to securely manage transactions and complex smart contracts. Its slick yet robust casing encloses the best-in-class technology built upon the Blockchain Open Ledger (BOLOS) platform, a powerful and flexible operating system.

The Ledger Blue is based on a dual-chip architecture embedding a ST31 Secure Element and a STM32 microcontroller thus achieving a fully isolated environment. It features a LED-backlit color touchscreen to navigate easily and validate transactions. It is powered by a lipo rechargeable battery and communicates with USB or Bluetooth* devices.

Thanks to its modular architecture, the Ledger Blue runs multiple dedicated companion apps in full isolation on top of its firmware. The strong security model allows to add new cryptocurrencies or apps without risk of compromising the master seed. Transaction integrity is ensured by the WYSIWYS paradigm (What You See Is What You Sign). The flexibility of the device enables enterprise level usage: with all major crypto libraries embedded in the firmware, any type of blockchain can be supported.

Price: 274.80 €

Ledger Nano S

Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet

The Ledger Nano S is a product of a France-based startup. It has sleek and attractive European touch to its design.

Some of its core features are the backup seed key for recovery of your bitcoins, the easy to use OLED interface, and a flash drive like feel with two buttons on the side for navigating the interface.

It is a battery-less device which you can connect to a PC or mobile device via USB.

The Ledger Nano S is the cheapest of the three hardware wallets with a screen.

Ledger can store bitcoin, ethereum, ripple, zcash, dash, dogecoin, litecoin, Stratis, REP, GNT, 1ST, SNGLS, and any Ethereum ERC20 token.

Ledger can also be used for FIDO® U2F, GPG, SSH or build your own applications.

Ledger, one of the most well-known Bitcoin security companies, released the device in August 2016.

Price: 69,60€

KeepKey

KeepKey Hardware Wallet

KeepKey was released in September 2015 and was the second hardware Bitcoin wallet to offer a screen. The KeepKey’s larger screen gives it some extra security features that the Nano S and Trezor lack. It doesn’t offer much in comparison to the Ledger Nano S or Trezor. Moreover, it is more than two times in size than its peers, and not so convenient to carry in your pocket.

It has same backup seed key feature with pin code enabled, and it works like the other wallets. At present, it supports six cryptocurrencies (including Bitcoins).

Price: Currently unavailable.

Trezor

Trezor Hardware Wallet

The Trezor Bitcoin hardware wallet pioneered the era of hardware wallets. Trezor launched in August 2014 as the first Bitcoin hardware wallet, offering secure bitcoin storage plus the ability to spend with the convenience of a hot wallet.

TREZOR is a small, thumb-sized device with screen. It looks like a small calculator with an OLED screen. Randomly generated nine digit pins and a 24-word recovery seed key ensures security in case the device is lost or damaged. Its purpose is to store private keys and sign transactions offline.

The number of TREZOR-compatible services is growing rapidly and here’s the nearly complete list.

Currently Trezor offers a very useful feature called password manager, this is a great feature that is not just for cryptocurrencies. It can be used for all of your password management. This is something that we can all use on a daily basis.

Price: 89,00€

 

Digital Bitbox

Digital bitbox hardware wallet

Digital Bitbox is a minimalist bitcoin and ethereum hardware wallet packed withsecurity and privacy. Safely hold and spend your coins with peace of mind. Store and secure bitcoin, ether, and ERC20 ethereum tokens.

The Digital Bitbox is a FIDO Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) compatible authenticator.

Trezor 2

There is new TREZOR 2 model coming in august 2017! Proto in pictures.

Trezor 2 Hardware Wallet

Good luck everyone!!! Go Crypto!!!