Securing your precious cryptocurrency is paramount. Stories of hacks and phishing attempts are sadly all too common, with users private keys compromised by elaborate scams and viruses. Whilst the ‘most’ secure form of cryptocurrency cold storage is technically an air-gapped computer – a computer which is not connected to the internet and is only ever used for the storage of cryptocurrency – in most cases such as setup is too expensive and impractical. Hardware wallets are therefore the recommended choice for a balance between increased security and ease of access. Below are three examples of these wallets, in no particular order where you will easily find top multi bitcoin Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallets.
Arguably the most popular hardware wallet, and one that has also steadily increased in price. A simple button and LCD interface allows for seed words to be written down and stored somewhere safe for backup, and an 8 digit pin code to access the wallet. Different currencies are supported via the Ledger Nano S software manager, with more added to its comprehensive list every month. A great option for those not willing to shell out the big bucks for an all singing, all dancing full touchscreen super wallet. An extremely portable, secure and accessible example of cold storage for cryptocurrencies.
If the Ledger Nano S wasn’t the most popular hardware wallet, this would surely take its title. With a slightly bigger display, and easier to access buttons, the Trezor has gained fans across the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Seed words to recover a lost wallet, as well as 500+ supported coins and tokens, again with more added regularly. Potentially slightly more support from community developers for the Ledger Nano S, but not much. Another great example of accessible, secure and portable cold storage.
If you want beautiful, minimalist design for your hardware wallet, then KeepKey may be the one for you. KeepKey, as with all hardware wallets, secures your private key on the device, securing it from keylogging attacks or phishing attempts. Utilising a Chrome browser extension for operations means that the hardware wallet only has one button, used to confirm transactions. Everything from selecting your cryptocurrency to entering your pin is done via the extension. Slightly less cryptocurrency support when compared to both the Trezor and the Ledger Nano S, however, KeepKey is still a great example of an easy to use, secure cold storage device.
It’s always recommended that any purchase of hardware wallets is done either through the official supplier or a certified reseller. Any unverified vendors have the ability to tamper with the device and steal all of your funds!