Wallet

What is a Hardware Wallet?

hardware wallet is a special type of  crypto wallet which stores the user’s private keys in a secure hardware device.

They have major advantages over standard software wallets:

  • private keys are often stored in a protected area of a microcontroller, and cannot be transferred out of the device in plaintext
  • immune to computer viruses that steal from software wallets
  • can be used securely and interactively, private keys never need to touch potentially-vulnerable software
  • much of the time, the software is open source, allowing a user to validate the entire operation of the device

 

Ledger Nano S - The secure hardware wallet