Trezor shield turns Raspberry Pi's into bitcoin wallets

Trezor shield turns Raspberry Pi's into bitcoin wallets

The team behind Trezor has announced an accessory for the Raspberry Pi that will turn it into a, somewhat chunky, Trezor wallet. Trezor is a dongle-sized computer that can be used to hold private keys and sign transactions. The project is still in its early days and its developers have made it open source so that anyone can build their own implementation of a Trezor wallet. The Raspberry Pi Shield is a circuit board that is added to the Raspberry Pi that presents the same interface as a Trezor wallet device. That is, two hardware keys and a small OLED screen. From the photos on the Trezor....


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