Bitcoin Wallet Security Best Practice

Bitcoin Wallet Security Best Practice

Knowing how to secure your bitcoins is no longer optional. Bitcoin wallets are fast becoming online criminals' favourite obesession, whether online, at exchanges, on your PC or your mobile. Dell SecureWorks researchers estimate that over 140 malware applications exist that specifically target bitcoin wallets. Protecting your wallet against these threats requires only a handful of cautionary steps. The following guide outlines the security vulnerabilities and provides the essential know-how and preventative actions every Bitcoin wallet owner should routinely practice. What Bitcoin Thieves....


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Times have been busy in the bitcoin wallet world lately. Two hardware wallets - Trezor and BTChip - have finally shipped, and wallet security continues to mature. In spite of all this, though, people who should know better are still being robbed because they fail to add more protection to their bitcoin holdings. To tackle the issue of bitcoin wallet vulnerabilities, it's important to look at the security protections that are currently available for wallets, and to explore what work still needs to be done in the future. Multisig. 2014 was to be the year of multiple signatures (multisig),....

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Name: Ledger Wallet Nano. What it is: A USB bitcoin wallet with smartcard security in a very compact package. Who's behind it: Three French startups: BTChip, Chronocoin and La Maison du Bitcoin. Cost: €29.90. Date launched: December 2014. Summary: The Ledger Wallet Nano is a relatively affordable bitcoin hardware wallet with a few clever tricks up its sleeve. It also looks good and the company promises to make it even better with a companion mobile app set to launch in 2015. CoinDesk rating: 4/5. Where to buy: Direct from Ledger or Overstock.com. The basics. Security. Using the device.....

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In the future I see a public blockchain - whether that's Bitcoin or some other open one in the future, which is a way of registering ownership of all sorts of assets and it's a way of transferring ownership of those assets in a single system that can be read by all of the right people and none of the wrong people. So it becomes very simple for me to swap my dollars for your IBM shares, or your pounds for my house. Any asset that we assign a value to and want to be sure about who owns it can be registered using this technology.

James Smith, CEO of Elliptic