Bitcoin Hardware Wallets: A quick look

A hardware wallet is a special type of Bitcoin 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 plain text.

Some common hardware wallets are

1. Ledger Nano S

The Ledger Nano S has a sleek design, intuitive user interface, a wide support of altcoins (Ethereum, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Zcash, Dash, Stratis) and most importantly an attractive price tag.

Cheapest of the Ledger is Ledger HW.1 available on Amazon India.


This is the oldest hardware wallet on the market and probably the most reputable one as well. Trezor has a nice design, a very easy to understand user interface, and it supports Zcash, Dash and Ethereum aside from Bitcoin (ETH is supported through an external wallet called MyEtherWallet).

4. KeepKey

A Bitcoin hardware wallet with a beautiful though somewhat large design. KeepKeyhas similar features to TREZOR and the Ledger Nano S, however there are a few reasons that make it a bit less attractive in my opinion.

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