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Securely storing your private wallet key is possible in a lot of ways and we are seeing new and cool ways to do that all the time. Cryptotag’s Zeus titanium crypto wallet for offline storage of private keys is just one of these examples. It is a 6mm thick bulletproof Titanium plate where you engrave your recovery seed making it practically indestructible even in extreme conditions such as a fire or a flood that can easily destroy paper wallet backups for example. Cryptotag’s Zeus crypto wallets are designed to last a lifetime being corrosion resistant, pressure resistant, heat resistant up to 3050°F / 1677℃, impact resistant bullet proof and hacker proof.

With Zeus the backup words of he private key must be stamped in titanium using the components that are included in the package. First you need to write down your recovery words on the included Conversion Sheet, then you find the correlating numbers in the BIP39 word list (every word has a short 4-number code), then write down the numbers on the Conversion Sheet and in the end punch the numbers in the CRYPTOTAG Plates. BIP39 is the open-source industry standard used by cryptocurrency wallets since it is easier to write just 4 numbers per word instead of many words with different length. Cryptotag is a Dutch company and they are shipping their wallets from Europe, the price is 99 EUR or around $110 USD.

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Shift Cryptosecurity is a Switzerland-based company that is making harwdare crypto wallets called BitBox. Their latest model called BitBox02 is available in two versions, a Bitcoin (BTC) only edition as well as Multi edition that supports altcoins such as Litecoin (LTC), Ethereum (ETH) as well as ERC-20 tokens with both available for 109 CHF (Swiss Francs) or pretty much around $109 USD. The BitBox02 – Multi edition hardware wallet plugs directly to a USB port (Type-C by default or with an adapter for Type-A) and can also be used as a second factor authenticator (FIDO compliant U2F) to secure your accounts on Google, Facebook, Dropbox, GitHub and others. Backups are automatically saved onto the complimentary microSD card and the BIP-39 mnemonic seed can optionally be displayed to copy to paper. The device features an OLED display and invisible touch sensors for navigation (tap, slide and hold gestures).

The device is powered by an ATSAMD51J20A microcontroller (120 MHz 32-bit Cortex-M4F) with True Random Number Generator (NIST SP 800-22 and Diehard Random Tests Suites) and a secure chip ATECC608A with True Random Number Generator (NIST SP 800-90A/B/C). The companion software you need to use with the hardware wallet is called BitBoxApp and it is available for Windows, Linux and MAC OS operating systems. On the video above you can see the device in action, plugged in at a computer, the touch navigation along with the software it uses.

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Bobby Lee, the founder of the BTCC crypto exchange, is back in the crypto business with a new project called Ballet – a multicurrency non-electronic crypto hardware wallet. The device is a metal credit card size wallet offering cold storage of Bitcoin (BTC) and a number of altcoins such as ETH, XRP, BCH, LTC, USDT, BSV, LEO, LINK, MKR, USDC, HT, BTG, BCD and DAI with support for more coins coming soon. The Ballet wallet is constructed from durable, pure stainless steel and does not contain any chips or electronic circuitry inside. There is also the optional Ballet Crypto companion mobile app, which enables sending of cryptocurrency, checking market value and activating additional currencies. The companion application is available for both Android and iPhone devices and is not required to operate with your crypto coins in the wallet.

The new Ballet hardware crypto wallet will have to compete with the already established crypto hardware wallets, most of which are electronic however. With the regular price of $35 USD for the standard Ballet wallet it might not be a bad deal, down to $29.95 for pre-orders for the standard Bitcoin primary wallet at the moment. Of course there is a more expensive limited 24K Gold-plated Edition (1200 wallets) as well as Collector edition (3000 wallets) at higher prices for the people that might want to stand out more, although the wallet probably is something that you would not be willing to brag with in front of a lot of people.

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