On August 28, Ellipal, one of the most secure hardware wallets on the market, announced they have added Bitcoin SV (BSV) support to their wallets. To find out more about the wallet maker, and their decision to embrace BSV, we reached out and asked some questions.
The decision to add BSV support to ELLIPAL came down to a couple of key factors: user demand and importance to the marketplace. “BSV has a large user base and one of the major coin, hence supporting BSV,” their team told us. “We received many requests to support BSV, so as a wallet, we are happy to support it.”
The ELLIPAL wallet was built with security at the top of mind, and it makes an excellent new storage option for the BSV community. And very recently, the company also announced the ELLIPAL Titan is now being shipped worldwide. The team was happy to tell us that both of their offerings support BSV. They wrote, “The new firmware is supported on both original ELLIPAL and ELLIPAL Titan. Both can be updated by users themselves at home.”
What are the advantages to buying an Ellipal Titan? They listed out three great reasons the Titan is both the most secure and easy to use cold storage solution available. “Firstly, it is what we call a true air-gapped wallet,” they explained. “ELLIPAL only works through QR codes so it doesn’t need conenctions like USB or Bluetooth like the other wallets. Because it doesn’t need these connections, we can manufacture the whole wallet to be completely air-gapped without any limitations. Its impossible to attack the wallet through any networks.”
Second: The ELLIPAL Titan is built in an IP65 rated metal frame. It is not only strong but it has anti-tamper and anti-disassembly qualities. This means the wallet cannot be easily cracked open by hackers without very professional tools (we have heat tested and stress tested etc.) and if they do, the screen and circuit would break, destroying the wallet before they could do anything.
But that security doesn’t come at the cost of a friendly user experience. “It is very easy to use,” they noted. “It has a large, clear, responsive touch screen with our own easy to use UI. People of all ages can use it, in fact, we have the most elderly and female users in proportion compared to other wallets. The wallet also works with your mobile phone so no need to rely on computers anymore.”
That’s a pretty convincing argument. If you’re looking for the safest place to save your BSV, its worth checking out Ellipal for their quality products.
The Genesis protocol upgrade on February 4, 2020 is a monumental step in the history of Bitcoin, and will see BSV returned as close as possible to the original protocol as envisioned by Satoshi Nakamoto. Visit the Genesis Hard Fork page to learn more.
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