The Digital Bitbox is interacted with through the device’s native software client, making it an ideal way to safely transact with your digital asset holdings. Indeed, you get the best of both worlds when it comes to “hot” and “cold” cryptocurrency storage. For now, the wallet is compatible with Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), and all Ethereum-based ERC-20 tokens (of which there are hundreds).
Simple, safe, affordable, distinct
The Digital Bitbox team isn’t trying to reinvent the wheel when it comes to cryptocurrency hardware wallet solutions, but they are making an enterprise-grade security product that is accessible by anyone – both in its price and in its ease of use.
And the Bitbox is notably distinct from competitors like the TREZOR One and the Ledger Nano S in that it uniquely relies on Micro SD memory cards – a storage format that will feel familiar to users of many mainstream devices.
Like its competitors, though, the Digital Bitbox takes security to the next level by being compatible with the FIDO® Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) authentication, letting you maximize control and go the extra mile in securing your cryptocurrency future.
The added touches that really make this wallet special are in its design: it’s constructed to be discreet and not highly recognizable for the sake of privacy while also having a tough epoxy structure for durability.
With the Digital Bitbox, you get a whole slew of unique functionalities:
- Hidden wallets to prevent thefts
- Privacy-focused compatibility with both Tails and Tor operating systems
- Multi-signature capabilities
- Backup and recovery possibilities with Micro SD memory cards
- A specialized security chip that maintains your private keys at all times
- Auditability, as the project’s totally open-source
- LED status indicator
- Dynamic touch-based transaction confirmations
You don’t need to download any drivers to use the wallet: just plug in and get to transacting thanks to the device’s specialized microcontroller.
Communications on the Bitbox are always locked down, too, courtesy of the AES-256-CBC encryption system. Accordingly, you’ll never have to worry about the attack vectors typically associated with USB devices.
Speaking of attack vectors, password exploits are moot with this wallet, as the Bitbox wipes itself after 15 failed password inputs. You can even use this functionality to easily reset your device with your personal recovery seed. Otherwise, this reset system prevents brute force hacks from occurring.
What comes with the wallet
When you order a Digital Bitbox, in your box your will receive:
- A Micro SD memory card (e.g. for recovery seed storage)
- Your actual Bitbox hardware wallet device
- An instruction manual