I attended a Trading Seminar in LA hosted by a friend named Tone Vays, where I got my hands on a Digital Bitbox Hardware wallet, which was cool because I already have a few Trezors and Ledgers and I love testing new crypto products… especially wallets.
Did i mention I am a huge fan of cold storage?
Prior to my mini collection of hardware wallets, I used to store my long term Bitcoin holdings using paper wallets. Paper wallets are still one my favorite way to store or even gift cryptocurrency.
I appreciate the minimalistic approach to this wallet, a flat brown box with 2 items inside, a USB styled wallet and a mini SD styled memory card. No wires or chargers or even paper instructions.
The Installation + Setup
I’ve installed many of plenty of programs… apps… and so on, setting up this wallet was done in under 5 minutes.
The front flap of the packaging directs users to start by logging on to their website and downloading the desktop app @ (https://digitalbitbox.com/start ), once on the installation page you have the option to download the application on Windows, Mac OS, Linux and using the Source Code once you’ve finished installing Digital Bitbox UI you will be able to set up your device.
The download should only take a few minutes. Once you click ‘finish’ you will be prompted to create a wallet with a name and a password. NOTE: That password is important! *Please make backups of this password and all passwords and seed words for your crypto wallets. (this wallet doesn’t have seed words)
You can also back up your device is by using the SD card that comes in your Digital Bitbox package.
Simple User Interface
Primary Selections –
1. History – List of sent and received transactions
2. Receive – Displays QR code and Wallet address
3. Send – Displays options to send Bitcoin
5. Multi-Sig Wallet
A video walk-through to test if its easy to receive crypto on a Digital Bitbox wallet.
Which…. It was.. It took about 4 minutes for my transaction to show in my ‘receive’ tab. As I mentioned in my video, it’s a simple hardware wallet for people who like plug and play set ups. The device itself is kind of cute, Trezors are for some reason one of my favorites design wise but I do appreciate the convenience of a USB styled wallet.
I love products with simple and clean user interfaces so this is a plus for me.
Synopsis: I think the Digital Bitbox is a great wallet especially for starters. It has a durable design and easy to use interface. The fact that it is almost plug and play ready makes it handier than most wallets. The lack of seed words might be a minus feature for some.
Digital Bitbox only supports Bitcoin and Ethereum as of now.
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