May 2018 update- Trezor One wallets now support Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Bitcoin Gold, Dash, Litecoin, ZCash and also can integrate with MyEtherWallet for Ethereum and Ethereum Classic, and a new 2018 Model T version is still available.
So here at BitcoinsInIreland.com, we’ve been long term fans of Bitcoin Armory, but for a combination of reasons, the blockchain and it’s DB taking now 120gb, but also repeated power issues on the laptop it’s running on, which has resulted in six two-day rebuilds in as many weeks, we’ve had to make a decision to move onto an alternative solution.
So after asking around some people we know in the bitcoin industry, one name came up again and again, Trezor, for it’s simplicity, security and ease of use. You need to have bitcoin in the first place to buy one, which we have, so we thought we’d document the process of buying one for people who are looking for an ideal Christmas or Birthday present for the bitcoin fan in your life. Within a few days of making the order, we got the notification that it had been shipped, so it’s winging it’s way from the Czech Republic. This article looks at the unboxing after we received it.
So first off, you’ll need to go to the Trezor website, which is simple and clean. You have three choices of colour, black, grey and white. In our case, we chose the white one. They also generally have a discount if you buy two together as a pair.
Next up, you can confirm your rates, stick in a promo code if you have one, and make your choice of shipping option. They’re shipped from Prague, and we’re in Dublin, so we chose standard delivery on December 3rd, and got our notification it had been shipped on the 4th. Now we know it’s around Christmas, and things are a bit slower this time of year, but we’re expecting it within two-three weeks. They have an express option if you’re more time sensitive than us. If you want to connect it to an Android device, using Mycellium or some of the other wallets supporting it, you can order that too. Our single Trezor and standard shipping came to $109.
We were then brought to the invoice screen, and the prevailing rate at the time was 0.3037 bitcoin. We fired off the transaction, gave it a few confirmations, and got our order complete email. So in all, took two minutes to do.
As of 2018, Trezor also accepts credit cards so you don’t need to spend crypto!
So if you’re looking for an alternative to desktop, full node based wallets to control access to your bitcoin, check out Trezor
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