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People on the hunt for offline crypto wallets are wondering, “Is Trezor safe?” My quick answer is a wholehearted “Yes!” You can keep your peace of mind with a Trezor wallet, and … drum roll … they’re having a Black Friday sale!
Like many new investors, you may have a familiar concern; what if the Internet crashes? What if my online account is hacked? I could lose everything! With that attitude comes hesitation to invest even in the best of times.
Close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Now imagine your investment as a pile of shiny golden coins. Pick up those shiny coins, put them in a solid wallet that’s in front of you. Lock the wallet. Now lock it in your safe or bring it to the bank and set it in a lockbox. Feel better?
Trezor is an offline wallet for your cryptocurrency. Many people store their crypto in online wallets if they even bother to remove the currency from the platform server.
If you want to spend your digital coinage, you will transfer it from your online storage to the wallet address of the recipient. The wallet address is something like a bank account number.
Of course, there are savvy hackers out there who may find your digital assets are something they’d like to have for themselves. What hardcore online thief wouldn’t want 20 Bitcoins? The foolish investor looks at his portfolio and discovers he has no Bitcoins!
Oh, the agony that could have been avoided if he’d only had an offline wallet. The poor chap can never recover his lost BTC because the thief, an expert hacker, has covered his trail and all hope is lost.
A wise investor with such tempting assets will store them in an offline wallet where no hacker can reach. This makes hackers sad. Sad hackers become angry and will scour your online information for passwords.
Again, the wise investor has his passwords stored offline, somewhere safe and sound. Allow me to advise – safe from fire and thieves and playful children and animals, nosy relatives, and other possible disasters.
Store the passwords somewhere free of harm – perhaps a lockbox at a reputable bank – and leave the information in your will, so the coinage isn’t lost forever when you leave this cruel world.
There are currently two available models from which to choose.
Labeled as the gold standard by the website, the Trezor One is the less expensive model. Completely adequate for most people’s needs, here are its features.
- works with over 1000 coins
- monochrome display with two buttons
- security info stored securely on computer or mobile
- encrypted password manager stored on cloud
- two-factor authentication
- encryption via GPG
- Premium support
- designed and built-in EU
- Price 55 USD, 48.76 EUR (or wait for the Black Friday sale)
Trezor Model T
Holding all the features of the Trezor One with a few enhancements and additional features, the Model T is labeled as the premium choice.
- full-color touchscreen
- security protection on the Trezor
- password manager currently on cloud, soon to be on microSD card
- all the other features of the One
- Price $169.99 USD, 149 EUR ( or wait for the Black Friday sale)
Trezor likes to consider its Model T as a digital vault that can store your coins, passwords, and other digital keys.
Why Buy A Trezor
Trezor Black Friday starts on 29 November at 00:00 and will end on 3 December 09:00 (GMT+1). Promo code “TRZR30“.
Both models have the option to be purchased with cryptosteel. Satoshi Labs says, Be ready for anything. Trezor will safeguard you against digital danger, and Cryptosteel will take care of the environmental challenges. Fire and water are no match against the carefully crafted stainless steel. Take extra care of your cryptocurrencies so you can sleep tight.
Cryptosteel can protect your Trezor from corrosion, fire, flooding, and impacts.
Cryptosteel has over 250 stainless steel letter tiles engraved on each side. Obviously, these are quite tiny, but here is what SL says, You can assemble the first four letters of each word in your recovery seed manually from the supplied set of tiles. Due to their uniqueness, each recovery word can be identified from its first four letters.
All that added security will cost you extra, though! This is why I’m waiting for the Black Friday sale. No point in buying something so awesome only to drop it in a mud puddle.
Think of all the times you drop your phone! The more precious your phone, the more you spend on a case. Or you could follow the poor example of some who you’ve known to be a little on the clumsy side. Did those poor saps have insurance?
Trezors are CE and RoHS certified, so they meet all quality, reliability and environmental standards. You can even take your Trezor with you on the airplane. As is the case with most modern electronics, the X-Rays won’t hurt it.
In the Trezor shop, Confirmo, GoPay, or GloBee are acceptable payments.