HD Wallets in Plain English

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With the rise of mobile wallets and the recent release of all these fancy new hardware wallets, “HD wallets” have been getting a lot of attention lately. It seems like every hardware wallet has “HD,” “BIP32″ and/or “BIP39″ plastered all over their web site – but what does it really mean and why should you care? Is HD better somehow? What does “HD” even mean? [Read more...]

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Expert Advice Isn’t “Victim Shaming”

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I want to preface this article with an important statement: I do not condone the theft of other peoples’ data and I do not condone the sharing of stolen data. We can have ideological arguments over grey areas like piracy until we’re blue in the face, but if you steal someone’s nude photos and post them on the internet you are a thief and if justice works at all you should be punished for that. Now let’s talk about how it was actually all the victims’ fault! [Read more...]

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Hands-On With Trezor

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The Trezor is one of the longest-awaited products in the world of Bitcoin, and for good reason. One of the biggest hurdles Bitcoin has is the difficulty of securing your balance. Digital security is a hard problem that most agree is best solved with an air gap. By reducing the digital security problem to a physical security problem we can use age-old techniques honed over centuries to protect our assets. Thus far, most attempts to do this have involved clunky, complex setups. Thanks to Trezor that’s likely about to change. [Read more...]

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Gogo Coin:
A Bitcoin Gift Card Your Grandma Can Buy

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A couple years ago I toyed with the idea of following the Bitcoin convention circuit. I ran around like a madman trying to shake as many hands and exchange as many business cards as possible. While I eventually decided that the madness wasn’t for me, it wasn’t without its benefits. One such benefit is an odd hobby I picked up: I collect people’s dreams. [Read more...]

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Cold Storage: Part 3

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In previous installments, we’ve discussed the nature of cold storage and built a cold storage solution using an inexpensive netbook, Lubuntu and Electrum. Today we’re in the home stretch: We’ve built our new toy, we just need to learn how to use it. [Read more...]

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