CryptoLabs, a new Bitcoin technology development startup, launched a hardware Bitcoin wallet that allows users to store buy, send, sell and receive the digital currency, TechCrunch reports .
CryptoLabs founder Melanie Shapiro the pursuit of security has created complexity and led to an extremely cumbersome experience, destroying any incentive for the average user to adopt Bitcoin. She adds:
“Security and ease-of-use are a huge problem in the bitcoin space. We are the most secure option because we’re a piece of dedicated hardware. We use multi-sig authentication. There are three keys and each of those keys is stored in a different location.”
The CryptoLabs website says:
We’re building a dedicated hardware wallet that’s easier to use than a credit card and more secure than a bank vault… a grandma-proof bitcoin wallet. We promise to deliver on both of these fronts. No compromises.
The device is equipped with a fingerprint scanner and a camera to ensure access, keys to access wallets are embedded in a device, located on a specific server and stored in cold storage (access to each key is secured by different layers of authentication).
The device will be available for pre-sale in December for around $200 and is headed out for its first small-batch manufacturing run in the next two weeks. Once the devices are certified, CryptoLabs will open them up for sale.
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Images from CryptoLabs.