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Question: Best form factor for a hardware wallet for smartphones & PC both?
As a mobile case. Connects to any phone/PC. - 0 (0%)
As a plug & Play device with multiple male ports which can connect to Iphone/Samsung/PC. - 2 (66.7%)
Card shaped hardware wallet with battery and bluetooth. - 1 (33.3%)
A Blockchain phone with inbuilt hardware wallet - 0 (0%)
Smart watch as a hardware wallet with battery and bluetooth. - 0 (0%)
I dont need it - 0 (0%)
Total Voters: 3

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August 02, 2018, 12:01:11 AM
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August 02, 2018, 08:51:05 AM
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Why would you want to have your hardware wallet attached to your phone case? It's almost the same level of danger as carrying your Ledger/TREZOR on a keychain everywhere. If you need to spend some of your coins outside then simply transfer them to a good software wallet (e.g. Samourai). Bluetooth connectivity might seem pretty convenient but I wouldn't trust any wireless method of communication. The most popular hardware wallets communicate with other devices only through USB (except Ledger Blue which is not very popular and there isn't any app on it which supports Bluetooth). Some time ago, I made an overview of hardware wallets.
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August 02, 2018, 11:51:49 AM
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Why would you want to have your hardware wallet attached to your phone case? It's almost the same level of danger as carrying your Ledger/TREZOR on a keychain everywhere. If you need to spend some of your coins outside then simply transfer them to a good software wallet.

I assume this the point which bothers the most.
A mobile hardware wallet as a secondary wallet holding small funds does have quite a lot advantages over a mobile wallet.


Physical 2-factor-autentication can not be attacked via any network-/communication vulnerability at all.

On a smart phone on the other hand there are quite a lot vulnerabilities which can lead to a compromised phone.
Your whole security relies on the smartphone to be clean, which not a good assumption to make.



Regarding the poll, the device i'd like to see the most would be a mobile with an inbuilt (but seperated) hardware wallet.


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