Bitcoin Forum
January 17, 2020, 01:05:10 PM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.19.0.1 [Torrent]
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
Author Topic: New Crypto Hardware Wallet Fits Your Phone’s SIM Card Slot  (Read 256 times)
mich
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1568
Merit: 1016


One of the world's leading Bitcoin-powered casinos


View Profile
March 09, 2019, 10:00:05 PM
Merited by bones261 (1)
 #1

https://www.coindesk.com/new-crypto-hardware-wallet-fits-your-phones-sim-card-slot?utm_source=social&utm_medium=Hootsuite&utm_campaign=

New Crypto Hardware Wallet Fits Your Phone’s SIM Card Slot

U.S.-based startup VaultTel has launched a tiny cryptocurrency hardware wallet that sits in the SIM tray on mobile phones.

The firm announced Tuesday that the wallet solution combines an app and the VaultTel Intellichip card to store cryptocurrency private keys on mobile devices, using biometric authentication and “military grade” encryption to keep the funds safe.

The card can be placed in the SIM card slot of dual-SIM Android mobile phones, or can be used with a dongle accessory on iPhones, VaultTel said.

The biometric authentication feature ensures that only the phone’s owner can transfer funds from the wallet, VaultTel explains on its website. “More than that, no spy screen recorder or Trojan can record what is happening on your hardware wallet, as it’s a not using your laptop or system resources,” the firm adds.

The wallet is available for pre-order with two options: an Android package at a cost of £75 ($98) and an iOS package at £100 ($131), the website indicates.



The Intellichip uses the AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 512 to securely store data and also has optional features such as being able to restrict wallet access to a particular device and “geolock,” which constrains access to a particular geographic area.

VaultTel further said that it has implemented the latest bitcoin standards for the product, including Bitcoin Improvement Proposal (BIP) 39 for mnemonic seeds and BIP44, which allows for HD (hierarchical deterministic) wallets. Users can back up their wallets on other VaultTel cards.

The product has now launched for the U.S. market and is expected to be made available “immediately” in European countries through VaultTel’s U.K. subsidiary.

The use case for securely storing cryptocurrencies on mobile phones is fast taking off, with a flurry of launches occurring in recent months.

Samsung’s upcoming flagship device, the Galaxy S10, is to feature a hardware enclave within the phone that is aimed to protect wallets on the device from hacking. Sirin Labs’ blockchain phone also features a built-in hardware wallet.

However, none so far have taken the form factor that would fit a device’s SIM slot. If you want to go really small, you can also get a chip that will store crypto keys that can be inserted under your skin.

1579266310
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1579266310

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1579266310
Reply with quote  #2

1579266310
Report to moderator
1579266310
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1579266310

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1579266310
Reply with quote  #2

1579266310
Report to moderator
1579266310
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1579266310

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1579266310
Reply with quote  #2

1579266310
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
gentlemand
Legendary
*
Online Online

Activity: 2254
Merit: 2202


Pink Panties


View Profile
March 09, 2019, 11:15:29 PM
 #2

Sounds cool. I do not have a sim slot to spare though and they're getting rarer by the generation. They're also shrinking in size to nano only and this one certainly doesn't look like one of those. They may have missed the boat a bit with this one.

StackGambler
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 196
Merit: 66

YouTuber, gambler, and scam-buster.


View Profile
March 09, 2019, 11:26:26 PM
 #3

I'm not going to lie, this looks extremely cool. My only concern would be security. I wouldn't be in the market for this product until it establishes more a name for itself, like Ledger and Trezor have. Maybe we should wait a certain time period in order for any potential exploits to be discovered before we as consumers decide to store significant amounts of cryptocurrency on such a device. Nevertheless, it's great to see innovation in the field of hardware wallets.

larkinvain
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 270
Merit: 12


View Profile
March 09, 2019, 11:28:02 PM
 #4

Looks great and very attractive! But I would like to go for Ledger Nano X because their Bluetooth system is better than this sim slot. I don't have many sim slots in my phones, so this is not for me  Grin I owned a ledger nano S, now I set my plan to buy a Ledger X! But I appreciate this innovative idea. Could you please share any intro video or tutorial about this hardware wallet?

║║║║║║║║█║███║███║███║█║█║█║║███║█║█║║██    POPULOUS WORLD'S [GOLD POKEN]
║║║║║║║║█║███║█║█║███║█║█║█║║█║█║█║█║║█      GOLD BACKED ERC1155 TOKEN | RECEIVE 9% DISCOUNT | BUY NOW
║║║║║║║║█║█║║║███║█║║║███║██║███║███║██      HOMEPAGE | TWITTER | TELEGRAM | LINKEDIN | SLACK | GITHUB | YOUTUBE
Tamilson
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1050
Merit: 503



View Profile
March 10, 2019, 12:26:43 AM
 #5

However, none so far have taken the form factor that would fit a device’s SIM slot. If you want to go really small, you can also get a chip that will store crypto keys that can be inserted under your skin.

Geez I feel like I'm a robot if I'll have this under my skin. Like those we watch on movies while I'm pretty sure that this chip is maybe worth our life savings. Though I'm bother if this chip will be detected easily? It's ridiculous but who knows! Definitely I'll go with this if I have overwhelming assets but for now I'm good with my current wallets.

Happy Coding Life Smiley
elda34b
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 602
Merit: 334


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 12:35:52 AM
 #6

A great alternative even though it might looks outdated for some users. Most likely we'll need to buy a phone or use our unused phone to make sure that we can access the apps securely. I personally won't use this as I don't really need such thing, my Ledger Nano S is enough and not everybody here knows about crypto anyway.

A chip option is a bit overkill imo, I personally would prefer Ledger than something which is embedded on my own body.
figmentofmyass
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1274
Merit: 1053



View Profile
March 10, 2019, 01:16:33 AM
 #7

Sounds cool. I do not have a sim slot to spare though and they're getting rarer by the generation. They're also shrinking in size to nano only and this one certainly doesn't look like one of those. They may have missed the boat a bit with this one.

lots of new phones have dual sim these days. my iphones haven't (not sure about post-6 versions) but my new huawei does. my impression was it was becoming more common, not less. it's useful for international travelers who need to pop in temporary sim cards.

the idea is cool as far as securing a mobile wallet. are you sure it doesn't fit nano sims? if not, it wouldn't work on my phone.....

gentlemand
Legendary
*
Online Online

Activity: 2254
Merit: 2202


Pink Panties


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 01:34:07 AM
 #8

lots of new phones have dual sim these days. my iphones haven't (not sure about post-6 versions) but my new huawei does. my impression was it was becoming more common, not less. it's useful for international travelers who need to pop in temporary sim cards.

the idea is cool as far as securing a mobile wallet. are you sure it doesn't fit nano sims? if not, it wouldn't work on my phone.....

In the UK at least dual sims are rare. It's almost always imports that have it, not the domestic market version. Some double as memory card slots. I'd have much more mileage for a memory card than this.



Nano sim's on the right. This looks considerably bulkier than that.

lobster88
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 504
Merit: 10


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 02:16:34 AM
 #9

Wow! Another new very interesting inmovation has been come out the community. Well, I know for sure that most crypto users will come to be amazed to this too. I am excited to see one of this and try thus new crypto hardware wallet that is very convenient as it fits my phone's simel card slot.
pushups44
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 770
Merit: 263


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 03:09:14 AM
 #10

This is very impressive. Given the proliferation of hacks to steal cryptocurrency, I foresaw the growth of biometrics for authenticating transactions. I'd like to see how this chip performs, and if it's found to live up to its promise, I would seriously consider something like this. The price is also reasonable.
libert19
Full Member
***
Online Online

Activity: 924
Merit: 119


First 100% Liquid Stablecoin Backed by Gold


View Profile WWW
March 10, 2019, 03:28:32 AM
 #11

Taking hardware wallets with you is quite tedious and also they don't work with mobiles. This chip based hardware wallet has certainly made things better.

pooya87
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1890
Merit: 2242


Remember tonight for it's the beginning of forever


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 03:32:02 AM
 #12

Nano sim's on the right. This looks considerably bulkier than that.

the pictures are mostly simulation rather than the real product so you can't really say that. they don't have any scale either so it is impossible to tell. i did some search and i couldn't find the dimensions of it anywhere! you have wait for its release and check the seller's website, they usually include those things.

Beerwizzard
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 532
Merit: 128


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 07:07:07 AM
 #13

It seems like there could be some better way to insert hardware wallet into cell phone. I also got 2-SIM phone but it is not the latest flagman and it doesn't have much memory so I have to use this 2nd slot for SSD card. Considering that I use SSD more often than cryptocurrencies I probably won't use such wallet if I get one.
Svelto
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 686
Merit: 257


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 08:17:20 AM
 #14

This idea is pretty cool. However, I only have 1 sim slot in my iphone, otherwise I will surely get one if the security is good. Currently E-Sim card seems to be taking over traditional sim card, what if one day most of the phone don’t come with sim card slot anymore?
xvids
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1022
Merit: 264


First 100% Liquid Stablecoin Backed by Gold


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 08:57:29 AM
 #15

It is cool the only problem is how would the iphone user's going to use it?
They only have 1 sim slot unlike android which have dual sim slot,
And also it is kind of risky for those who doesn't have an extra slot because it is just a small chip that could easily be misplace.

aioc
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1330
Merit: 506



View Profile
March 10, 2019, 10:00:12 AM
 #16

I would like to have one this, but I would like first to find out the security, and the accuracy of this Crypto hardware wallet, I'm sure this is going to be a very hit for the community and going to give the Nano Usb ledger wallet a run for their money, looking forward to having more news on this.



.
.BIG WINNER!.
[15.00000000 BTC]


▄████████████████████▄
██████████████████████
██████████▀▀██████████
█████████░░░░█████████
██████████▄▄██████████
███████▀▀████▀▀███████
██████░░░░██░░░░██████
███████▄▄████▄▄███████
████▀▀████▀▀████▀▀████
███░░░░██░░░░██░░░░███
████▄▄████▄▄████▄▄████
██████████████████████

▀████████████████████▀
▄████████████████████▄
██████████████████████
█████▀▀█▀▀▀▀▀▀██▀▀████
█████░░░░░░░░░░░░░████
█████░░░░░░░░░░░░▄████
█████░░▄███▄░░░░██████
█████▄▄███▀░░░░▄██████
█████████░░░░░░███████
████████░░░░░░░███████
███████░░░░░░░░███████
███████▄▄▄▄▄▄▄▄███████

██████████████████████
▀████████████████████▀
▄████████████████████▄
███████████████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀
███████████▀▀▄▄█░░░░░█
█████████▀░░█████░░░░█
███████▀░░░░░████▀░░░▀
██████░░░░░░░░▀▄▄█████
█████░▄░░░░░▄██████▀▀█
████░████▄░███████░░░░
███░█████░█████████░░█
███░░░▀█░██████████░░█
███░░░░░░████▀▀██▀░░░░
███░░░░░░███░░░░░░░░░░

██░▄▄▄▄░████▄▄██▄░░░░
████████████▀▀▀▀▀▀▀██
█████████████░█▀▀▀█░███
██████████▀▀░█▀░░░▀█░▀▀
███████▀░▄▄█░█░░░░░█░█▄
████▀░▄▄████░▀█░░░█▀░██
███░▄████▀▀░▄░▀█░█▀░▄░▀
█▀░███▀▀▀░░███░▀█▀░███░
▀░███▀░░░░░████▄░▄████░
░███▀░░░░░░░█████████░░
░███░░░░░░░░░███████░░░
███▀░██░░░░░░▀░▄▄▄░▀░░░
███░██████▄▄░▄█████▄░▄▄

██░████████░███████░█
▄████████████████████▄
████████▀▀░░░▀▀███████
███▀▀░░░░░▄▄▄░░░░▀▀▀██
██░▀▀▄▄░░░▀▀▀░░░▄▄▀▀██
██░▄▄░░▀▀▄▄░▄▄▀▀░░░░██
██░▀▀░░░░░░█░░░░░██░██
██░░░▄▄░░░░█░██░░░░░██
██░░░▀▀░░░░█░░░░░░░░██
██░░░░░▄▄░░█░░░░░██░██
██▄░░░░▀▀░░█░██░░░░░██
█████▄▄░░░░█░░░░▄▄████
█████████▄▄█▄▄████████

▀████████████████████▀




Rainbot
Daily Quests
Faucet
BitCryptex
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 812
Merit: 1154


Write @BitCryptex or quote my post to notify me


View Profile WWW
March 10, 2019, 10:27:44 AM
 #17

Taking hardware wallets with you is quite tedious and also they don't work with mobiles. This chip based hardware wallet has certainly made things better.

Actually, they do work with Android phones (iOS is not supported due to software restrictions). Mycelium is an example of an app which allows to use both Ledger and Trezor for making transactions on a phone. Ledger has released Ledger Nano X which supports Bluetooth so spending money on-the-go from a hardware wallet will be much easier.

In the UK at least dual sims are rare. It's almost always imports that have it, not the domestic market version.

What about flagship devices of the most popular brands? Don't the S9 and the S10 have dual-sim?

kryptqnick
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1526
Merit: 1078


https://bitcoin.watfordfc.com


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 01:50:35 PM
 #18

The firm announced Tuesday that the wallet solution combines an app and the VaultTel Intellichip card to store cryptocurrency private keys on mobile devices, using biometric authentication and “military grade” encryption to keep the funds safe.

The biometric authentication feature ensures that only the phone’s owner can transfer funds from the wallet, VaultTel explains on its website. “More than that, no spy screen recorder or Trojan can record what is happening on your hardware wallet, as it’s a not using your laptop or system resources,” the firm adds.

However, none so far have taken the form factor that would fit a device’s SIM slot. If you want to go really small, you can also get a chip that will store crypto keys that can be inserted under your skin.
That's some fancy protection but the big problem with smartphone hardware crypto wallets I see is losing a smartphone. According to data here and here, 2.8% of smartphones are lost each year. It's not a very big amount, of course, but it's also not something to ignore. 93% of these are lost forever by their owners. Imagine that you had all of your bitcoins on your phone. Would it really make you feel better that nobody can access your money while you are not able to do that as well? That's why I prefer online wallets. Hardware ones just make me too nervous.

  ▄▄█████▄▄███████▄▄
███████████
     ▀▀███▄
█████████████        ▀██▄
█████████████          ██▄
███████████            ██▄
██▀▀█████▀▀              ██
██                       ██
██                       ██
▀██                     ██▀
▀██                   ██▀
 ▀██▄               ▄██▀
   ▀███▄▄       ▄▄███▀
      ▀▀█████████▀▀
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████
████████████████████
██████████████████████
██████████████████
▀██████████████████████▀
▀██████████████████▀
▀██████████████▀
▀██████████▀
▀████▀
▀██▀
MAIN CLUB
PARTNER of
W A T F O R D  FC
Industry Leading Crypto Sportsbook
|
DAILY
PROMOS
& BOOSTS
|
PLAY
POKER
& CASINO
|
▄▄█████████▄▄
▄█████████████████▄
▄██████████▀▀▀▀███████▄
▄█████████▀     ████████▄
▄██████████   ████████████▄
█████████        ██████████
█████████▄▄   ▄▄███████████
███████████   █████████████
▀██████████   ████████████▀
▀█████████   ███████████▀
▀████████▄▄▄██████████▀
▀█████████████████▀
▀▀█████████▀▀
[/cent
Kakmakr
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1890
Merit: 1388


View Profile
March 10, 2019, 02:17:25 PM
 #19

I cannot see how the SIM card size would make any difference, because we have seen Sim card pouches to fit micro sim cards in normal sim slots. The developers will also fit new phones with dual purpose slots, if there are a demand for that by the users.

I like the geo lock function, because most hacking attacks does not come from your local surroundings, it is mostly from people or groups in other countries.  Roll Eyes

This might just be the Ledger and Trezor killer in the future.  Roll Eyes

coolcoinz
Hero Member
*****
Offline Offline

Activity: 1232
Merit: 648



View Profile
March 10, 2019, 02:22:29 PM
 #20

In the UK at least dual sims are rare. It's almost always imports that have it, not the domestic market version. Some double as memory card slots. I'd have much more mileage for a memory card than this.

I got dual sim in my Xiaomi that makes you choose between sim and a memory card. Maybe they should think of a version of this that fits into a memory card slot, so that potential buyers can have more freedom.
The idea is good because it's cheap and convenient. We all have to remember to take our phones with us in the morning, right? A typical hardware wallet is just additional burden, unless you attach it to your house or car keys.

Pages: [1] 2 »  All
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!