Trezor One – The golden standard of hardware wallets
Step one toward full independent control of your own security is taking full control of your cryptocurrency funds without depending on a third party. This is also a significant step toward becoming your own bank. By this time, you might have already decided that a hardware wallet is the right solution for you. The question that remains is “Which hardware wallet is right for me?”
This review aims to introduce Trezor One – the original hardware wallet – and to take a look at it from various points of view: design, security, user experience, and affordability.
Trezor One: Cryptocurrency and security for everyone
Trezor One is a hardware cryptocurrency wallet. It’s a computer designed to keep your funds out of the hands of people trying to steal them. It’s the size of a car key fob and connects to your computer via a USB cable. Probably the most important feature of the device is that it keeps your private keys in an isolated environment, so even if you connected the device to an infected computer, your funds wouldn’t be compromised.
Additionally, Trezor Password Manager helps you manage your online credentials, and using Trezor as a security token lets you protect your online accounts with U2F.
Trezor One, when compared to the next-level design of Trezor Model T, is simpler and more affordable, but with the same level of security. It makes independent security accessible to the masses, and it’s a great starting point for cryptocurrency beginners.
Trezor One supports major cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Zcash, etc.) as well as hundreds of other altcoins.