Cold Store Your Cryptocurrency
If you’re new to the crypto world you might have overheard people transferring their assets into cold storage or cold wallets but were unsure exactly what this involves. Simply put, it means securely transferring and storing your cryptocurrencies/ assets offline to decrease access to hackers. There are two ways in which you can store your cryptos offline, here’s how you can do it:
Hardware: Wallets vary from software wallets in that they store a user’s private keys on a hardware device like a USB. Although hardware wallets make transactions online, they are stored offline which delivers improved security. Hardware wallets can be compatible with several web interfaces and can support different currencies; it just depends on which one you decide to use. What’s more, making a transaction is easy. Users simply plug in their device to any internet-enabled computer or device, enter a pin, send currency and confirm. Hardware wallets make it conceivable to easily transact while also keeping your money offline and away from danger.
Paper: Wallets are easy to use and provide a very high level of security. While the term paper wallet can simply refer to a physical copy or printout of your public and private keys, it can also refer to a piece of software that is used to securely generate a pair of keys which are then printed. Using a paper wallet is relatively straightforward. Moving Bitcoin or any other currency to your paper wallet is proficient by the transfer of assets from your software wallet to the public address shown on your paper wallet. Alternatively, if you want to withdraw or spend currency, all you need to do is transfer funds from your paper wallet to your software wallet. This process, often referred to as ‘sweeping,’ can either be done by hand by entering your private keys or by scanning the QR code on the paper wallet.
If you are however into using your tokens on a day to day basis, it is suggested that you use a mobile crypto wallet that allows you to make transactions easy and secure. Download the XcelPay app on your IOS or Android devices.
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