Top 5 Crypto Hardware Wallets

Crypto Hardware Wallets

Despite frenzy about cryptocurrency, there are still some potential investors that do not know that the only way to safely store Bitcoin is with the use of Crypto Hardware wallets. This reason for storing Bitcoin in a hardware wallet is not far-fetched. Hardware wallets make use of two-factor authentication (2FA) to protect your coins. A third party cannot have access to your funds except you disclose the wallet’s PIN to the person.

Having said that, let’s now take a look at the top 5 crypto hardware wallets that are available in the crypto ecosystem. The intention of this article is to bring to your knowledge the features and perhaps the pros and cons of each of the wallet.


Trezor is the first hardware wallet on my list. It was introduced in 2014.

The following are its main features:

  1. It supports various coins such as Ethereum, Ethereum Classic, Bitcoin Testnet, Dogecoin, Litecoin, Dash, ZCash, and Bitcoin, among other coins
  2. It is designed with a Hologram sticker. The sticker ensure that nobody tampers with the device before delivery to end users
  3. It is also designed with a robust password manager.
  4. This hardware wallet supports Universal Second Factor
  5. SSH/GPG agent
  6. This hardware wallet is supported by so many online services as well as software.
  7. Each time Trezor is connected to a mobile phone or desktop, the system will require you to enter your pin before unlocking the wallet.
  8. The Price is $99

Cons: This hardware wallet has limited number of cryptocurrencies it can support compared to Ledger.

Some useful tips about this hardware wallet; the following location are not advisable to keep your recovery seed;

  1. Dropbox
  2. Email
  3. Online backup
  4. Offline backup
  5. Securely encrypted folder

Also, below are places to place your recovery card:

  • Keep it in a drawer that you personally lock, and it should be far away from both fire and water
  • Keep it where your family members would not see it except at the point of death.


The Ledger Nano S has a robust security arrangement to ensure users’ funds are not stolen. It supports some crypto coins such as Zcash, Komodo, Ethereum, Ark, Dash, PoSW, Bitcoin Cash, Stratis, Ripple, Bitcoin, and Ethereum Classic, among other coins

The following are its main features:

  1. It supports Universal Second Factor (U2F)
  2. GPG/SSH agent
  3. It is designed with double microcontrollers, which are STM32F042 and ST31H320.
  4. Its price is about 58€


  1. The process of entering PIN code is somewhat difficult, especially when carrying out a backup.
  2. This hardware wallet sometimes triggers twice when you depress the left button.



The KeepKey hardware wallet made number 3 on my list.

The following are its main features:

  1. It supports some coins such as Dash, Namecoin, Ethereum, Bitcoin, Testnet, Dogecoin, and Litecoin
  2. It is designed with a 3.12” or 256px X 64px OLED screen
  3. It displays a warning sign when powered ON
  4. It is certified by FIPS PUB 180-2 and FIPS PUB 140-2
  5. It is designed with a Hologram sticker ensures unauthorized access before delivery to end users.
  6. The process of unlocking this hardware wallet is similar to that of the Trezor wallet.
  7. Price is $129


The cost price is way too high than other hardware wallets in the market


The Bitlox hardware wallet appears similar to a smart-card.

The following are its main features:

  1. It supports only Ethereum and Bitcoin
  2. It is designed with a battery internally
  3. Bluetooth communication is possible
  4. Only 4mm in Thickness
  5. E-Ink 2” screen
  6. Multi-stage PIN code required during operation
  7. There is a special code which when deployed can wipe out all the data that has been stored in the wallet
  8. Price is about $98


The Digital Bitbox is the number 5 on my list of Crypto hardware wallets.

The following are its main features:

  1. No screen
  2. It supports some coins such as ERC 20 token, Bitcoin, ETC, Ethereum, and ETH
  3. Supports Universal second factor (U2F)
  4. The microSD card can be backed up at any point in time
  5. It support Tails OS and Tor
  6. The digital Bitbox’s private keys are usually stored on a chip that is protected
  7. The design is simple
  8. It has only one button
  9. AES-256-CBC is used to encrypt its USD connection.
  10. Price is about 54€


At this point, it is advisable to carry out your own research about these crypto hardware wallets before subscribing to any of them. You can visit their official website and also seek for previous reviews about them.