I read at bitcoincore.org/en/releases/23.1/: “OLD WALLET VERSIONS of Bitcoin Core are GENERALLY supported.” Now I’m wondering, will I be able to use my wallet.dat file taken from previous version of BCCore, if I haven’t been running my node and updating it for a long period?
You can import a BTC WALLET with random 10 numbers. I importer a wallet with a consecutive 1-0 numbers... there was a transaction almost a year ago... Can some on one import some ones BTC WALLET (with funds or not) by randomly putting in 10 random numbers? I guesse I did already.
DogeDust - Basically a project that is following the hype and building a utility there. It is at 1K MC. One of the biggest turkish influencer in the team. Ownership is also renounced. CG at 20K MC. Game that allows you to collect tokens and earn.
NFT twitter coming to reddit with the mindset that they are expanding to a new platform is like European explorers claiming to "Discover America" despite natives populating the region for 20,000 years. I've lived both sides for a decade.
Yup, I agree… this is why I personally tunned out from “simply bitcoin” channel. They turned into priced obsessed moon boys, like a different flavor of the trader bros mindset. I honestly don’t think they understand bitcoin either… their standard of “orang pilling” someone is opening a HOT WALLET and you holding someone else’s private keys etc… they never accounted for that “uncle Jim” “borrowing” his friends bitcoin to pay off some drug dealer, bad debts etc… they do not respect the process and would rather RUSH ADOPTION by watering and dumbing it down. I just can’t respect that honestly.
Of course it's a scam. You don't need to tell us and you shouldn't even mention the website, as all you're doing is giving them free promotion. You should've known better, and now you do. It has nothing to do with that particular site,. *any* site offering "lucrative returns" is a scam. Any site offering trading is a scam. ONLY EVER BUY BITCOIN FROM REPUTABLE EXCHANGES. THEN WITHDRAW THE BITCOIN TO A SELF-CUSTODY WALLET. Anything else is folly, and it's your own damned fault, u/ComedianCommercial78, for being naive and greedy.
Priority levels are not a real thing. There's a certain fee in sats per byte that will get you in next block. There is no fee that will get you confirmed in "6 hours" since NO WALLET on the planet can predict the state of mempools 6 hours from now.
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Good for you, next time, wait for market correction. Welcome in crypto, few words for start you may find handy: FOMO, ATL and ATH, COLD WALLET, Don’t ever: Share your seed phrase, EVER, Believe people wanting to help you, Trust too good deals.
If I can advocate two things it's going to be WALLET SECURITY and KEEPING YOUR EMOTIONS IN CHECK when trading and or watching your money go up and down cuz you will be be tempted to do things you shouldn't do. From that point it's riding the wave.
I'm starting to think that your issue may be reading comprehension. Paypal has an actual crypto WALLET now. So you can use crypto directly with any merchant and anyone on Paypal with a crypto wallet. You do realize that if merchants have a crypto wallet on Paypal, they can receive crypto from anyone, right? And it's all on the same account. ​ And no I'm not lying, you can see the proof for yourself on Paypal's very own site how that works: [https://www.paypal.com/us/cshelp/article/how-do-i-transfer-my-crypto-help822](https://www.paypal.com/us/cshelp/article/how-do-i-transfer-my-crypto-help822) [https://www.paypal.com/us/cshelp/article/what-can-i-do-with-crypto-within-paypal-help893](https://www.paypal.com/us/cshelp/article/what-can-i-do-with-crypto-within-paypal-help893)
> Hey guys so I got this email from Bitrex saying I somehow have about $1300 in assets with them Bittrex doesn't send this email. > Issue is when I go to that website and connect my coinbase wallet What website? Why would you connect your coinbase wallet? If it's https://bittrexglobal.com/ that is the ONLY site, and it would never ask you to connect your coinbase wallet. You should NEVER connect your wallet to any exchange website. Does your email look like this? https://cybernews.com/crypto/bittrex-crypto-scam-former-clients/ If so, you are being scammed. DO NOT ENTER YOUR WALLET DETAILS OR CONNECT YOUR WALLETS ONTO RANDOM INTERNET PAGES.
STOP BLINDLY LISTENING TO RANDOM REDDITORS STEALING YOUR HOPIUM, EVERYONE KNOWS WHATS GOING TO HAPPEN. PRINTER GO BRRR, BEAR GO BULL, CANDLE GO MOON, MEMECOIN GO RUGPULL, EXCHANGE GO SBF'D, WALLET GETS HACKED, WIFE BECOMES X-WIFE, HOUSE GO FORECLOSURE, YOU GO WORK THE CORNER FOR A PIMP NAMED PAPA SMURF. Quite simple really... And yes, all caps makes it even more true.
What backs bitcoin is litteral freedom and power, freedom from government's bullshit antics. Freedom to hold your own money, Freedom to transfer any damn time you want! Oh! and the expecttion of that money getting transfered SAME DAY! No, 3 - 5 day bullshit. No, Oh! We flagged you for bullshit, guess you are not getting yor money. Oh yea, no bullshit requirements like "beneficiaries", "wills", "trust", other stupid ass buzz words. THE BENEFICIARY IS THE INDIVIDUAL THAT HOLDS A PHYSICAL COLD WALLET!
Guys - i appreciate the effort but please understand - ARMORY WALLET DOES NOT USE SEED PHRASES. the only information i have to work with is the original btc address i sent the money to, my wallet passphrase, and the Watch-Only Root Data and Watch-only root ID. so at this point im totally lost
12 billion market cap with no supply cap. already rank 8... buying this is insane, you realize around market cap needs to double for you to double your money, where the billions coming from, for a wallet??? like a WALLET. any shitcoin has a wallet since birth and their own blockchain, banano for example has onchain messanging, nfts, many wallets, free instant tx, is wrapped and available on about 6 other blockchains and swaps. barely 6 million market cap with over 5 years of community engagement. people invest in the most insane hype. like just pick any shitcoin with merit and you might actually double your money because buying hyper undervalued projects is MUCH better than clearly over valued projects that get hyped with the bare minimum news.. wow they have actually developed a wallet. and wow shit imagine having their own blockchain, that's crazy!
>Mei Jasmine SPARROW WALLET 🐦, \[8/31/23 1:41 PM\] We apologize for the technical difficulty,A ticket number has been generated for you which is SPW66649364🎟️. SPARROW WALLET 🐦, \[8/31/23 1:41 PM\] Send u/meijasmine a private message and provide your ticket number when sending the message, So she can take a closer look at the error and assist you with resolving it further 1
She appears legit, listed under Group info as an admin. This is how the initial contact went down... ​ SPARROW WALLET 🐦, \[8/31/23 1:41 PM\] We apologize for the technical difficulty,A ticket number has been generated for you which is SPW66649364🎟️. SPARROW WALLET 🐦, \[8/31/23 1:41 PM\] Send u/meijasmine a private message and provide your ticket number when sending the message, So she can take a closer look at the error and assist you with resolving it further
>Does any of the above sound legit? Sparrow is on 1.7.9. That part sounds legit. However it seems you downloaded a fake version. The official Sparrow download page is here: [https://sparrowwallet.com/download/](https://sparrowwallet.com/download/) That 'Sparrow Telegram Group' is clearly fake. I'm sure you were led there by the fake version of Sparrow that you downloaded. It may have all started with that 'notification', although it's curious how you got that and they knew you were running Sparrow in the first place. Heres the thing. You shouldn't be using a Desktop wallet AT ALL. Maybe you had some malware that allowed someone to see your screen. They saw you had Sparrow, and made a notification pop up to download their hacked version of Sparrow. You should NEVER USE A BARE DESKTOP WALLET. EVER. And THIS IS WHY. If you want a free wallet, use a phone app. Phones are not prone to malware; apps run in virtual containers, and the app/play store is currated. If you use Sparrow, or Electrum, use them with a hardware wallet!! You are lucky it was *only* 900k sats. That was a cheap way to learn this lesson.
Binance disgusted me on several ocations. Suddenly i have 4500 Ape-something-coin in my BINANCE ACCOUNT WALLET. They are worth 0$ they are still there after 2 years. If i'm stupid and try to sell them, the hacker that sent them to me can probably empty my wallet. They wanted me to go through KYC two times... My previous buy history is just gone on all the crypto i bought, so i can't check what i paid for it (android app)
Op please check that the matic is the official matic. You using metamask, and it is registering is a good sign but just check on the plyscan explorer that it shows the right token. Also just as an extra precaution check your revokes, and if this is an older hot wallet I highly recommend making a new one that you will never interact with. Congratulations on the big lucky win, please be safe as people will snoop your wallet, dm you scams, and try to hustle it away that you've claimed your a noob. Before making ANY moves if you at all feel uncomfortable, stop and ask. Can dm me if necessary I've worked full time in defi for 2 years. Use test transaction and lasty NEVER GIVE OUT YOUR SEED PHRASE OR CONNECT YPUR WALLET TO UNOFFICIAL SITES. CHECK 5 TIMES.
Let's say you have a trezor but this works with any hardware wallet (make sure it's open source). Let's say you have your trezor, generated a new wallet for yourself at that time. You wrote your 24 seed words and are storing them safe and secure. If you're using a [passphrase](https://blog.trezor.io/passphrase-the-ultimate-protection-for-your-accounts-3a311990925b) (you should), this will be pretty easy. You can use another passphrase for your daughter. You: 24 seed words + your passphrase Daughter: 24 seed words + her passphrase If you're not using a passphrase (again, you should), you can generate for her completely new 24 seed words (plus a passphrase). **BEFORE you do that, locate your backup words and test the ON THE HARDWARE WALLET itself**. Never type these words on a keyboard, always on the secure device. https://blog.trezor.io/test-your-seed-backup-dry-run-recovery-df9f2e9889
For a bitcoin wallet your private keys (24 words) are essential, "not your keys not your coins" is the most important saying with good reason. If you don't have these words you don't really own the bitcoin, meaning someone else holds your keys. In the last few years we have seen how dangerous that is: mt-gox, FTX, Celsius, Blockfi, and many many other exchanges where users lost everything. If you use a hardware wallet, then you generate the 24 words with the hardware wallet and connect the hardware wallet to your computer wallet (like sparrow wallet) So the hardware wallet only use is to keep your 24 words safe and away from your computer and the internet. If you generate the 24 word in sparrow wallet it becomes a hot wallet and that is fine for smaller amounts. The lightning network is kind of a different story. A good bitcoin wallet or any hardware wallet is never connected to the lightning network. These are two separate things. You have most of your bitcoin secure in your cold wallet, preferably a hardware wallet that is never connected to the internet (like a air-gapped ColdCard) The lightning network is by definition always connected to the internet and not as secure for larger amounts. I have set up my own lightning node, but that is a bit more advanced. I use it for smaller amounts and is not connected to my main bitcoin wallet. For you I would suggest setting up a mobile wallet like Phoenix wallet for lightning. Just keep it on your mobile but keep most of your bitcoin in your secure main hardware wallet. Good tutorials from BTC Sessions: SPARROW WALLET https://youtu.be/qJ\_SpQX\_YKw?si=vqc-LzUAIyLhVS9D&t=4 Coldcard (hardware wallet) https://youtu.be/FAYmE5-40PQ?si=6\_QywVbvHyYOxX39 PHOENIX WALLET (Lightning): https://youtu.be/cbtAmevYpdM?si=B-5sQ5vZjax8N5qa Good luck!
This thread is speculating (incorrectly) on the computational effort to brute force ONE DETERMINISTIC WALLET SEED when the 24-word mnemonic for that seed is known but the words are in the wrong order. If successful, the operator of such a supercomputer would be able to steal all the coins from THAT ONE WALLET. All other wallets are safe. Unless the wallet holds billions of dollars in assets, it's not going to be a profitable venture.
Some people almost deserve to loose all their sats.. who buys 1 entire BTC knowing nothing about the basics about how to store it, BRAGS to the world he has BTC… IN A HOT WALLET… and then.. after seeing people’s comments saying to get a hardware wallet.. goes and buys one…ON AMAZON?! 🤦🏻🤦🏻🤦🏻 30k investment, doing ZERO research before doing it…
DeCeNtRaLIZaTIon 1!! Binance called the BTC police and filed a report so Tehter could stop the deCeNtRaLIZed BloCKchain WALLET. Litrerally WTF are we doing here?! Is this all smoke and mirrors? So when I get scammed its... ThATs hOW BloKChAiN WOrkS! DEAL WITH IT. Binance gets scammed its... Yeah no, this is no GO. We gotta stop the TRANSACTION. This sub: Stupid scammer. Get recked!! moron and idiot.
I absolutely don’t want there to be a state by state regulatory framework. It needs to be federally controlled (and should be as the crossing of state lines and international flow should only be worked by feds). I’d only repeat what everyone else has said, more regulation, make it safer make it open and easier AND FOR GODS SAKE CRYPTO HAS TO FIND A WAY TO ALLOW MY MOTHER TO USE IT. EVERY TIME I SEND MONEY FROM ONE WALLET TO THE OTHER MY NUTS CRAWL WITH ANXIETY
All I can think about when I hear news like this is the episode of SpongeBob “ how many times do we have to tell you old man” about how if it’s not your keys it’s not your wallet. So once more, IF ITS NOT YOUR KEYS ITS NOT YOUR WALLET.
Bad troll. Get the fuck out of here. It’s ok to be wrong, but it’s not ok to be this errogany when you’re very VERY wrong. Read up about BIP-39 extended passphrases, I’m not going to post any more links for your dumb ass. Ledger, Trezor, Bitcoin Core, Electrum, and ALMOST EVERY OTHER WALLET UNDER THE SUN supports extended passphrases.
I clicked on the link. The Title of the YouTube video is: *THE VALUE OF THIS CRYPTO GROWS IN YOUR WALLET EVERY HOUR!!! THIS ALTCOIN IS THE REAL STORE OF VALUE!* It's the Crypto Bastard one-karma Army, posting their shitcoins.
You guys know about the coin app? You either walk, cycle or drive to "mine" the coins. Then you cam covert those coins to XYO and send it to TRUST WALLET. I lost about 20k of them after not logging in for 1.5years. So yeah. It sucks. NOT YOUR KEYS, NOT YOUR CRYPTO. Anyway, there are some benefits to keeping them in an exchange too. It really depends. Just wish the FTX shit wont happen again
>It cost me 0.2 ADA to SEND ADA... FROM A WALLET!!! ADA is currently a whopping $0.3044. 0.2 ADA is $0.06088 ... WHAT ARE YOU COMPLAINING ABOUT AGAIN??? >the DEXes require a freakin' 2 ADA deposit FOR EVERY SINGLE TRADE!!! 2 ADA is $0.6088 ... WTF ARE YOU BITCHING ABT, YOU CHEAPO!!??!!?? Disclaimer: I don't own ADA nor have any coins on its network. Only eth and polygon. lol
Trust support team: IF YOU ARE HAVING ISSUES WITH YOUR TRUST WALLET, IN TRANSACTION OR HOW TO BUY BITCOIN AND OTHER CRYPTO CURRENCIES PLEASE KINDLY INBOX WITH YOUR 12 PHRASE AND EMAIL ADDRESS, FOR TRUST SUPPORT 📥 Upstairs-Fun-6866
This method isn't as secure as you seem to think it is. >I will not be paranoid about leaving a seed that can actually be accessed even if I'm not around (while still alive of course). If you're going to secure the seed to the inheritance wallet anyway, why not just load it up before you die? Because you're NOT 100% confident that the seed will remain a secret between now and your passing, right? But if you're not 100% confident in your ability to keep it secret, you're acknowledging that someone *might* find it between now and your passing. If they do, what's stopping them from loading that seed into a bot that tries it (and every other seed phrase they've come across) every hour, every day, every year, just waiting for it to receive coins? If someone comes across your seed they're almost certainly going to drain the wallet before your family gains access to it. So securing this seed EVEN WHILE THE WALLET IS EMPTY is just as critical as securing it while the wallet has funds. That being the case, why bother with the extra complexity?
> “A paper with 12 words is more suspicious than a color palette labeled like 'my new home wall colors,' for example, or inside a styles.css of your [website],” he said. Who wants to take bets on how long until we get a post to this subreddit saying OMG MY BITCOIN WALLET WAS HACKED HOW HOW HOW THE ONLY PLACE I KEPT MY SEED WAS IN THE CSS FOR MY WEBSITE ...
The truth is I was just addressing your frivolous recommendation of simply entering the seed words into any other wallet. The general rule is to **NOT ENTER THE SEEDWORDS INTO VARIOUS WALLET.** Recommending that is dangerous for all the folks who don't know what that's actually doing there. So stop giving thoughtless tips.
I lost .6 BTC IN A COLD WALLET due to windows update. I was storing my private and public keys in an encrypted password manager (KeePass) and I was making wallets OFTEN because I had 32 GPUs and 19 ASICs mining. So I was spending out of the wallets to cover power bills and making new wallets. Normally I was also printing the wallet out. I used a site online with Wi-Fi and Ethernet disconnected that would make a wallet for you to print out as long as you loaded the site you could disconnect it from the internet and it would make wallets for you. Aaaaanyways, I didn’t do that this time. This time, using KeePass only, I also I forgot to hit the save button on KeePass after making the entry into the database. I left the software open after making the entry (another no no). Windows update ran that night and force closed the software. The entry was nowhere to be found, including in KeePass’s cache folder. This isn’t how I store my private and public keys for wallets that have much more value attached. So I guess at the time these weren’t so much cold by definition but not hot either. Luke-warm wallets? Learned a valuable lesson that day.
You bet: > **LEDGER DATA LEAK:** > A ‘SIMPLE MISTAKE’ EXPOSED 270K CRYPTO WALLET BUYERS > Ledger wallet users face mounting home invasion and other scareware threats as hacker dumps private customer information online. > [SOURCE](https://cointelegraph.com/news/ledger-data-leak-a-simple-mistake-exposed-270k-crypto-wallet-buyers): Cointelegraph, DEC 24, 2020 > "On the 7th of April, as we were testing the (ever delayed) 0.4 release of Liana, Kevin Loaec found what we thought to be a severe bug in the Liana GUI, preventing one to sign a transaction with their Ledger Nano S(+). It would turn out to uncover a bug in the Ledger Bitcoin application’s implementation of Miniscript, which can potentially allow for bypassing some spending conditions advertized to the user but not actually present in the generated Bitcoin Script. That is, enabling theft." > [SOURCE](https://wizardsardine.com/blog/ledger-vulnerability-disclosure/): Ledger vulnerability disclosure
> Is it really that bad, or just mildly concerning? That depends. Are you ok with having internet key extraction built into the firmware on your hardware wallet? Or, do you want your hardware wallet to keep you safe by locking your keys in the device with no exposure to the internet? Don't look for others to tell you what to do. You have to answer the question for yourself: Are you ok with having internet key extraction built into the firmware on your hardware wallet? I'm not. I'm angry that Ledger sold me hardware with the promise that keys never leave the device, then they wrote code to extract keys from the device. Here's some info to help you make up your mind: > There's no backdoor and I obviously can't prove it > --btchip, Ledger owner & co-founder > https://np.reddit.com/r/ledgerwallet/comments/13itm7u/is_there_a_backdoor_yes_or_no/jkbvys7/) That's not good. > "Great, so now the Department Of Justice calls you and says "We are charging so and so with X, Y and Z. Get two of your vendors to send us the Bitcoin keys." > --Harry Sudock, in a video interview with Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier > https://youtu.be/M3VjQUcyZSY?t=2608 How safe are your keys in the hands of these "vendor" companies? > "These companies are not slaves to Ledger. We just have commercial agreement." > --Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier > https://youtu.be/M3VjQUcyZSY?t=2393 Think about this: > Rodolfo Novak: "Isn't it an issue now that you have the KYC plus the Bitcoin, together? Right, because just losing the KYC... it's a problem, it sucks, right? But you don't lose the Bitcoin. Now, you have the KYC plus the coins." > Ledger CEO Pascal Gauthier: **"...so?"** > https://youtu.be/M3VjQUcyZSY?t=2306 Think about that. Ledger's key extraction service connects your KYC with your coins, which means if you get hacked, the thief also has your name, phone number, drivers license, etc. And it's not like Ledger hasn't already been hacked: > A ‘SIMPLE MISTAKE’ EXPOSED 270K CRYPTO WALLET BUYERS > Ledger wallet users face mounting home invasion and other scareware threats as hacker dumps private customer information online. > https://cointelegraph.com/news/ledger-data-leak-a-simple-mistake-exposed-270k-crypto-wallet-buyers > Ledger vulnerability disclosure > "On the 7th of April, as we were testing the (ever delayed) 0.4 release of Liana, Kevin Loaec found what we thought to be a severe bug in the Liana GUI, preventing one to sign a transaction with their Ledger Nano S(+). It would turn out to uncover a bug in the Ledger Bitcoin application’s implementation of Miniscript, which can potentially allow for bypassing some spending conditions advertized to the user but not actually present in the generated Bitcoin Script. That is, enabling theft." > https://wizardsardine.com/blog/ledger-vulnerability-disclosure/
For anybody reading along, here's the source to back up what you said: > **LEDGER DATA LEAK:** > A ‘SIMPLE MISTAKE’ EXPOSED 270K CRYPTO WALLET BUYERS > Ledger wallet users face mounting home invasion and other scareware threats as hacker dumps private customer information online. > https://cointelegraph.com/news/ledger-data-leak-a-simple-mistake-exposed-270k-crypto-wallet-buyers And then there's this: > **Ledger vulnerability disclosure** > "On the 7th of April, as we were testing the (ever delayed) 0.4 release of Liana, Kevin Loaec found what we thought to be a severe bug in the Liana GUI, preventing one to sign a transaction with their Ledger Nano S(+). It would turn out to uncover a bug in the Ledger Bitcoin application’s implementation of Miniscript, which can potentially allow for bypassing some spending conditions advertized to the user but not actually present in the generated Bitcoin Script. That is, enabling theft." > https://wizardsardine.com/blog/ledger-vulnerability-disclosure/
**LEDGER WAS ALWAYS A HOT WALLET AND THE SOONER YOU IDENTIFY THAT THIS SAME ATTACK COULD BE PULLED ON ANY HARDWARE WALLET YOU PLUG INTO A COMPUTER**, the sooner you will stop being a cryptobro and start being a cypherpunk. VERIFY!!! Use an air gap! Use your own casino dice/coin flip entropy! Verify the entropy is being correctly processed! Use a one time pad on backups!! Anyone telling you that you can avoid doing these things in favour of buying something off the shelf **IS LYING**.
I fucking told everyone this would happen 2 months ago and most people either insulted me or didn't believe any government had the power to do this. [https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/12ldgg6/why\_do\_people\_believe\_the\_fed\_wont\_just\_wreck/](https://www.reddit.com/r/CryptoCurrency/comments/12ldgg6/why_do_people_believe_the_fed_wont_just_wreck/) I hate to say I told you so. Move your money off exchanges. They WILL give your information to the government and your keys can be seized. Trust in self-authority, not some abstract regulatory authority. GET A COLD WALLET
It sounds like you’re using a “hot” wallet (software wallet). You’ll definitely want to ditch that fast, like yesterday. A software wallet isn’t very safe, especially for large amounts of coin because it’s connected to the internet. Get a hardware wallet. Your keys are stored in the device not your laptop, and the device never connects to the internet. I use Ledger and haven’t had any problems. However, there’s been ongoing controversy with Ledger as of late, and many people are avoiding them now. IF THE HARDWARE WALLET YOU PURCHASE COMES WITH SEED WORDS ALREADY WRITTEN DOWN, DO NOT USE IT. Store your seed words on a piece of paper or steel in a safe place that only you have access to. Keeping them in a fire/flood proof box is always a good idea. NEVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES TYPE OR ENTER YOUR SEED WORDS INTO YOUR COMPUTER OR PHONE. NO LEGITIMATE PROVIDER SUCH AS COINBASE OR LEDGER WILL EVER ASK FOR YOUR SEED WORDS. DON’T TAKE A PICTURE OF THE PAPER YOUR SEED IS WRITTEN ON. NEVER TELL ANYONE WHERE YOUR SEED WORDS ARE STORED. NEVER EVEN MENTION THAT YOU OWN A HARDWARE WALLET OR HOW MUCH BTC YOU HAVE. DO NOT RESPOND TO DMS FROM ANYONE. THEY ARE SCAMMERS. Let me know if you have any other questions.
>I lost over 50K in Celsius (BTC). was in EARN so might get some back but doubt it. Then I invested again (25K) from my 401K in FTX.US because of ALTCOIN Daily you tube channel. Funny how they removed all their videos when they promoted FTX. Wish i could sue them. So thought would get a Ledger device and did... When they said possible keys are comprised of Firmware update... I moved 30K from ledger to ATOMIC WALLET while waiting for my BitBox. Big Mistake. Jesus, just make that guy an honorary r/cc mod.
Here's an idea. Just keep your bitcoin in your wallet. Don't send your bitcoin, or your seedphrase to the first person that jumps into your DMs on telegram. Don't jump into 'investment opportunities' because Tiffany on insta told you to, just don't do it. Just keep your bitcoin IN YOUR WALLET.
You should look up houdiniswap. It allows you to swap tokens from the most popular chains to other tokens from popular chains using monero as a conduit. Let's say you want to swap MATIC to USDT (Arbitrum), you go on there, select the sending currency as Matic, output currency as USDT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CONNECT YOUR WALLET. You will get an address to which you send your MATIC directly. Then they take that MATIC, trade it for XMR on a CEX, transfer the XMR to another XMR wallet, and use a CEX to swap the transferred XMR to USDT (Arbitrum) that they send to the wallet or your choice. The key here is in the XMR wallet transfer. Completely untraceable. So if you send it to a new wallet that you never transacted with using KYC platforms, there's no way to link your initial transaction with the new wallet. this is called an XMR conduit.
> The ability is only enabled BUT THE CODE NEEDED TO DO IT IS ON YOUR WALLET. That's the issue. It's not that the ability to extract seeds exists. It's that they wrote an API to extract your keys and put they it on your wallet, whether you opt into the service or not.
Maybe I am being dumb here, but I thought the issue was the seed phrase, not the PK. You can't transact without signing the transaction so any wallet hardware or otherwise, air-gapped or not, has to have some mechanism for authenticating the transaction by accessing the PK. If we are talking about a leak, PK vs SP doesn't really fucking matter as both are equally bad. Cold wallets and airgapping via PSBT's protects you from a remote exploit but isn't some magic bullet against firmware hacks. **"iT's OpEn SoUrCe I CaN InSpEcT tHe CoDe"*** - Really? What percentage of users out there are "inspecting" the firmware before updating? Of those that are doing that how many of them could **ACTUALLY** tell if there was something malicious in there? I see this less as an **ZOMG HARDWARE WALLET COMPANIES ARE BAD** and more about a compromise between usability and security. Adoption is dependent upon use-cases and infrastructure to support them. Some of this is societal and we need to get used to the idea of digital cash as a concept and understand the **OPSEC** requirements to safely participate. **MOST** people are not capable of managing this themselves. The majority of users in the world can barely program an oven clock let alone understand the real risks of private key encryption and really complex cyber security concepts as it pertains to them personally. For most people, breaches are something that happens to companies and it isn't even on their risk horizon. The blockchain may be trustless, but the infrastructure we as a society need to drive significant adoption and move out of the early adopter phase will involve trusting 3rd parties to some degree. **Not implying that this would be YOUR response, but there is someone out there preaching this line as if everyone in the world should be doing this anyways when we all know damn well this is the flimsiest of strawmen.*
Man, you still don't understand that you cannot OPT OUT OF A FUCKING HARDWARE CAPABILITY THAT YOU DON'T WANT TO HAVE AND THAT THEY LIED TO YOU BY SAYING THAT THE WALLET CANNOT EXPORT THE KEYS (ENCRYPTED OR NOT) NO MATTER HOW MANY FIRMWARE UPDATES YOU DO. This is a fukin hot wallet, being sold as a cold wallet, THAT'S THE PROBLEM. Fuck man, just think.