Blockstream Jade is a hardware wallet designed to store Bitcoin securely.
I like Blockstream Jade because it’s a Bitcoin-only wallet. By only supporting Bitcoin, the wallet’s attack surface is greatly reduced. Wallets that support many coins are more complex and introduce more attack opportunities.
I don’t recommend using Ledger or Trezor wallets. In 2020, Ledger experienced a significant data breach, resulting in the leak of customer information, leading to phishing attempts. Also, Ledger introduced an update that offered an opt-in “recovery services” feature where the wallet’s seed phrase could be recovered. However, the seed phrase leaving the hardware wallet did not resonate with users who considered Ledger a trustless service for storing cryptocurrencies.
Trezor makes another popular hardware wallet. However, I no longer recommend them due to their integration of CoinJoin. This move raises concerns that Trezor could potentially censor Bitcoin transactions.
Features of the Blockstream Jade Wallet
Here are some features of the Jade wallet:
- Jade is open source – ensuring the community can audit and verify the device’s code.
- Jade’s built-in camera allows users to scan and display QR codes directly on the device, enabling secure transactions without needing a USB or Bluetooth connection.
- Full-color 1.14-inch LCD screen
- Jade is supported on Blockstream Green, BlueWallet, Sparrow, Electrum, Specter, Nunchuk