KeepKey: Your Private Bitcoin Vault, Begins Shipping
Available for Purchase on Company’s Website (www.keepkey.com) and Amazon for $239
Seattle, WA, Wednesday, September 23, 2015: KeepKey, a leading provider of bitcoin storage security, is proud to announce that they began taking orders for their flagship bitcoin hardware wallet. Shipping starts immediately.
KeepKey is a USB device that stores and secures your bitcoins. When you entrust KeepKey with your bitcoins, every transaction must be reviewed and approved via a large OLED display and confirmation button. KeepKey protects your valuable bitcoins from virtual attacks like malware and viruses.
“Our guiding principle is to empower individuals and organizations with bank- grade bitcoin security. This is what our device does, and it is simple to use. Other products that are available require a high level of sophistication to operate. With KeepKey, it is very difficult to do the wrong thing,” says Darin Stanchfield, the founder of the company.
KeepKey generates and stores bitcoin private keys that are never shared with the connected computer: they remain on the device. When sending bitcoins, the transaction details appear on KeepKey’s screen. The user approves the transaction with a confirmation button on the device. The signed transaction is then sent to the connected computer and transmitted to the bitcoin network.
KeepKey currently works with Google Chrome using the KeepKey Wallet Extension (keepkeywallet.com). It is also supported by popular bitcoin wallets including Electrum and MultiBit.
Ken Heutmaker, a software engineer at the company explained, “Our security model was designed to ensure that the user always has complete control over their private keys. We feel that relying on trusted third parties degrades the security and privacy that the bitcoin ecosystem offers.”
KeepKey is available for $239 and ships internationally for free. Customers who want to pay with Bitcoin can order the device directly on the company’s website. KeepKey is also available through Amazon.
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