Apocalypse-proof Bitcoin backup
Will your Bitcoin backup survive a house fire?
Make sure your coins are protected against extreme conditions and disasters.
Creating a backup of your Bitcoin and crypto wallet is important. It ensures that your funds can be restored even if you lose or break your hardware wallet.
Regular backups need to be protected against the elements. The Steelwallet helps you take your Bitcoin backup endurance to the next level and make sure it can survive a house fire or whatever else nature throws at it.
Clear instructions, low-tech, no additional tools needed
Made of stainless steel to resist almost everything, including mechanical force, fire, radiation and corrosion
Ageing-resitant backup for your future generations
For all cryptocurrency wallets that use up to 24 recovery words
Using the center punch went smoothly and quickly. No data loss.
Dass es die Möglichkeit gibt, seinen Seed mit so wenig Aufwand langfristig gegen physische Einflüsse sichern zu können, ist klasse.
Das Steelwallet kann ich bedenkenlos weiterempfehlen. Ich habe bisher kein Produkt getestet, mit dem die Backup-Wörter einfacher und sicherer zu notieren waren.
En este post analizo la Steelwallet, una genial wallet de acero donde guardar de forma segura tu semilla.
Steelwallet supports the BIP-39 standard which allows you to store 12,18 and 24 word seeds on your Steelwallet. The words on the BIP-39 word list are chosen so that there is only one possible word if you know the first four letters of that word. It is impossible that there are multiple words that start with the same four letters. That’s why you only need (and only can) punch the first 4 letters of word of your seed onto your Steelwallet.
Whoever has access to your 24 recovery words, has control over your wallet. In case the worst happens and your Steelwallet gets stolen, you should immediately withdraw your funds from your hardware wallet and transfer it to a new one that has a different seed. We recommend using a dedicated hardware wallet like the BitBox02. If you don’t have one at hand when you need to transfer your funds, we recommend transferring your funds to a software wallet and sending them onto a hardware wallet as soon as possible. You may find a more detailed instructions on how to do so on the device manufacturer's website.
In case you need to recover your wallet with the seed stored on your Steelwallet, you should do so without leaking it. That means you should never type your seed into a software-wallet on your computer or smartphone, or any other device which is connected to the internet. Viruses, key-loggers and malware might be installed on such devices and you would risk leaking your seed and thereby the theft of your funds. We recommend typing in your seed on a hardware-wallet like the BitBox02.
You should keep your Steelwallet in a secure place only you know about. This can be anything from a safe to a bank locker, or even buried in your backyard: since it’s made out of stainless steel it is very resistant to weather conditions.
Although we hope that won’t ever happen, nothing would change for you. Your seed, still is and will be safely stored on your Steelwallet for a very long time and you could get new sheets made yourself.
Yes, Jameson Lopp published a great article, comparing a wide variety of tools. He comes to the following conclusion: 'With these considerations in mind, I’d suggest that Blockplate and Steelwallet seem to be the most robust and simple options.' The article can be found here.
|When to use||Standard backup method for the BitBox02, quick and reliable||Easy and free for handwritten backup for any cryptocurrency wallet||Professional, ageing-resistant for long-term wallet backups that are kept in a safe place||Most durable backup that is designed to survive pretty much anything||Protection against undetected access and hidden tampering|
Retail package contains: 2 engraved stainless steel sheets, 1 puncher, 1 instruction booklet
Compatibility: Any BIP39 compliant wallet
Size retail package: 120 × 120 mm
Size steelwallet: 100 × 120 mm