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As more people come to own Bitcoin and other forms of cryptocurrency, there is a growing need for easy-to-access, easy-to-use non-custodial wallets that give users ownership of their keys—as opposed to hosted wallets with which users entrust a third party for crypto exchanges.
IDEMIA’s B.CHAIN crypto hardware wallet is a card-based solution that provides a convenient alternative to existing non-custodial wallet devices which often come with tiny display and buttons. Backed by state-of-the art smart card security and biometrics, this solution allows smooth and secure interaction with a wallet provider mobile app through the phone’s NFC communication interface—instead of manually entering the key to sign transactions or just trusting the crypto wallet app to do it.
With B.CHAIN, crypto mobile wallet providers can now offer their customers the security of a hardware wallet without adding friction. Banks, FinTech, mobile operators and any other service provider may also use B.CHAIN to strengthen their customer relationships with a wallet to access Web3 Decentralized Applications (DApps) and the metaverse.
Based on IDEMIA’s biometric card technology, the B.CHAIN crypto hardware wallet solution provides users with a secure vault to protect their keys outside of their smartphone, in a familiar card form factor. This biometric card allows crypto users to securely derive keys from their crypto wallet seed, store them, and easily use them to sign a crypto transfer, giving users the ability to take custody of their keys and truly control their coins.
B.CHAIN crypto hardware wallet is very easy to set-up and convenient to use. Here is how it works:
Once protected within the secure element of the B.CHAIN crypto hardware wallet, the private keys always remain under the full control of the user. Every crypto transfer will require the B.CHAIN holder to authenticate with the fingerprint sensor embedded in the biometric card body or with a PIN code.
A simple tap signs a transaction. No tiny display. No tiny buttons. With B.CHAIN, crypto wallet providers can make a non-custodial wallet accessible to the greatest number of people.
All private keys securely derived and stored within the crypto hardware wallet will never leave it and never be accessible from the outside world. B.CHAIN biometric card puts crypto wallet owners in total control of their keys.
B.CHAIN crypto hardware wallet provides the same levels of security as state-of-the-art smart cards—such as the ones certified by independent third parties for payment and government use. It offers a secure vault to derive keys from the crypto wallet seed.