Passport Wallet: Open Source Hardware Wallet
Passport is a US-made open source and airgapped Bitcoin-only hardware wallet.
Category: Bitcoin Hardware Wallets
Passport is a Bitcoin-only open source hardware wallet. The wallet is air-gapped, which means it never communicates directly with a device that is connected to the Internet. Its USB-C connector only powers the battery and does not transfer data. Because it is an open-source hardware wallet, security researchers are able to easily discover any vulnerabilities that may exist on the wallet.
Passport was launched in 2020 by a US-based company, Foundation.
Pros and Cons of Passport Wallet
- Both the software and the mobile app are open source. Essentially, this means that your wallet is highly secure and has been thoroughly vetted by the open source community
- Passport is air-gapped, it uses a camera and QR codes instead of USB data and internet
- It’s compatible with BlueWallet, BTCPay, Electrum, Wasabi, Sparrow, etc
- Envoy is Passport mobile companion app. The mobile app saves as its interface
- It’s beautifully designed in the style of a smartphone, with an easy-to-use interface and an extra-hard glass protector.
- A high-resolution glass display and an in-built camera for scanning QR codes
- It is fairly expensive. At the time of writing, the wallet is sold at $259.00.
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