KeepKey, the security-focused Bitcoin hardware wallet, has implemented an integration with Ethereum due to “soaring community demand” and “countless user requests”. The second most valuable cryptocurrency will go live on KeepKey from Friday morning. allowing for users to manage multiple Ethereum accounts and addresses.
CEO of KeepKey Darin Stanchfield said: “Of all the assets we get asked to support on KeepKey, Ethereum is by far the most requested. It’s a massive project with a huge following and we are thrilled to release our public beta on Friday. The KeepKey and KeepKey Chrome Extension will be the first hardware wallet and application that supports Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and Ethereum in one single user interface.”
Stanchfield added: “With the rise of cryptocurrency came the rise of the hacker and the digital thief. Ethereum users face the same security hurdles Bitcoin users face: it is very difficult to secure private keys and the stakes are often high. Using KeepKey makes Ethereum security simple: you can feel safe transacting without worrying if your computer you’re using has been compromised.”
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Co-founder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin said: “User account security is one of the most important problems that must be dealt with for blockchain technology to achieve mass consumer adoption, and we highly welcome efforts like KeepKey that aim to solve this challenge.”
CEO of ShapeShift Erik Voorhees said: “Ethereum and Bitcoin on one hardware device provides immense value to the digital asset ecosystem. Companies like KeepKey have done more to advance individual financial security than banks have done in the past hundred years.”
To celebrate the integration KeepKey will be on sale on Black Friday, on Amazon and the company’s website. “Crypto assets vary in their characteristics, and attract the use of different audiences for different use cases. The trend for investing and holding multiple types of assets is growing and KeepKey now makes this both simpler and safer. We are also excited to embrace the tradition of Bitcoin Black Friday, which started in 2012. The cost of our device will be lowered for one day because it will help spread the adoption for better, more cost effective security not just for Bitcoin, but all crypto assets,” Stanchfield said.