BitBox01

Control your digital assets with the original BitBox, our minimalist hardware wallet and second factor authenticator.

The BitBox01 can no longer be ordered since 12 November 2019.

We will continue to support the BitBox01 in our app and through support@shiftcrypto.ch until November 2020. We’re offering all BitBox01 customers a 30% loyalty discount to move over to the BitBox02. The discount code will be available with an in-app notification via the next BitBoxApp update. See our announcement for more information.

Features

Hold and spend your cryptocurrencies easily by gearing up with these essential features.

Easy backup and restore

For peace of mind, backups are made to microSD card instantly and can be managed from the desktop app.

Our supported cryptocurrencies

We focus our efforts on the top tier coins under active development.

Touch LED

The BitBox01 features a touch sensitive LED which is used to confirm important actions, such as transaction confirmation, device reset, firmware updates etc.

Two-factor authenticator

Secure your favourite online accounts with universal 2 factor authentication. U2F gives you the ability to login to your online accounts securely using the BitBox as a physical security key.

Swiss engineered to secure your independence in the cryptocurrency world.

Inside the Box

Everything you need to start your journey.

BitBox01

microSD Card

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

What are the unique advantages of BitBox?

A.

  • Offline, anytime backup and recovery with a micro SD card.
  • Native software client avoids security risks of browser-based clients.
  • Plausible deniability with hidden wallets and backups.
  • Portable, extremely durable case filled with epoxy and packed with security.
  • Subtle design avoids unwanted attention.
  • Fully open source.
  • Swiss ideals - quality, privacy, no backdoors.

Q.

Do my private keys ever touch my computer or the internet?

A.

Not even during the initial setup or backup. The onboard microcontroller generates a wallet using a high-quality hardware random number generator to create entropy.

The onboard slot for a micro SD card allows offline backup and recovery. There is no need to expose your wallet while typing on a keyboard or displaying recovery information on a screen, leaving it susceptible to theft by key logging, screen captures, and cameras.

Unlike other hardware wallets, you can backup your wallet at anytime and as often as you like. Switch between different wallets in a snap.

We appreciate paranoia. Therefore, external entropy is added to the hardware random number generator in two ways. First, in order to remove the need to trust the hardware, some entropy is added by us through random bytes set during the factory installation. In order to remove the need to trust us, some more is automatically gathered from you when entering your device password

Q.

What happens if someone steals my BitBox?

A.

They will also need to steal your password in order to steal your coins. If two-factor authentication is enabled, they will also need your second factor device (such as a mobile phone). After 15 unsuccessful attempts to guess the password, the BitBox will erase all secrets and reset in order to mitigate brute force attacks.

Q.

How do I protect against malware and keyloggers?

A.

Hardware wallets are designed to prevent the majority of malware, such as key logging and file stealing, from allowing someone to get your coins. Even if someone learns the wallet password, the keys stay buried inside the hardware wallet. Using the keys requires physically pressing a touch button and, optionally, two-factor authentication (2FA) using a mobile app. With the mobile app, even handcrafted malware on a fully compromised computer, such as a man-in-the-middle attack (MITM), are mitigated.

Q.

What if a government or bully forces me to open my wallet?

A.

Use plausible deniability. A secondary password can open a hidden wallet. Put some change there to add plausibility. Or, in case you are forced to recover a wallet from a backup, entering the wrong password will create a valid but different wallet.

Q.

I need more specifications about BitBox

A.

  • Single-purpose microcontroller that connects to a computer as a plug-and-play USB device. No drivers required.
  • AES-256-CBC encrypted communication over USB that avoids glitching and timing attacks.
  • Two-factor authentication option to avoid man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks.
  • Erase and reset after 15 failed attempts to mitigate brute force password attacks. If a reset happens by accident, the wallet can be recovered simply by reloading the wallet seed from the micro SD card.
  • Capacitive touch button confirmation. Touch briefly to 'reject', and touch longer to 'accept'.
  • Embedded LED status indicator.
  • Password protected.

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