Why use a BitBox02?
As a hardware wallet, the BitBox02 keeps your private keys offline. This exposes you to less risk when using cryptocurrency online. The display of the BitBox02 lets you securely verify your receive address as well as addresses you want to send Cardano to.
Using the Adalite web wallet, you can store your Cardano securely on your BitBox02. To use Adalite, you will need to install the BitBoxBridge, which enables communication between your browser and the BitBox02. It will only communicate with trusted domains, such as adalite.io. Simply download the BitBoxBridge to get started.
Using the noise protocol, information sent between your browser and the BitBox02 is fully end-to-end encrypted. This means more security and more privacy.
What is AdaLite?
AdaLite is a Cardano wallet that makes receiving, sending, and staking ADA easy. It is developed by VacuumLabs, an established software development company that started working on crypto projects in 2018. Back then, Cardano solely relied on the Daedalus wallet, which was part of the network's full node and was generally hard to use. AdaLite was built with the goal to create a light wallet, with minimal external dependencies.
VacuumLabs now also operates one of the largest Cardano staking pools, making the project profitable overall. Over 90% of users use AdaLite with a hardware wallet.
Getting started with Adalite
Step 1: Setup the BitBox02 Multi
If your BitBox02 is new, prepare it by downloading and installing the BitBoxApp. The setup wizard will guide you through all setup and backup steps.
Note: To use Cardano, please make sure you have the latest firmware installed (9.8.0 or greater). To install the latest firmware, install the latest BitBoxApp and update the firmware in the device settings.
Step 2: Install the BitBoxBridge
To use web wallets such as AdaLite, you need to download and install the latest BitBoxBridge software. The BitBoxBridge is a background application that allows the BitBox02 to communicate with web-based wallets. This is not necessary if you're using the Chrome browser.
Step 3: Connect the BitBox02 to AdaLite
- Unlock your BitBox02 by entering the password on the device
Note: If your BitBox02 is already unlocked, this step will be skipped.
- If you're using AdaLite for the first time, it will show you a pairing code. Confirm that the code shown on AdaLite matches the code on the BitBox02. Then confirm the code on the BitBox02.
Note: You will be prompted with a pairing code whenever you use the BitBox02 with a new browser or computer.
Done. You are now ready to use AdaLite! For more information about how to use adalite with the BitBox02, please find our guide here.
Important: do not send tokens to the BitBox02 or send ADA with tokens in the same transaction to the BitBox02. Currently, the BitBox02 does not support Cardano tokens, so you won't be able to send tokens from your BitBox02. In addition, any ADA sent to the BitBox02 in the same transaction with tokens will also not be spendable. We plan to support Cardano tokens in a future update which will then make tokens spendable. In case you received tokens and cannot spend them, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to restore a cardano wallet?
In order to restore your cardano wallet on the BitBox02, you simply need the backup of your BitBox02, either on your microSD-card or as a seed written down on paper or steel.
Can I stake ADA with the BitBox02?
Yes, you can easily stake your ADA on Adalite with the BitBox02!
Can I send Cardano tokens to the BitBox02?
Currently, the BitBox02 does not support Cardano tokens, so you won't be able to send tokens from your BitBox02. In addition, any ADA sent to the BitBox02 in the same transaction with tokens will also not be spendable.
Don’t own a BitBox yet?
Keeping your crypto secure doesn't have to be hard. The BitBox02 hardware wallet stores the private keys for your cryptocurrencies offline. So you can manage your coins safely.
The BitBox02 also comes in Bitcoin-only version, featuring a radically focused firmware: less code means less attack surface, which further improves your security when only storing Bitcoin.
Shift Crypto is a privately-held company based in Zurich, Switzerland. Our team of Bitcoin contributors, crypto experts, and security engineers builds products that enable customers to enjoy a stress-free journey from novice to mastery level of cryptocurrency management. The BitBox02, our second generation hardware wallet, lets users store, protect, and transact Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies with ease—along with its software companion, the BitBoxApp.