The 25th of September marks the anniversary of the BitBox02. Two years ago the first devices shipped to consumers. Today, people in 97 countries are using the BitBox02 to keep their money safe.

Our progress so far

Ever since our beta program, we have worked hard to make the BitBox02 better and easier to use.

Keep it simple
Many of the improvements we have made were developed especially with beginner users in mind. For example:

  • Option to buy crypto directly in the BitBoxApp, with the coins sent directly into the BitBox02
  • Simple setup wizard to generate a new wallet or restore an existing one from a backup
  • Friendly portfolio page with an overview of all funds secured by the BitBox02
  • Multiple accounts in the BitBoxApp to keep your funds organized
  • Address Ownership Proof Protocol (AOPP) which simplifies buying Bitcoin from KYC-light services like Pocket & GetBittr
  • Unified accounts to remove the need to choose technical Bitcoin script types

With the BitBox02, users don’t even need a computer to safe-keep their coins anymore. An Android phone is enough to use the full potential of the BitBox02. This means on-boarding new users to self-custody has never been easier.

For the power users
At the same time, advanced users can take advantage of new features like secure MultiSig account registration, Tor proxy support, coin control and Replace-by-Fee (RBF).

BitBoxApp and BitBox02 development

Trust in a new hardware wallet is not earned easily. It’s the result of responsible open source development, a humble mindset towards new attack vectors, and honest communication. Because we take these values by heart, not a single BitBox02 has revealed its secrets to attackers to date – despite efforts from various security researchers.

We are very grateful for everyone who chooses to recommend the BitBox02 to their friends and family, knowing it’s safe and easy to use.

Going forward

If you bought a BitBox02 two years ago, you benefit from the same updates as someone who bought it last week. We believe hardware wallets should be supported and maintained for as long as possible.

That’s why we are currently focusing on improving the BitBox02 experience even further, rather than developing a new hardware revision. You can buy a BitBox02 today without fearing that we are going to stop working on it anytime soon.

We will keep improving the user experience and adding new features, such as more buy and sell options in the BitBoxApp, adding further support for altcoins and Bitcoin taproot addresses.

If you would like to see the BitBox02 implement a specific feature, please reach out to us and let us know!

Birthday02 Bundle 🎉

To celebrate, we are offering a limited edition bundle. For the second birthday of the BitBox02, we include two free accessories: with every BitBox02 you receive five tamper-evident bags and a backup card suitable for long-term storage, so you can store your backups with peace of mind.

Our backup card makes it easy to create a handwritten backup, the perfect addition to our convenient microSD card backup. The card is made of ageing-resistant cardstock and can be laminated without a lamination machine for additional protection.

Once sealed, our tamper-evident bags erase any doubt whether your Bitcoin backup has been accessed or not.

The Birthday02 Bundle is available until September 27th, 2021.
Get yours now on the BitBox shop!

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.