Ideas on how to build better key management systems for humans

Crypto wallets are secure, but the private keys we use to access them can be very difficult to keep safe. How might we design ways to keep our private keys protected? In part two of this series, we explore the concept of programmable custody and how it could revolutionize how we manage our private keys. If you haven’t already, read part one.

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The most commonly used cryptocurrency custody products and services are modeled after age-old banks and vaults — “Give us your assets and we’ll take care of them” — but this isn’t how it has to be. Because cryptocurrency…


Why we need to design more human-centered ways of managing private crypto keys

Crypto wallets are secure, but the private keys we use to access them can be very difficult to keep safe. How might we design ways to keep our private keys protected? In part one of this series, we take a look at the challenges with managing private keys today. Read part two here.

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With the advent of blockchain-based digital currency, the promise was that it was possible to “be your own bank.”

By eliminating reliance on centralized monetary and financial institutions, we would no longer be susceptible to high fees that transactions processors and banks charge, transaction censorship, government seizures…

Jamaal Montasser

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