The perfect hot/cold wallet combination for IOTA.
Keeping your cryptocurrency safe has always been a pain. Do you store your coins on an exchange and risk the site getting hacked? What about storing your coins locally and losing the convenience of being able to use them?
Frost + Trinity = ❤
With the release of the Trinity wallet and the most recent update to Frost, it looks like the IOTA ecosystem has a great pair of tools to keep your coins secure and decentralized without sacrificing convenience.
- Frost, a COLD wallet, is available in your favorite web browser: http://frostwallet.info (you must disconnect from the Internet before creating a wallet).
- Trinity, a HOT wallet, works great as an app installed on your phone. Install resources are available here: https://trinity.iota.org/
Start with Frost to store your IOTA.
Whether you’re storing an investment, or just want a temporary place to save your IOTA, consider Frost (especially if you don’t have immediate plans for the tokens). Once you create, and unlock your Frost wallet, you’ll be given a unique address to store your IOTA. Your IOTA seed is also available, which gives you the ability to import into the wallet of your choice.
Import to Trinity to use your IOTA.
When you’re ready to use your IOTA you can import your Frost wallet in less than a minute. To import your Frost seed in Trinity follow these easy steps.
- Tap the “Settings” Icon, in the app menu, at the bottom.
- Select “Account management”. Then “+ Add new account”.
- Tap “Use existing seed”. (This will launch the QR scanner).
Take Caution: Due to the design of IOTA all addresses are single use only. As a result it’s a good idea to create a new Frost wallet after each import.
The Frost Wallet source code is 100% open source and licensed under the MIT license. You can learn more about the project by visiting the links below:
- GitHub Source: https://github.com/zachalam/frost
- Introduction Article: https://medium.com/@alamzach/introducing-frost-a-secure-offline-cold-storage-wallet-for-iota-552abca7acce
Are you a developer? Pull requests are more than welcome!