January’s Featured Products
Check out the great products being built
- Main board: Rock64 with 4 GB RAM:
- Rockchip RK3328 Quad-Core ARM Cortex A53 64-Bit Processor
- 4GB 1600MHz LPDDR3 memory
- HDMI (can be used for monitoring or troubleshooting)
- USB 3 – currently used as USB 2 but a free hardware upgrade will be provided
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Bootloader in SPI NAND
- Storage: Samsung 860 EVO 500 GB (or 1 TB)
- 5V world PSU
- Power consumption: 5W during normal operation, up to 15W during startup and initial sync
- Openrating System: Armbian for rock64
- Software (optional components can be one-click installed through nodl-admin):
- bitcoin core
- nodl-admin interface
- lnd (optional)
- RTL (optional)
- NBXplorer (optional)
- BTCPay Server (optional)
- Shitcoins (probably possible, but optional and not supported by us)
- A free Ethernet port on your router/switch (wifi dongle NOT included)
- A free electrical socket
- Configure a port forward on your router – we can assist you in doing this and with your help we will build a knownledge base to help other users
What is the Coinkite Coldcard? It’s a Bitcoin hardware wallet, so it signs transactions and can be used offline.
BIP39 based, which means you can backup the secret words onto paper, and have lots of sub-accounts and unlimited independent payment addresses.
It knows how to understand transactions, so you can see what you are approving.
The first PSBT (BIP 174) native wallet which can be used completely offline for it’s entire lifecycle.
BUT IT’S DIFFERENT!
NO specialized software required. It accepts standard PSBT transaction (BIP 174) stored on an MicroSD card. NO companion ‘app’ on your computer, works with the major wallets already (Electrum, and more to come).
It’s cheap! Simple packaging, plain design, no fancy boxes, no redundant cables.
It’s ultrasecure! Real crypto security chip. Your private key is stored in a dedicated security chip, not the main micro’s flash.
Easy back-up! MicroSD card slot for backup and data storage. This allows truly offline signing, by transferring the unsigned/signed transactions on sneakernet.
Open source software design runs Micropython and you can change it.
Full-sized numeric keypad makes entering PIN easy and quick.
Larger 128×64 OLED screen.
It’s an open platform, and we expect other “apps” in time, like:
Sign text messages to prove control over private key.
Participate in multisig wallets, with other signers.
Encrypt/decrypt secret messages (stored on MicroSD or otherwise).