Bitcoin is a currency that you can mine, hold and spend on the Internet. In other words, people use it without even ‘touching’ their money.
Still, if you use the Bitcoin network it is recommended to have a cold storage for better security. It could be a flash drive, a piece of paper or anything else to keep your private key disconnected and protected from any hacker’s attack.
It is worth mentioning that while paper cold storage is easy to use you should remember that paper is not the most ‘durable’ material and you would most probably like to encrypt your private Bitcoin information on something more reliable.
Earlier we posted information about the first unique wooden wallets from The Woody Co, based in Canada. Mostly they produce bespoke wooden cases for iPhone, BlackBerry, Samsung Galaxy and other smartphones, and some of these cases have Bitcoin designs, too.
However, the company is also well known for its special Bitcoin cold wallets. They currently come in two designs: first is a wallet looking like a card, while the second is wooden tags.
Bitcoin Wood Wallet Card from Woody
A cold wallet made as a card is especially convenient to use – you can put in an ordinary physical wallet and use it whenever you want to. Your wallet information will be laser-engraved directly onto a beautiful piece of wood.
You may choose a wood wallet made of curly maple or dark wood and customized with your name or alias, company name, wallet ID and QR code.
Wood Bitcoin Wallet Tags from Woody
This stylish wallet first appeared in the end of 2013. Many Bitcoin users choose it as safe and easy means of cold storage.
Just like the Woody Card Wallet these tags will feature laser engraving of your wallet information (including the name, wallet ID and QR code) and could be used as a keychain or necklace.
Also it comes in a variety of woods: bamboo, walnut, curly maple and ash.
Both – Wood Wallet Card and Tags – can be shipped to North America.
Another company that produces cold storage made from wood is Woodwallets. This is a new company based in Europe. It was launched during the Mobile World Congress 2014, handing the first Woodwallet to Jon Matonis, president of the Bitcoin Foundation.
“We are crypto-enthusiasts ourselves and we know what kind of problem you might encounter when trying to store your funds: this is why we built WoodWallets listening to the community from day one,” assure the manufacturers.
At the moment WoodWallets produce cold storage made from wood in the form of a card.
Woodwallets look like two-sided wallet cards with the encrypted private key on one side and the corresponding public address on the other. It also has a QR code engraved on it that allows their users to scan it with any smartphone or camera.
Moreover, WoodWallets support all major altcoins, including Litecoin, Dogecoin, Peercoin, Verticoin, etc.
Luckily for Bitcoin fans WoodWallets ship their products worldwide.
If you are ready to invest in elegant Bitcoin cold storage these could well be your chance – safe and beautiful wooden Bitcoin wallets.
However, should you decide to destroy your cold storage one day you may do it just like James Bond would – just burn it in a fireplace, after all wood is resistant to most other destruction methods. But I hope you won’t choose this option.