Keepkey hardwallet supports ether

With Ethereum currently valued at over 850 million (USD) and daily trading volume rising, Ethereum has gained significant traction in the cryptocurrency market. Hard fork updates such as the recent Spurious Dragon have ironed out several issues in the Ethereum protocol, boosting overall confidence and security in the network. In response to the growing demand users expressed to KeepKey, the Seattle-based company designed KeepKey and KeepKey Chrome Extension to support Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, and now Ethereum, in one single user interface.

KeepKey is the first hardware wallet and application of its kind capable of supporting multiple digital currencies. “The Ethereum support will allow users to manage multiple Ethereum accounts with multiple addresses, seamlessly swap between tokens through the ShapeShift functionality, and maintain full recovery capability through the single KeepKey recovery sentence.”

With this exciting release, one can say that Ethereum’s popularity in the crypto world is on the rise. More hardwallet companies may follow in Keepkey’s footsteps integrating their software to support and store Ether, which may equate to an increase in the Ethereum network.

Beginning on November 25, 2016 and coinciding with Black Friday, KeepKey will hold a 24-hour sale discounting 20 percent off the hardware wallet to $79.

Check out the full press release for all the details.

KeepKey Integrates Ethereum In Time for 24 Hour Black Friday Sale

2nd most valuable token added to top-rated digital vault

Seattle, WA – November 23, 2016 – KeepKey, creator of the world’s premier hardware wallet, has today announced an integration with Ethereum due to soaring community demand. The second most valuable digital asset, currently holding a total market capitalization of over $850 million USD, will go live on the KeepKey device from Friday morning. To celebrate the landmark integration and maintain the Black Friday retail tradition, KeepKey is marking down its devices to $79 – a 20% sale – for a 24-hour period beginning 8:00 am EST on November 25, 2016. With daily trading volumes increasing and recent hard forks ironing out several DDoS issues, Ethereum has been gaining significant traction in the cryptocurrency market and was added to the KeepKey roster in response to countless user requests.

CEO of KeepKey Darin Stanchfield said, “Of all the assets we get asked to support on KeepKey, Ethereum is by far the most requested. It’s a massive project with a huge following and we are thrilled to release our public beta on Friday. The KeepKey and KeepKey Chrome Extension will be the first hardware wallet and application that supports Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and Ethereum in one single user interface.”

Cofounder of Ethereum Vitalik Buterin said, “User account security is one of the most important problems that must be dealt with for blockchain technology to achieve mass consumer adoption, and we highly welcome efforts like KeepKey that aim to solve this challenge.”

The Ethereum support will allow for users to manage multiple Ethereum accounts with multiple addresses, seamlessly swap between tokens through the ShapeShift functionality, and maintain full recovery capability through the single KeepKey recovery sentence.

CEO of ShapeShift Erik Vorhees said, “Ethereum and Bitcoin on one hardware device provides immense value to the digital asset ecosystem. Companies like KeepKey have done more to advance individual financial security than banks have done in the past hundred years.”

Stanchfield added, “With the rise of cryptocurrency came the rise of the hacker and the digital thief. Ethereum users face the same security hurdles Bitcoin users face: it is very difficult to secure private keys and the stakes are often high. Using KeepKey makes Ethereum security simple: you can feel safe transacting without worrying if your computer you’re using has been compromised.”

In January this year, the entire cryptocurrency market was valued at $7 billion USD; now it's worth a staggering $14 billion USD. With a growing number of new projects, tokens and Initial Coin Offerings entering the market, financial technology enthusiasts and alternative asset investors are beginning to build comprehensive portfolios with stakes in a variety of different alt coins. KeepKey is facilitating trend-setters by providing greater access to more tokens, all with security top of mind.

“Crypto assets vary in their characteristics, and attract the use of different audiences for different use cases. The trend for investing and holding multiple types of assets is growing and KeepKey now makes this both simpler and safer. We are also excited to embrace the tradition of Bitcoin Black Friday, which started in 2012. The cost of our device will be lowered for one day because it will help spread the adoption for better, more cost effective security not just for Bitcoin, but all crypto assets,” Stanchfield said.

KeepKey will be marked down to $79 on Black Friday, and is available on Amazon and the company website.

Los Silva is a writer and filmmaker who has collaborated with tech and design companies. His interest in Ethereum stems from emerging creative applications that allow artists control of their work through blockchain technology.
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