Let’s talk a little about wallets in cryptocurrencies. By “cryptocurrency”, I, in the first place, will have in mind Bitcoin. In other cryptocurrencies the situation is similar and if you are interested in details, you can check this out yourself.
Despite the ongoing hype around cryptocurrency and blockchain as technology, in my opinion, very few people are talking about the security of these solutions. Everyone is concentrating on the various advantages that blockchain technology provides, discussing the mining and jumping courses of cryptocurrency, while it is security that is critical, especially when it comes to money or distributed property registries. All information for the article is taken from open sources, such as https://bitcoin.org, https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki, https://bitcointalk.org, https://github.com and others.
Below is a shallow review of the cryptocurrency wallets and their security. The more I immersed myself in this topic while writing the article, the more I was surprised that there are so few hackers and withdrawals from users of the same Bitcoin. But first things first.