WISeKey starts commercialization of the WISeCoin Wallet
NFC contactless VaulTIC secure module hardware enabled wallet to offer security and ease of use for cryptocurrency users
ZUG, GENEVA, Switzerland – February 1, 2018- WISeKey International Holding Ltd (WISeKey) (SIX: WIHN), a leading Swiss cybersecurity and IoT solutions company, announced the commercialization of WISeCoin Wallet, a contactless hardware-enabled wallet designed to offer security and ease-of-use for cryptocurrency users. The WISeCoin Wallet was distributed to all participants during the WISeKey Davos 2018 Blockchain, AI and Cryptocurrency Gathering.
WISeCoin Wallet provides users with contactless access to their private key and allows them to make contactless transactions and payments. WISeCoin Wallet uses a combination of Near Field Communication (“NFC”) technology and highly secured solutions provided by WISeKey Semiconductors, and is now available through the WISeWallet App. Every time a contactless Blockchain transaction is made, such as a WISeCoin or Bitcoin transaction, the private key is fetched from the NFC Hardware storage to enable the transaction. Entry price for the WISeCoin Hardware wallet is $5.0 up to $10.0 making it very affordable for cryptocurrency users.
While the exchanges and software wallets continue to get hacked, hardware wallets have gained popularity as they are providing the most secure solution for transaction and payments. Through the WISeCoin Wallet, users can establish multiple private keys into the secure store using the same WISeWallet App and access these private keys while making transactions in contactless mode.
The WISeWallet App is compatible with most of the existing Blockchain technologies and works as part of a payment system using WISeKey Blockchain-as-a-Service (“BaaS”) technology offerings. To empower a seamless cryptocurrency enabled economy, WISeCoin is supplemented with additional highly secured WISeWallet solutions (biometrics enabled variants also available), integrated exchange platforms, NFC-based contactless payment solutions, etc. WISeKey’s objective is for WISeCoin to become an emerging powerhouse in the global cryptocurrency market by supporting the development of economies built on Blockchain technology.
WISeKey is also working on an embedded WISeWallet, an advanced hardware wallet equipped with its own security hardened operating system and wireless functionality, that enables connection with smart phones of any type, as well as desktops/laptops/iPads through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
While all these security and ease-of-use features are important, there has to be a proper recovery option for the wallet when the hardware storage is lost, broken or stolen. Thus, a backup copy of all private keys is stored in WISeKey’s military grade bunkers in the Swiss Alps with proper Hardware Security Module (HSM) and sophisticated recovery mechanisms for a reliable and consistent Wallet solution.
WISeKey (SIX Swiss Exchange: WIHN) is a leading global cybersecurity company currently deploying via a Virtual Platform large scale digital identity ecosystem. WISeKey’s Swiss based cryptographic RoT (“RoT”) and IoT Microchips provides secure authentication and identification, in both physical and virtual environments, for the Internet of Things, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence. The WISeKey RoT serves as a common trust anchor to ensure the integrity of online transactions among objects and between objects and people. For more information, visit www.wisekey.com.
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