The division of the Austrian state-owned printing company (Oesterreichische Staatsdruckerei, OeSD) begins to issue a hardware purse for cryptocurrencies under the brand ChainLock.
The history of OeSD begins in the 19th century, and for more than 200 years the company has specialized in secure printing technologies. She is now engaged in the release of high-tech passports and other means of identification. An OeSD branch called YOUNIQX Identity has launched a new cryptocurrency storage device called the ChainLock.
“100% offline” wallet uses patented technology to create private keys using a special protected section. This eliminates most of the vulnerabilities leading to cracking of the usual “hot” wallets, most of the time connected to the network. The company declares that the keys will not be available to anyone except the owner – even the employees of the manufacturing company will not be able to recover the lost keys.
Chainlock is issued in the amount of a credit card from heat-resistant and waterproof plastic. The manufacturer guarantees access to the forks formed in the event of a blockchain branching of coins stored in a wallet.
Some versions of Chainlock wallets can be equipped with a number of built-in technical solutions for anti-counterfeiting and fraud used in issuing passports and banknotes. Among them are microprinting on both sides of the wallet card, holograms, color gradients, tactile texture elements, as well as signs visible only under infrared or ultraviolet rays.
Coinfinity will be responsible for selling Chainlock wallets, starting at € 59.99. BTC and ETH versions are now available.