ELLIPAL is well known for its air-gapped hardware wallet solution but what does air-gapped mean and how does it contribute to security?
Air-gapped describes a state where a device or a system becomes fully disconnected from other devices and systems. It is the maximum protection for a device or system against hacking.
An air-gapped state can be achieved by isolating a device or system electromagnetically, electronically, and, most importantly physically - from other networks, especially those that are not secure.
Why Hardware Wallets Must Be Air-Gapped
Hardware wallets are used to store private keys and prevent anyone from stealing it in any way possible. If a hardware wallet can be fully air-gapped at all times, there will be no way for hackers to reach the private keys inside, hence being incredibly secure.
ELLIPAL Is The Best Air-Gapped Hardware Wallet
ELLIPAL uses a unique technique of transferring information compared to other hardware wallets. While many wallets rely on USB and Bluetooth to sign your transactions, ELLIPAL relies on QR codes only. Users can directly scan this visual information without needing any connections.
Thanks to our QR code technology, we were able to design the ELLIPAL to not support any connections. The ELLIPAL circuit board was made not to be compatible with Wifi, Bluetooth and cellular. Users can observe that the ELLIPAL is void of any ports, blocking all physical connections.
It is fully protected against all thrests at all times.