1/ Today, @blockchain is launching Lockbox + Swap. Together with Airdrops, we're nurturing an self-custodied ecosystem for people who actually *use* their crypto, not just speculate on it. https://t.co/OhOUMmLVuu
Why should I buy a Blockchain Lockbox?
Blockchain has joined forces with Ledger to bring you the best of both worlds. The easiest, most widely used web wallet and the most secure offline storage solution creates a seamless experience to trade, transact, and protect your crypto.
They put lipstick on a pig once again. Blockchain.info continues to not be innovative. This is a Ledger with a new case and probably a bogus blockchain.info interface which probably doesn’t support Segwit. Stick with a Trezor if you want the best hardware device.
no it's not, it doesnt change the fact of what I said. You can google the best Bitcoin hardware wallets in seconds and most people know about Ledger and Trezor. The irony is, your reply is the comment that's completely useless.
No shit sherlock, so people have the choice, buy from Ledger or pay a higher price to buy from Blockchain. So, which do you think is the better option? Buying direct from Ledger is clearly a better alternative to buying from Blockchain. It's really very simple
it didn't, most people don't need every tiny last detail drawn out for them with crayons like you do, some people can read for themselves and do things for themselves. All over this thread it says its a ledger.
Given Blockchain.info's long list of security failures and other blatant technical snafus, I don't know why anyone would buy a rebranded proprietary Ledger Nano S from them. Then again, I don't get why anyone would use Blockchain.info for anything at all.
> I don't get why anyone would use Blockchain.info for anything at all
It was highly recommended here when I started looking for something that worked well for me back in like 2016 when the tip thing on Reddit was being killed off, and I also wanted to put a donation address on my podcast. I believed (though I could be wrong) that I own my own wallet, since I have the private key/words, but I never quite understand how they do that and maybe they have them as well, which isn't ideal.
It's been fine for me, as someone who's homeless and has had at least a couple of laptops die on her in the past couple of years (and which could also easily be stolen). Though I'm always looking for a better option. I just haven't found one. I've considered a ledger nano for the bulk of it. But that's expensive and I'm still likely to lose it. Having an online wallet isn't ideal, but it's better than the other options right now for me.
What hardware are you currently using to log in to your [blockchain.info](https://blockchain.info) wallet? And do you currently have a back-up of your private keys? Or do you only remember your password?
I use whatever computer I can to log in. Of course I have copies of my private key words. (On paper, not on a computer.) And the password for the website is written so that only I am likely to understand.
In that case, if you don't have a computer or a smartphone, an online wallet like [blockchain.info](https://blockchain.info) is probably your best option indeed. :P
But its a rather risky way to use Bitcoin, especially if you are using random computers. Are you not worried someone might see your password at some point? Or a keylogger might steal it?
As a homeless woman, I have bigger things to worry about than some magic internet points. :-)
But sure, it's possible that someone who really wants Bitcoin could surveil me and find my account number and my password and get into my email for the verificiation. But the likelihood of that is low, given the places I tend to use the wifi at. The chances are not none. But then they never are.
While Electrum is already working on Lightning support, blockchain.info doesn't even have segwit. But instead of improving their wallet they decided to pay Ledger a lot of money to put the Blockchain logo on a Leger nano clone and sell it at a higher price. :|
Fine if you want to add a hardware wallet option to your interface, but why create a new product instead of adding support for existing hardware wallets like Trezor and Ledger.