Coinbase Prints Investors’ Private Keys in Remote Faraday Tent

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    Coinbase keeps security precautions a tad further by reportedly printing private keys in a remote Faraday tent that eliminates the possibility of hackers intercepting sig


Coinbase Prints Investors’ Private Keys in Remote Faraday Tent

Every major exchange keeps almost all of its funds in a cold storage to protect customers’ money from hackers. However, Coinbase takes these security precautions a tad further by reportedly printing private keys in a remote Faraday tent that eliminates the possibility of hackers intercepting electromagnetic signals.

The tent, where the whole ritual takes place, is erected in a randomly chosen place. It contains two laptops picked by a coin toss– a Linux-based laptop transfers the key to a MacBook that is used for printing. Once the procedure is over, these laptops are physically destroyed to make sure that none of the data leaks.
 

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) covers all things crypto — from major projects, which are fighting tooth and nail to gain the upper hand in the burgeoning industry, to the latest regulatory trends around the world. When he happens to take a break from crypto, Alex delves into cognitive linguistics (metaphors can be fun too!).

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