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How to Store Lisk Offline (on USB)

Wed, 06/20/2018 - 15:12
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George Shnurenko
In a nutshell, Lisk is an open source blockchain network powered by LSK tokens that enable developers to create decentralized applications using the JavaScript.
How to Store Lisk Offline (on USB)
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Since the emergence of cryptocurrency industry, so many altcoins have joined the market. While several of them collapsed shortly after for various reasons, there are also those that have thrived over time. Launched in 2016, and currently, with a market cap of 45 US dollars (Eighth biggest), Lisk is one of the resilient cryptocurrencies.

An Overview about Lisk

In a nutshell, Lisk is an open source blockchain network powered by LSK tokens that enable developers to create decentralized applications using the JavaScript. It gives developers the capability to develop applications on a sidechain that they own and link it to the network. Developers also get to have custom tokens.

Forked from Crypti by Oliver Beddows and Max Kordek in May 2016, Lisk became no. 2 on the most popular cryptocurrency list after Bitcoin. It's founders aimed at making blockchain development more reachable.

Lisk provides a next-generation network that allows for the creation and distribution of JavaScript oriented blockchain presentations. It avails a user-friendly interface and access to an all-inclusive ecosystem. With Lisk, developers can create, distribute, publish and monetize their innovations within a platform that permits the use of smart contracts, computing nodes, customized blockchain and cloud storage solutions. In addition to the above, the blockchain boasts of being modular, scalable, reliable, secure and independent among other things.

With its increased popularity and value, its demand and thus that of its secure wallets is bound to surge. Therefore, this article seeks to explain the various offline wallet options available to LSK on the market.

Offline (USB) Storage Alternatives for Lisk Users

Lisk coins are quite valuable digital assets and therefore need to be stored safely. Cryptocurrencies are a new medium of trade that although not fully accepted, are catching up with conservative currencies quickly. In addition to being a medium of exchange, these tokens also provide an excellent investment opportunity. Therefore, in addition to learning how to produce and use these tokens, you should even get to know how you can store your LSK tokens safely.


Cold Storage Vs. Hot Storage

Hot storage or wallet is an address that allows the user to have full-time access to their tokens. Basically, with this wallet, you can receive and spend your altcoins at any time. It is connected to the network and therefore, access is unlimited. With cold storage, on the other hand, limits your access to the stored money when it comes to expenditure. However, you can receive coins at any time. The latter is a safer wallet since it is not connected to the blockchain.

Ledger USB wallets

Offline wallets such as USB wallets are generally more secure when it comes to thwarting possible attacks. They use NAND storage chips to ensure safety from hackers and theft. The ledger USB wallet, however, is even better as it incorporates a second security level. Instead of the NAND chip, this wallet uses Nanotechnology, which also enhances its usability. The ledger USB is also designed with improved aesthetic factors and comes at an affordable price.

You should keep in mind that the Ledger USB wallet was not designed to be a stand-alone tool. It relies much on the host computer for set up and performing transactions. The host computer poses a weakness that may be exploited by hackers. This is when the extra security protocols become useful. The second security layer mitigates these weaknesses thus ensuring the safety of your tokens.

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About the author

George Shnurenko is a Bitcoin and cryptocurrency enthusiast, financial analyst and writer. He's majoring in history but he believes that the digital currency which has taken the world by storm will bring about change to all us humans.