There's no question about it, hardware wallets are about as secure as wallets get.
And the Trezor hardware wallet is top-notch, which makes sense, since it was the world's first hardware wallet. First, setup is easy. You plug it into a computer and pick your PIN code. Trezor has a cool and secure interface where you view the PIN numbers on your device but enter them on your computer screen, eliminating most security risks from malware on your computer. Trezor will then give you a recovery seed phrase to record, which you can use later to recover keys if needed. Trzeor also allows you to setup a passphrase for extra security.
Hardware wallets are valued in general for their security, and Trezor adds a few extra features on top of that. It gives you the option to add another account which can be used as a foil in case you are ever pressured into giving access to your wallet. And it's fairly immune to computer malware due to GUI design and also due to its limited USB setup, which does not allow communication back from your computer.
The Amazon bundle we linked to comes with not just the black Trezor itself, but also includes micro-USB & USB-C adapters for compatibility with almost everything, and a specialized archival pen with long-lasting, fade-resistant ink to ensure the recovery phrase you write down will be around for a long time.
To get coins, people typically use powerful software installed on their computers. This software helps process transactions on the coin's network by solving complex math problems. By powering these transactions, miners are rewarded with coins. This is what we call mining.
Browser mining is a relatively new way to mine for coins. It uses special scripts that let your browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) process these transactions. Every time your browser helps process a transaction, you get rewarded for it. All you have to do is leave TabMine open and running - that's it!
Monero may be a privacy coin but you can still show off your love for it.
These cool shirts, depending on the color you pick, go from 100% cotton to a Cotton/Polyester blend. They have Men's and Women's sizes and you can pick from a baby blue, black, navy, white, and heather gray last we checked. The Monero logo on this has a cool distressed look, making it a little more laid back-looking than a straight up logo tee.
Put this on your laptop and make everybody wonder what Bitcoin price you got in at.
This link is for just the decal, just to be clear, no tumbler. It's just the Bitcoin symbol outlined in black, super simple and instantly recognizable. We verified that you'll get 2 of these decals, each 3 inches around. The durable vinyl is made to stand outdoor conditions but we just end up putting them on our PC and laptop cases. And don't worry, they include instructions on how to best apply the things so you don't get weird bubbling or peeling.
What if you wore this shirt and random people just started giving you Monero?
Probably not going to happen, but this shirt is cool regardless. If you can't quite make out the lettering it says 'Monero Accepted Here'. Depending on the color you get, you're getting either 100% cotton or a cotton/poly blend. It comes in both Men's and Women's sizes as well so everyone can have a good time here.
Who doesn't love a great hoodie?
Now you can curl up by the fire, HODL'ing your Monero in style! This is a black hoodie made with a cotton/polyester blend. The Monero logo is distressed for a more relaxed look and it's machine-washable. All around, it's just a cool hoodie that should wear well and keep Monero close to your heart, where it belongs.
This is a great book for anyone new to any aspect of cryptocurrencies.
Touted as a fairly quick read and a great intro book for somebody who wants to start from the basics, Blockchain Technology Explained is a great entry point into the world of crypto. It focuses on the issues that blockchains are designed solve, the benefits blockchain tech can have for many organizations, and it ultimately walks through how blockchains could replace many existing organizations and institutions. If you're looking for a solid, easy-to-read starting point for learning about the underlying technology in crypto, this is a great read.
O'Reilly books are fantastic in the world of developer resources, and this book is no exception.
This book is fairly technical but does as good of a job as is possible to show simplified & straight forward examples of concepts and code. The author covers everything from how the blockchain functions to how a basic transaction works and even covers newer topics like Segregated Witness & Lightning Networks. Check out the reviews yourself, they are glowingly positive and enjoy this great book written by a very accomplished computer science author.
Time to storm into Starbucks and make them pour your coffee into this bad boy.
The Monero logo is printed on a quality mug to prevent fading over time, even as you throw it in the dishwasher over and over because it's dishwasher-safe. This little gem is also microwave safe so you can make yourself a little instant hot chocolate and be on your way with no fuss. Just be patient with all the noobs who'll be fawning over your cool mug as you explain the finer points of why Bitcoin doesn't hold a candle to Monero.