Burden your USB with glorious purpose – turn it into your offline crypto storage. Check out this guide by The Crypto Merchant to learn how.
As with regular ol' money, some people want to steal your digital money, too - and they will, if you're not careful. I'm not saying this just to scare you, though. I come prepared, with data. Did you know that 2022 was a record year for crypto criminals? Yep, they stole $3.8 billion in cryptocurrency. I'm not sure what the deal is this year (the data isn't available yet), but I guess we'll find out soon.
But to make sure you don't find out the hard way, you should start looking at offline crypto storage options. And, hey if you can't afford a Ledger or Trezor wallet, there are still ways to protect your crypto - without the high price tag. Ever thought about just using a good old USB drive?
If you're strapped for cash, but also don't want to leave all your digital "cash" up for grabs on some exchange that can be hacked, you should consider creating your own hardware wallet. I'm no expert on the matter, but I did get my info from the leading experts on hardware crypto storage - The Crypto Merchant. They wrote a guide which tells you all you need to do to turn your USB drive into crypto storage.
And it's super simple - here's the gist of it:
And that's it - your DIY hardware wallet is ready. For more tips, you can just read the full guide by The Crypto Merchant - and check out their hardware wallet recommendations, too.
And speaking of...
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