How to build your own cryptocurrency wallet with Raspberry Pi

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Pavol Rusnak, one of the main creative forces in the popular Trezor cryptocurrency wallet, shared a clever guide on how to create your own cryptocurrency hardware portfolio using a Raspberry Pi and Trezor emulator.

To assemble this device, the developer used a Raspberry Pi 3, a 3.5-inch RPi display and an SD card. Once he had all these pieces, Rusnak loaded the device with Raspbian – an operating system for Raspberry Pi cards – and installed the Trezor emulator.

And as the emulator code is completely open-source, you can still audit the script on Trezor's Github page here if you have any doubts about its legitimacy.

According to Rusnak, once you have connected the device to Trezor's web wallet, you can use it as if nothing has happened. Of course, the alternative powered by Raspberry Pi is not as fast and compact as the Trezor wallet.

But before transferring all your funds into your DIY portfolio, Rusnak warns that the Trezor emulator is for test purposes only. "Never use the emulator to store a value," warns the developer. Indeed, there are safer ways to store your cryptocurrency.

Still interested in building your own wallet? Runsak has posted detailed step-by-step instructions on his blog.

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Posted on November 7, 2018 – 15:12 UTC