Ellipal’s Titan Wallet is now Air-gapped, Making It More Secure and Easy to Use
The Ellipal Titan is known as a secure cryptocurrency wallet with a sleek design and a range of features that provides enhanced security for cryptocurrency. This is testified by its new air-gapped configuration along with a feature that facilitates the set-up of three steps for verification which may also include a long pin. The chances of any network attack have also been made close to zero as it does not feature any kind of connection, as even wired connections are absent. It is an upgraded version of the “Cold Wallet 2.0” and has been priced at $169, and has all the features common to hardware wallets except connectivity, like “minimalist USB sticks,” “monochrome screen,” and “a credit card like shape.” It is this very lack of connectivity that is set to make Ellipal Titan highly secure as it comes with a vacuum.
However this is not to suggest that the wallet is absolutely immune to any attack, especially physical attacks, but the chances of it have been certainly reduced with this innovative design, provided it is kept in a safe place. The wallet comes with a lettering kit where users can record their “mnemonic phrase” permanently which slides into the metallic case that has been provided and the letters appear to be relatively tough than the older version of the hardware wallet. The device is also heavier than before and thus gives a tough feel, yet it does not need the support of both hands. In order to charge the device, one needs to plug in a connector that uses a C-type USB cable. The connector can be removed easily from the handset, and the device can be charged conveniently once placed on a flat surface.
This hardware wallet supports various kinds of cryptocurrencies like BCH, ETH, DASH, XRP, EOS, and BNB, and these can be enabled or disabled according to the need of the consumer, like one may keep BCH, ETH OR DASH and disable the rest. For complete functioning of the device, one has to connect the handset with the Ellipal app (which may be easily downloaded from Google Playstore), and this is done by scanning the QR codes that would be shown on the device, once it is configured.
Kai Sedgwick of Bitcoin.com has written explicitly about sending and receiving of cryptocurrency, using the Titan, he says,
I have some cryptocurrency in Telegram bot Button wallet, I recall, which on inspection turns out to be $26 of BCH and $5 of ETH. I send all of the ETH and a couple of dollars of BCH to the Titan, and within a few minutes my Ellipal wallet is loaded with cryptocurrency.
The QR code that appears on the Titan needs to be scanned through the Ellipal app and is required to sign the outgoing transactions. Although this may take a few seconds longer on some occasions especially with the scanner taking some extra time. The developers have tried to make it as much hassle-free as possible.
Air-gapped wallets are in vogue these days with many others like Coldcard in the market, but Titan appears to be more user-friendly than the others. It is a multi-currency hardware wallet, yet it tries to maintain its guarantee of security while remaining consumer-friendly at the same time. Although it does face some issues like the Software and UX are not as robust as they were, yet it remains one of the best available choices among hardware wallets in the market today.