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Unboxing, Setup, and Review of the Cold Card Mark IV Bitcoin Hardware Wallet

TLDRIn this video, we unbox, set up, and review the Cold Card Mark IV Bitcoin hardware wallet. We explore its features, firmware updates, pin code setup, seed word generation, NFC and USB functionality, sending and receiving Bitcoin, and air-gapped signing. The Cold Card Mark IV offers a secure and user-friendly way to store and manage your Bitcoin.

Key insights

📦The Cold Card Mark IV comes in a tamper-evident bag and includes a recovery word sheet, instructions, stickers, and the hardware wallet itself. The packaging is minimalistic and focuses on security.

🔒The Cold Card Mark IV emphasizes security with features like tamper-evident packaging, an anti-fishing pin code setup, air-gapped signing, and options to generate seed words using dice rolls.

💳The hardware wallet supports native segwit addresses, and it can be used with various wallet software, including mobile wallets like Nunchuck and popular Bitcoin wallets like Blue Wallet.

📱NFC functionality allows you to easily send and receive Bitcoin using compatible devices. The wallet also has a USB port for connecting to computers and updating firmware.

🔐The Cold Card Mark IV offers air-gapped signing, allowing you to verify and approve transactions on the device itself before broadcasting them. This adds an extra layer of security.

Q&A

What is the difference between the Cold Card Mark IV and previous versions?

The Cold Card Mark IV introduces new features like a protective cover, a USB-C connector, and firmware updates with interesting enhancements. It also improves on the security and functionality of earlier models.

What happens if I forget my pin code?

Forgetting your pin code can result in a bricked device. It is important to write down and securely store your pin code and recovery words to avoid losing access to your funds.

Can I use the Cold Card Mark IV with mobile wallets?

Yes, the Cold Card Mark IV is compatible with various mobile wallets, including Nunchuck. NFC functionality allows for convenient Bitcoin transactions on the go.

How do I update the firmware on the Cold Card Mark IV?

To update the firmware, download the latest version from the official website and transfer it to the device via USB. Follow the instructions provided to complete the firmware update.

What are the benefits of air-gapped signing?

Air-gapped signing adds an extra layer of security by allowing you to verify and approve transactions on the device without exposing sensitive information to potentially compromised computers or networks.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction and overview of the video content. Mention of unboxing, setup, and review of the Cold Card Mark IV Bitcoin hardware wallet.

02:56Explanation of the pin code setup process and the importance of securely storing it and the recovery words.

06:32Demonstration of using NFC functionality to send and receive Bitcoin using compatible devices.

09:04Air-gapped signing process and its benefits for added security.

11:19Explanation of using a MicroSD card for data transfer between the Cold Card Mark IV and different wallet software, with a focus on Blue Wallet.