TAP Wallet is a revolutionary new hard wallet that secures private keys using smartcard technology that is already well tested and trusted by financial institutions and government agencies.
The solution consists of a 'hard' wallet - a small portable card reading device that securely connects to most popular computers and smartphones using USB or Bluetooth.
Private keys are stored individually on smartcards that are inserted into the device.
The wallet can interface with a variety of software wallets, and is used to sign transactions as needed - while always storing the private key securely on the smartcard.
The TAP Wallet is small and portable - a little larger than a standard credit card. Typically, it will be connected to computers using a USB cable, and to smartphones using a wireless Bluetooth connection. In regular use, its rechargeable battery should last for weeks.
Access to the device can be protected with a PIN and/or biometric such as a fingerprint. But because it doesn't store sensitive private keys, it poses no risk if lost or stolen!
The 'smartcard' uses proven secure technology that has been used by financial institutions to protect accounts, and by governments to protect identities.
Each smartcard stores an individual private key, and has a unique PIN assigned using the wallet. As a result, a device can be shared between family members, friends or colleagues each with their own cards!
To protect against loss or theft, each card can be duplicated using the wallet and stored for safekeeping. No risky recovery seeds needed - and cards are always protected no matter where they are!