When comparing signing devices (a.k.a. hardware wallets), the same three names show up time and time again: COLDCARD, Ledger, and Trezor. Let's take a look at the COLDCARD®, Marks 3 and 4, versus the Ledger Nano X and the Trezor Model T.
Learn more about the features and functions by clicking the linked descriptions.
Once you've seen how COLDCARD is the most secure signing device (a.k.a. hardware wallet) for self-custody, check out our overview of software wallets and other financial tools proven to work with COLDCARD.
|Features and functions||COLDCARD Mk4||COLDCARD Mk3||Ledger Nano X||Trezor Model T|
|Verifiable source code|
|Onboard anti-phishing protection|
|Fully air-gapped operation|
|Encrypted USB communication (MiTM protection)|
|Encrypted backup via microSD|
|Decoy/Duress wallet PIN|
|Supply Chain and Physical Security|
|Device linked to serialized, tamper-evident packaging|
|microSD card slot|
|Dedicated secure element||+|
|User can increase seed-generation entropy|
|Verifiable seed generation|
|Seed XOR integration|
|On-Device Transaction Functions|
|Show send/receive addresses|
|View QR codes|
|Custom derivation paths|
|BIP-174 (PSBT) support|
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