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TREZOR is one of the best-respected Bitcoin hardware wallets in the industry.

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With years of research and development on their side, CEO Alena Vranova working with her team SatoshiLabs is developing TREZOR 2, which the startup says will bring new hardware features to make use easier and more comfortable by introducing a bigger display and an entirely new software stack.

“It becomes super easy to develop any TREZOR security applications or to integrate them into the current systems,” Vranova told Hacked. “The knowledge of Python or JavaScript will be enough for people to code with / for TREZOR.”

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TREZOR, which is also compatible with the smart contract based blockchain Ethereum, is the first bitcoin hardware wallet and with no doubt the benchmark for end-user bitcoin security until today.

“The success of TREZOR stems from the fact that we’ve been solving real problems with a minimalistic approach and user experience in mind,” the CEO said. She adds: simplicity has been key.

“You have to, when it comes to digital threats,” Ms. Vranova said. “Considering our computers and online systems are so complex, full of dependabilities and security holes, we needed to stick to a simple offline design. No wireless, no battery, no fingerprint readers. Until today not a single satoshi has been stolen from TREZOR wallets, proving our concept vital.”

Vranova believes she brings balance to her team.“Having a woman in a bitcoin startup pays off,”  she said.

I was able to give feedback to my very smart and nerdy core team on whether I could use TREZOR easily. I liked to say ‘If I can use it, anyone can.’

TREZOR recently added “U2F” so you can log into Gmail, Dropbox, Dashlane, WordPress and other platforms using TREZOR as a second factor authenticator.

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Without compromising on the security of stored cryptocurrencies, TREZOR offers U2F, TREZOR Password Manager.

“We want to showcase that sensitive data like passwords can, in fact, be stored online and secure,” she said.

On September 29, TREZOR held a hackathon, recently announcing the winners, who turned in projects such as STEEM integration for TREZOR as well as a TREZOR password manager for Android.

“I find lots of pleasure in building our company, in learning about Bitcoin, security and cryptography, and in meeting interesting people,” Ms. Vranova added. “But beyond that, working for Bitcoin gives me a distinct feeling of satisfaction, knowing that what we do makes sense. As an individual as well as a part of the TREZOR team, we are making significant difference to how people experience Bitcoin, crypto and digital security and empower people to a confident digital life.”

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Long-Term Cryptocurrency Analysis: Bitcoin Flirts with $8000 as Altcoin Bull Persists

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Bitcoin’s swift recovery was the main topic of the week, as the most valuable coin not just regained its steep losses, but hit a marginal new high towards the end of the period. The entire segment is experiencing capital inflows as the total value of the coins climbed above $230 billion for the first time ever after finally leaving the vicinity of the $200 billion mark.

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BTC breached the $8000 level before turning slightly lower on Friday, but despite the severely overbought daily chart, it is still trading near its all-time highs. As the long-term picture still suggests a deeper correction, investors should wait with opening new positions and traders should also control position sizes here. Key support levels are found at $7700, $7000, and $6700, while the recent key break-out level at $5000 still hasn’t been re-tested.

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Dash is still the most bullish altcoin from a technical standpoint, despite this week’s short-term correction, as the coin is trading above its prior all-time high, and this weekend, it looks ready to test the break-out high near $500. Support levels are still found at $400, $360, and $330, and as the long-term picture is approaching overbought territory, investors should only hold on to their positions here.

DASH/USD, Daily Chart Analysis

The other major altcoins are also mostly in bullish setups, with some of them already in the latter stages of this cycle, like Monero and IOTA, but elsewhere in the segment, there are still opportunities for both traders and investors. Let’s see the detailed long-term view.

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Technical Analysis: Litecoin and NEO Jump as Bitcoin Trades near $8000

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The cryptocurrency segment continued its bullish run, as the total value of the coins climbed above $230 billion for the first time ever, while Bitcoin also posted marginal new highs. The most valuable currency is still overbought regarding the long-term picture, and we continue to expect a deeper correction in the coming period, despite the recent strong rally. Support levels are still found $7700, $7000, and $6700 while the $8000 level is ahead as a major obstacle.

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BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Litecoin has been the most active major besides Bitcoin, as it rallied strongly after breaking out above the key $64 resistance and it breached the next target at $75 before heading below $70 again. The coin remains in bullish long- and short-term patterns, and we expect a move above the major resistance zone ahead with the next target found at $82.50.

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Litecoin/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

NEO is showing strength in the second half of the session, while Monero is recovering well from a short-term dip, similarly to IOTA and Ethereum Classic. Ethereum continues to represent stability in the segment, while Ripple failed to build up momentum so far after yesterdays spike higher. With still most of the altcoins being in bullish setups, let’s see the short-term charts.

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Technical Analysis: Ripple Breaks Out as Bitcoin Tests Highs

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Cryptocurrencies are having another bullish session as the total value of the market surged to a new all-time high near $225 billion, with the help of the rally in BTC and Ripple, and despite the drop in the value of Bitcoin Cash. The most valuable coin its record high yet again after the brief but steep weekend correction, despite the still overbought long-term picture. We still urge traders and investors to wait for a deeper correction before entering new positions here, with support levels found at $7000, $6700, and $6000.

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BTC/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

Ripple has been the other main mover of the day so far, as the coin skyrocketed on huge volume and breached the $0.26 level before turning lower and stabilizing near $0.23. The coin triggered a short-term buy signal by moving above $0.2250 and it remains bullish on both time-frames, despite the pull-back, with another major target level ahead at $0.30.

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Ripple/USD, 4-Hour Chart Analysis

The other majors are little changed expect IOTA, which further added to yesterday’s gains and reached overbought readings, while Ethereum Classic and Dash continue to drift lower in short-term correction patterns. Let’s see the detailed analysis of the short-term charts.

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