S8 E5: Zach Herbert on Foundation Devices' Passport
Zach Herbert is the CEO of Foundation Devices – a company that is about to ship the first batch of the Passport, a new user-friendly and Bitcoin-centric hardware wallet. In this interview, Zack talks about the elements that make the Passport unique.
This episode is sponsored by Vaultoro and Wasabi Wallet.
00:00 – Intro
03:40 – What was the initial reception like for the Foundation Devices Passport?
05:25 – The global chip shortage and hardware wallets
07:22 – Why launch another hardware wallet?
11:20 – Does the Foundation Devices Passport work with third party wallets like Wasabi, Electrum, and Blue Wallet?
14:00 – Why does the Passport sign transactions with an SD card or QR codes that you scan with the embedded camera?
16:20 – What kind of secure element chip does the Foundation Devices Passport use?
18:29 – From 1 to 10, how open source and transparent is the Passport hardware wallet?
20:40 – Tropic Square’s TASSIC chip and bunnie’s Precursor project
25:25 – Foundation Devices Passport vs Trezor
28:24 – Foundation Devices Passport vs Ledger
32:00 – Foundation Devices Passport vs Coldcard
39:17 – Is Foundation Devices Passport giving away bounties to ethical hackers?
41:47 – Passport’s security audit being made by the wallet.fail hackers
47:15 – Foundation Devices Passport vs BitBox02
52:07 – Why use hardware wallets when you can do cheaper DIY projects?
56:03 – Should we load up on hardware wallets before supply chain attacks become a lot more common?
57:00 – Are multisig setups a silver bullet for security? What about Shamir Secret Sharing?
1:00:30 – The surprise gift that comes with the first batch of Passports
1:01:30 – How can you get more privacy when ordering the Passport from Foundation Devices?
1:07:16 – What should we expect next from Foundation Devices? (node, phone & more)
Categories | Season 8
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