Announcing a new Case Wallet feature: Over the Air updates

The last few weeks have shown great progress towards our initial shipment! We would like to share an update on a crucial feature that we will have implemented before shipping any devices this summer.

A self contained wallet with no external connections, and no single point of failure is the key to our device’s security. Malicious attempts to gain access to your device is something we take very seriously. During the lifespan of your Case wallet you should have the peace of mind that your device is secure and properly functioning. To provide updates and bug fixes we have developed a deployment method we believe best contains the integrity of your device’s security, while providing you with essential security updates and new features. This will be provided through secure Over the Air (OTA) updates.

There are two classes of updates you can expect:

  1. Functionality Updates – Updates to functionality can include new menu selections, changes to user interface, backwards compatibility, and other optional features. These will not be mandatory but will provide additional functionality that have been implemented since your device was manufactured.
  2. Mandatory Security Updates – These are only changes that address critical security concerns. These changes are mandatory and the user will be prompted on the device when connecting to the API server. We will provide clarification to what changes are taking effect and why they are important.

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A changelog will be available and we will disclose when an update is approaching. Properly securing your bitcoin wallet takes effort from both the user and the developer. We will provide new features and fine tuned security updates that improve both functionality and ease of use. All updates are cryptographically signed with a Case key to protect from man-in-the-middle attacks or other malicious attacks. Update process can be initiated from the device and completed in a short period of time.

While integrating the framework of our OTA security updates we would like to thank you for your continued patience and passion toward our bitcoin wallet. We are passionate about the changes that bitcoin offers to a wide variety of markets. Whether you use your Case wallet as a signing device, or a method to store bitcoin, we strive to provide a secure environment inside of an easy to use device.

Furthermore, we are still on track for shipment later this Summer! We have already manufactured a few small batches of devices, are just wrapping up our security audit, and will be going for full production in the coming weeks.

If you haven’t yet seen a demo video of the device, you can find one here that we filmed back in March:  

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Announcing a new Case Wallet feature: Over the Air updates