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What is Cold Storage

Introduction to Cold Storage within a cryptocurrency and Rehive ecosystem

Written by Connor Macdougall
Updated over a week ago

Cold Storage is a crypto account that is never exposed to the broader world via the internet. Think safety deposit box in a bank that is only accessed when it's absolutely necessary and only by specific individuals. It is therefore the most secure account type and the bulk of a companies crypto-assets should ideally sit in Cold Storage. An example would be a hardware wallet stored in a safety deposit box, the private key for the wallet never leaves the hardware device.

Within a Rehive context, Cold Storage is usually interacted with to either move a small percentage to the Hot Wallet or the Warm Storage is "sweeped" (funds moved off) to the Cold Storage account.

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