Jack Dorsey’s Bitcoin Hardware Wallet Will Use Fingerprint Authentication Today

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Fingerprints will be the main authentication mechanism of the upcoming Bitcoin hardware wallet from Block, the financial services company led by Jack Dorsey and previously-known as Square.

“We believe PINs, passwords, and seed phrases are confusing and often not secure given the workarounds normal people have to create given all the friction,” the company said in a Friday statement. “Instead, to achieve seamless authentication in practice, we plan to incorporate a fingerprint sensor into the wallet hardware.”