Ho Ho Holterdiepolter, Christmas is fast approaching!
If you still haven’t found the right Christmas gift in all the turmoil, take a look at our list of the top 6 last-minute crypto gifts.
Simple and fast: Bitcoin under the Christmas tree
The positives are: The crypto gift is pocketed in 10 minutes! In addition, the recipient can use bitcoins as a means of payment during their next vacation in Brazil. If that’s not a reason to plan your next vacation!
For example, the BlueWallet from the Play or App Store is recommended for a Bitcoin gift. Depending on the gift recipient, you can give the newly created wallet a creative name. For example “Ho Ho Hodl Bitcoin”. After setting up the wallet, BlueWallet will show you 12 English words. It is better to write down this starting sentence. Once the wallet is created, you can fill it with the desired amount of BTC.
Now all you have to do is prepare the 12 words in the correct order and put them under the Christmas tree. Then you can download the wallet with the recipient and directly explain why it is important to keep the seed phrase safe and secret. Also practical: you can fill the wallet flexibly again and again on the next festive occasions if you don’t have a present at hand.
Play It Safe: The Hardware Crypto Wallet
A hardware wallet probably offers the safest crypto storage. Providers such as BitBox, Trezor or Ledger offer different models and price ranges that make the heart of every crypto fan beat faster.
Of course you can also combine the hardware wallet with the first gift idea. With the gifted person, you can browse online stores, learn about different forms of crypto custody, read reviews, and choose the right product.
But always order from the original suppliers.
Top: Save the save phrase with dignity
Whether the recipient already has a seed phrase secure wallet or you just gifted it to them: Custody of 12 or 24 words is a much-discussed topic in the crypto space. Ink fades, paper quickly ends up in the trash, and a framed seed phrase in the hallway only makes sense to a limited extent.
The solution is the Seedor. With this, crypto fans can play it safe and engrave their save phrase in a stainless steel plate. This means that access to the wallet is also secure in the event of fire, water damage or acid attack. However, due to the price of 149 euros, the purchase of the engraving set is probably only worth it from a certain amount on the wallet. Looking for a cheaper engraving alternative may be worth it.
For the do-it-yourselfer: the RaspiBlitz lightning node
For crypto nerds or those who want to become one, there is a complete package to build a Bitcoin Lightning node yourself, including instructions. Because the Lightning Network grows and grows. It may be wise to support the network with a little initiative. However, the total price for all components is between 150 and 200 euros.
If the components don’t arrive on time, that’s no problem. Finally, it’s a good idea to study some assembly instructions first and explore what’s possible with this node. It can turn into an evening activity, complete with a few GitHub docs and YouTube videos.
For the infinitely curious: a crypto bestseller
A voucher for a book always works! Because you weren’t sure which book to order, you made a small selection. The recipient can choose from this and you buy the artwork together. This gives you a good reason why your gift is still a long time coming. Between the holidays, the book should then arrive by post appropriately.
The list of books might look like this:
- “The Basics of Bitcoins and Blockchains” by Antony Lewis: This book offers a introduction in the basics of bitcoins and blockchains and explains how these technologies work.
- “The Blockchain Revolution” by Don and Alex Tapscott: This book explores the Impact of blockchain technology on the economy and society and shows how it can transform the way we do business and shape our relationships with each other.
- “Bitcoin Master” by Andreas M. Antonopoulos: This book is a comprehensive technology guide behind bitcoins and provides deep insight into how crypto works.
- also the book “Mastering Ethereum” makes a great gift for fans of the pioneering Smart contracts.
- “The Truth Machine” by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey: This book explores the History of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology and shows how they could transform the financial system and the way we do business.
In an hour of research, you can put together a nice list and put it under the Christmas tree.
With a known crypto address: A nice Christmas Shitcoin
The days of shitcoins seem to be over since the start of the bear market. But far from it: creative minds in the crypto space are celebrating the feast of love with Christmas specials. If you have the wallet address of the person you want to gift, just send them shitcoins. Maybe double the price.
For example, how about a “Christmas Shiba”, “Christmas Doge” or “Christmas Floki” via PancakeSwap? – Important disclaimer: This is not an investment recommendation!
However, if you create a wallet with your loved ones, you can always transfer small batches of coins and tokens that you have found good at the next festival. So there is always a reason for a short series of discussions on the crypto and blockchain space. And what fills the crypto fan with more joy than a brief talk about the technology?
So now you should be ready for the celebration of love and can relax and enjoy the last days of the crazy year 2022 – after all the gifts are ready to put a smile on your loved ones.
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