Storing bitcoins in a Game Boy: that’s 2023!
How about turning your good old Game Boy console into a secure cold storage wallet for cryptocurrency?
This is what Game Wallet offers, a small physical cartridge that looks like Pokémon.
Who put crypto in my Game Boy console?
In 2023, you can obviously use your dear and tender Game Boy console to (re)discover the joys of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Mega Man, Gargoyle’s Quest and others Super Mario Land 2. But Nintendo’s portable console can also accommodate your cryptocurrencies.
In any case, this is what Keyp offers, which unveiled Game Wallet, a program stored on a Nintendo Game Boy cartridge. ” So we produce a real physical cartridge. It lets you use your Game Boy as a cold storage wallet. Also, you can generate mnemonic phrases and save them safely offline says developer Joseph Schiarizzi.
A tribute to Pokemon
In order to generate the mnemonic phrase that will make it possible to establish a sequence of words to secure the wallet, Game Wallet is directly inspired by the Pokémon game (the real one, not the one that promises NFTs). The user must indeed perform various actions in the game before being given the precious sentence.
The latter is established using a hash of the previous 500 console button presses, after you’ve walked around the game and completed a few quests. Nice !
On the security side, Game Wallet is a so-called “cold” storage wallet, without any connection to the Internet. It is therefore impossible to be the victim of any online attack. In addition, no firmware update is necessary, and it is the player who will be responsible for generating randomly, by his actions, his personal security key.
Once configured, the system can then accommodate various cryptocurrencies. While waiting for the official release date of this Game Wallet, it is undoubtedly high time to dust off your Game Boy by relaunching the favorite games of your childhood.
Source : Decrypt.co