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Cold Storage

By CoinGecko | Updated on Mar 03, 2020
In contrast to hot storage which are typically online to allow for fast deposit/withdrawal, cold storage refers to the offline storage of cryptocurrencies through the use of hardware non-custodial wallets, wallet files stored in USB or offline computers, as well as paper wallets.

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