Trezor announces next generation device and upcoming hackathon

SatoshiLabs, the makers of the popular hardware wallet Trezor, announced some exciting news today about the next generation of Trezor.

According to the Prague based company, Trezor 2.0 is coming and will be introducing new hardware features and a completely revamped software stack. According to SatoshiLabs, the new software stack in the next version will open up the application to developers to build various types of software on top of Trezor making use of their high-class design and security.

The Trezor software has been getting quite a few changes recently, which included firmware updates to include GPG signing and dymanic transaction fees.

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In an invite to the bitcoin community, SatoshiLabs is also holding a 50 hour hackathon where you will be able to get your hands on the Trezor 2.0 prototype and new software stack.

The hackathon will focus on three main categories: Hacking Trezor, Trezor Infrastructure, and Trezor Design. As part of the hackathon there will be four mentors, Andreas M. Antonopoulos, Dr. Jochen Hoenicke (johoe), Marek Palatinus (slush), and Pavol Rusnak (stick).

The hackathon will take place on Tuesday September 27, 2016. See the Eventbrite page for details.

Last month, Japanese company TechBureau partnered with SatoshiLabs to become the official distributor of Trezor in Japan. TechBureau is the parent company of Japanese bitcoin exchange Zaif. Trezor also recently launched its Password Manager cloud solution application.

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