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Self Custody Bitcoin

A bitcoin wallet (or signing device) stores private keys on a secure element (hardware) or on software (mobile).

Mobile Wallets

Convenient for on the go spending

BLOCKSTREAM GREEN (Bitcoin and Liquid)

A feature-rich Bitcoin and Liquid non-custodial wallet.

PHOENIX WALLET (Lightning)

Phoenix Wallet is a mobile app that offers native lightning support and is non-custodial.

WALLET OF SATOSHI (Lightning)

Wallet of Satoshi is a custodial lightning wallet.

Hardware Wallets

The most secure way to store bitcoin

COLDCARD

COLDCARD is the world’s most trusted and secure Bitcoin Signing Device

TREZOR

Trezor supports a bitcoin only option.

LEDGER

Ledger is a hardwallet wallet that can be purchased from your local BestBuy.

For the ultimate privacy you will want your wallet to connect to your own bitcoin node as most wallets by default will connect to a third party node.

Wallet Software

For Windows, Mac and Linux

ELECTRUM

One of the oldest maintained bitcoin wallets that you can even find on TailsOS.

SPARROW

Sparrow’s emphasis is on security, privacy and usability with advanced features.

WASABI

Open-source, non-custodial Bitcoin Wallet for desktop.

SPECTER

Open source product suite for bitcoiners, hodlers and developers bringing flexible, secure solutions to enterprises and enthusiasts.

Multisig and Inheritance

Plan for the future and eliminate a single point of failure

NUNCHUK

The gold standard for bitcoin custody. A multisig mobile application that supports inheritance protocols.

CASA

A mobile multisig setup to take self-custody of your bitcoin and offering a inheritance plan.

The root problem with conventional currency is all the trust that’s required to make it work. The central bank must be trusted not to debase the currency, but the history of fiat currencies is full of breaches of that trust.

-SATOSHI NAKAMOTO

Privacy with a Bitcoin Node

A Bitcoin full node is a computer that runs a copy of the Bitcoin software and stores a copy of the blockchain. If your wallet isn’t connected to your node, then you are trusting a third party – don’t trust, verify.

Umbrel

Umbrel offers an easy to use bitcoin node stack with an app store to install self-hosted applications.

Start9

Start9 offers an easy to use bitcoin node stack with an app store to install self-hosted applications.

myNode

myNode offers an easy to use bitcoin node stack with a marketplace to install self-hosted applications.

Public Key Cryptography

Public key cryptography is used to create a key pair that controls access to bitcoin. The key pair consists of a private key and—derived from it—a unique public key. The public key is used to receive funds, and the private key is used to sign transactions to spend the funds. Your private key is generated at random and is the most important key – so store that key on a secure hardware wallet and keep your seed words secret from others are really important.

Jameson Lopp has extensive reviews of metal bitcoin seed storage devices!

Bitcoin UTXOs

Understanding the fundamentals Unspent Transaction Outputs (UTXOs) is crucial for every Bitcoin investor

Tips on UTXO Management:

  • Utilize a wallet that supports UTXO management
  • Consolidate smaller UTXOs during times of low fees
  • Aim to spend the whole UTXO to avoid change
  • For frequent smaller payments look to utilize second layer solutions

Live on Bitcoin

You can comfortably live without a bank account. Pay with bitcoin and lightning ⚡ to your favourite company today.

Local Businesses Accepting Bitcoin

Calgary Paint Protection

Preserve Your Car’s Natural Finish With Paint Protection Film

McLeod Law LLP

McLeod Law is a full-service firm with depth of experience in each practice area, so whether your needs are personal or business related, we can help.

CryptoTherm

CryptoTherm specializes in building robust mining systems for industrial-scale bitcoin operations.

Wildcat Coffee Company

Wildcat is a premium small-batch coffee roaster. Proudly located in the foothills of Alberta on the legendary Cowboy Trail.

Evergreen Business Solutions

Bookkeeping Solutions For Business Owners

Catherine Brownlee Inc.

Catherine Brownlee Inc. has chosen the best headhunters around the globe to access top talent in every sector.

Electronic Recycling Association

The ERA (Electronic Recycling Association), is focused on reducing unnecessary waste and/or environmental impact through effective management of retiring electronic and IT equipment.

MADEX Art

Fine art and rare items.

Greater Property Group

Buy and sell Real Estate using bitcoin today.

High Country Inn

Nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, the High Country Inn in Banff Alberta offers a range of comfortable amenities and services to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Calgary's BTC Map

Find and add local businesses that accept bitcoin locally and worldwide.

Dollar Cost Averaging

Dollar Cost Averaging (DCA) is a long term strategy to acquire bitcoin for inexperienced or passive investors. Bitcoin is a volatile asset and it’s best to start small until you have a better understand of it. DCA takes the emotion out of investing.