Blockstream Jade is a hardware wallet that stores the recovery phrase for your Bitcoin and/or Liquid wallets. Hardware wallets increase the security of your funds because the private keys needed to spend your bitcoin or Liquid assets are on a specialized device made specifically to protect them. Storing your recovery phrase on other devices can open up additional attack vectors, so it is recommend to use a hardware wallet for additional security. Tip: Blockstream Jade is available for purchase here. Jade vs. Green Comparison Review the chart below to further distinguish between having a wallet solely on Blockstream Green, compared to using a Blockstream Jade. Wallet Type Ideal Use Benefits/Features Software Wallet Quickly and easily spend and receive funds No need to carry additional device to spend funds Convenient login on mobile using biometrics Mitigate risks of software wallets by using Multisig Shield* Hardware Wallet Long term cold storage for larger sums Enhanced security by storing keys offline Enable watch-only mode to receive funds without Jade present Ability to add a passphrase, can be used to create a "duress" wallet *Multisig Shield allows for protection against several different attacks which may cause software wallets to be more vulnerable. The option to add a 2FA method with Multisig Shield makes Blockstream Green an excellent software wallet option. However, Multisig Shield can also be used with Jade wallets for yet another form of protection. Using Jade with Blockstream Green Blockstream Jade is a device for storing your private keys, so you will still need to connect it to another platform in order to show your receiving addresses and spend your funds. We recommend Blockstream Green, but Jade support is available on other platforms as well (e.g. Electrum). Note: On Blockstream Green you can choose to log in to your Jade using our two different security models, Singlesig or Multisig Shield. To learn more about the differences between these, click the link here. After setting up your Jade with Blockstream Green, you can begin receiving, sending, and securely storing your bitcoin and Liquid assets. Jade can be used with Blockstream Green on Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS and Android.