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Trezor Bridge is a software component developed by SatoshiLabs, the creators of the Trezor hardware wallets. It acts as a bridge between your Trezor hardware wallet and …

Trezor Bridge: Enhancing Connectivity and Security

The world of cryptocurrency hardware wallets is continuously evolving, and Trezor, a pioneer in this field, remains at the forefront with its latest update: the new Trezor Bridge. This updated communication tool is a crucial development for Trezor users, offering significant enhancements in terms of speed, security, and reliability. This blog delves into the specifics of the new Trezor Bridge, its implications for users, and the broader context of Trezor's transition away from Chrome extensions.

A Modern, Secure, and Reliable Communication Tool

The new Trezor Bridge has been completely rewritten using modern programming techniques, resulting in a faster and more secure application. This overhaul is not just a routine update but a comprehensive enhancement that aims to future-proof the Bridge against emerging security threats and ensure seamless operation across various platforms. The development team's effort in creating a robust tool underscores Trezor's commitment to providing top-notch security and reliability for its users.

Transitioning from Chrome Extensions

A significant reason for this update is the imminent phase-out of Chrome applications by Google. The Trezor Chrome extension, a popular tool among users, will soon become obsolete. In anticipation of this change, Trezor is shifting towards using the Bridge as the primary means of connecting Trezor devices with web browsers. This transition is crucial for maintaining compatibility and functionality as browser technologies evolve.

The new Trezor Bridge is designed to work seamlessly with Google Chrome (and its variants like Chromium) and Firefox. This broad compatibility ensures that users can continue to access their Trezor Wallets without interruption, regardless of the browser they prefer.

User Guidance for the Transition

For current users of the Trezor Chrome extension, the shift to the new Bridge is straightforward. While there's no immediate need for action, users are encouraged to uninstall the Chrome extension and let the Trezor Wallet install the new Bridge. This proactive step will ensure they are prepared for the eventual discontinuation of the Chrome extension.

Those using the old Trezor Bridge should update to the new version via the Trezor Wallet. This update is essential to benefit from the enhanced security and improved performance. New users will be prompted to install the new Bridge during their initial setup, simplifying the onboarding process.

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