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Can I use an Unchained Capital vault without a hardware wallet?

We require clients to have at least one hardware wallet to use multisignature vaults. Owning a hardware wallet ensures that your xpub (extended public key), which is used to create bitcoin addresses for your vault, will always be controlled by the private keys on the hardware device. These devices ensures that bitcoin cannot be lost or destroyed as easily as if it were on a paper wallet. They can also be used to recover a wallet using a seed phrase.