Bitcoin Answers

If my old Hardware Wallet isn’t connected to the Internet how will it update the new (replacement) wallet with funds?

This question has a simple answer. Your coins are on the blockchain, not in the wallet. The wallet manages keys. No matter the make, if you have the keys (seed words) to your Hardware Wallet, you are holding coins on the blockchain.

The seed words are just another form of numbers. As the simplest example, 3+2 is always 5 in any calculator. The key calculations are just maths. They are deterministic.

If you have your keys, you have access to your coins. Which brings us to the famous “Not your keys, not your coin”.

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