I am often asked for a recommended ‘good bitcoin setup’. This is what I currently recommend. Also see Secure & Soverign Bitcoin in 25 Easy steps:

Core Setup

  1. Find old laptop & Buy 1TB HHD
  2. Install Linux (wipe old data)
  3. Set strong laptop password
  4. Install wasabi wallet
  5. Install bitcoincoreorg & start sync
  6. Read FAQ’s & Check Backups
  7. Buy BTC -> send to wasabi
  8. Mix on wasabi

+ Mobile & More Mixing

  1. Download Samourai Wallet
  2. Install Dojo
  3. Install Whirlpool
  4. Pair everything
  5. Read FAQ & Check backups
  6. Buy BTC -> send to whirlpool
  7. Mix & Leave mixing
  8. Spend from Samourai Wallet

+ Hardware Wallet

  1. Buy from manufacturer
  2. Ship to non-home address
  3. Pay with mixed coins
  4. Setup hardware wallet within wasabi
  5. Check backup
  6. Send mixed UTXO’s 1 by 1 to new wasabi hardware wallet (randomise fee/time) with txCast
  7. Hide hardware wallet