Author Topic: (Noob Question) Why do I need a hardware wallet instead of trusting DEX?  (Read 1386 times)

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Offline LiveAwake

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Hi all, I'm new to Bitshares, so forgive my ignorance here. 

When I first started reading an overview, and the concept of the DEX (decentralized Exchange), it seemed to me like the DEX would offer a decent level of security over having funds on a centralized exchange.  If that is the case, do I still need to have a hardware wallet or some other method of keeping my various crypto-assets safe, or can I just transfer everything to the Bitshares exchange and feel fairly secure that they cannot be hacked there? 

Thanks in advance!