The best ways to keep your wallet and bitcoin safe
YOUR WALLET'S SECURITYWhen you create a Blockchain wallet, we recommend completing three key security features.
VERIFY YOUR EMAILVerifying your email address allows us to send login codes when suspicious or unusual activity is detected, to remind you of your wallet login ID, and to send bitcoin payment alerts when you receive funds.
SET UP TWO-STEP VERIFICATIONEnable two-step verification via SMS code, Yubikey, or Google Authenticator to further protect your wallet from unauthorized access.
WRITE DOWN YOUR BACKUP PHRASEYour backup phrase is the most important of all security measures. It is the key to ensuring your access to your bitcoin if you forget your password or Blockchain is unavailable.
YOUR BACKUP PHRASEThe Failsafe
WHAT IS IT?Your Backup Phrase, an encoded version of your wallet’s master seed, is a mnemonic passphrase made up of 12 random words. It acts as a backup, ensuring that you can always access your funds.
WHY DO I NEED IT?In the event that you lose your Wallet ID (or worse your password), your Backup Phrase is the only way you’ll be able to regain access to your funds. Reminder: we’re a non-custodial wallet which means we can’t reset your password.
WHY DO I HAVE TO WRITE IT DOWN?Anyone with your Backup Phrase can gain access to your funds and transaction history. To keep your funds protected from online hacks or accidental data loss, we recommend storing it offline - in a notebook or on a piece of paper.
WHERE CAN I FIND IT?You can find your Backup Phrase by navigating to the Security Center in your Wallet and selecting ‘Backup Phrase’.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do I do if I lose my password? +We’re a non-custodial wallet which means we can’t reset your password. Your Backup Phrase is the only way for you to regain access to your funds if your forget your password.
How can I make sure my password is secure? +
Our recommendations for having a secure password are:
What else can I do to secure my wallet? +In your wallet's settings, you can find advanced security options. You should also make sure to write down your 12 word Backup Phrase.
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