Using third-party wallets where they control the access to your coins (e.g. your account on a cryptocurrency exchange) is not a secure way to store your coins because places like exchanges are targeted by hackers.
Instead, store your coins in a wallet that only you have access to (referred to as non-custodial), such as ours. This puts the control in your hands, not someone else's.
Consider a hardware wallet if you’d prefer a physically safe place to store your coins. Since they’re not connected to the internet, they can offer greater security.
When you set up a wallet to send and receive Bitcoin, you’ll be prompted to back it up.
Your backup lets you regain access to the Bitcoin you own in the event that the device holding your wallet is lost, stolen, or breaks.
This simply involves recording a unique series of words called a recovery seed. Rather than recording this on paper, we recommend a more durable material such as metal.
Never share your wallet recovery seed or passwords to your cryptocurrency exchange with anyone as these could be used to steal your coins.
When using a cryptocurrency exchange, choose a unique password that you change regularly and always make use of two-factor authentication for added security.
Ignore any unexpected emails from cryptocurrency exchanges or trading platforms as these could be a phishing scam. Instead, visit the site directly in your browser.