Welcome to the world of Blockchain & Cryptocurrencies!
In this space, securing and protecting your funds is your highest priority. Below are some resources & tools that will help you ensure that your funds are safe at all times.
Wallets are how you interact with the blockchain and access your funds.
We strongly recommend using a hardware wallet such as a Ledger or Trezor to store your funds. When using hardware wallets, Google Chrome is necessary if you wish to interact with the web. Trezor can work with other browsers, however you will need to download Trezor Bridge, which can be found here.
These can be purchased at the below links:
When purchasing a hardware wallet, please check that you are purchasing from an authorised reseller.
Web wallets are another option that allow easy access to funds. The below are the most trusted web wallets when interacting with the Ethereum blockchain:
There are numerous security tools that assist you in verifying if the site you are interacting with is the official wallet and not a phishing or scam site.
Cryptonite is an in browser extension that when you visit a Crypto website or Crypto social media account that has been verified by MetaCert, the shield turns from black to green, so you know with 100% certainty that you are safe. For example, it will turn green every time you visit MyEtherWallet.com so you know you’re on the right site and not a site that looks like it.
EAL Adds links to strings that look like Ethereum addresses to your favourite blockchain explorer. It also tries to protect you from being phished by checking a domain blacklist that is constantly being updated.
uBlock Origin is an adblocking software. In the cryptocurrency world, scammers and phishers use deceptive ads to appear as the real version of a website. It is critical to block these sites to minimise your exposure of possible scams
LastPass allows you to generate unique passwords and access them through your browser, Lastpass also gives you the ability to set up 2fa for all of your passwords which is critical to secure all your passwords.
Google Authenticator is the most widely used authenticator app in the cryptocurrency space. Make sure you download, activate and added to all sites that offer it as an extra security layer. We recommend using Authy, a full fledged 2-factor authentication app that integrates Google Authenticator. This is because Authy allows you to save all restoration codes off your phone to create a secure backup, in case your phone becomes lost, damaged or inaccessible.