Cryptocurrency Security Checklist

This cryptocurrency security checklist is a compiled version of things you should and should not do concerning bitcoin and cryptocurrencies; put together from the guides published on this site.

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Wallets 💰


  • Store your recovery seed offline. May it be on pieces of paper or a steel sheet, and store them somewhere no one else but you has access to.
  • Use a hardware wallet. If you own a decent amount of money invested in cryptocurrencies, store your funds on a reputable hardware wallet like a Ledger or a Trezor.
  • If you only have a few hundred dollars invested in cryptocurrencies, use reputable and open-source wallet software. Something like BlueWallet(Bitcoin) or Rainbow(Ethereum).
  • Be aware of the bitcoin and crypto scams. That way, it significantly lessens the chances of you falling for them.
  • Keep your software up to date. This applies to computers, mobile phones, software wallet version, and hardware wallets. Keeping your software up to date helps a bit in making sure your devices don’t get malware/viruses.


  • Don’t use a paper wallet. Creating a secure paper wallet can be quite difficult if you don’t have experience with Linux systems.
  • Don’t save your recovery seed digitally. Not on a .txt file, a word document, on your email, on your mobile phone’s notes app, or anywhere digital.
  • Don’t give away your recovery seed. Some airdrop scams require you to hand over your wallet’s recovery seed for you to be eligible for the airdrop. Giving away your private key(s) is pretty much giving away access to your funds.
  • As much as possible, prevent talking about bitcoin or cryptocurrencies to strangers. If a malicious individual gets the knowledge of you owning cryptocurrencies, you might get hit with the $5 wrench attack.

Exchanges 📈


  • Use 2 Factor Authentication on your accounts. Your accounts having 2FA makes your accounts significantly harder to hack.
  • Use secure and complex passwords on your exchange accounts. Preferably 40 characters, with both uppercase and lowercase letters, and with special characters. We heavily suggest using password managers like KeePass2 and Bitwarden to generate and store your passwords.
  • Frequently check your browser’s address bar. Make sure you’re on the correct URL; to prevent being phished and prevent unintentionally downloading malicious software.
  • Be aware of the bitcoin and crypto scams. That way, it significantly lessens the chances of you falling for them.


  • Don’t click on bitcoin or crypto-related ads on Google or any other search engine. There’s a decent chance that a certain link you see in your search result is a phishing link that could potentially steal your funds. Alternatively, manually type in the exchange’s URL on your browser’s address bar, or bookmark the exchange’s URL on your browser instead.
  •  Don’t re-use passwords on exchanges or any other website. If a certain website’s account database gets hacked and leaked and you have an account on that certain website, hackers can try to use your leaked account’s credentials to log in to your exchange accounts.
  • Don’t leave funds on exchanges if you don’t trade. Unless you frequently use your funds to trade, store your funds on a reputable hardware wallet like a Ledger or a Trezor, or a securely-made paper wallet.

For more detailed articles concerning bitcoin and cryptocurrency security in general, check out the articles on our homepage.

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