It is important to keep your private keys safe, because by extension, you keep your digital assets safe as well. Follow our suggested practices to assure that your coins are fully protected.
For a strong, hard-to-break password, length and character types are the key. To make sure that your password is secure, use these guidelines:
- Use passwords that are at least 20 characters long — the longer the better. You can use either long sentences in plain English or long randomly generated passwords such as The-white-fox-jumps-over-a-sleepy-cat-on-a-sunny-day3752 or oDbaEGY+z}aMJwj6dKnDiA9dvXGy(w4^q7Lr+(
- Be sure that your password has uppercase letters, lowercase letters, symbols, and numbers. Variations in character type make your password more difficult to decode.
- Avoid using obvious passwords. This includes passwords like 12344321 or myun1quepa55word
- Do not recycle passwords. Avoid using the same password for different websites.
- Use a password manager. While this is not 100% issue-free, they beat everything else in terms of security/convenience ratio.
Two-factor authentication—or 2FA — is a second layer of protection after a password. Since a password can stay the same for a long time, it’s a good idea to have a second step if your password is ever broken or stolen.
The most optimal kind of 2FA is a One-Time Password (OTP). OTPs are short numbers generated every 60 seconds by a mobile app such as Google Authenticator or Authy. You will enter the numeric string as a secondary password to verify that you are the owner of the account.
There are also other methods of 2FA, like SMS. However, SMS 2FA can be even less safe than a singular password, so if in doubt, use OTPs.
All of your coins assets are stored on a blockchain and accessed via an account. A wallet is a way of storing your private keys to that account.
There are many kinds of wallets available, including:
- Mobile wallet. A mobile wallet gives you convenient access to your coins on the go. Coinbase Wallet, Enjin Wallet, MyCrypto.com etc.
- Desktop wallet. A desktop wallet is great for doing more complex transactions and maintaining higher security. Representatives: Wasabi Wallet, Electrum, Bitcoin Core, MyCrypto.com etc.
- Hardware wallet. A hardware wallet gives you higher security then the two wallets types above, but you will need to spend around 50 - 100 USD to purchase one. Representatives: KeepKey, Ledger Nano S, Trezor.
The rule of thumb is to avoid storing tokens on exchanges unless you absolutely need them for trading (e.g. you have a short-term stop loss orders in place).
Always Double Check Your Work When Using DAIX
To assure that your digital assets do not fall into the wrong hands, there are a few steps you can take. Always be sure to:
- Check the URL of the website you are on. Do not click on DAIX Ads--even on Google! Go directly to the site by typing in DAIX.co in the search bar. We recommend bookmarking the website after you successfully visit it the first time.
- Copy and paste wallet addresses. Never hand-type an address.
- Beware of phishing scams. Always be sure to go directly to DAIX.co. Avoid following e-mail links, clicking on Slack links, and absolutely avoid clicking on random links that are sent to you. Keep in mind that many of them copy interfaces directly, so it is important to read the address rather than rely on the appearance of a website. We must be vigilant to protect our assets against these scammers.
Be Safe Out There
If you follow security practices diligently, you can keep your digital assets safe. DAIX wants all of our users to protect what is rightfully theirs, and these security measures can help you do just that.