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How do I encrypt my GUAP wallet?  

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marqueslamb
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04/12/2019 3:02 pm  

Encrypting the Wallet

Encrypting your wallet is a great idea to prevent other people from using your computer to steal your money or your wallet.dat file.

To encrypt your wallet simply click on "Settings->Encrypt Wallet..." and enter your password or passphrase (most secure and preferred).

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It is recommended that you create passphrase comprised of 12 or 15 random words (and with each word separated by a single space). To help generate the 12 or 15 word passphrase you can use an online tool such as https://www.useapassphrase.com/ (less secure) or an offline non-electronic tool such as Diceware (most secure; which uses a word list and six dice to generate each word). You can also simply use a password but this is not recommended because a randomly generated 12 or 15 word passphrase is much more secure.

Please don’t forget the encryption passphrase. If you lose it, you can’t access your funds.  A best practice for recalling the passphrase is to store it in the non-cloud enabled version of a password manager such as 1Password or SplashID, and/or simply handwrite the passphrase and store the note in a safe or safe deposit box. 

 

Once your wallet is encrypted, if you are staking or wish to enable staking, in the GUAP Core Wallet software click Settings > Unlock Wallet. The click “Unlock Wallet”.  Tick the “For staking only” option and then enter your passphrase and click 'OK'. 

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This topic was modified 2 months ago 7 times by marqueslamb

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