You undoubtedly have a lot of digital assets if you’re anything like me. On my iPhone, I have thousands of songs, videos, and other items that are all very important to me. If these were stolen or lost, I would be crushed. Fortunately for us, the world of cryptocurrency wallets (digital wallets used to store bitcoins) has seen a boom in innovation. In this article, we’ll talk about how cryptocurrencies operate and how secure digital assets may be when used with the appropriate tools.

How do bitcoin wallets operate and what are they?

Software applications called cryptocurrency wallets are used to hold both private and public keys. Public keys are used to send money, whereas private keys are used to access money. The keys are managed by the wallet software.

You’ll need two pieces of information to create a wallet: your private key (which you should never share) and your backup phrase (a string of words that enables you to retrieve your money in the event that your device is lost or damaged). It’s crucial to backup this data somewhere else in case anything happens to the device itself, such it being stolen, in addition to keeping it secure.

Ways to secure your digital assets

Wallets for cryptocurrencies are an example of a digital asset. They are used to handle and store digital assets like litecoin (LTC), ETH, and other cryptocurrencies like bitcoin (BTC), if you need any other crypto, you can exchange eth to xrp (example). Software called a bitcoin wallet enables you to safely store private and public keys.

Cryptocurrency wallets show your balances as percentages of the total amount you have stored in the wallet’s address(es) or as currency units. When transmitting money between many accounts using one wallet interface rather than several different ones, some wallets additionally display the amount that has been transmitted from other addresses connected to their network, making it easier for users to keep track of their transfers.

Hot vs. Cold Wallets

Wallets come in two varieties: hot and cold.

  • Hot: Because a hot wallet is online-connected, transactions can be completed whenever you choose. For example, if you’re using an app like Coinbase or Mycelium Wallet on your phone or computer, these are considered hot wallets because they connect directly with the blockchain via an Internet connection.
  • Cold: A cold wallet requires no connection whatsoever; rather than storing private keys online where hackers might find them (and steal all your money), it stores them offline in some kind of physical form such as paper printouts or hardware devices like Trezor or Ledger Nano S (more on those later).

Private Keys & Public Keys

You access your bitcoin via private and public keys, which you also provide to others so they can transfer you cryptocurrency.

Private keys provide you access to your money because they are used to sign transactions on the blockchain. The user is always responsible for keeping them private; if someone else finds out or gains access to your private key, they can instantly spend all of your digital assets. Nobody should ever be given access to a private key!

If both parties have created digital wallets for themselves using MyEtherWallet (MEW), or if they want to send money or tokens (an alternative form of cryptocurrency), directly into the wallet address of another account through an online exchange platform like Coinbase or Kraken or or even through email or text messaging, they will need to use public keys.

There are various ways to prevent theft of your digital assets, but wherever possible, it’s crucial to adopt effective security procedures.

  • Use strong passwords. Passwords must have a minimum of eight characters, a mix of capital and lowercase letters, digits, and special characters (such as!@#$%&*()). It’s also advisable to have different passwords for each account you create online so that if one gets compromised, other accounts remain safe from being accessed by hackers in the future.
  • Use multi-factor authentication (MFA). With MFA enabled on an exchange or wallet website or app, every time someone logs into their account from an unrecognized device such as a public computer at school or work they’ll need their username/email address plus one other piece of information like their phone number or PIN code sent via text message before they’re granted access; this way even if someone else has gotten hold of your username/email address they will not be able to log into the platform unless they also know this additional piece information which only belongs specifically

to each individual user!


This post should have clarified how to protect your cryptocurrency wallet, we hope. We are aware that it might be overwhelming, but we also think that anyone can prevent the theft of their digital assets with the correct knowledge and resources.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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