Level 2 - Seed Phrase Protection

Alright this is where the rubber meets the road. We now understand how important our seed phrases are, so let’s start to look at some option of how you can protect your seed phrases!


Introduction to Security 

Before we blast head on into setting up our "security environment" we need to understand what we are protecting against, here we delve into:

  • Security vs Convenience 
  • The security spectrum - what are you protecting against! 
  • How far do you need to take it? 
  • What does good security hygiene look like?  


Seedphrase Triage

Have you setup a software wallet and now you want the extra protection of a hardware wallet. Let’s see what we can do to course correct and secure your valuable Hex stakes.

  • What Options do you have EES, Migration to hardware wallet 
  • BIP39 Standard 
  • Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) Wallets 
  • How to migrate a Metamask seed to a Hardware wallet (see how it is actually done on Trezor)
  • How to check your migration worked correctly
  • Understanding the implications of doing this migration 

Seedphrase Triage - Ledger Nano

Are you looking to move your Metamask created wallet Seed to a Ledger Nano hardware wallet. If so this is a must watch video which covers:

  • What are the ramifications of using a ledger to do this
  • How to migrate a Metamask seed to a Hardware wallet (see how it is actually done)
  • How to check your migration worked correctly
  • Understanding the implications of doing this migration with regards to accessible addresses
  • Detailed explanation of the derivation paths that Metamask and Ledger use
  • Explanation of how to access all the Metamask account addresses after the migration.

Seedphrase Triage - Supplemental (Must Watch)

Metamask recently made an important change to the way Metamask allows you to select the Derivation path for the Ledger device. This is a must watch if you are following the ledger triage video above.


Trust me you will want to watch this video.


Storing Seedphrases - The Basics

Seed phrases are “the keys to the vault” let's look at the bare minimum we should be doing to protect them.

  • Basic Seed Phrase Projection 
  • Protecting your seed online 
  • Protection against physical theft 
  • Protection against physical destruction 


If you found these videos useful, feel free to send some Hex love this way.

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Extra Seed Protection

part 1 - Understanding Passphrases

If you are not using passphrases then you really should be! 

This video covers: 

  • what a passphrase is 
  • why you need it 
  • how to create a strong passphrase 
  • which hardware wallet is best to use 
  • how to split your hardware wallet into an unlimited number of logical devices 


Extra Seed Protection 

part 2 - Distributed Seedphrases

  • What are distributed seed phrases 
  • How to use Mnemonic Seed Splitting 
  • Understanding Shamir Seed Backup 
  • Super Shamir Backup 
  • Shamir39 – Draft Standard 
  • How to implement Shamir Backup in Trezor