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Backup Wallet

Now that we’ve confirmed everything is working as expected, let’s back it all up before receiving any funds.

Seeds and Public Keys

There are two components to your wallet that you need to backup to guarantee recovery, seeds and public keys.

Seeds

These are your 24 word BIP39 phrases. You only need to have m (of your total n) seeds to recover your funds. These should be guarded very carefully as anyone who gets access to these can steal your bitcoin!

Public Keys

One confusing thing about multisig is that you need all of your public keys (including associated metadata) in order to be able to spend any of your bitcoin. Public keys do not need to be guarded nearly as carefully as seeds; anyone who gets access to public key information can only see which bitcoin addresses belong to you but cannot spend from them.

For non-expert users, we recommend storing a copy of all extended public keys with each individual seed as well as redundant backups in many other places that may include:

Table of Contents

  1. Backup Seeds Instructions
  2. Backup Public Keys

Advanced Configuration

Click here for advanced details on how to improve your security at this step.


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