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Protecting your collectible wallet

Your secure collectible wallet

Editional is powered by the blockchain, which guarantees your ownership of items is permanent.  To accomplish this, Editional creates a secure Ethereum wallet right in the secure enclave of your device.  This is automatic and happens when you set up your Editional account.

Your wallet is protected by the secure enclave’s authentication system (either biometrics or pin depending on what you selected when setting up the application) but can be lost if you:

  • reset faceID/touchID or the secure enclave of your device
  • lose access to your device

Securing your collectible wallet

Ethereum blockchain wallets are secured through a 12-word secret key.  Editional will remind you to back this key up with a notice at the top of your feed, or you can access the key manually at any time by following these instructions:

  1. Open your profile by clicking on your username at the bottom of the screen when viewing feed.
  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-left of your profile.
  3. Click the “Recovery Phrase” link

This will show you a copy of your passphrase so you can back it up to a secure location.

DON’T LOSE YOUR BACKUP PHRASE

If you lose access to your device and you lose your backup phrase or don’t write it down, no one, including anyone at Editional, can recover your collectibles.  This is the double edged sword of secure ownership, so PLEASE make sure to keep a copy in a secure location.

Updated on April 17, 2019

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