Accessing Your Wallet

How to Access Your Wallet with a Keystore File

Important Information We do not recommend that you access your wallet via Keystore file. Why? Keystore files are vulnerable for two reasons: Theft To use a keystore file means you need to upload this file online and type in a password to unlock the file. If you enter this into a fake phishing website, your funds WILL BE STOLEN They are not recoverable if lost or stolen MyCrypto does not store any information. We only have access to information that is publicly available on the blockchain…

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How to Access Your Wallet with a Secret Recovery Phrase

Important Information We do not recommend that you access your wallet via Secret Recovery Phrase. Why? Secret Recovery Phrase are vulnerable for two reasons: Theft Using a Secret Recovery Phrase requires you to either physically type it into the website or copy & paste to access the wallet. If you enter this information into a phishing website, your funds WILL BE STOLEN . They are not recoverable if lost or stolen MyCrypto does not store any information. We only have access to information that…

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How to Use WalletConnect with MyCrypto

It is very easy to use your mobile wallet in conjunction with the functionality of MyCrypto. Many of the most widely used mobile wallets allow you to connect to web3 applications quickly and easily by using WalletConnect. It’s as simple as scanning a QR code with your phone. First, you need to add your account to MyCrypto. On the add account screen, select WalletConnect, and the Ethereum network. Once you do this, it will display a QR code. Depending on which mobile wallet you are using, you…

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What Is Screen Lock?

Update: The Screen Lock feature is currently inactive and may come back at a later date. This does not effect the security of the MyCrypto app or your funds/accounts, as this was a visual feature -- the security of your funds remains in your hands and your hands alone. The "unlock" portion of the feature will remain accessible for a short period of time so those who have settings files with a lock will be able to unlock it, and it's recommended for all Screen Lock users to export a new settings…

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How Does View Address Work?

MyCrypto is a client-side application, which means that we never store your funds. Every address you access and transaction you generate is being done locally; nothing is actually sent to us. Your Ethereum address is public on the Ethereum blockchain, and everyone can see your balance and transactions you've made on the blockchain by using a tool such as Etherscan. MyCrypto supports various methods of accessing your accounts (an account is made up of your public-facing address and your private…

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