Your 24-word recovery phrase is the only backup of your private keys. It allows you to restore the private keys providing access to your crypto assets in case you lose access to your Ledger device.
You can use the Cryptosteel Capsule to add an extra layer of security to your crypto assets. The Cryptosteel Capsule is designed to resist extreme physical damage, such as fire, flooding, and impacts from accidents.
Assembling your recovery phrase
Since Ledger hardware wallets follow the BIP39 standard, the first four letters of each word are unique and sufficient to recover your recovery phrase and give you access to your crypto assets.
To assemble your recovery phrase, slide the first four letters of each word onto the core. You can also use separators to separate each word. For step-by-step instructions, please refer to the Cryptosteel documentation.
Once you have assembled your recovery phrase and locked the Cryptosteel Capsule, make sure to keep the capsule in a secure location.
How do I back up 3-letter words?
- Use a separator after the third letter.
- For example, when backing up the words "act" and "famous":
a - c - t - *separator* - f - a - m - o - *separator*
- You can learn more about entering data to your Cryptosteel capsule here.