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Tips, tricks and how to use your Notebook Wallet™

We created Notebook Wallet™ to help you store your cryptocurrency the easiest and safest way possible.

If you are new to crypto, you are probably overwhelmed with the amount of things that are completely new to you. What is a Blockchain, a token, an NFT, how do you stake your coins, what is staking, hodl, wallets, daos, ICOs, ISPOs, lending, farming…

Only 3% of the worlds population owns cryptocurrency, so you are not alone, but buying crypto is easy, the hard part is keeping it safe.

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Without the private key you will never see your crypto assets again.

The biggest danger in crypto security is that you loose your private key or have your private key stolen. Without that private key, you will never see your crypto assets again.

Besides losing your private key, you can also lose your crypto by a computer malfunction (like a dying hard drive), by hacking, or by physically losing the computer or device where your digital wallets were stored.

It is important to note that holding cryptocurrency in an exchange is not the same as holding it in your personal wallet. Exchange wallets are custodial accounts provided by the exchange. The user of this wallet is not the holder of the private key to the cryptocurrency that is held in it.

If an event were to occur where the exchange is hacked or your account becomes compromised, your funds would be lost forever. Cryptocurrency exchanges do not provide SIPC or FDIC insurance, making safe storage of cryptocurrencies especially important.

The phrase “not your keys not your coins” is a heavily repeated concept within the cryptocurrency community.

It is suggested that you withdraw the majority of funds to your own personal “cold” wallet. Exchange accounts include Coinbase, Gemini, Binance, and many others.

How to use your Notebook Wallet™

Notebook Wallet™ comes with different pages to store different data. You will be able to store all your recovery seed phrases, private keys, logins & passwords, including 2FA (two factor authentication) codes, and notes, all in a 100% Offline, waterproof and tear-resistant notebook.

In total, counting both copies in the pack, you have spaces for 58 recovery seed phrases, 60 logins & passwords, 42 private keys and many pages and sections with dotted notes.

There is 4 different type of pages:

  1. Seed Phrases

  2. Private keys

  3. Logins & passwords

  4. Dot grid notes

Start by marking which of your Notebook Wallet™ copies will be your “Original” and your “Backup” copy. This will help you identify what copy you will hide at home, and what copy on a different location.

Remember to always keep one of your Notebook Wallet™ copies somewhere where your family members will find it if something unexpected happens to you. Use the notes section if you need to explain where the original copy is stored, or how to retrieve your assets. Don’t make it too complicated for a non-technical person to figure out how to recover your cryptocurrency, or they can be lost forever.

Backup vs original copy

1. Recovery Seed Phrases

A seed phrase is a series of 12 to 24 words generated when you create a cryptocurrency wallet that give you access to the crypto associated with that wallet. You’ll often hear the terms mnemonic seed or mnemonic phrase used to describe the same idea.

These words should never be stored on devices connected to the internet, so never take screenshots, send them to your email, or store them on your computer or mobile phone.

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ADVANCED:
You can use one of your Notebook Wallet copies to write your Mnemonic Passphrase in one of the copies, but only a hint on the other copy.

Find out if your selected wallet is compatible with Passphrases. Mnemonic passphrases add a second layer of security to the mnemonic phrase and consequently to an individual’s wallet by functioning like two-factor authentication or a second factor for a crypto wallet.
In simple terms, a mnemonic passphrase is like “something you add” password to the mnemonic phrase. Note that not all crypto wallets support mnemonic passphrase. Some wallets that support passphrases include Ledger Nano S and X, Trezor & Trezor Model T, Electrum, Coinomi, Edge, Exodus and a few others.

2. Private / Public Keys

When you first open a cryptocurrency wallet, you are issued two keys: a public key, that allows you to receive funds, working like an “email address” (you can safely share it with others), and a private key (which is not to be shared with anyone).

A private key is like a password that unlocks the virtual vault that holds your money. As long as you “and only you” have access to your private key, your funds are safe.

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3. Login & Passwords

To buy cryptocurrency you will need to create accounts on exchanges like Coinbase, Binance, Kraken… There is also lots of other centralized services like Celsius where you can put your crypto to work for you.

To use all these centralized services you will need a Username/Email, Password, and is always recommended to ad a 2FA-Two factor authentication (SMS is not a recommended 2FA solution).

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ADVICE:
Don’t leave the majority of your funds in an exchange.
Withdraw the majority of your funds to your own personal wallet. If the exchange is hacked or your account becomes compromised, your funds would be lost forever. A simple Google search will reveal why is it dangerous to leave your crypto funds in an exchange.

4. Dot Grid Notes

You will find pages for notes, and also note sections in most pages. For example, you can use the notes sections if you need to explain in more detail what is in that wallet. Bitcoin Wallets are simple, they will only find Bitcoins inside, but an Ethereum wallet can have ETH and hundreds of other assets from that ecosystem. You can also write down if some of your funds are locked in a Defi protocol.

Notes are also great to make it easier for a non-technical person to figure out how to recover your funds, or they could be lost forever.

Simplicity is key.

Remember to always keep one of your Notebook Wallet™ copies somewhere where your family members will find it if something unexpected happens to you.

Use the notes section if you need to explain someone you trust where the original copy is stored, or how to retrieve your assets. Don’t make it too complicated for a non-technical person to figure out how to recover your cryptocurrency, or they can be lost forever.

Learn how to use Passphrases to have an extra layer of security, writing the passphrase in the original copy and a hint in the backup copy.

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Notebook Wallet™

a 100% waterproof, tear resistant, stone paper cryptocurrency backup plan

Includes Spaces for:

58 recovery seed phrases
60 logins & passwords
42 private keys
Dotted notes and 2FA