SECURITY

TIME TO LEVEL UP YOUR SECURITY

HEX is an exciting project which encourages and rewards participates in the ecosystem for staking their HEX.

In HEX LONGER STAKES PAY BETTER, so it is critical to protect your stakes with strong security practices. After all you could be linked to your staking wallets for months, years… even decades!

Having the right security in place to protect your HEX stakes, will mean you can rest easy knowing your growing HEX shares are safe and sound. This site aims to provide HEX Stakers with a valuable source of information on.

HOW TO SECURE YOUR STAKES WITH CONFIDENCE. ALL CREDIT GOES TO HEXSAFE.WIN

BASICS

INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY

Before we blast head on into setting up our "security environment" we need to understand what we are protecting against, here we delve into:

  • Security vs Convenience

  • The security spectrum - what are you protecting against!

  • How far do you need to take it?

  • What does good security hygiene look like?

WALLET BASICS

This is the 101 of how Wallets work and how they protect and store our coins and tokens.

In this video we will cover such things as:

  • What is a wallet

  • How do they “store” my coins and tokens

  • Software vs hardware Wallets

  • How does this apply to HEX

SEEDPHRASES

! SEED PHRASES ARE IMPORTANT !

Now that you know how wallets work in general, let's dig a little deeper into what a seed phrase is and what part it plays in your wallet.

HARD- & SOFTWARE WALLETS

METAMASK SOFTWARE WALLET

So now we know what a wallet is, let's have a quick look at two of the most popular wallets and find out which why one is more recommended over the other.

HARDWARE WALLETS

So now we know what a wallet is, let's have a quick look at two of the most popular wallets and find out which why one is more recommended over the other.

SEEDPHRASE TRIAGE - TREZOR & LEDGER

SEEDPHRASE TRIAGE - TREZOR

Have you setup a software wallet and now you want the extra protection of a hardware wallet. Let’s see what we can do to course correct and secure your valuable Hex stakes.

  • What Options do you have EES, Migration to hardware wallet

  • BIP39 Standard

  • Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) Wallets

  • How to migrate a Metamask seed to a Hardware wallet (see how it is actually done on Trezor)

  • How to check your migration worked correctly

  • Understanding the implications of doing this migration

SEEDPHRASE TRIAGE - LEDGER

Are you looking to move your Metamask created wallet Seed to a Ledger Nano hardware wallet. If so this is a must watch video which covers:

  • What are the ramifications of using a ledger to do this

  • How to migrate a Metamask seed to a Hardware wallet (see how it is actually done)

  • How to check your migration worked correctly

  • Understanding the implications of doing this migration with regards to accessible addresses

  • Detailed explanation of the derivation paths that Metamask and Ledger use

  • Explanation of how to access all the Metamask account addresses after the migration.

SEEDPHRASE - STORE & PROTECT

THE BASICS STORING SEEDPHRASE

Seed phrases are “the keys to the vault” let's look at the bare minimum we should be doing to protect them.

  • Basic Seed Phrase Projection

  • Protecting your seed online

  • Protection against physical theft

  • Protection against physical destruction

EXTRA SEED PROTECTION PART 1 - UNDERSTANDING PASSPHRASES

Seed phrases are “the keys to the vault” let's look at the bare minimum we should be doing to protect them.

  • Basic Seed Phrase Projection

  • Protecting your seed online

  • Protection against physical theft

  • Protection against physical destruction

EXTRA SEED PROTECTION PART 2 - DISTRIBUTED SEEDPHRASES

  • What are distributed seed phrases

  • How to use Mnemonic Seed Splitting

  • Understanding Shamir Seed Backup

  • Super Shamir Backup

  • Shamir39 – Draft Standard

  • How to implement Shamir Backup in Trezor

ALL CREDIT GOES TO HEXSAFE.WIN

NEW TO HEX? FOLLOW THESE STEPS

1. INSTALL METAMASK

On a desktop browser install the Metamask wallet extension from Metamask.io

2. BUY ETHEREUM

You can buy ETHEREUM on Metamask via the Wyre or coinswitch buy button

3. BUY & STAKE HEX

Visit ethHEX.com, connect your Metamask wallet & trade your ETH for HEX and Stake it