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This Chrome Extension warns you if you go to a malicious site: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/etheraddresslookup/pdknmigbbbhmllnmgdfalmedcmcefdfn
We have the MyEtherWallet Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/myetherwallet-cx/nlbmnnijcnlegkjjpcfjclmcfggfefdm
[The MEW Philosophy] Education is Key: Ethereum, security, privacy, importance of controlling your keys & how the blockchain works
[The MEW Philosophy] Empower the people: Give people the ability to interact with the Ethereum blockchain without having to run a full node
[The MEW Philosophy] If it can be hacked, it will be hacked: Never save, store, or transmit passwords or keys
[The MEW Philosophy] Make it easy & free: Everyone should be able to create an account and send Ether & Tokens
[The MEW Philosophy] People are the Priority: You are the most important. If monetization leads to a worse user experience, we don't do it
[The MEW Philosophy] Private: No tracking, ads, demographics! We don't know who you are, what you do on our site, nor where you are
Always check that you are on the correct URL. (e.g. myetherwallet.com)
Always double-check what you are sending, how much you are sending & what address you are sending to.
Back up your key in a separate location BEFORE sending ETH/Tokens to it
Be VERY careful entering your private key on ANY site
Before sending to a third-party or using a new service, always Google the service name + "scam" or "reviews"
Bookmark your crypto sites. Use those bookmarks and only those.
Brain wallets (where you choose the seed) are not secure. Human brains cannot generate entropy. Don't use brain wallets
Do not ever run remote-access software (e.g. TeamViewer)
Do not trust addresses or URLs. Always verify information w/ a secondary source
Do not trust any address except the one posted on the official site
Do you know another language? Help keep MEW translations up to date! https://www.reddit.com/r/ethereum/comments/4z55s2
Don't click on links from Slackbots or Slack DMs
Don't ever trade / buy / sell ETH via Paypal. They can file a dispute and take your money 90 days later
Don't trust DMs or Emails. We will never DM you or email except in response to you
Don't enter your private key to check your balance. Use https://etherscan.io/
Don’t click any link regarding crypto, money, banking. Always navigate directly.
Don’t click on advertisements.
Double check the URL: it's always https://www.myetherwallet.com
Follow us on Twitter for important alerts: https://twitter.com/myetherwallet
For new accounts, especially cold storage, send small amount in & out
https://ethplorer.io/ allows you to easily see token balances and transfers allows you to easily see token balances and transfers
If you ever have an Issue with you Swap, click the orange "Issue with your Swap?" button on the Swap page. This will get you help fastest!
If you have accidentally visited or typed a malicious site, clean out your recent history and autocomplete
If you mistyped your private key, you can try the tool at the bottom of our helpers page: https://www.myetherwallet.com/helpers.htm
Install an adblocker that actually turns off Google/Bing Ads
Keystore File (UTC / JSON): This is encrypted by your password. It matches the format used by Mist so you can easily import it in the future
MEW is client-side / serverless. We are 100% open source & audit-able by all
MEW supports viewing & sending all ERC-20 Tokens. You can add them yourself
Mnemonic Phrases derive an infinite number of addresses & private keys
Never email your private key or keep it in cloud storage. Print it out or get a hardware wallet instead
Never enter your private keys, passwords, sensitive data on a website that you were sent via message
Never hand type your private key / keystore file. Double-check the words for mnemonic keys if hand typing
Never hand-type your address. (If you mistype, your ETH could be lost forever!)
Never invest more than you are willing to lose, then you can enjoy the ride ?
No one is giving you free or discounted ETH. Even for completing a survey
ONLY unlock your wallet when you want to send a transaction
Our helpers page is full of nifty helpers, like WEI <-> ETH converter and debugging ENS reveals! https://www.myetherwallet.com/helpers.htm
Phishers try to trick you with scary messages. Don't fall for them
Private Key (unencrypted): The unencrypted text version of your private key, meaning no PW is necessary. Keep it offline, like on paper!
Pro-tip: When asking for help, be nice. Grouchy-pants get helped slower than a 1 GWEI TX on a token sale day. ??
See what gas price you should use at http://ethgasstation.info
Send a test transaction first & make sure it arrives at intended destination before sending all the ETH
Store backups of you Keystore file version & paper wallet in physically separate, offline environments
The best passwords are strong & easy to remember. If you store your password with your keystore file, it's pretty much useless
The TX fee = gas price * gas limit & is paid to miners for including your TX in a block. Higher gas price = faster TX, but more expensive
Turn on 2FA for everything today. Go do it. Right now
Use the version of your address that has uppercase letters. It has a checksum
Want to dive deeper? Check out our friends at https://theethereum.wiki
Want to dive deeper? Check out this list: https://github.com/Scanate/EthList/blob/master/README.md
Worried about your device being compromised? Get yourself a Ledger or Trezor Hardware Wallet
You can connect to MEW's, Etherscan's, Infura's or your own nodes via MyEtherWallet.com. Click the dropdown in the top-right
You can run MEW locally instead of trusting our URL
You can turn your unencrypted private key into a keystore file via the MyEtherWallet Chrome Extension