Secure your coins
by Janika Kouki
Dear miners! Today we would like to teach you how to add extra layer of security to your account and protect your funds. Keep your coins safe and sound and never worry about them.
Enable 2-step verification
It’s very easy and efficient at the same time. Even if the hacker gets access to both your e-mail and your password, (s)he won’t be able to send the coins anywhere without the verification code generated on your mobile device every 30 seconds. Getting access to your password AND your phone/tab – that is quite tricky. Make them struggle for your coins at least!
To enable 2-step verification:
- Go to your Dashboard>Profile>2-step verification
- Click “Enable”
- Download Google Authenticator app. It is available both for Android and iOS.
- Scan the QR code with the application or type it into the application manually.
- Enter your password and the code generated in the app.
- Click “Enable” again.
- Your funds are secure!
Now you will need to enter the code from your mobile device each time you want to withdraw some sum of money. The crooks and hackers won’t be able to steal any of your hard-earned coins.
Withdraw to the wallet
If you don’t always have your mobile device on you or don’t want to enable the 2-step verification for any other reason, there is another option. Just regularly withdraw what you earn to the wallet of the currency you mine. Even if someone hacks into your account, they won’t have much to thrive on.
It may seem to an inexperienced miner that it is difficult and takes too much time to create a wallet. I also was a newbie when I created a Bytecoin wallet for myself, so I promise you that it is not that challenging as you may think. What’s more, MinerGate is here to help, as usual.
If your preferred cryptocurrency is Bitcoin, no worries. Just withdraw your coins to the exchange. Learn how to do it on our Mining page or in this exchange tutorial on our easiest cryptocurrency exchange service Changelly.
Please remember that you are the only one responsible for your money! If the hackers manage to perform the transaction and it gets to the block, we won’t be reverse it. Like with the physical money, if your banknotes are stolen, they are gone forever, there is no miraculous way to brig them back to your pocket. Be careful and stay alert.