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Cryptocurrency Hardware Wallet Security: Loss Prevention & Backup Guide Released

The Crypto Merchant has published a new guide explaining steps to take to mitigate loss when losing a hardware wallet.

The recently released guide highlights the significance of hardware wallets in safeguarding cryptocurrency private keys. However, if the hardware wallet were lost or stolen, the corresponding private keys would also be lost, rendering the cryptocurrency unattainable.

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According to a recent study by Chainalysis, up to 23% of Bitcoin (BTC) could be lost indefinitely due to lost or forgotten keys. With its latest guide, The Crypto Merchant aims to raise awareness of the importance of hardware wallet security and offers strategies for preventing loss.

“The implications of losing access to a crypto hardware wallet can be far-reaching, particularly in financial terms,” notes the guide. “If no backup of the wallet has been created, the retrieval of the lost crypto assets might prove impossible.”

As explained in the guide, creating a backup is a crucial aspect of hardware wallet security. In addition, the experts recommend storing hardware wallets in a safe or security deposit box to serve as an additional prevention measure against loss.

In the unfortunate event that a hardware wallet is lost, individuals are advised to respond swiftly. “If you possess other crypto assets stored in a different wallet, it's crucial to promptly transfer them to a secure wallet, employing a new private key,” says the guide. This is to ensure that any remaining assets are protected from potential compromise if private keys fall into malicious hands.

If assumed stolen, wallet owners should report to the relevant authorities as soon as possible. This includes reporting to the wallet manufacturer who may be able to offer additional assistance and guidance on how to recover lost assets.

Individuals can also enlist the help of crypto recovery services to regain access to their hardware wallets. However, these services can be costly, The Crypto Merchant warns, often charging up to 30% of the recovered assets in fees. Crypto owners are encouraged to weigh up the positives and negatives of using such companies before making a decision.

Interested parties can read the full guide, including tips to prevent future losses, by visiting

Contact Info:
Name: Mark Venables
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Organization: The Crypto Merchant
Address: 609 South Ridgewood Avenue, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, United States

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Release ID: 89122162

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