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Our beginner’s roadmap will guide you step-by-step on your journey from curiosity to taking custody of your own assets.

The Own-Your-Crypto roadmap

What is a crypto wallet?

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A crypto wallet is a digital tool that allows you to store, manage, and transact with your cryptocurrencies securely. Think of it as a digital bank account for your crypto assets, but with a key difference: you have full custody of your assets. Unlike traditional banks, which hold and manage your money, a crypto wallet gives you direct control. You own the private keys, which means you are the sole owner and manager of your funds.

In this section, we’ll help you choose the perfect crypto wallet for your needs and guide you through the setup process.

 

What is a private key?

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A private key is a cryptographic code that grants you ownership and control over your cryptocurrency. A blockchain private key is a randomly generated number with hundreds of digits. For simplicity, they are represented as a string of alphanumeric characters, called a “seed phrase”. Though a private key sounds similar to a password, which typically goes through a central intermediary, such as a bank or an online service that manages your access to your account, a private key does not involve any intermediaries. It directly grants you control over your cryptocurrency, ensuring that only you have access to your funds. It’s crucial to keep your private key secure and never share it, as anyone with access to it can control your crypto assets. While passwords can be reset if forgotten, a lost private key means permanent loss of access to your crypto.

Explore our guides to learn how to securely manage and protect your private key to safeguard your crypto assets effectively.

 

What is a crypto exchange?

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A crypto exchange is a platform where you can buy, sell, and trade cryptocurrencies. Signing up for an exchange is your first step into the crypto market. We’ll guide you through choosing the right exchange and setting up your account, so you can start trading with confidence.

 

Take custody of your own crypto

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Keeping your crypto in a self-custody wallet ensures you have full control and ownership of your assets, protecting them from exchange vulnerabilities and potential hacks. It’s a crucial step for securing your investment. We provide a step-by-step tutorial to guide you through transferring your crypto to your personal wallet after setting it up and purchasing through a reputable exchange.

 

Step by step to take control of your wealth.