If you’re planning on holding your Tezos(XTZ) on your own wallet instead of leaving them on an exchange, then you’ve just made a very smart move and you’ve come to the right place.

Here’s a guide on how to safely backup & store your Tezos(XTZ) on multiple devices.


Table of contents:

  1. Creating a Tezos(XTZ) wallet on your Android device using TezBox
  2. Creating a Tezos(XTZ) web wallet using TezBox
  3. Creating a Tezos(XTZ) wallet on your Windows/Mac device using TezBox
  4. Storing your Tezos(XTZ) using the Ledger Nano S/Nano X
  5. Which wallet is the safest?

 

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Creating a Tezos(XTZ) wallet on your Android device using TezBox

  1. Download and install the TezBox app using the Google PlayStore link on https://tezbox.com/
  2. Open the app, then tap on CREATE TEZBOX

  3. Your wallet’s recovery seed will now be displayed. Clearly and legibly write the words down on a piece of paper, then click on CONTINUE
  4. Verify the words you’ve written down by tapping the correct order of the words. Then click on CREATE NEW TEZBOX
  5. Enter a PIN. This is only for privacy purposes. You won’t need the PIN in order to restore your wallet in the future.
  6. Your wallet is now ready. Simply tap on the wallet account, then your wallet’s address and QR code will now be displayed.

 

Creating a Tezos(XTZ) web wallet using TezBox

  1. Head over to https://wallet.tezbox.com/, then click on CREATE TEZBOX

  2. Your wallet’s recovery seed will now be displayed. Clearly and legibly write the words down on a piece of paper, then click on CONTINUE
  3. Verify the words you’ve written down by typing in the words with the correct order. Then click on CREATE TEZBOX
  4. Enter a password, then click on ENCRYPT WALLET. This is only for privacy purposes. You won’t need the password in order to restore your wallet in the future.
  5. Your wallet address will now be displayed, along with it’s QR Code. You can now finally deposit your funds.

 

 

Creating a Tezos(XTZ) wallet on your Windows/Mac device using TezBox

  1. Download and install the TezBox wallet installer for your device’s operating system(Windows/Mac) on https://tezbox.com/
  2. Open the newly installed TezBox wallet on your computer
  3. Click on I Accept
  4. Click on Create TezBox
  5. Your wallet’s recovery seed will now be displayed. Clearly and legibly write the words down on a piece of paper, then click on CONTINUE
  6. Verify the words you’ve written down by typing in the words with the correct order. Then click on CREATE TEZBOX
  7. Enter a password, then click on ENCRYPT WALLET. This is only for privacy purposes. You won’t need the password in order to restore your wallet in the future.
  8. Your wallet address will now be displayed, along with it’s QR Code. You can now finally deposit your funds.

 

Storing your Tezos(XTZ) using the Ledger Nano S/Nano X

Adding the Tezos app on your Ledger Nano S/Nano X

To be able to store your Tezos(XTZ) using your Ledger Nano S or Nano X, make sure that you’re device is on it’s latest firmware version, for optimal results.

    1. Open up Ledger Live, and make sure it’s software version is up to date.
    2. Head over to the Manager section on the left side bar, search on “Tezos”, then click on the Install button on the Tezos Wallet app.

Accessing your wallet through TezBox

  1. Open the Tezos app on your Ledger Nano S/Nano X
  2. Head over to https://wallet.tezbox.com/

    NOTE: You can also use the TezBox desktop client instead
  3. Click on I ACCEPT

  4. Click on “Link Your TezBox
  5. Click on LINK TEZBOX

  6. TezBox will now let you verify the public address on your Ledger device. Simply press on the button corresponding to the check icon on your Ledger device
  7. Your wallet address will then be displayed. Click on CONTINUE
  8. You will now be asked to enter a password just to protect your data. Simply click on ENCRYPT WALLET after entering your password

    NOTE: this password won’t be needed to recover your funds if ever you lose access to your Ledger Nano S/Nano X

  9. Your wallet address will now be displayed, along with it’s QR Code. You can now finally deposit your funds.

 

Which wallet is the safest?

When using wallets that are installed on your computer or mobile device, there’s always a chance of hackers gaining access to your wallet’s private keys, no matter how secure you think your device is.

As always, regardless of what coin or token you’re storing, a hardware wallet like the Ledger Nano S or the Ledger Nano X is always heavily recommended. Since your private keys are locked into the hardware wallet device, your funds are safe even if your computer has hundreds and thousands of malware/viruses in it.

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