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How does the MEW wallet app handle Private Keys?

1 min read

The MEW wallet app does not allow users to export, import, view, or access their private keys.


This is for the security of your wallet. Your private key should remain private.

MEW wallet utilizes multi-layer encryption and isolation to keep your keys safely stored away locally in your device. Your keys are heavily encrypted and completely separate from the outside world.

That means no one has access to them, including you.

Instead, the MEW wallet app offers a 24-word recovery phrase to back up and restore your wallet. This phrase acts similarly to a private key, so it’s important to keep it written down on paper and stored in a physical location.

Don’t type your phrase into a word doc. Write it down with a pen!

What if I need my private key?


It’s always considered the best practice to keep your private key off the internet. There are rare cases where a private key is necessary to perform a specific task, like to claim tokens from a specific wallet, but most of the time the compromising nature of exposing your key doesn’t make the task worth it.

How does the MEW wallet app handle Private Keys?

1 min read

The MEW wallet app does not allow users to export, import, view, or access their private keys.


This is for the security of your wallet. Your private key should remain private.

MEW wallet utilizes multi-layer encryption and isolation to keep your keys safely stored away locally in your device. Your keys are heavily encrypted and completely separate from the outside world.

That means no one has access to them, including you.

Instead, the MEW wallet app offers a 24-word recovery phrase to back up and restore your wallet. This phrase acts similarly to a private key, so it’s important to keep it written down on paper and stored in a physical location.

Don’t type your phrase into a word doc. Write it down with a pen!

What if I need my private key?


It’s always considered the best practice to keep your private key off the internet. There are rare cases where a private key is necessary to perform a specific task, like to claim tokens from a specific wallet, but most of the time the compromising nature of exposing your key doesn’t make the task worth it.

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MEW Wallet

How does the MEW wallet app handle Private Keys?

1 min read

The MEW wallet app does not allow users to export, import, view, or access their private keys.


This is for the security of your wallet. Your private key should remain private.

MEW wallet utilizes multi-layer encryption and isolation to keep your keys safely stored away locally in your device. Your keys are heavily encrypted and completely separate from the outside world.

That means no one has access to them, including you.

Instead, the MEW wallet app offers a 24-word recovery phrase to back up and restore your wallet. This phrase acts similarly to a private key, so it’s important to keep it written down on paper and stored in a physical location.

Don’t type your phrase into a word doc. Write it down with a pen!

What if I need my private key?


It’s always considered the best practice to keep your private key off the internet. There are rare cases where a private key is necessary to perform a specific task, like to claim tokens from a specific wallet, but most of the time the compromising nature of exposing your key doesn’t make the task worth it.

How does the MEW wallet app handle Private Keys?

1 min read

The MEW wallet app does not allow users to export, import, view, or access their private keys.


This is for the security of your wallet. Your private key should remain private.

MEW wallet utilizes multi-layer encryption and isolation to keep your keys safely stored away locally in your device. Your keys are heavily encrypted and completely separate from the outside world.

That means no one has access to them, including you.

Instead, the MEW wallet app offers a 24-word recovery phrase to back up and restore your wallet. This phrase acts similarly to a private key, so it’s important to keep it written down on paper and stored in a physical location.

Don’t type your phrase into a word doc. Write it down with a pen!

What if I need my private key?


It’s always considered the best practice to keep your private key off the internet. There are rare cases where a private key is necessary to perform a specific task, like to claim tokens from a specific wallet, but most of the time the compromising nature of exposing your key doesn’t make the task worth it.

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