List of Technical How-Tos
From BTC message signing to airdrop security practices, here’s a list of the must-know tech things in crypto.
Non-digital crypto wallet backups are better for longer term. Digital backups for shorter time, such as when you need to get rid of crypto software from your laptop only for a few days.
Some dApps and non-custodial exchanges will only let you withdraw Bitcoin to P2SH addresses. If you’re using the bech32 format, good news is you can generate a separate P2SH wallet from the same seedphrase.
Some exchanges don’t support LTC withdrawals to P2SH wallets and other don’t support legacy addresses. Here’s how to convert between them.
Signing a message with a BTC address is a common way to verify ownership of that address. Ledger wallet does not support it, but Electrum and Bitcoin Core do.
Electrum, Exodus and most other “serious” software ships with GPG signature. It’s a way you can verify you are not installing a rogue update that will steal your crypto.
Some came up with the idea to install wallets of new altcoins on a Virtual Box to keep your main machine safe. Is that wise?