Is this the official MEW? How to check in different browsers
On Monday, our redesigned MEW V5 interface went live on our official website. To help our users transition more comfortably and to continue improving our new interface with favorite features from the previous version, we are keeping VintageMEW online for the foreseeable future.
While we think keeping the older version around is helpful for everyone, we understand that some users may wonder whether it’s a real MEW webpage. Adding to the confusion, browsers can change formats of displaying website addresses (as Chrome did, changing from a green color to grey when indicating safe sites). Given how strongly we feel about users exercising caution and double-checking that they are not on a phishing site, we set out to clarify all these issues.
Here’s what you should see in your search window when you are on our official MEW V5 and VintageMEW websites using various browsers. We recommend that you use Chrome, as some features and methods of access (like MetaMask, Ledger, Trezor) will not be available in other browsers.
In Safari, you may need to do a hard refresh (Alt-Cmd-R) to see the green color on MEW V5, otherwise the address and SSL certificate lock will appear grey.
Hopefully this visual guide will make it a bit easier to be confident that you are on the official MEW website. Browsers do change their policies, and we’ll be sure to update this article if that happens. Meanwhile, don’t click on links in emails, don’t expose your private key online and stay safe on your crypto journey!