Securing your wallet

If your wallet.dat file is stolen, and it's unencrypted & you have no backup of the file, it's the equivalent of cash being stolen; there's no way of getting it back unless you catch the thief. Thusly, you must take proper precautions to prevent the loss/theft of your Gridcoin.

Wallet security recommendations:
  • For long term storage, consider creating a paper wallet and store it in a waterproof, safe environment.
  • Regularly backup the wallet.dat and gridcoinresearch.conf files and store them somewhere safe. Verify your backup system works.
  • Encrypt your Gridcoin wallet within the client, don't lose the password.
  • Read this wallet security guide (for Bitcoin, but relevant to Gridcoin to some degree).