Eth wallet hygiene


As soon as you starts to actively interact with the Ethereum blockchain, you realize that one wallet is not enough, even if it’s a hard wallet. I started out with an account on a hard wallet that I had some Eth in. This felt nice, since I could self custody my coins and I had the protection of a hard wallet. However, the blockchain is a dangerous place and even if you have your assets on a hard wallet with a protected private key, you can get attacked. One of the most common way I’ve seen in the community is people are tricked into signing malicious transactions that gives the attacker the ability to control your funds.

Wallet organization

For me, the minimum security setup is as follows,

Further security