Protecting your assets

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We live in an age where technology has taken over. The old way of doing things have been replaced or are being slowly replaced by tech. We now have cars, we have computers, we can now do basically anything on the internet, and now even money (Fiat) is being replaced by tech called Cryptocurrency.

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But as there's been all round advancements in our lives new challenges have also risen. Thieves and scammers have grown smarter. Our digital assets are not safe as well. But like the popular saying by Dave Chapelle goes

Modern problems require modern solutions

Which is why I want to share some tips on how to safeguard your crypto

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HOW TO SAFEGUARD YOUR ASSETS

I've been in the Crypto space for close to 3 years now. Still relatively young I would say, but I've been lucky to have great sources of information around me most of the time (the hive community, my cousin and a couple of friends). I've only been a victim of a scam once during that period, and it's an experience I'm hoping will never repeat itself, especially now that I've learnt from that mistake. And lucky me I didn't lose too much before learning my lesson. I actually shared the experience in a rather comical fashion here, incase you want to check it out. One thing that made me vulnerable at the time was greed which leads me to my first point.

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DON'T BE GREEDY

The first thing that makes you vulnerable to Hackers and Scammers is greed. The reason I fell for a rug pull scam was because I was looking for a new coin which would pump and make me rich over a short period of time. Most Scammers set their traps to attract people who are looking for more and as a result those people are left with nothing.

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ALWAYS KEEP YOUR KEYS AND SEED PHRASES IN A SAFE PLACE AND DON'T SHARE THEM

Your seed phrase and keys grant access to your wallets and as a result should be kept with care. Do not share them with anyone no matter the reason, even if they tell you they are the customer care of the wallet. Also don't store your keys on centralized public platforms and emails which can be hacked. You can store them in a special flash drive, you can also write them down physically and keep them with important documents.

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ALWAYS LOOK THROUGH LINKS BEFORE CLICKING THEM

Nowadays there's so many spam and phishing links out there, which is why we must be careful of the links we click, and make sure we're visiting the official site. Scammers usually make duplicate websites and the moment you log in, your wallet is compromised and your funds are stolen.

There's also getting random messages (like on discord) with links to certain sites to claim your giveaway win for a giveaway you did not enter. 99% of the time those are Scammers and Hackers and one must not click those links.

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DO YOUR RESEARCH BEFORE INVESTING IN ANY TOKEN

This was the category of scam I fell victim to. I heard rumors of a new coin which was launching, and was guaranteed to moon on launch. I didn't know the utility, the tokenomics, all I knew was they had a telegram group which was pretty active 🤦‍♂️. Damn I was naive, anyway lesson learned.

Before investing in any crypto,you have to know the fundamentals, where the token derives its value from, what it aims to achieve, look at the website, the road map, the team, the community, and so on.

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It's also advisable to move your Crypto to cold wallets and ledgers whenever you're not actively trading.

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The world is changing and as such new methods will be devised by criminals in the future, in the end it's up to us to be careful, and safeguard our assets. Crypto safety is very important and cannot be emphasized enough.

~THANKS FOR READING~

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Thank you very much for sharing your experience, and that valuable information. I think I should take it into account because from what I read I am making mistakes myself. I have to fix that fast. Thank you again @b0s

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Thanks a lot for reading. I'm glad I could share such important information with you.

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Excellent reminders! Bravo! I hope many people will see this and take heed!

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Thanks a lot. I hope it gets to much people as well. Thanks for the reblog :)

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Thank you the reminders. Sometimes we forget them due to being greedy. 😁

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You're welcome. Thanks for the boost.

Unrelated, but I like your profile pic.
This was the first thing I saw when the notification came in


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Hehe, looks like you're staring Into my soul

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Useful for us Noobs.

Thanks!

I also sent on to some interested parties. Or parties who should be interested.

I went to the glossary from the rug pull link and someone in South Africa is busy with something that sounds very much like this. He was offering to give an acquaintance some coin I hadn't heard of, telling him how much it was going to value and blah blah.

I couldn't figure out why someone would be giving crypto away but the acquaintance is quite high profile and I'm guessing it was to encourage people to invest by word of mouth. I sent the person I know this info and suggested he not encourage the set up. He knows nothing about crypto at all so...

This sounds like what you're describing here.

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Thanks a lot for sharing. I'm glad I could give you insight.

Your friend definitely shouldn't endorse a Crypto they don't know about. Cause if it does end up being a scam, it'll seem as though they are involved.

If they are going to endorse it, they have to know what they're endorsing.

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Yes. Smar thoughts and how awful to be involved with

I've warned him and sent the link

Thank you 👍

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@davidjuniormugo ... meet @b0s

Two super cool humans who should get along great.

David... interesting articles on the tech, the financial stuff and NFTs etc from this very cool human. 👍

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@nickydee Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I love learning about financing, tech, and NFTs, so this is going to be awesome!

@b0s It is great to meet you. The posts that you have created contain a lot of information that is really informative. 😎

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Nice to meet you man , Im glad you find my posts informative. Looking forward to seeing your posts on hive.

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