Thanks to how easy is to use the Nimiq blockchain and ecosystem, many of you could have come to the crypto-space for the first time thanks to Nimiq. If so, there are a few additional things that you should know:
YOUR keys YOUR coins, NOT your keys NOT you coins!
After you have made a backup of your access file and recovery phrase from safe.nimiq.com (or any third party wallet), that’s the only way to access your funds and it can’t be reset or changed. Don’t share your recovery words or access file with anyone, the Nimiq blockchain and official Nimiq applications are also free and open, and you won’t be charged for its use. Nobody from the Nimiq Team (or admins) on the forum, Telegram, Discord, Twitter, or on any other social networks will ever ask for your private keys, recovery words or access file, or any kind of payment.
Don’t leave your coins sitting in the online exchange wallet.
After you are done buying or selling NIM on any exchange, withdraw the coins in the exchange to your wallet. Exchanges have, and will be hacked, and you don’t own the coins left in the exchange. Only those coins in the wallet corresponding to your private keys are truly yours.