Phrase and Key Security

Use the following table to answer questions about keys/phrases/values you can share with others (SHAREABLE) and ones you should never share but instead keep in a secure place (PROTECT).

Phrase/Key/Value Security Description

Secret Recovery Key

12 word seed phrase

24 word seed phrase

PROTECT

A 12 or 24 sequence of words for example:

applied binge crisp pictorial fiery

dancing agreeable frogs light finish ping apple

Identity

Blockstack identity

Blockstack ID

SHAREABLE

A username, Both moxiegirl.id.blockstack or chad.id are examples of IDs.

Magic Recovery Code

PROTECT

An long encrypted string, for example:

36mWivFdy0YPH2z31EflpQz/Y0UMrOrJ++lH=0EI7c3mop2JuRBm5WXxSTazJsUjOA...

Do not share the QR code that accompanied your code either. This is a QR code:

Blockstack Owner Address

SHAREABLE

Looks like a bitcoin address but starts with ID for example:

ID-1J3PUxY5uDShUnHRrMyU6yKtoHEUPhKULs

Bitcoin address BTC Address

SHAREABLE

A string of letters and numbers.

3E53XjqK4Cxt71BGeP2VhpcotM8LZ853C8

Sharing this address allows anyone to send Bitcoin to the address.

Stacks Address

Stacks Wallet Address

STX address

SHAREABLE

A string of letters and numbers starting with an SP or SM

SM3KJBA4RZ7Z20KD2HBXNSXVPCR1D3CRAV6Q05MKT

Sharing this allows anyone to send Stacks to the address, view the address balances, and view the address allocations.

public key

SHAREABLE

Public and private key pair comprise of two uniquely related cryptographic keys. It looks like a long random string of letters and numbers:

3048 0241 00C9 18FA CF8D EB2D EFD5 FD37 89B9 E069 EA97 FC20 …

The exact format of the public and private key depend on the software you use to create them.

private key

Private keys matches a corresponding public key. A public key also looks like a string of letters and numbers:

The exact format of the public and private key depend on the software you use to create them.