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Create a Status Wallet account using a Keycard
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on Apr 17, 2024

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You can only use Keycard on the Status desktop app.

When you create a Status Wallet account using a Keycard, you store the key pair on the Keycard rather than on your device, protecting them from potential hackers. If you don't have a Keycard, you can order one

.

A single Keycard can hold one master key pair, but you can create multiple Wallet accounts.

  • You need a card reader to connect a Keycard to your computer.
  • Once you create a Wallet account using a Keycard, you must use the Keycard to confirm transactions for this account.
  • You can find and use the account in your Status Wallet.
  • If you want to generate a new recovery phrase or master key pair for your Wallet account, you need an empty Keycard. If your Keycard is not new, check which wallet keys are on it and factory reset it when needed.

When you use an empty Keycard to create a Status Wallet account, the Status app generates a new recovery phrase and master key pair for the account.

  1. 1
    Plug in your Keycard using a card reader, and allow the connection if you see a security alert from your computer.
  2. 2
    From the tab bar, tap
    Settings
    >
    Keycard
    , then click
    Create a new Keycard account with a new seed phrase
    .
  3. 3
    Create a six-digit PIN for your Keycard, and repeat the PIN to confirm. Then click
    Next
    .
  4. 4
    Click
    Reveal seed phrase
    when you are sure no one else can see it.
  5. 5
    Carefully write down the 12-word recovery phrase displayed on the screen. The Status app or your Keycard doesn't save this information, and you can't see it again. After you've done, click
    Next
    to continue.
  6. 6
    Confirm your recovery phrase by entering the words as required. Then click
    Next
    .

  1. 1
    Enter a name for your Keycard and click
    Next
    .
  2. 2
    Name your account, select a colour, and pick an emoji by clicking the default one. To create additional accounts, click
    Add another account
    . Otherwise, click
    Finalise Keycard
    .
  3. 3
    Click
    Done
    to complete.

You can create new Wallet accounts as needed on a used Keycard, and each of these accounts are derived from the master key pair on your Keycard.

  1. 1
    Plug in your Keycard using a card reader, and allow the connection if you see a security alert from your computer.
  2. 2
    From the tab bar, tap
    Settings
    >
    Wallet
    , then click
    Add new account
    .
  3. 3
    Name your account, select a colour, and pick an emoji by clicking the default one.
  4. 4
    Click your profile picture under
    Origin
    and choose the Keycard to use.
  5. 5
    Click
    Add account
    .
  6. 6
    Use your Keycard PIN or biometrics to confirm.