The Blockchain.com Wallet is a web-based cryptocurrency wallet that allows users all over the world to store and transact with cryptocurrencies for free. Our Private Key Wallet is open-source (view our source code on Github here) and non-custodial. Here are a few things to know about your Blockchain.com Wallet before buying or receiving your first cryptocurrency.
Private Key Wallets: one of the most powerful tools in crypto
When you sign up for a Blockchain.com Wallet, you’re creating an encrypted file that contains the information you will use to access your funds: your seed (Secret Private Key Recovery Phrase), private keys, and cryptocurrency addresses. The file is encrypted with your password, which we never store or have access to.
As long as you keep your password and private keys secure, only you can ever access your wallet and funds. Our mission is to empower every one of our users to Be Their Own Bank.
You are in control.
While your Trading and Rewards Accounts are custodial, meaning you are storing your funds with Blockchain.com, the Private Key Wallet is non-custodial, meaning you own your funds at all times. This is the definition of "your (private) keys, your crypto."
With full and exclusive ownership of the funds you keep in your Private Key Wallet, you are completely in control of how your funds are stored and used.
With your 12-word Private Key Recovery Phrase, you will always retain access to your funds even if you lose your wallet credentials, our site goes down, or Blockchain.com’s systems are compromised. Learn more about all the different supported cryptocurrencies and features of the wallet by exploring our Support Center.
Secret Private Key Recovery Phrase = your safety net.
Because of the non-custodial structure of our Private Key Wallet and because we never store or have access to your password, we are not able to recover or reset passwords. If you lose your password, we cannot help you regain access to your wallet. That’s what your Secret Private Key Recovery Phrase is for: you can use it to restore access to your funds at any time, even if you lose your password. Learn more about the recovery phrase and how it works here.