The Zelcore platform is easy to install and set up, and we keep security tight so you don’t have to worry about keeping your assets safe. Security measures begin with Zelcore’s very foundation, and the values the platform operates on: It’s your crypto, so you keep the keys. Only you have access and control over your digital assets, right from the start.
Steps to Create A Zelcore Account
Open Zelcore and tap "Sync/Register" Account on this Device
Type your desired username and password. Write your info on paper exactly as you typed and securely store it
NOTE: Your username & password is not recoverable by Zelcore for your protection
- Write down your username/password on paper and store in a secure location
- Treat your username & password the same way you handle private keys
- Do not share your username/password with anyone!
Optional but encouraged: Tap the toggle for "Set up Password Recovery"
Select as many security questions as you wish and provide answers to each question
This recovery feature stays local to your device. If you have multiple devices, you should enable password recovery on each device
Register the account
Log in with your new username & password
NOTE: You must type your username and password exactly as you registered. A different letter/number, space, character, etc. will result in a different account
More on Setup Basics
Your chosen username and password for your Zelcore account is the private key for all your crypto addresses. Zelcore uses salted hashes to secure your account.
We HIGHLY recommend you backup your username and password (and WIF private keys for each address, if necessary) on either an encrypted flash drive or good ole’ pen and paper. Store these items in a secure place, like a safe or safety deposit box, for maximum security. It is discouraged to store any secret information on the same device you use to access Zelcore. If someone gains access to your username and password combination, they will also have access to your Zelcore account.
Because Zelcore doesn’t store your keys remotely, or at all, they can’t be recovered if they’re lost or forgotten. This private key ownership is one of the ways Zelcore helps you protect both your assets and your privacy.
As an additional line of defense, Zelcore provides d2FA. Decentralized 2-factor authentication (d2FA) is an optional but recommended additional security layer that allows you to access your account from anywhere, with peace of mind that you’re the only one doing so. With d2FA activated, Zelcore users must enter their selected PIN to access an account and confirm transactions.
Because Zelcore is totally decentralized, you never have to worry about losing control of your assets. Even if Zelcore disappeared in a cataclysmic, earth shattering event, you’d still be able to recover your assets because you’d still hold the keys.
Keep your crypto safe, and keep it securely in your control, with Zelcore.
How Do I Connect My Zelcore Wallet to Multiple Devices?
If you wish to have access to the same account on more than one device, you can simply log in with your existing username and password to register the new device. Any balances, assets and activity is stored on the blockchain, so you can safely access your account from any secure device.
Does Zelcore Store My Private Information?
Zelcore does not store or ask for any of your private information, and also does not remotely store ANY of your account, login or private key information. If you lose or forget your login information, it absolutely cannot be restored. Be sure to backup your login credentials in a safe place.
What is d2FA?
Decentralized 2-factor authentication (d2FA) is an extra layer of security for your Zelcore wallet. It establishes a user-selected PIN, verified by message signing, that is stored on the blockchain and attached to your account. When D2FA is activated, you will need your PIN to access your account and confirm transactions before they’re submitted to the public ledger.
Like your login credentials, your PIN is not stored, nor can it be accessed or restored, by Zelcore. You can deactivate d2FA at any time, if you wish.
How Do I Set Up D2FA?
To set up d2FA:
- Log into Zelcore and select the “Apps” button (left-bottom on desktop, bottom-right on mobile).
- Select the “Zel ID” logo.
- Select “create or change your d2FA PIN”
- Follow the on-screen dialog to establish your PIN.
- Once complete, log out from the Settings screen. Your PIN will be required once logging back into ZelCore.
The feature can also be disabled within the same Zel ID screen.
Setting up or deactivating d2FA requires a small Flux transaction, which is stored on-chain and is not accessible (but don’t worry, every new Zelcore user begins their journey with a small amount of Flux that’s enough to cover this action).
This transaction serves to confirm that you are truly the owner of the private keys, which proves full access to the specific public address. Use of d2FA after setup (other than deactivation) does not require a transaction or fee.
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