Bitcoin inheritance and recovery planning made simple.

Keeps your Bitcoin safe. Now and even after you pass away.

Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is Seedcret?

Seedcret makes Bitcoin inheritance planning as simple as possible by allowing you to create a simple electronic will. You can use Seedcret for both hardware wallet and exchange inheritance planning.

Seedcret does not only ensure that your loved ones will receive your cryptocurrencies one day. It mainly protects you by preventing you from forgetting your backups, notifying you to check them regularly and keep them up-to-date.

Is Seedcret safe to use for inheritance planning?

Completely. Seedcret is safe by nature and that's why Jan himself also uses it! 🙂

It's because you keep your hardware wallet and its recovery seed 100% offline in a safe place all the time. Somewhere where no one but you know about.

So even if someone knows both 1st-half and 2nd-half of your PIN/passphrase It would not be possible to access your crypto holdings without physical access to your wallet and its seed.

Moreover, you can make your inheritance plan 100% independent on Seedcret and even fully offline.

What does electronic will contain?

The electronic will contains an important piece of information (2nd-half form) that your loved ones need to access your crypto heritage.

Seedcret will send your electronic will (email with your important message) to your loved ones ONLY if you don't reset your waiting period for a certain period of time.

As far as you keep resetting the waiting period your loved ones will NOT receive the will.

What is the Waiting period?

Seedcret will wait for a specified length of time (e.g. three months) since your last waiting period reset before sending your 2nd-half form to your loved ones.

This period is called the waiting period.

Two weeks before the end of your waiting period, you’ll start receiving the waiting period reset request emails every day to reset your waiting period.

Until you keep resetting your waiting period your loved ones will not receive your 2nd-half form.

What is the Confirmation period?

Depending on the confirmation period you choose (e.g. one month), Seedcret will regularly send a confirmation request email to your loved ones.

Once your loved ones confirm (by clicking a link in the email) that they still have the 1st-half form you gave them, Seedcret will notify you by sending you request confirmed email.

You’ll also see the last confirmation date in the activity report under your account.

Note: In your Seedcret account, you are able to set whether you want Seedcret to send invitation and confirmation requests to your loved ones

Is there a simple way how I can test Seedcret?

Yes, sure! Once you login to your Seedcret account you'll see both confirmation and waiting period marked as "FOR TESTING".

These periods are short enough for quick-testing your Seedcret account.

Templates

1st-half template

Download & print the form to write down the first half of your hardware wallet PIN/passphrase and exchange password.

You can give your completed 1st-half form to your loved ones now or make it part of your last will and testament so they can find it later.

It's a good idea to put this form inside an envelope labeled by date.

2nd-half template

Download the form to write down the second half of your hardware wallet PIN/passphrase and exchange password.

You can attach your completed 2nd-half form to your recovery email (electronic will) so Seedcret will send it to your loved ones once your waiting period is over.

Exchange template

Download the form to write down your exchange username and 2FA QR code.

You can keep your completed exchange form offline (using a fireproof safe is recommended) somewhere at home or in a place where your loved ones can access it later.

Coin map template

Optionally you can download this coin map template to provide more details on what coins on what addresses you’re holding and make it easier for your loved ones to access the coins later.

You can download also a sample coin map for your inspiration.

Emails

Confirm your registration

Once you register your Seedcret account you'll need to confirm the registration by clicking a link in this email you'll receive.

If you have not received the email, check your spam folder or confirm your address by resetting your password.
Subject: 【Seedcret】Confirm your registration

Welcome to Seedcret!

Click the button below to confirm your registration:

{Confirm Registration - button}

If you can't confirm by clicking the button above, please copy the address below to the browser address bar to confirm.

{URL}

If this activity is not your own operation, please contact us immediately.

Seedcret Team

Account successfully activated

Accept your invitation

If you want Seedcret to send confirmation requests to your loved ones, you need first invite them to join Seedcret.

This is the invitation email they will receive.
Subject: 【Seedcret】{nickname} ({email}) invited you to join Seedcret

Welcome to Seedcret!

{nickname} ({email}) has invited you to join Seedcret.

Click the button below to accept the invitation:

{Accept Invitation - button}

If you can't confirm by clicking the button above, please copy the address below to the browser address bar to confirm.

{URL}

Seedcret Team

Invitation accepted

Once your loved ones confirm their invitation to Seedcret you'll be notified by receiving this email.

Subject: 【Seedcret】Invitation accepted by {email}

Hello,

This email is to inform you that your invitation has been just accepted by {email}.

Seedcret Team

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Confirmation request

Seedcret will send this email to your loved ones to confirm that they still have the 1st-half form you gave them.

This email will be sent regularly and its frequency depends on confirmation period you set.

Subject: 【Seedcret】{nickname} asked you to confirm your backup {envelope date}

Hello,

Click the button below to confirm that you still have the envelope {envelope date} that {nickname} handed over to you.

{Confirm Your Backup - button}

If you can't confirm by clicking the button above, please copy the address below to the browser address bar to confirm.

{URL}

Seedcret Team

Request confirmed

First, your loved ones confirm that they still have the 1st-half form you gave them by clicking a link in the confirmation request email.

Once they click Seedcret will send you this email to notify you.
Subject: 【Seedcret】Backup confirmed - envelope {envelope date}

Hello,

This email is to inform you that {email} just confirmed still having the {envelope date} envelope.

Seedcret Team

Waiting period activated

You'll receive this email once your waiting period is activated after you add your loved ones into your Seedcret account for the first time.

Subject: 【Seedcret】Waiting period activated

Hello,

This email is to inform you that your waiting period has been just activated.
Congrats!

Seedcret Team

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Waiting period updated

You'll receive this email in case you updated your waiting period as a confirmation it was updated.

Subject: 【Seedcret】Waiting period updated

Hello,

This email is to inform you that your waiting period has been just updated.
Congrats!

Seedcret Team

Enjoy and share!
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Waiting period reset request

Depending on your waiting period Seedcret will be sending your these emails regularly.

You can reset your waiting period by clicking a link in this email.
Subject: 【Seedcret】Waiting period reset required

Hello,

We will send your electronic will to your loved ones in {x} days.

Reset your Waiting Period to prevent sending your recovery emails:

{Reset Waiting Period - button}

If you can't reset by clicking the button above, please copy the address below to the browser address bar to reset.

{URL}

Seedcret Team

Waiting period reset

You'll receive this email every time you reset your waiting period as confirmation it was reset.

Subject: 【Seedcret】Waiting period reset

Hello,

This email is to inform you that your waiting period has been just reset.
Congrats!

Seedcret Team

Enjoy and share!
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Waiting period canceled

If you delete all your loved ones from your Seedcret account it'll automatically cancel your waiting period. You'll receive this email as confirmation that the period was canceled.

Subject: 【Seedcret】Waiting period canceled

Hello,

This email is to inform you that your waiting period has been just canceled.

The reason is that you have updated your contacts and as a result, you have no contacts having at least one message or attachment added in your plan.

This means there is nothing to send in your electronic will anymore.

Seedcret Team

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We have an important message for you

This email is your electronic will.

Seedcret will send this email to your loved ones once your waiting period is over.

This email contains 2nd-half form attached and optionally additional info (your message) you want to share with your loved ones.
Subject: 【Seedcret】{nickname} ({email}) left you message ({envelope date})

Hello,

{nickname} ({email}) left you an important message related to envelope {envelope date}.

The message is as follows:

{message}

Note: There could be an attachment in this email - don't forget to check!

Seedcret Team

We have just triggered your plan

Seedcret will send this email to you as a confirmation that your waiting period is over and that Seedcret also sent your message to your loved ones.

Subject: 【Seedcret】We have just triggered your plan

Hello,

We have just triggered your plan and sent your electronic will to your loved ones.

Seedcret Team

Password reset request

You can request a password reset if you forget your current password.

Seedcret will send you this email to allow you to reset your password.

Subject: 【Seedcret】Password reset

Hello,

You have just initiated a request to reset the password in Seedcret's account.
To set a new password, please click the button below:

{Reset Password - button}

If you can't reset by clicking the button above, please copy the address below to the browser address bar to reset. {URL}

For security reasons, this link will expire in 30 minutes.

If this activity is not your own operation, please contact us immediately.

Seedcret Team

Enjoy and share!
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Password changed

If you change your password you'll receive this email as a confirmation.

Subject: 【Seedcret】Password changed

Hello,

Your password has been changed.
Please login.

{Login - button}

If you can't click the button above, please copy the address below to the browser address bar.
https://app.seedcret.com/#/auth/login

Seedcret Team

Enjoy and share!
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Delete account confirmation

If you delete your Seedcret account you'll receive this email as a confirmation.

Subject: 【Seedcret】We're sorry to say goodbye

Hello,

As you requested, we've deleted your Seedcret account.

Obviously, we'd love to have you back.
If you change your mind, we're here to help to protect your digital assets.

Seedcret Team

Enjoy and share!
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Other

Using a sealed envelope labeled with a date

It's a good idea to put your 1st-half form in a sealed envelope labeled by date.

It may happen that you will need to update your 1st-half form and provide your loved ones with a new envelope containing the latest form.

Labeling envelope with a date will prevent your loved ones to confuse the old envelopes with the new one which is the latest one.

You'll see this envelope date in confirmation request and request confirmed emails.

Using a fireproof safe

It’s not just fire that can threaten to damage your crypto backups. Whether you live in a flood plain, a hurricane rages through your town, or pipe bursts in your basement, a flood can happen to anyone.

Some kind of water and fireproof safe can be useful!

What is the 2FA code?

When enabling 2FA for your exchange account a QR code and 16-digit key will be shown on the page.

Write this 16-digit key on your exchange form and keep it safe offline.

Your loved ones can use this 16-digit key in the future to add your exchange account to their Google Authenticator app so they can log in to your exchange account.

Learn more on using Google Authenticator 2FA:

Google 2FA Guide (Binance)
Binance 2FA Guide
How to Backup Google Authenticator (2FA)?

Do I Have to Inform My Loved Ones Beforehand?

You are free to choose.

You can either give your 1st-half form to your loved ones now or you can make it part of your last will and testament so they will find it later.

How can I know that my loved ones still have the envelope (1st-half form) I gave them?

You just set up your confirmation period how often you want Seedcret to ask your loved ones for confirmation.

Every time your loved ones confirm they still have the envelope Seedcret will notify you by sending you the request confirmed email.

What if Seedcret will not send my electronic will to my loved ones? How to become 100% independent?

Seedcret will send the electronic will to your loved ones once your waiting period is over.

You can test now that Seedcret works so you have trust it will work later if needed.

However, if you want to have extra peace of mind, you can also schedule a redundant recovery email backup using Google Inactive Account Manager to become 100% Seedcret independent.

Optionally, you can also use Seedcret for fully offline inheritance planning!

How to use Seedcret for a fully offline inheritance planning?

Even if you don't want to put anything online (using the electronic will) Seedcret still can be useful for you.

No matter what your inheritance scenario is you can setup the confirmation request emails to make sure that your loved ones still have (and not forgotten!) the backup you gave them.

Here are some possible fully offline inheritance planning scenarios for your inspiration:

Offline scenario A

Hardware wallet and recovery seed: keep at home
1st-half form: write down to your last will and testament
2nd-half form: give it to your loved ones now

Offline scenario B

Hardware wallet and recovery seed: keep at home
Passphrase: give it to your loved ones now

Does Seedcret Replace the Traditional Inheritance Model?

No, Seedcret is not meant to replace the traditional inheritance model.

Seedcret aims to help you just with the technical aspect of cryptocurrency inheritance planning by allowing you to create your electronic will.

Is Seedcret Free to Use?

Yes. It's free and will always remain free.

We want everybody to protect their Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.