24 word recovery

[email protected] asked 10 months ago

If the contents Nano S can be resoted with the 24 word phrase , then how does the new nano S recognize the 24 word for restoration ? Where does the sync happen in case of a theft or lost ? I am not clear. Please explain

1 Answers
Steven Hay answered 10 months ago

Hey sappmrsd,
OK, so do you know about Bitcoin private keys? If not, this article will explain what they are and how they work:

What is a Bitcoin Private Key, How to Use It, Keep it Safe!

So your seed phrase is just a private key in a human-friendly format, i.e. words. By using this convenient method to restore your private key into a new wallet, the wallet is given access to all the addresses controlled by the old wallet. There’s no sync which occurs, it’s just a case of being able to spend from those Bitcoin address if you have the private key which “unlocks” them.

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