This is a common backup method used by Bitcoin wallets. It’s typically a 12 or 24 words that your wallet generates when you go through the initial setup process.
Your wallet may give you an option to add a 25th word (also called a passphrase) to your 24 word seed phrase.
Using a wallet’s restore option, you can simply type the your seed phrase in the exact order it was originally given to restore the wallet . If you created a 25th word (also known as a passphrase) you will need that to restore your wallet as well.
Example of a 12 word seed phrase generated by a bitcoin wallet:
crouch buddy viable hammer toy just public view embody sad skates apple
Also called: recovery seed, mnemonic seed, recovery phrase« Back to Glossary Index