Before we get started – please make sure you are very careful about every wallet you use; use only trusted wallets and ensure you fully understand the process before you attempt moving your coins.
How do wallets work?
If you’re new to wallets, you can read more about the different types and how they work here.
How do I move my coins from my Easy Crypto Portfolio?
Your Easy Crypto Portfolio is a “cold storage” wallet. This is an intentional decision because it is the most secure way that you can store a cryptocurrency. By its design, a cold storage wallet can’t be used to transfer funds – it does just one thing, which is securely store your currencies.
You cannot move your coins directly from an Easy Crypto Portfolio. You need to first import your coins to a “hot wallet”. Once they are in a hot wallet, you can then transfer them onto an Exchange, use them for making purchases, or send them to a new cold storage wallet that you have created. See below for instructions on how to do this.
Importing your coins in to a hot wallet
To move your coins into a wallet you will need two things:
- Your cryptocurrency private key, which you can find inside your Portfolio.
- A wallet to import the currency into. We have a list of recommended wallets here.
Remember, your private key is the code that lets people gain access to your money, so be very careful about what you do with it!
To find your private key, first open your Portfolio, and then click the button to “Show private key”:
When it comes to importing your cryptocurrency in to a new wallet, all wallets are different, so you will need to use the instructions provided by the wallet you are using. We have a list of recommended wallets here.