Securing your Assets

It's important to consider the security of your assets while playing in the Gotchiverse.

Accidentally leaking your private key or seed phrase can lead to a devastating hack where you lose everything.

Please follow this handy guide to set yourself up for security success in the Gotchiverse!

Step 1: Buy a hardware wallet

Ledger or Trezor are both okay. Always purchase directly from the source. Never purchase your hardware wallet from a third party like Amazon, Ebay, etc.

When you unbox your new hardware wallet, make sure you write down the recovery seed phrase and store it in multiple separate places.

Step 2: Transfer all Gotchi assets to the hardware wallet

Transfer all of your Aavegotchis, REALM parcels, and any other valuables you have to the hardware wallet.

Don't worry, you'll still be able to use them after following the next steps.

Step 3: Create a new hot wallet

Once the Gotchis are safely in your hardware wallet, create a hot wallet using Metamask, Frame, or another browser wallet. You can also use an existing wallet, if you have one.

Step 4: Use Gotchi Lending to lend Gotchis to yourself

This is where the magic starts to happen.

Using Gotchi Lending, you can trustlessly lend the Gotchis from your hardware wallet to the hot wallet.

Simply setup a Whitelist to your hot wallet address, and then specify this whitelist ID when you create the Gotchi Lending listing.

Then use your hot wallet to execute the Gotchi Lending listing. Your Gotchi is now safely locked into your hot wallet.

Even if a hacker gets your private key or seed phrase, the worst they could do is send the Gotchi back to your hardware wallet.

Final Step: Enable Parcel Access Rights

Now your Gotchi is in your hot wallet, allowing convenient access to the Gotchiverse.

The final step is to enable Parcel Access Rights for Borrowed Gotchis for all parcels in your hardware wallet.

This will allow you to perform various actions on your hot wallet with your hot wallet, such as building or emptying your Reservoir.

You can transfer any Installations or Alchemica you'd like to use for that building session to your hot wallet.

When the Installations are unequipped, they will return to the secured hardware wallet address, not the hot wallet!

That's it! You have now enabled convenient, secure access to the Gotchiverse and hack-proofed your Aavegotchi assets 🚀

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