In our daily operation, there may be some situations that cause users to import their A wallet's private key to other B wallets, such as
1, A wallet software problems, temporarily can not be opened properly or even the wallet stopped operation.
2, A wallet is not fully functional, need to import assets into other more fully functional B wallet use.
3, simply want to test whether the A wallet can be restored in the B wallet assets.
This means that if you have the seed Phrase or the private key, you can recover your assets in other wallets with the same specifications. This means that if you have a token or private key, you can recover your assets in other wallets with the same specifications. Therefore, after the import is completed, people will exclaim "decentralized wallets are great!
But in fact, this series of operations also hides a knowledge point that we all tend to ignore.
You should try to avoid mixing the helper words and private keys generated by different wallets.
As there are many different kinds of wallets in the market, the technical level of different wallets varies, so if you import a high-quality, secure key into a risky wallet, the key will no longer be secure and there is a risk of losing it. By the same token, if a seed Phrase is imported into a secure wallet, the loss of assets can lead to the implication and questioning of the secure wallet itself.
The more times you mix wallets, the greater the risk of coin theft. Therefore, it is a common sense not to mix different wallets' seed Phrase words, so that if your assets are stolen, you can quickly locate the risk and facilitate the next step of asset transfer and disposal.
So if you have a private key and a mnemonic in your hand, how should you properly import it into another wallet?
For example, there is an [import your assets] function built into the settings of the BIT.
1. Don't mix and match the various types of wallets' helpers and private keys
2. If you need to import the assets on your key into Bitpie, please use Bitpie's [import your assets] function for more security.