Did you know that since the inception of Bitcoin in 2009, billions of dollars worth of cryptocurrencies have been stolen? One of the main reasons? Email.
Most cryptocurrency owners opt for using a provider, such as an exchange wallet, to secure their crypto rather than holding the crypto themselves, since that can be quite complex. But this means creating an account, and having an email address as a backup in case you lose your username or password. In fact, your email is often your only identification method with your centralized storage provider. Once hackers get into your email, they can easily access your account and steal your cryptocurrencies. This very thing happened just last year, when many Hotmail and MSN accounts were hacked.
Cybercriminals benefit from a lack of email security
To make matters worse, this isn’t the only security breach in emails – phishing emails have become very sophisticated and many cryptocurrency owners have fallen for such schemes by clicking on links in these emails and filling in their valuable centralized storage account information.
Thankfully, the solution is simple: trustworthy, and most all, secure email service. StartMail offers all the security features you need to protect your cryptocurrency.
First of all, privacy and security are the cornerstones of StartMail’s email service. We believe in total privacy, that means we don’t read, analyze, or gather information from your conversations. That means no tracking and profiling of any kind, and no ads.
Manage cryptocurrency securely with StartMail
But that’s just the beginning of what StartMail can offer for cryptocurrency owners. Our Alias feature is unique, and offers an extra layer of protection. Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao has stated:
I strongly recommend setting up a unique email account for each exchange you use, and make it hard to guess. This way, if another exchange has a breach, your account on Binance isn’t impacted. This will also reduce the amount of phishing or targeted email scams you get.
With StartMail, you can create an unlimited number of alias email addresses, to protect yourself from email scams and control your inbox.
Last but not least, StartMail allows for OpenPGP-encrypted communication with your centralized storage provider, so all communication over the internet is protected and you will always know when it’s a genuine email and not a phishing attempt. And by the way, you can also use our encryption feature to send email to recipients who don’t use encryption.
So what are you waiting for? Protect your cryptocurrencies and all crypto-related communications with StartMail right away!