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Author Topic: 2FA / Two Factor Authentication - Thin Wallets (e.g. Electrum) and Wills  (Read 26 times)
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December 23, 2017, 12:52:25 PM
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Just a very quick question, nothing too onerous, hopefully..

I was wondering, if you were to leave all your Bitcoin to someone in a will, and this coin was held in a thin wallet (e.g. Electrum), or any medium which requires 2FA, how would this work in terms of your loved one being able to access your wallet, as although you might have left them your password, surely there'd be no way they could get past the 2FA?

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December 23, 2017, 01:27:05 PM
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Electrum doesn't necessarily need 2FA... only if you have specifically set it up as a 2FA wallet...

In addition, the 2FA wallet in Electrum is designed to be fully recoverable from the 12 word seed. You can restore the wallet using the 12 word and select "disable" when asked if you want to "keep or disable" 2FA. This will then restore 2 of the 3 private keys into your restored 2FA wallet file, giving you the ability to send coins without needing to use 2FA.

If you're going to leave an Electrum 2FA wallet to someone in a will, you should really include the 2FA seed.


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December 23, 2017, 09:09:07 PM
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Thank you for taking the time to respond to my query, much appreciated, hope you have a very Merry Crimbo!

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