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How to Guide for KeepKey

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

You've taken a significant step toward securing your finances by opting for the KeepKey self-custody wallet and protecting your seed phrases with Chaindeck. Please plan to spend the next 45-60 minutes setting up your Chaindeck to be ready for when the KeepKey setup instructs you to record your recovery seed phrase.


If you’ve already completed your KeepKey setup and just need to record your seed phrase on Chaindeck, refer to the instruction booklet provided. After recording your recovery seed phrase onto your Chaindeck, make sure you properly destroy your recovery seed card or whatever your seed phrase was recorded on prior to being a Chaindeck user.


  1. Before setting up your KeepKey, it is important to get your Chaindeck setup and ready to go for recording your seed phrase. Please follow the instructions provided in the box or refer to our instructions on our website to chain your deck.

  2. Once you have arranged your cards, place the chained deck carefully back into the sleeve it came in.

  3. Now that your deck is chained and tucked in its sleeve, you are ready to start the setup of your KeepKey. Please go to set-up guide to start setting up your KeepKey or refer to KeepKey's instructional YouTube video.

  4. Follow the instructions until you arrive at the step which involves creating the backup, i.e., recording your recovery seed phrase.

  5. Go back to the chained deck in its sleeve and start noting down your seed phrase in the correct order using a black marker. Make sure to write as small as possible, avoiding long continuous lines but also making sure that it's legible. KeepKey lets you choose between 12, 18 and 24 word seed phrases.

    1. If you choose 12 words as the default Recovery Seed length for your KeepKey wallet, you can most probably fit the seed phrase onto one side of the deck depending on how small you can write it. Make sure the deck stays in order as you take it out of the sleeve and then put it back to use a different side. Ensure that you've recorded all of the words in the correct order.

    2. If you choose 18 or 24 words as the default Recovery Seed length for your KeepKey wallet, you will, most probably, need to use two different sides of the deck depending on how small you can write. Make sure the deck stays in order as you take it out of the sleeve and rotate to use another side. Ensure that you've recorded all of the words in the correct order.

  6. Once you’re done with recording your seed phrase on your Chaindeck, go ahead and complete the setup of your KeepKey without shuffling the deck as the setup may ask you for the seed phrase again.

  7. After you’ve completed the KeepKey setup and can now access your wallet without seed phrase inquiry, you can go ahead and shuffle the deck of cards as well as you can, flipping, rotating and mixing them until the seed phrase is no longer legible.

  8. It’s important to store your Chaindeck and wallet separately. Chaindeck is best kept in a fireproof safe for long term storage.

  9. For enhanced security of your seed phrase, we encourage you to explore our alternative methods page, where you'll find our expert recommendations on further securing your deck. The possibilities are limitless.

  10. Congratulations on securing your financial freedom with Chaindeck.



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