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Seed phrase

A seed phrase, also known as a recovery seed or backup phrase, is a sequence of words used to recover or restore access to a crypto wallet. It is a backup of the private key that can be used to regain access to the funds in the wallet in case the original wallet or device is lost or stolen.

A seed phrase is a sequence of 12-24 words, which are generated randomly and are unique to each wallet. These words are produced by the wallet software or hardware, and they should be written down or recorded in a safe place, and should not be shared with anyone.