Each and every wallet on your BC Vault is individually encrypted with a combination of an application password, entered on your computer and an PIN entered on your BC Vault using industry-standard encryption.


In addition, you can specify a Global PIN and password, which adds an additional layer of security to your BC Vault, without which the device won't even respond to public key requests.


This means that in total you have following passwords and PIN's available:


  • Global Password - Used for unlocking the global access to BC Vault with combination of Global PIN on the device
  • Global PIN - Used for unlocking the global access to BC Vault with combination of Global Password in the Application


  • Wallet Password - Used for sending currencies from individual wallets with combination of Wallet PIN on the device
  • Wallet PIN - Used for sending currencies from individual wallets with combination of Wallet Password in the Application


You can use ANY COMBINATION of the above. Meaning you can choose not to use Global Password/PIN at all or maybe just Global Password and no Global PIN. 


But remember, that you have to use at least 1 method (we strongly recommend password+pin) to properly encrypt all your data. The more you use, more secure the data!


Also read: Password hints