Update: April 2020 Vault12 Latest Release Now Available
In this time of global uncertainty, we believe it is more important than ever to ensure that your precious crypto assets are accessible, safe, and secure at all times. We have been hard at work updating Vault12 to ensure that you can safely backup all your digital assets.
November 15 2021
The latest release of Vault12 is now available in the iOS App Store as well as Google Play Store. This release builds on feedback received from our launch in October 2019 and introduces some important new capabilities.
Download at vault12.com/download.
Newly Activated Capabilities
These eagerly awaited capabilities have now been activated. Thank you to everyone who was involved in testing.
- Vault owners can now select an annual subscription plan. Vaults are free for the first 30 days and expire at the end of the chosen subscription. Three plans are available — Free, Standard and CryptoPro — details on these plans are available at vault12.com/download.
Note: VGT holders who choose to fund their accounts with VGT instead of ETH automatically receive a 50% discount.
- Guardians can choose the incentive that they wish to receive for guarding Vaults. For now the incentives are free, 0.5 ETH and 1 ETH per annum, and will be paid every month.
Vault owners must be subscribed to the Standard or CryptoPro subscription plan. All incentives are paid in ETH.
- VGT Holders now receive a portion of the transactions from subscribing to plans and incentive payments to Guardians. Details of the transaction split are described here.
Note: For the next 6 months the transaction split will be waived temporarily so all Guardians will receive their full incentive payments.
All fees paid to Vault12 will be subject to the 20% transaction split.
Annual Subscription plans.
In a recent survey we found that 18 out of 20 of the top wallets only provide a paper backup option for the seed phrase, the other two offer backup to a shared drive in addition to paper. We wanted to provide a more direct path to secure seed phrases and to store assets, simplifying the experience, increasing the accessability, and lowering the risk of loss.
CryptoNote enables you to type in your seedphrase directly into your Vault.
CryptoNote. The new method for adding assets to the Vault, by entering 12-, 18- or 24-word seed phrases directly into the app, instead of writing them down on paper. Using the "Text/Custom" option you can also enter regular text, e.g. a password, hint, or other instructions. This data is never stored anywhere, it's encrypted right away and distributed to guardians.
Adding assets via share sheet.
Asset share. Images, text excerpts and any files can be added to the Vault directly from other apps via native sharing dialog on iOS and Android. Just select Share to Vault12 in the menu.
Cancel Unlock, Cancel Add Asset. Both these operations can now be canceled, if the owner changes their mind, or if they can't collect enough responses from guardians.
Updated Replace Guardian flow. The logic for replacing guardians was completely rebuilt from scratch, it's more efficient now. Guardians who stay guarding the Vault need to confirm owner's request for replacement manually, just like they do for an unlock request.
App update check. Vault12 now checks on every launch if there's a new version available in the App Store or Google Play, and if so, suggests to download it to get the latest security updates and new features.
Push notifications fix & notification counter badge. On iOS and Android, the app icon now displays the number of missed notifications.
Download at vault12.com/download.
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Vault12 Digital Inheritance is the first solution to deliver an effortless and secure method for transferring a variety of digital assets — including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), other cryptocurrencies, and data — to future generations.
This innovative system enables users to appoint either a person or a mobile device as a guardian. The designated guardian is entrusted to protect the user's comprehensive collection of digital assets, encompassing seed phrases, private keys, and other confidential information, safely stored within a decentralized digital Vault.
This process not only mitigates potential risks but also removes the necessity for regularly revising asset inventories or modifying instructions, which often leads to breaches in privacy.
Designed to be used alongside traditional hardware, software, and online wallets, Vault12 Guard helps cryptocurrency owners, safeguard their digital assets without storing anything in the cloud or in fact, any one single location. This increases protection and decreases the risks of loss.
Note:The Vault12 Guard app is not a crypto wallet and does not hold cryptocurrency. Using a non-custodial approach, a digital Vault safeguards your Bitcoin or Ethereum wallet seed phrases, private keys, and other essential data.
The Vault12 Guard app enables secure decentralized backups and provides inheritance for all your digital assets, including Bitcoin, Ethereum, crypto wallets, and other digital data.
Whether your digital art is suitable for a phone, or represents much higher resolution multimedia, make sure that you have backed up a copy in case the resource link is disrupted in the future. Digital art can easily be added to the Vault either via the mobile app or via the desktop utility. Once you have stored your artwork in your Vault, it will also benefit from inheritance once you activate that in your app.
Whether you are at home or away, make sure that essential data about your home and family - including IDs, medical records, insurance information and home safe combinations - is backed up and available at your finger tips.
With a secure decentralized backup Vault, you can ensure that, in any event, you always have access to important information, wherever you are.