Multisignature wallet. Security card

We are launching a series of releases about TON Labs Security Card. Let’s start with the important thing — the card as an element of a multisignature wallet in Surf.

Multisignature wallet is one of the widespread smart contracts on the Free TON blockchain. It allows you to use more than one signature (private key) when performing operations on the blockchain. Thus, the safety of your assets in the wallet is significantly increased, and if one of the keys is lost or stolen (for example, if you lose your Surf device or forget your master password), your assets will remain safe.

The basic multisignature wallet use case in Surf is confirming operations with a combination of two of the three keys, where:

  • The first key is the Surf app Master Password, presented as a 12-word seed phrase for your convenience. Read more about the master password here.
  • The second key is a TON Labs Security Card. The private key is generated directly in the card’s chip and cannot be extracted from the card.
  • The third key is backup. This is another TON Labs Security Card that generates and stores another private key.

You can also use the Recovery Service specially developed by TON Labs engineers, where the generation and storage of the keys (the third multisignature key) are carried out on HSM equipment in Switzerland.

We will talk about the Recovery Service in detail in our later releases.

Thus, using a pair of TON Labs Security cards, you create a multisignature wallet in Surf, which has no equal in the world of blockchain.

In our subsequent releases, we’ll cover the following:

  • What to do if your card or phone is stolen or lost?
  • What to do if you forget your master password?
  • How to restore access to assets?

…and other details about the TON Labs Security card and its use.

Join the waitlist of the cards and stay tuned!

Founded in May 2018, TON Labs is the core developer of Free TON, comprised of a decentralized team focused on developing the infrastructure and free software for TON OS.

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