At NuFi, we’re onboarding crypto beginners with a seedless, stress-free way to create a crypto wallet: log in with a social account like Google and have a non-custodial wallet created automatically with no seed phrase to store.
Step 0: Install NuFi wallet
Click Add to Chrome and follow instructions to complete the process.
If you can't use NuFi's browser extension (e.g. you don't use Chrome, Brave, Opera or Edge), you can use NuFi's web wallet with any browser at wallet.nu.fi.
Step 1: Open NuFi
Your wallet will open on the Portfolio screen. From there, we recommend enabling 2FA to increase the security of your wallet. Please read the article here for more information.
Good to know:
- Each separate social account creates a unique (i.e. different) wallet; if you have 2 Google accounts, they will create Wallet A and Wallet B.
- Log in with the same account each time to access the same wallet on any device.
- If you lose access to your social account, you may lose access to your funds; don't use a social account that might easily be suspended or removed.
How does it work?
To bring you this exciting feature, we used technology from Torus and Web3Auth. When your social account (Google, Twitter, Facebook, Reddit, Discord, Twitch, Apple, Github, LinkedIn, Line or WeChat) is used to create a wallet, a private key is generated and split into shards. These shards are stored securely by Torus network nodes and, when you authenticate by logging in, Torus securely transmits the key shards to your device and reconstructs them into your private key to unlock the wallet. For extra protection, you can enable Web3Auth’s Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) and make your wallet more secure than a standard seed phrase wallet.