Your node must be HTTPS in order to connect to it via MyEtherWallet.com. You can [download the MyEtherWallet repo & run it locally](https://github.com/kvhnuke/etherwallet/releases/latest) to connect to your local node. Or, get free SSL certificate via [LetsEncrypt](https://letsencrypt.org/).
MyEtherWallet.com does not hold your keys for you. We cannot access accounts, recover keys, reset passwords, nor reverse transactions. Protect your keys & always check that you are on correct URL.
You are responsible for your security.
Always backup your keys: MyEtherWallet.com & MyEtherWallet CX are not "web wallets". You do not create an account or give us your funds to hold onto. No data leaves your computer / your browser. We make it easy for you to create, save, and access your information and interact with the blockchain.
Translations of MyEtherWallet: The community has done an amazing job translating MyEtherWallet into a variety of languages. However, MyEtherWallet can only verify the validity and accuracy of the information provided in English and, because of this, the English version of our website is the official text.
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Welcome to MyEtherWallet.com
We know this click-through shit is annoying. We are sorry.
Please take some time to understand this for your own safety. 🙏
Your funds will be stolen if you do not head these warnings.
We cannot recover your funds or freeze your account if you visit a phishing site or lose your private key.
What is MEW?
MyEtherWallet is a free, open-source, client-side interface.
We allow you to interact directly with the blockchain while remaining in full control of your keys & your funds.
**You** and **only you** are responsible for your security.
If MyEtherWallet can't do those things, what's the point?
Because that is the point of decentralization and the blockchain.
You don't have to rely on your bank, government, or anyone else when you want to move your funds.
You don't have to rely on the security of an exchange or bank to keep your funds safe.
If you don't find these things valuable, ask yourself why you think the blockchain and cryptocurrencies are valuable. 😉
If you don't like the sound of this, consider using [Coinbase](https://www.coinbase.com/) or [Blockchain.info](https://blockchain.info/wallet/#/signup). They have more familiar accounts with usernames & passwords.
If you are scared but want to use MEW, [get a hardware wallet](https://myetherwallet.github.io/knowledge-base/hardware-wallets/hardware-wallet-recommendations.html)! These keep your keys secure.
Phishers send you a message with a link to a website that looks just like MyEtherWallet, EtherDelta, Paypal, or your bank, but is not the real website. They steal your information and then steal your money.
Install [EAL](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/etheraddresslookup/pdknmigbbbhmllnmgdfalmedcmcefdfn) or [MetaMask](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/metamask/nkbihfbeogaeaoehlefnkodbefgpgknn) or [Cryptonite by Metacert](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cryptonite-by-metacert/keghdcpemohlojlglbiegihkljkgnige) or the [MyEtherWallet Chrome Extension](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/myetherwallet-cx/nlbmnnijcnlegkjjpcfjclmcfggfefdm) to block malicious websites.
Always check the URL: `https://www.myetherwallet.com`.
Always make sure the URL bar has `MYETHERWALLET Inc` in green.
Do not trust messages or links sent to you randomly via email, Slack, Reddit, Twitter, etc.
Always navigate directly to a site before you enter information. Do not enter information after clicking a link from a message or email.
[Install an AdBlocker](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm?hl=en) and do not click ads on your search engine (e.g. Google).