Seed (words, phrase, backup, recovery)

A seed phrase, seed recovery phrase, or backup seed phrase is a list of words containing all the information needed to restore a wallet.

The wallet software usually generates a seed phrase and instructs the user to write it down on paper. If the computer or mobile phone on which the wallet software was stored is no longer accessible, the same or compatible wallet software can be downloaded and wicht the seed phrase the cryptoassets can be restored again.