In order to get started with Polis, you should consider the following security measures so you can have a safe and peaceful time in within our great community.
The crypto world is full of scammers and tricksters, please remember that no official team members will ever contact you or direct message you first.
If you have any problem or question we recommend asking in our official channels. You will most likely be redirected to our Discord's support ticket system, where only Official Team Members are able to answer your questions and help you troubleshoot issues.
Sometimes referred to as cold storage, hardware wallets are the safest way to store your crypto. A hardware wallet is a type of cryptocurrency wallet where you can store your private keys in a secure physical device, offline, and in a way that the private keys never leave the device.
At the same time, every transaction or message signing requires your physical access to the device and confirmation.
Polis was designed to be compatible with the most important standards in crypto so it is compatible with the most popular hardware wallets out there. Keep in mind that investing into these type of devices will not only keep your Polis safe, but all of your portfolio stored on the device.
Here's a couple examples of supported hardware wallets.
The new Polis Chain ecosystem will require you to sign messages and interact with smart contracts to do regular things, such as participating in our brand new snapshot governance system or managing your delegated staking.
It is very important that you do not sign transactions and messages that you don't understand, especially when it comes as a suggestion or request from a third party. Signing a malicious transaction or message could provide unintended access to your funds to the attacker.
For the most part, sticking to the official links and apps (and applying regular anti phishing measures) is enough.
The Polis Chain is EVM compatible, this means anyone can create, build, and deploy smart contract based applications. This is a decentralized process, and the Polis Chain developers have no control on what gets deployed on the network. Hence, there's an inherent risk Polis Chain users face when using Dapps on the Polis Chain.
Please make your own research, continuously educate yourself, and assume the risks you take when investing into these types of environments.
Some factors that trustworthy projects share in common are the following.
- The project's smart contracts have been verified on the block explorer and have public repositories for their code.
- The project has performed third party audits that are easily findable in their main website.
- The developer team is public and has a history of developing smart contracts previously.
- The developers take care of their community and post regular updates regarding their Dapp.