//How I almost lost $26,000.

How I almost lost $26,000.

I have all of my money in crypto and my dad has a VeChain X Node. It is all stored on a Ledger Nano. Well over the weekend my friend asked me to help him set his wallet up. I logged onto my Ledger(to move some funds around) and found that there was a new firmware update. Well I didn’t follow the directions right and it reset my Ledger. I thought “no big deal, I have my recovery words written down”. So I pull out the paper and start putting in the words. Everything is fine until I get to the 22nd word. I had “male” written down but it wasn’t one of the word options. I start freaking out and try 4 other words “maid, make, main, mail”. None of them work, I start panicking and post on the LedgerWallet subreddit for help. They all suggested other words but I was too shaken up to try them. I spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday questioning my life. But today I mustered up my courage and tried “mule”. It worked. And I live to see another day. TL:DR: I got my Ledger Nano reset and wrote down one of the recovery words wrong. After trying four similar words(all wrong). r/Ledgerwallet helped me out and suggested the right word (mule).

I have all of my money in crypto and my dad has a VeChain X Node. It is all stored on a Ledger Nano. Well over the weekend my friend asked me to help him set his wallet up. I logged onto my Ledger(to move some funds around) and found that there was a new firmware update. Well I didn't follow the directions right and it reset my Ledger. I thought "no big deal, I have my recovery words written down". So I pull out the paper and start putting in the words. Everything is fine until I get to the 22nd word. I had "male" written down but it wasn't one of the word options. I start freaking out and try 4 other words "maid, make, main, mail". None of them work, I start panicking and post on the LedgerWallet subreddit for help. They all suggested other words but I was too shaken up to try them. I spent Sunday, Monday and Tuesday questioning my life. But today I mustered up my courage and tried "mule". It worked. And I live to see another day. TL:DR: I got my Ledger Nano reset and wrote down one of the recovery words wrong. After trying four similar words(all wrong). r/Ledgerwallet helped me out and suggested the right word (mule).