12 words is all you need to protect your bitcoin

Today a court decided that user deposits belong to the bankrupt lending platform that froze them. This is exactly why you should self-custody your coins. Trust yourself to protect your recovery seed, and stop trusting custodians.

What is a recovery seed?
A random number from which all your keys and addresses are mathematically derived. It’s represented as 12 or 24 consecutive words as it’s easier to remember and prevent errors.
More here: https://trezor.io/learn/a/how-to-use-a-recovery-seed

Where can you find it?

When you first set up your hardware wallet, you’ll be guided to create your recovery seed offline on your device. Take care to spell the words correctly and write them in the correct order.
More here: https://trezor.io/learn/c/trezor-recovery

How can you protect it?

Keep your recovery seed offline and never make a digital copy of it. Write it down on the cards that come with your device or create a metal backup and store these in a safe place.
More here:  https://blog.trezor.io/metal-backups-for-your-bitcoin-a9955fb147b

Back up your backup!

Worried your single backup could be lost, damaged or stolen? Use Shamir backup on your Model T to create up to 16 separate recovery shares (word lists) & choose how many of those are needed to recover your funds. E.g. 3/5 needed to recover funds.
More here: https://trezor.io/learn/a/what-is-shamir-backup

Having recovery issues?

From commonly misspelled words to issues with a dry-run, it helps to take a look at possible issues to make sure you can avoid them.
More here: https://trezor.io/support/a/trezor-recovery-issues