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Why do you need my API keys?

How do I know my account data is secure?

Sam Adams avatar
Written by Sam Adams
Updated over a week ago

Recap use your API keys to connect to supported exchanges so that the data you view is in real-time and we can calculate an accurate tax report including your most recent trades and transactions.

Sounds risky - how do I know my data is secure?

  • We only ever ask for read-access API keys

  • Your data is encrypted with your personal recovery phrase before it leaves your device. As you are entirely in control of your recovery phrase no one but you can ever decrypt and view your data.

  • The Recap browser extension connects the app running in your browser directly to your exchanges and services. This runs on your device, not our servers meaning that we are not a middle-man and cannot access any of your data.

You can find out more on our Security page.

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