The seed phrase, also known as a recovery phrase, mnemonic seed, or seed phrase in English, consists of a sequence of words used to generate the private keys of a cryptocurrency wallet. These words are selected from a predefined set of common words. The seed phrase serves as a backup that allows users to recover their private keys and access their funds in case they lose their device, it gets damaged, or is stolen.
The typical length of a seed phrase is 12, 18, or 24 words, which must be preserved in a specific order. The importance of keeping the seed phrase secure and confidential cannot be underestimated, as anyone in possession of this word sequence has the ability to control the funds stored in the associated wallet.