Share the generated link through the Gridlock app, or show the QR code to a friend, and have them download the app if they do not have it. This will automatically assign them as one of your Guardians. You can read more about this process here.
You can set up Guardian nodes on any other personal device you own. This is not recommended due to combined liability of your personal belongings, but if you feel like you could manage this; by all means, use your own devices!
In the unlikely event that Gridlock's Guardians go down, there is the Eject Feature, which allows you to access your vault and transfer assets elsewhere. This works by combining you and your Guardians' key shares, creating a 3/5; and the full key can be rebuilt from this.
Gridlock will never prevent you from accessing your money. You and only you have control of this.
The sole entity who controls your cryptocurrency is YOU. Gridlock provides a vault that only you can access and control.
No. Only you can access your cryptocurrency from your device exclusively.
No, with 3 Guardian nodes online you can access your vault. Gridlock is always online and holds 2 keys while you hold 1. However, if Gridlock is down for maintenance for example, your other 2 Guardians will be online as long as their device has connected to WiFi and you can access your vault.
Gridlock relies on silent push notifications to wake the app up, and this applies to both you and your Guardians. This is how we ensure your Guardians remain online when you need them.
Verifying your email address is essential in Gridlock's distributed keys system if you want to keep your crypto secure and accessible. Key splitting keeps your key private and unreachable. You only need 3 out of 5 guardian devices to be safe, which is usually you (1) and guardians (2) as we don’t control your wallet, we only provide storage and monitoring. So, if you ever need your keys for the purpose of recovery, we must confirm that it is you who is requesting them, and the only way to do so is via email.