Feather uses Polyseed for 16 word mnemonic seeds. Versions prior to 2.0.0 used the (deprecated) monero-seed library for 14 word mnemonic seeds.
Feather can restore wallets from Polyseeds, 14 word and 25 word seeds.
Polyseed has a number of advantages over Monero’s standard seeds:
- The wallet creation date is embedded in the mnemonic seed. This way you no longer have to worry about restoring your wallet from the correct restore height.
- It uses BIP-39 wordlists. These wordlists container shorter and more common words than Monero’s lists.
- Polyseeds seeds are quicker to write down and memorize.
|Language||Polyseed (BIP-39)||25-word (Monero)|
Note: as of 2.0.0 only English is supported for Polyseed.
All BIP-39 wordlists can be found here.
I have a 14 word seed, will I be able to restore it in the future?
Yes. Feather will support restoring 14 word seeds indefinitely. You do not need to transfer the funds to a new wallet.
Can I convert my 14 word seed into a Polyseed?
No, this is not possible. If you want a Polyseed you must create a new wallet.
Convert Polyseed seed into 25-word seed
Go to Wallet → Seed, enter your password, and check Show 25 word seed. Make sure to also note the restore height to make restoring the wallet faster.
Convert 25-word seed into Polyseed
This is not possible. Polyseed uses a KDF to derive the actual spendkey, this operation is non-reversible.