Security is important to us at Coin Cafe, so we’re excited to announce that two-factor authentication (2FA) is now available to all of our users.
Two-factor authentication is a great way of adding an additional layer of security to your account. When 2FA is enabled, two separate elements are required for certain actions – your Coin Cafe account password and a code generated on your mobile phone. We previously enforced 2FA by email, but now, you can choose to use a software token when you log in or perform sensitive actions with your account, like transferring bitcoins.
Our 2FA works with Google Authenticator or Authy, both free mobile applications on Android/iOS/Blackberry (and additionally Chrome for Authy). To begin, download the Google Authenticator or Authy applications on your phone and follow the instructions on your Settings page to enable it.
While 2FA is now available to all users, it is an optional setting. However, we highly recommend that all users enable it to increase their account security.
If you have any questions about this announcement, you can get in touch with us here, and we’ll be happy to help!