Getting started with Nimera Multibroker

Nimera Multibroker is a trading platform designed for both experienced traders and beginners alike. The Multibroker is an element of the Nimera Ecosystem powered by EON blockchain technology.

This cross-topic article is dedicated to the process of getting started, gradually reviewing the procedures of:

  1. Signing up to Test Nimera Multibroker for a risk-free review of the functional capabilities;
  2. Signing up to Nimera Multibroker for real operations with real assets;
  3. Securing the account and the hard and software infrastructure used to access it;
  4. Backing up tools and data required to restore access to a Nimera Account if lost;
  5. Maintaining security while accessing and using the Nimera account.

This article does not provide detailed explanations on any of the covered topics, rather providing a quick review of the big picture with references to dedicated Knowledge Base articles.

1. Signing up to Test Multibroker

TEST Environment is the environment where Nimera users can test the functional capabilities of Nimera Multibroker. With no real tokens in balance sheets, one can test Nimera Multibroker with no risk.

To learn about signing up to TEST Environment, check the article Signing up to Nimera Multibroker Test Environment.

2. Signing up to Nimera Multibroker

Nimera Multibroker is the production environment where Nimera users can actually trade real assets. In this environment, every action taken has consequence and is not reversible.

To learn about signing up to Nimera Multibroker, check the article Signing up to Nimera Multibroker.

3. Securing the account and the hard- and software infrastructure used to access it

After a Nimera account is created, the next essential step is to protect it. A Nimera account provides a direct connection to one's assets, so it is essential to take its safety and security as seriously as possible.

It is strongly recommended to apply the following means of security to the account as soon as it has been created:

  • Create a strong and unique password for your account;
  • Ensure that your e-mail account associated with Nimera account is fully secured and all the extra security measures that are available are applied to it;
  • Add two-factor authentication (2FA) to your account and withdraw operations to bolster their security;
  • Install an anti-virus/anti-malware software on all of the devices you intend to access your Nimera account from.

Additional information on securing your account can be found in the Securing Nimera accounts and associated infrastructure article.

Once the security measures are applied against attacks, the next step is to apply measures aimed at preventing loss of data/access.

4. Backing up tools and data required to restore access to an Nimera Multibroker account if lost

Some circumstances may lead to the situation in which users may lose access to certain layers of security applied to their Nimera Multibroker accounts, which may, in turn, lead to loss of access to the accounts.

And if in case of losing a password it is quite a trivial matter to recover it, recovering 2FA is a bit more complex.

As it was already mentioned, it is highly recommended to enable two-factor authentication (2FA) to bolster your account security, since this is an additional layer of security applied to access to an account. Once 2FA has been enabled, a user account is accessed with login and password, and a code. It is extremely important to make a backup of your 2FA key and QR code and keep it safe and within reach.

Restoring your Google Authenticator account in case you lost access to it (e.g. loss of the device, or reinstalled Google Authenticator app) is much easier and quicker than detaching 2FA from your Nimera account.

Just in case you need to remove the 2FA from your account for some reason, you can do so yourself any time by following Disabling two-factor authentication guide.

Please note, in case you lost access to your Google Authenticator account and had not made a backup of the QR code in advance, you will not be able to log in to your Nimera account. You will have contact Nimera team to detach 2FA to be able to log in again. It will take time to process all the necessary procedures.

5. Maintaining security while accessing and using Nimera Multibroker account

Once the Nimera account is registered, secured and backed up, it is imperative to maintain the highest standard and level of security while accessing it to keep all the means of access, both software and hardware, up to the proper security standard.

Keep in mind both human and technological factors while maintaining security of your accounts and associated infrastructure.

Below you can find a general set of rules, that would help you access and operate your Nimera Multibroker account in a safe and secure way:

  • Manage access to any devices on which the Multibroker is accessed, ensure that the screen is locked when the device is not in use;
  • Always log out from your e-mail or other accounts if you have accessed it on a device that does not belong to you, and never save passwords in them;
  • Make sure you do not accidentally reveal any login credentials to anyone via screen sharing or by entering them in the plain sight;
  • Set up a strong password for your Wi-Fi network and enable the necessary firewall rules for both incoming and outgoing traffic;
  • Never use a single password for multiple accounts;
  • Never reveal your password to anyone, even the people you know. An Nimera employee will never ask you for your password;
  • Install the software only from trusted sources and always scan the downloaded files for malware and viruses;
  • Avoid using untrusted VPN and proxy services when you intend to access your security data;
  • Make sure to keep your Web-browser app, OS/mobile firmware, and protection software up to date at all times;

It is always better to take security measures beforehand, than try to recover access to your data/account later or mitigate the damage caused. You can find information about the factors and security threats in the Securing Nimera accounts and associated infrastructure article, as well as the proactive and reactive countermeasures that can be applied.