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Creating a Massa wallet
A Massa wallet is a file that contains a list of your private keys.
Like other blockchains, Massa uses elliptic curve cryptography for the
security of your coins (with
It means your private key is your password allowing you to spend coins that were sent to your address (your address is the hash of your public key).
Here is how to create a Massa wallet.
From the command line interface
If your client is not running
Go to the client folder:
Start the interactive client and load a wallet file:
It loads the wallet file
wallet.dat. If it does not exist, it is
If your client is running
Now you can either generate a new private key (and associated public key/address):
Or, if you already have one from a previous wallet, you can add manually an existing private key:
The list of addresses and keys of your wallet can be accessed with:
From the graphical interface
If you don't plan to stake or use the command-line client, you can also create a wallet on the web interface: head to the explorer, in the wallet tab.
Generate private key then
This generates a new random private key from your computer randomness which stays on your side, it is never transferred on the network.
Now you can add more addresses or see the list of your addresses with their associated thread and balance.
Also, if you want to save this wallet and be able to restore it later,
Save wallet, and next time directly do
- Staking your coins to receive rewards.