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Make it more clear to users which network they are connecting/connected to (testnet vs mainnet) #676

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rashbit opened this Issue Aug 15, 2018 · 4 comments

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rashbit commented Aug 15, 2018

Installing Zap on Win10 Pro. Right after the install, created the wallet and suggested to fund it. Bitcoin address (both QR and text) are invalid bitcoin address. This: 2MtYDfkWfWvzia1oA5M8mdxprHyRi97bka1

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mrfelton commented Aug 16, 2018

@rashbit note that when you are using the default mode the app is connected to the bitcoin testnet. The address you see is a valid testnet address.

You can send some testnet bitcoins to your wallet from https://testnet.manu.backend.hamburg/faucet

If you want to use the wallet on mainnet you will need to setup your own bitcoin+lnd fullnode and then use the custom option when starting zap to connect to your lnd node.

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rashbit commented Aug 16, 2018

Thanks. Perhaps a note on the screen explaining that could be helpful for new users. I guess many just give up trying...

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mrfelton commented Aug 16, 2018

Note that this is just a temporary situation. As soon as lnd is ready for usage on the mainnet we will default our app to connecting to the mainet. Until then we are defaulting to the testnet.

But that said, I agree that this could be made clearer to users so I'm going to reopen this story and re-purpose as a feature request to add some help text within the app to make this more clear for users.

Thanks for the feedback @rashbit

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@mrfelton mrfelton changed the title from Fund your Zap Wallet - not a valid bitcoin address/uri to Make it more clear to users which network they are connecting/connected to (testnet vs mainnet) Aug 16, 2018

@mrfelton mrfelton added UX/UI and removed enhancement labels Aug 16, 2018

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ZacharyATanenbaum commented Aug 24, 2018

In addition to the pill I would suggest adding some text next to the default option. Stating that Zap will connect to the testnet by default.

mrfelton added a commit to mrfelton/zap-desktop that referenced this issue Sep 5, 2018

feat(onboarding): add connection type descriptions
Add descriptions to each connection type to help users understand what
each of the different options do.

Fix LN-Zap#676

mrfelton added a commit to mrfelton/zap-desktop that referenced this issue Sep 5, 2018

feat(onboarding): add connection type descriptions
Add descriptions to each connection type to help users understand what
each of the different options do.

Fix LN-Zap#676

@JimmyMow JimmyMow closed this in #743 Sep 5, 2018

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