Using winforms wallet

Nicholas Orr edited this page Jun 18, 2018 · 4 revisions

Using WinForms Wallet

Screenshots

Here's a quick image of WinForms wallet in action-

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Downloading

Binary distributions can be found here.

Select the appropriate file for the target platform (Windows, Mac, Linux).

Binaries for Windows and Linux are both provided in the .zip format. Mac is currently not supported.

Installing

Installing on Windows

Extract the .zip file (TurtleWallet_Windows_[version number].zip).

Installing on Linux

Right now, Linux is not supported.

Installing on Mac

Right now, Mac is not supported.

Synchronizing the Blockchain

Running TurtleWallet.exe will automatically open walletd.exe and begin synchronizing with the blockchain.

Because the blockchain is constantly growing, the file size is always increasing, and TurtleCoind.exe must verify each block (CPU intensive).

To save time, consider downloading a cached 'bootstrap' of the blockchain (see Bootstrapping the Blockchain for more info).

Using WinForms Wallet

Windows

Run the TurtleWallet.exe executable from the extracted files.

Linux

It is currently not supported.

Mac

It is currently not supported.

Creating a Wallet

Upon opening TurtleWallet.exe, you will be met with an opening screen. To create a new wallet, press Create Wallet.

After that, give your wallet a name (for example, trtl) and set a strong password (and confirm it).

Once done, click Create Wallet.

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The wallet will then begin synchronizing with the blockchain. When done, it will open and you can access it's other features.

Opening a Wallet

Upon opening TurtleWallet.exe, you will be met with an opening screen. To open a wallet, press Select Existing Wallet.

Then, navigate to where your .wallet file is saved through File Explorer and double-click.

After that, enter the password you set during creation and press Submit.

The wallet will then begin synchronizing with the blockchain. When done, it will open and you can access it's other features.

Viewing Wallet Address

Upon opening your wallet the address is in the middle of the page.

To copy it, you can click on the button which says Copy Address.

address

Exporting Keys

Each TurtleCoin wallet is, essentially, just a pair of keys (View Key and Spend Key) from which the public address is derived.

It is very important to export these keys and back them up somewhere that is safe and secure (meaning somewhere reliable/permanent that no one else can access).

In the event of a lost or corrupted wallet file, computer crash, etc., the View Key and Spend Key are the only way to restore a wallet and recover the funds it holds.

DO NOT SHARE IT WITH ANYONE. Anyone who has these can access your funds and has complete control over your wallet.

To back up your keys, follow these steps-

  • Upon opening your wallet, click BACKUP KEYS, located at the bottom of your wallet.

  • Enter your wallet password and press Unlock Keys.

  • Save your View Key and Spend key in a safe and secure place.

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Viewing Wallet Balance

Upon opening your wallet, your balance is located in the top right.

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Sending TurtleCoin Transactions

  • Upon opening your wallet, in the bottom right will be written SEND TRTL, click it.
  • To send a transaction, enter the recipient's address next to Recipientand the amount you want to send next to Amount.
  • Because transactions on the TurtleCoin blockchain are privatized, in some situations a payment ID is necessary for the recipient to be able to determine where the payment came from, for instance when depositing to an exchange or other service.

​ Usually the service/recipient will generate and provide the required payment ID.

​ To include a Payment ID, simply enter it next to Payment ID. Note: It is optional, if it doesn't give a payment ID it is most likely not required

  • For the Fee, it is alright to leave it at .1%. If you send more than 1,000,000 TRTL at a time, it is best to set a fee of 1%.

Once done, click Send.

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Saving the Wallet

To close the wallet safely, follow these steps-

  • Click on the X on the top left/right, depending on your OS
  • Click on Yes on the popup that appears.
  • Click OK on the message which says Saving the wallet, please wait.

Recovering your Wallet

Private View and Spend Keys

In case you want to recover your wallet with your View Key and Spend Key, it is relatively easy.

Upon opening TurtleWallet.exe, you will be met with an opening screen. To import a wallet, press Import Wallet.

  • enter the name you want to give your wallet
  • enter the password you want to encrypt your wallet with(and confirm it)
  • enter your View and Spend key in the bottom two boxes
  • Press Import Wallet

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The wallet will then begin synchronizing with the blockchain. When done, it will open and you can access it's other features.

25 Mnemonic Seed

View this guide for steps on recovering your wallet with your 25 word mnemonic seed.

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