Creating a Massa wallet
In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Massa wallet.
A wallet is a file that contains a list of keypairs. Like other blockchains, Massa uses elliptic curve cryptography (specifically ed25519) to secure your coins. It means that your secret key is your password allowing you to spend coins that were sent to your address.
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 will ask your wallet password in order to load the
wallet.dat file. If the file does not exist, you will be asked
to set a password and it will be created.
If your client is running
Now you can either generate a new keypair (and associated address):
Or, if you already have one from a previous wallet, you can add manually an existing keypair:
The list of addresses of your wallet can be accessed with:
Access public key(s) of addresse(s):
wallet_get_public_key <Address1> <Address2>
Access secret key(s) of addresse(s):
wallet_get_secret_key <Address1> <Address2>
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.
Click Generate secret key then Add.
This generates a new random keypair from your computer randomness which stays on your side, and is never transferred outside of your computer.
Now you can add more addresses or see the list of your addresses with their associated thread and balance.