Siacoin Wallet Setup & Usage

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Instructions on how to install, setup and use the basic functions of the Siacoin wallet.

Step1. Download the wallet from the official Siacoin Github Repo

Direct Download Link: Siacoin Wallet Windows 64bit

Step2.

Extract the downloaded zip file to a folder of your choice. The downloads or Desktop folder for example.

Step3.

Run the Siacoin program called Sia_UI.exe from within the folder you extracted to.

Step4.

The Siacoin wallet will open, we need to allow it access through the windows Firewall

Tick the checkbox for allowing access to private networks and click the allow access button.

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Step5.

The wallet will start downloading the Blockchain and synchronize with the Siacoin network.

Click the Wallet Tab on the left hand side of the Siacoin wallet.

Click the green “Create New Siacoin Wallet” button on the main display area

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Step6.

Write down the long password that has been automatically generated for your Siacoin wallet.

I copied & pasted the password into a notepad text document and saved it.

Don’t forget this password! It cannot be recovered if its lost or forgotten.

 

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Step7.

Wait for your wallet to be unlocked and the wallet to synchronize.

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Step8.

Your wallet is now ready to receive and send Siacoin.

Step9. Receiving Siacoins

Click the receive Siacoin button in the top right hand corner of the wallet to reveal your own siacoin wallet address.

Use the address displayed in your wallet to receive Siacoins.

Here’s my address for example:

002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555

To receive coins into your wallet you need to provide your friend / exchange / whoever with your siacoin address and they can send siacoin to you using the address you have provided. Use can also use this address as a receiving address for mining software or mining pool payouts.

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Step 10. Sending Siacoins

Hopefully you’ve now received your first Siacoins and have a Confirmed Balance as shown in the top left hand corner of the wallet.

Example:- Confirmed Balance: 100 SC

To send Siacoin to another person you will need their Siacoin wallet address, once you have their address click the Send Siacoin button from within the wallet program.

Enter the amount of Siacoin you want to send & the address you want to send it to. Use the shortcut keys ctrl + C to copy the address and ctrl + V to paste the address.

Click the Send button.

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After clicking send your transaction will be sent to the network to be processed, you’ll see details of the transaction in the main transaction window.

Siacoin Donations:

002d16d5194043c76beb5cc7d2d9f04c9657ce38ee692c25471302974c3c4e42040328d0c555

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ZAFU
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ZAFU
1 year 1 month ago

I generated 3 different wallets addresses before noticing that the system is actually creating new wallet addresses each time i click on receive siacoin
I have 3 addresses now and 1 of them is mining and expecting payment.
That address not the first one created, i’m wondering how can i get paid

Bernard
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Bernard
5 months 29 days ago

Hi, did you get this resolved? Experiencing the same issue…

james
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james
5 months 16 days ago

Yes i noticed this also, its really different to the other wallets.
So how does it work? I mean because we keep checking what the addy was we are creating news ones so then does the wallet reflect all the addy’s total

ZAFU
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ZAFU
1 year 1 month ago

thanks for your great support!

eros
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eros
11 months 3 days ago

how long will it take to get synchronized?

james
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james
5 months 16 days ago

im trying to synchronise and its been 2 days its ridiculous

Sid
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Sid
6 months 19 days ago

i downloaded and unzipped the program but when i open the wallet it says welcome to sia and continuously looks like its loading. It is synchronizing and is at 102064 and the numbers are slowly increasing. Is this normal? how long does it normally take?

David
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4 months 17 days ago

I Would like to uninstall SIA wallet and then re-install it but it seems it cannot be done because everytime I delete it and reinstall it, it just gets to the same wallet as before. I just want to create a new wallet. Could you please give me any solution for that? I have windows.

bosco
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bosco
3 months 18 days ago

hey guys i kinda did a stupid thing, sent sia coins to my pc wallet before it got synchronized do you think i have lost my coins

radek
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radek
3 months 5 days ago

this wallet is piece of shit

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