Electron Cash client — How to use in 10 easy steps

Satochip Bitcoin Cash hardware wallet.
Satochip Bitcoin Cash hardware wallet.

Table of content

  1. Step 1 — Download and install the EC client
  2. Step 2 — Launch the EC wizard
  3. Step 3 — Give a name to your wallet
  4. Step 4 — Create a new wallet
  5. Step 5 — The keystore
  6. Step 6 — Generate your very own seed
  7. Step 7 — Backup your very own seed
  8. Step 8 — Wallet file (.dat) encryption
  9. Step 9 — Send and receive Bitcoin Cash
  10. Step 10 — Backup your Bitcoin Cash wallet

Introduction

Step 1 — Download and install the EC client

Satochip — Electron Cash client download section.
Electron Cash client download section.
Satochip — How to make an AppImage file executable.
How to make an AppImage file executable.

Step 2 — Launch the EC wizard

  • The client will automatically choose the best server for your needs.
  • If a server is down, it will switch automatically to another .
  • You need to trust ElectrumX server node operator.
  • It learns about your total Bitcoin Cash holdings and past transactions, and can gather all your past Bitcoin Cash addresses.
Satochip — Electron Cash- Auto connect.
Electron Cash— Auto connect.

Step 3 — Give a name to your wallet

Satochip — Give a name to your wallet file.
Give a name to your wallet file.

Step 4 — Create a new wallet

  • Standard wallet : a deterministic wallet with a single private key behind each address and no extra security option.
  • Multi-signature wallet : a common use-case for this is if you want to collaboratively control funds; maybe you and your friend run a company together and certain funds should only be spendable if you both agree. Another one is security; one of the wallets can be on your main machine, while the other one is on a offline machine. That way you make it very hard for an attacker or malware to steal your coins.
  • Import Bitcoin Cash addresses or private keys : this option will allow you to retrieve a Bitcoin Cash wallet from private keys or create a “watch-only” wallet if you specify one or more Bitcoin Cash addresses.
Satochip — Create a new standard wallet.
Create a new standard wallet.

Step 5 — The keystore

  • Create a new seed : this will generate a new mnemotechnic passphrase for you. Note : new seed generated by the Electron Cash client does NOT support BIP39 (you can import an existing BIP39 seed but you cannot generate a new one).
  • I already have a seed : choose this option if you already have a mnemotechnic passphrase and want to use it.
  • Use public or private key : choose this option to create a “watch-only” wallet or configure a multi-signatures wallet.
  • Use a hardware device : choose this option if you want to store your private keys in a secure, offline, trusted device called a hardware wallet.
Satochip — Create a new seed.
Create a new seed.

Step 6— Generate your very own seed

Satochip — The Satochip.dat wallet personal seed.
The Satochip.dat wallet personal seed.

Step 7 — Backup your very own seed

Satochip — Seed confirmation screen for the Satochip.dat wallet.
Seed confirmation screen for the Satochip.dat wallet.

Step 8 — Wallet file (.dat) encryption

Satochip — Wallet file encryption.
Wallet file encryption.

Step 9 — Send and receive Bitcoin Cash

Satochip — Electron Cash history tab.
Electron Cash history tab.
Satochip — Electron Cash send tab.
Electron Cash send tab.
Satochip — Electron Cash receive tab.
Electron Cash receive tab.

Step 10 — Backup your Bitcoin Cash wallet

  • Your seed as shown in the Step 7. You can write it on a sheet of paper and store it on a secure physical vault.
  • The password (if set) of your encrypted .dat wallet file as shown in the Step 8.
  • Your .dat file as shown in the Step 8. The default path where the wallet files are stored is : ~\AppData\Roaming\ElectronCash
Satochip Bitcoin Cash hardware wallet on a smart card.
Satochip Bitcoin Cash hardware wallet on a smart card.

More information about Satochip

https://satochip.io
Satochip — Secure the future.

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