The following is a step-by-step tutorial designed to help you set up a new Hcash wallet on a Windows operating system.
Please ensure you don’t skip any steps, as failure to complete a step may compromise the security of your tokens. Additionally, please do not send any tokens to your desktop wallet address until you’ve completed all the steps below.
Download the HSR wallet for your respective operating system from here: https://github.com/HcashOrg/Hshare/releases
Unzip the downloaded file and run the program ‘hshare-qt.exe’. After this your wallet should open.
Note: Ensure that you allow this program to communicate on both public and private networks (see picture below).
Wait for your wallet to connect and synchronize to the network.
Note: Your wallet will be updated when it displays a green tick at the bottom left of the application, and when the red ‘out of sync’ text disappears.
Set a passphrase and encrypt your wallet.
Note: Do this by selecting ‘Settings’, ‘Encrypt wallet’, and then by entering in a password. Please physically write your password down and don’t share it with anyone. After you encrypt your wallet, it will shut down. After it shuts down, reopen it by once again opening the ‘hshare-qt.exe’ file.
Backup your wallet.
Note: Do this by selecting ‘File’, ‘Backup wallet’, and then naming your backup and placing it in a safe place. Please ensure that you keep the file type as a .dat. Additionally, we recommend backing up your wallet after every transaction, as to ensure the safety of your tokens.
Find your wallet address.
Note: You can find your Hshare wallet address by selecting the ‘Receive’ tab on the right of the wallet application, then it will appear under the ‘address’ column on the right. Copy your address by highlighting it, then right clicking and selecting ‘copy address’.
Send tokens to other addresses.
Note: You can send HSR tokens to other addresses by selecting the ‘Send’ tab, then by entering in the users Hshare address, the Label (your personalised transaction name), the amount of tokens you’d like to send, and then by pressing ‘Send’ on the bottom right.
Review your transactions.
Note: Do this by clicking on the ‘Transactions’ tab, and seeing previous transactions that you’ve made on this wallet address.
You’re ready to go! Now you can begin using your desktop wallet to send, receive and store tokens.
We hope that this tutorial has clearly helped you understand how to set up a Hshare wallet on a Windows computer.