Install the Stacks wallet

Learn how to install the Stacks wallet

Introduction

You use the Stacks Wallet software client alone or with a hardware wallet to send and receive Stacks (STX) tokens. On this page, you learn how to install the Stacks Wallet software.

Mac Installation

  1. Go to the wallet download page in your browser.

  2. Select the macOS Download button.

    This button downloads the software to your computer.

  3. To verify the authenticity of the downloaded package before installation, open a terminal window.

    To find the terminal software, enter terminal into the Spotlight search.

  4. In the terminal window, enter the command to change directory to the folder where you downloaded the wallet software.

    The default location is the Downloads folder, type the following into the terminal and press RETURN on your keyboard.

    cd ~/Downloadscd ~/Downloads
  5. In the terminal window, type the following command to verify the authenticity of the downloaded file Stacks-Wallet-macOS-3.1.0-en-US.dmg

    shasum -a 512 Stacks-Wallet-macOS-3.1.0-en-US.dmgshasum -a 512 Stacks-Wallet-macOS-3.1.0-en-US.dmg
  6. Verify that the resulting hash (a string of letters and numbers) is the same as the hash published on the Stacks Wallet's Github repository.

  7. To proceed with installation, open the downloaded file and complete the setup.

Windows Installation

  1. Select the Windows Download button on this page.

    This button downloads the software to your computer.

  2. To verify the authenticity of the downloaded package before installation, open a command prompt.

    To find the command prompt software, enter command into the Start menu.

  3. In the command prompt window, enter the command to change directory to the folder where you downloaded the wallet software.

    The default location is the Downloads folder, type the following at the command prompt and press RETURN on your keyboard.

    cd <You-User-Directory>/Downloadscd <You-User-Directory>/Downloads
  4. In the command prompt window, type the following command to verify the authenticity of the downloaded file Stacks-Wallet-win10-3.1.0-en-US.dmg

    certUtil -hashfile Stacks-Wallet-win10-3.0.0.exe SHA512certUtil -hashfile Stacks-Wallet-win10-3.0.0.exe SHA512
  5. Verify that the resulting hash (a string of letters and numbers) is the same as the hash published on the Stacks Wallet's Github repository.

Additional requirement and option

Sending and receiving Stacks (STX) does require a Bitcoin as fuel. You also have the option to use the wallet with or without a hardware wallet.

Bitcoin account for fuel (required)

You need small amounts of Bitcoin to fuel your Stacks Wallet transactions. For example, 0.001 Bitcoin can fuel several transactions. You can acquire this Bitcoin fuel and send it to the Stacks Wallet's Bitcoin fuel address via a Coinbase or other Bitcoin account. You can view the Stacks Wallet's Bitcoin fuel address in the settings menu.

Hardware wallet (optional but recommended)

If you have a paper wallet or a custodial wallet, you should set up a secondary hardware. You can then transfer small amounts to this hardware wallet for use with your Stacks Wallet. You can use any of these hardware wallets with the Stacks Wallet:

For information on setting up a hardware wallet, refer to the vendor's documentation.

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