Step 1 - Visit the Bitcoin Private Website
The first step for installing the wallet is downloading the wallet. The Electrum wallet is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and will be available at the Bitcoin Private website:
Step 2 - Download the wallet
You will then be forwarded to our Github, where you will find the latest version of the Bitcoin Private wallet.
The Bitcoin Private Electrum Wallet is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.
Simply click the link for the platform you are using to download the wallet.
.dmg = Mac
.zip = Windows
.egg = Linux
For this tutorial, we are using the Mac wallet as example. Installation instructions for Window and Linux may slightly vary.
Step 3 - Start with Installing the Wallet
After downloading the wallet and clicking the icon, you may be prompted with a message similar to the one displayed below.
This is a message which is brought up when apps are being downloaded which are not on the App Store. To go ahead, you may right-click (or control-click) the app and press Open. You will then be able to go ahead with the installation.
Step 4 - Choose how your wallet will connect
This step defines the server that Electrum will connect to. For beginning users, we recommend you to go with Auto Connect, as it will automatically connect to the best available server.
Step 5 - Create a name for your wallet
This step defines the name that your wallet will have. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will go with the default setting: default_wallet.
Step 6 - Choose the type of wallet
For this tutorial, we are setting up a Standard Wallet.
Note: You will be able to import your BTC / ZCL Private Keys at a later stage of this tutorial.
Step 7 - Choose if you want to create a new seed or want to import existing keys.
We are creating a new seed, which means that we are setting up a new wallet with new passwords seeds and keys.
Note: Your seeds / private keys for BTC / ZCL do not work for this step. First, you will have to set up a wallet for Bitcoin Private.
Step 8 - Write down your seed
You will then be presented with you seed. This is a unique combination of 12 words which grants access to your wallet. It is absolutely vital that you keep this information private: DO NOT SHARE THIS SEED.
We recommend you to write this on a piece of paper instead of storing it electronically. Without this seed, you may not be able to access your wallet.
PS: No worries, the seed which is displayed here is from an unused and empty wallet, purely set up for the purposes of this tutorial.
Step 9 - Confirm your seed
In the next step, write down your seed to confirm.
Step 10 - Choose a password
We strongly recommend our users to set up a password which will be used to access your wallet.
In addition, we recommend you to encrypt the wallet file.
Congratulations. You have now installed the Bitcoin Private Electrum Wallet.
In later tutorials, we will explain you how to import your BTC and/or ZCL Private Keys, in order to access your BTCP!