Downloading a Neo Wallet

Mar 5, 2024 4:44:56 PM

Using a Wallet

Wallets are tools used by users to interact with the . They are used to send and receive assets, deploy and invoke smart contracts, and other operations. Accounts are stored inside the wallet.

Wallets aren’t stored on the blockchain. They are software applications that run on a user’s device. They store the user’s private keys and other sensitive information.

Neo Express Wallet

The extension makes use of the wallet. This is a test wallet that is used to interact with the private network. Neo Express is used for developing and testing smart contracts. It is not suitable for real-world transactions.

Downloading a Wallet

We recommend you use Neon Wallet or Line. These wallets support TestNet and MainNet and are easy to use. They are also available for different platforms, such as Windows, macOS, and Linux.

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Note: For a complete list of wallets, visit the NDapp Walets page.

Using the Wallet

Once you install the wallet, you need to create an account. The wallet will generate a for you. The private key is used to sign transactions. The private key must be kept secret. Don’t share it with anyone.

Save the private key generated by the Wallet. You will need it to import it inside the extension.

This account is only for testing purposes. Don’t use it for real transactions.

Using the TestNet

By default, wallets use the MainNet. You need to switch to TestNet inside the wallet configuration. This is often done after creating the account.

Look for “Network Configuration” in the wallet settings and switch to TestNet.

Importing the Wallet

After creating the account, you need to import it into the extension. The extension will use the private key to sign transactions.

Retrieve your private key from the wallet and import it into the extension:

  • Use Ctrl + Shift + P to open the command palette.
  • Type Linkd: Create Wallet From Private Key.
  • Paste your private key and press Enter.

The extension will import the wallet and name it dev3. Next, let’s request some TestNet GAS to deploy our contract into the TestNet.

Important: Neo Express doesn’t encrypt user private keys. Use it for testing purposes only!