How To Create A Decred Address For Windows

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  1. Costin

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    #1 Costin, Jan 2, 2016
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    There will be official binaries distributed along with detailed instructions for the airdrop via the various communication methods (forums, e-mail, etc) so you don't have to build the code yourself.

    I would recommend waiting for the binaries since it will be much easier, however, if you really want to build the source yourself, you'd need to do the following:
    • Install Go by following the Windows Installation instructions for Go
    • Install Git for Windows
    • Launch the Git bash that was installed by the previous step
    • Enter the following commands to set your GOPATH, add its bin directory to the shell PATH and fetch, build, and install dcraddrgen to the GOPATH.
      Code:
      $ export GOPATH=/c/mygo && export PATH=$GOPATH/bin:$PATH
      $ go get -u github.com/decred/dcraddrgen
      $ dcraddrgen "$GOPATH/dcraddr.txt"
      Successfully generated seed and stored it in C:/mygo/dcraddr.txt.
      Your seed is used to spend your funds. Do not reveal it to anyone. Your extended public key can be used to derive all your addresses. Keep it private.
      
    • As the printed text indicates, the generated seed, extended public key, and first address will then be located at C:\mygo\dcraddr.txt.
    P.S: THOSE ARE NOT OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS. There is no reason do to this yet, untill you reall want to or you know what you're doing.
    By Developer : @davecgh
     
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  2. davecgh

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    In case it isn't clear from the instructions, this is specifically for Windows since it was originally in response to someone asking about Windows.
     
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    These Decred addresses will be valid after Decred's launch date?
     
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    Correct, unless you specify a testnet option when generating the address.
     
  5. davecgh

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    Yes, the address format is stable at this point and it is the same tool that will be used for everyone to be able to provide an address for the airdrop.

    That said, I want to reiterate that binaries will be provided along with clear instructions on the process when the time comes, so you don't have to worry about this now unless you just really want to!
     
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  6. Costin

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    Lol xD but it's so easy!
     
  7. zero

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    OK, good to know. Thanks for replying.
     
  8. My git bash stuck after step > $ go get -u github.com/decred/dcraddrgen for long time , help please
     
  9. raditya

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    The decred is not yet release , why the address creator can be use ?
     
  10. raditya

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    So , how to make wallet on Windows on Decred pre launch ?
     
  11. 418Sec

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    These steps are for windows!!
    just compile your own "dcraddrgen.exe" and then run it.. your address will be in out.txt file.
     
  12. My Decred address :
    DsVgu78CrJnRSjTEHx6rzmTbe8D227o4w9c
     
  13. Blizzy

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    Done! thanks for the easy tutorial, also my grandmother can easly do a decred address!

    I got a VIP one :)

    Dskr3gUtZgbkUgXUGnPJq8qmvGR8UKfRViP
     
  14. Costin

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    This made me giggle xD
     
  15. Maicol792

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    ok... but when i created my address... where is my wallet??? i'm a windows user ;-)
     
  16. davecgh

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    The wallet will be based on CoPay and it isn't released yet. As I cautioned against, there is really no reason to create your seed/address yet unless you just really want to.
     
  17. RobbieRoor

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    Thanks for the post! So I created and address but im a little confused about dcraddr file created. I just want to make sure ive got it right.
    My address would be the first string of charaters listed without the Extended at the end correct?
     
  18. davecgh

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    @Costin Please update your initial post to make it clear these are not the official instructions and should only be used if you really know what you're doing. This is confusing several people.
     
  19. Maicol792

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    sorry but afther i have created my decred addres whit this procedure... how i can use it? thanks ;-)
     
  20. davecgh

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    @RobbieRoor: Yes, your first address is what is listed on the first line of the file. If you are only seeing a single line, then open the file with Wordpad instead of Notepad.

    Your address should be of the form: Ds????????????????????????????????
     

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