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BLOC Electron Wallet for Desktop

BLOC Electron GUI Wallet - GUI Stands for Graphical User Interface. It makes it easy for you to use BLOC with a friendly user interface. The BLOC Electron Wallet client allow you to create your wallet, store and send your BLOC money, view your transactions and much more. BLOC Electron GUI Wallet is available for Windows, macOS and linux desktop and laptop computers.

Screenshot

BLOC Electron Wallet - Welcome screen

Notes

BLOC Electron Wallet relies on BLOC-service to manage wallet container & rpc communication.

Release installer & packaged archived includes a ready to use BLOC-service binary, which is unmodified copy BLOC release archive.

If you don't trust the bundled BLOC-service file, you can download and use the binary from official BLOC release, which is available here: https://github.com/furiousteam/BLOC/releases or compile it yourself. Then, make sure to update your BLOC-service path setting.

Source Code

Download

You can download the BLOC Electron Wallet from two places

Once you have downloaded the file, go to your computer and double click the installation package to install the BLOC wallet. Select the BLOC wallet application and put in where you like

Lanch the app

Windows:

  1. Download the latest installer here: https://github.com/furiousteam/BLOC-electron-wallet/releases
  2. Run the installer (BLOC-Electron-Wallet--win-setup.exe) and follow the installation wizard.
  3. Run as Administrator BLOC-Electron-Wallet via start menu or desktop shortcut. (right click on the app icon and select run as Administrator)

GNU/Linux (AppImage):

  1. Download latest AppImage bundle here: https://github.com/furiousteam/BLOC-electron-wallet/releases
  2. Make it executable, either via GUI file manager or command line, e.g. chmod +x BLOC-Electron-Wallet-<version>-linux.AppImage
  3. Run/execute the file, double click in file manager, or run via shell/command line.

See: https://docs.appimage.org/user-guide/run-appimages.html

macOS

  1. Download latest archive here: https://github.com/furiousteam/BLOC-electron-wallet/releases
  2. Extract downloaded zip archived into your home folder
  3. Open terminal and Run: cd /Users/YOURNAME/BLOC-Electron-Wallet.app/Contents/MacOS && ./BLOC-Electron-Wallet

Settings

BLOC Electron Wallet

The settings screen will appear the 1st time you are launching the BLOC Electron Wallet. On first launch, BLOC Electron Wallet will try to detect location/path of bundled BLOC-service binary, but if it's failed, you can manually set path to the BLOC-service binary on the Settings screen.

If you are happy to use the bundled BLOC-service simply click the SAVE button.

Welcome Screen

BLOC Electron Wallet - Welcome screen

Welcome to your BLOC wallet. There is 4 differents options available.

  1. Create new wallet
  2. Open an existing wallet already created by the BLOC Electron Wallet Client
  3. Import private keys to restore a wallet
  4. Import Mnemonic seed words to restore a wallet

1. Create new wallet

BLOC Electron Wallet - Create a new wallet

If this is your 1st time using BLOC or you just need to create a new wallet use this option.

  1. Select where the wallet file will be stored. Click on the folder icon, choose where you woud like to save your wallet, enter the name of the file and click save.
  2. Set the required password to open this wallet file
  3. Click the button CREATE A NEW BLOC WALLET
  4. Wallet file is saved with the following extension: yourwallet.money

You should see a message: Wallet has been imported. You can now open the wallet.

2. Open an existing wallet file .money

BLOC Electron Wallet require a connection to a BLOC node to be able to work. We have two possibilities:

BLOC Electron Wallet - Open an existing wallet file .money

  1. Create your own node - Download and start BLOCd on your machine locally or remotely then connect to it with BLOC Electron Wallet.
  2. Use a public remote BLOC node and do not bother with the tech. Select your favorite BLOC public node and connect to it.

Note: Public remote node may charge extra fees per transaction.

Find out more about BLOC remote nodes and how you could make extra passive income.

  1. Click on the folder icon to open your system explorer and select your wallet file (.money)
  2. Type the password for this wallet
  3. Type hostname or IP address of the BLOC daemon or public node to connect to*
  4. Enter RPC port number of the BLOC daemon or public node
  5. Click the button OPEN THE WALLET

  6. To use a local BLOC node running on the same machine as the BLOC Electron wallet enter 127.0.0.1 as Daemon address with RPC Port: 2086

BLOC Electron Wallet - Open an existing wallet file .money

  • if you are using BLOC public remote node, you might get a notification displaying the node fee price.

BLOC Electron Wallet - Public Node Fee notification

You are now ready to use your wallet. Please follow the next instructions on how to use your wallet.

3. Import Private Keys to restore a wallet

If you already have BLOC wallet address you can import your private keys using this method.

If you were using the previous BLOC Wallet v2.0.2 you can checkout this guide to find out how to export your wallet private keys and follow this procedure to restore your wallet:

This will restore your wallet address, funds present on it but also the complete history of your transactions. All you need is your private view key & spend key.

BLOC Electron Wallet - Import private keys to restore a wallet

  1. Select where the wallet file will be stored. Click on the folder icon, choose where you woud like to save your wallet, enter the name of the file and click save.
  2. Set the required password to open this wallet file
  3. Select the block number from where to start scanning the blockchain for transactions contains into your wallet.
  4. Enter the private view key of the wallet to be imported
  5. Enter the private spend key of the wallet to be imported
  6. Click the button IMPORT PRIVATE KEYS AND RESTORE THE WALLET

You should see a message: Wallet has been imported. You can now open the wallet.

4. Import Mnemonic seed words to restore a wallet

If you already have BLOC wallet created since the BLOC V3.0 you should already have a Mnemonic seed. You can import it using this method.

This will restore your wallet address, funds present on it but also the complete history of your transactions. All you need is your Mnemonic seed words list.

BLOC Electron Wallet - Import Mnemonic seed to restore a wallet

  1. Select where the wallet file will be stored. Click on the folder icon, choose where you woud like to save your wallet, enter the name of the file and click save.
  2. Set the required password to open this wallet file
  3. Select the block number from where to start scanning the blockchain for transactions contains into your wallet.
  4. Enter the Mnemonic seed words of the wallet to be imported
  5. Click the button IMPORT MNEMONIC SEED AND RESTORE THE WALLET

You should see a message: Wallet has been imported. You can now open the wallet.

Wallet Overview

We will have to wait for the wallet synchronisation to finish in order to use the wallet.

BLOC Electron Wallet - Wallet Overview

The overview display all the important informations about your wallet such as:

  1. Balance (Available and Locked)
  2. Status gives you the synchronisation state of the wallet. (The 1st number is the actual block synched to this wallet and the second number is last known top block on the network)
  3. Connected To display the current node you are connected to use your wallet
  4. Node fee shows the fee amount used by this node for each transaction.
  5. Your wallet address that can be shared to your customers/friends so they can pay you
  6. QR Code makes it even easier to share your BLOC address. Scan to share.

Send BLOC

Send/Transfer BLOC.MONEY to any other BLOC wallet address.

BLOC Electron Wallet - Send BLOC

  1. Type the amount you would like to send
  2. Enter the recipient address
  3. The fees are set automatically to 0.0001 BLOC
  4. You can enter a payement ID if you have one, it must contain 64 caracters
  5. Once you are ready click. PROCEED BLOC PAYMENT

Transactions

Transactions list all incomming and outgoing transactions from this wallet.

BLOC Electron Wallet - Transactions

The BLOCK Explorer shows you blocks details from the blockchain including the transaction that it contains.

BLOC Electron Wallet - Transactions