- Set up your Archway Wallet
Create a new Wallet
New wallets can be created in different ways:
- Using the archwayd core daemon
- Using the Developer CLI
- Using Keplr
- Using a Ledger (which you can then connect to Keplr)
Please note that 3rd party tools are not supported or maintained by Archway directly
Using the Archway Daemon
The command to add a new account using the
archwayd daemon is:
archwayd keys add <account label>
<account label> represents a human-readable label for your account. Account labels help keep track of which account is which, especially pertinent if you're managing multiple Archway accounts.
Example account creation:
archwayd keys add mycoolwalletEnter keyring passphrase:- name: mycoolwallet type: local address: archway1cnfpa4n3pnrdfsrj3glmnq08u64mfmgu7nym9t pubkey: archwaypub1addwnpepqgr0thwj5f4yvmndeqzxw3fvc6avchgvkyufrm5uvmguqjys8zj4guqdpyh mnemonic: "" threshold: 0 pubkeys: **Important** write this mnemonic phrase in a safe place.It is the only way to recover your account if you ever forget your password.# Mnemonic seed words here...
After securing your mnemonic, you can delete your bash history to ensure no one can retrieve it
history -crm -rf ~/.bash_history`
Using the Developer CLI
Creating an account with the developer CLI is similar to using the daemon (
archwayd), but has the benefit of making it easy to switch between Dockerized and native-built versions of Archway core. You can look at the archway CLI as a wrapper of
archwayd, with additional functionalities for smoother use.
Using a Browser Extension (Keplr)
As previously stated, you will be able to derive your Archway address from your Cosmos address once Archway's mainnet is launched.
Keplr is a popular Cosmos wallet that is managed as a browser extension. For instructions regarding downloading, installing, and setting it up, you can have a look at Keplr's own installation guide
After installing the extension, open Keplr by selecting its icon from your browser toolbar. If you haven't created an account yet, you'll see a screen like this:
Create new account to see the following form:
Mnemonic Seed phrase is generated specifically for your account. Use this phrase to recover your account in case your browser extension becomes corrupted or you forget your password.
When logged into Keplr with a valid account, the extension presents us with the following screen where we can view account balances and perform actions like sending payments or executing calls to smart contracts.
Viewing and Switching between Cosmos tokens
Cosmos dropdown on top of the window to switch the view to other Cosmos-based crypto tokens.
Using a Hardware Wallet (Ledger)
When you initialize your Ledger, a 24-word mnemonic is generated and stored in the device. This mnemonic is compatible with Cosmos and Cosmos accounts can be derived from it.
- Download the Ledger Live app
- Connect your Ledger via USB and update to the latest firmware
- From the Ledger Live app store, download the Cosmos (ATOM) application.
- Navigate to the Cosmos (ATOM) app on your Ledger device
Great! Now you can either use your Ledger address with Keplr:
Connect Ledger with Keplr
Here are the steps:
- Make sure to close Ledger Live as it can conflict with Keplr.
- Google Chrome is advised when using Keplr
- Install Keplr Accessing your Ledger Cosmos account(s) via Keplr
- Connect your Ledger device to your computer and open the Cosmos app on your device.
- Select the Keplr extension icon and select Import Ledger.
- Use the Keplr extension to switch the networks
Use Ledger with archwayd
- Install the archway CLI
- Create your Archway address now by using Ledger with the
archwayddaemon using the flag
The flag tells
archwayd to use your Ledger to seed the account.
You may have to enable Dev Mode in the settings of Ledger Live to be able to download it.
archwayd keys add <account label> --ledger
Creating Ledger accounts will only work if the Ledger is charged, plugged in, and unlocked.