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Block DX Configuration

Block DX is a truly decentralized exchange that enables peer-to-peer trading. Since trading with Block DX is performed directly from the wallet of the assets being traded, these wallets must be properly configured. This guide will walk you through the configuration process, all performed through a few simple screens within Block DX. For the full setup process, see the Block DX Setup Guide.

  1. Install the Blocknet wallet. The Blocknet wallet is required to facilitate peer-to-peer trading on Block DX.
  2. Install the wallets of the digital assets you will be trading. These wallets are required to store your funds since Block DX is non-custodial. View the list compatible digital assets and wallet versions.

    Note: Lite wallets and Electrum wallets are not supported.

    Due to the interactions the wallet needs to make in order to ensure secure trading, lite wallets and Electrum wallets are not currently supported. However, Blocknet's XRouter will allow for the development of decentralized SPV wallets so downloading the blockchains will not be required in the future.

  3. Install Block DX. This is a desktop dApp and not supported in-browser.


    You must have the Blocknet wallet and the wallets of the assets you will be trading installed before continuing.

  4. Scroll through the list and select the wallets of the assets you will be trading. It's recommended to select all wallets you have installed even if you won't be trading those assets right now. Any time you want to trade additional assets, you will need to go through the configuration process again so including those wallets now will save time.


  5. Select CONTINUE.

  6. Select the version of each wallet you have installed. Use the dropdown to view all versions.




    DO NOT use any wallet versions that are not listed. This may result in LOSS OF FUNDS.

  7. Select CONTINUE.

  8. Select the location where each of your wallets is installed. If you use the default install locations then you may select CONTINUE.


    1. If you see errors this can be that either the wallet is not installed in the default location or that you do not have this wallet installed. Selecting CONTINUE will skip configuring any wallets that have errors.

      Location Error

  9. In order for Block DX to communicate with the wallets, usernames and passwords must be created. Select CONTINUE to use the Quick Setup option. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to generate these automatically.


  10. Select FINISH to save these configurations.


  11. If you have any wallets open, including the Blocknet wallet, they must be restarted. This is required so the wallets are running the newly configured settings.

  12. Open and fully unlock the Blocknet wallet. Since Block DX uses the Blocknet wallet to facilitate trading, it is required to have the Blocknet wallet open and fully unlocked to use Block DX.
  13. Open and fully unlock the wallets of the assets you will be trading. This is required since you will be trading directly from those wallets.

    Note: Make sure the wallet is fully unlocked and not just unlocked for staking.

  14. Select RESTART.


  15. Block DX will now restart automatically.

  16. If you see the following error when Block DX restarts, it is most likely because on of the following:

    1. The Blocknet wallet was not restarted and unlocked before restarting Block DX.
    2. The Blocknet wallet is not open and unlocked before restarting Block DX.

    Connection Error

Configuration Complete!

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