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Wallet Installation

Installing the Blocknet wallet is a simple process. Below are step-by-step instructions for how to install the wallet on each operating system (OS). If you already have the Blocknet wallet installed and are updating, see the updating guide.

  • For a complete guide on setting up the wallet, see the setup guide.

Bug: MacOS

The .dmg download is unavailable for the 3.12.1 release due to issues with that build. Use the osx-unsigned.tar.gz download instead (see guide below).

Tip: There are two wallet variations.

Each wallet version has a redesigned and classic release. For example with version 3.12.1, v3.12.1 is the release for the redesigned wallet, and v3.12.1-classic is the release for the classic wallet.

Redesigned Wallet Redesigned Wallet Classic Wallet Classic Wallet


Install GUI Wallet

Windows
  1. Download the latest Blocknet wallet. There are 4 options:
    1. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-win64-setup-unsigned.exe (recommended for 64-bit)
    2. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-win32-setup-unsigned.exe (recommended for 32-bit)
    3. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-win64.zip
    4. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-win32.zip
Using the .exe download (options a/b)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to begin the installation process.

    Note: You may receive antivirus warning messages.

    You may recieve warnings from antivirus software. These false positives are normal and can be dismissed.

    If you have Windows SmartScreen enabled, you may see the following message:

    SmartScreen

    Select More info, then Run anyway to dismiss this message:

    SmartScreen Dismiss

  3. The installation guide will appear, select Next.

    Install 1

  4. Select Next to accept the default installation directory.

    Install 2

  5. Select Install to accept the default data directory folder name and begin installation.

    Install 3

  6. Select Next when the installation is complete.

    Install 4

  7. Select Finish to complete the installation process. If you would not like the wallet to open right away, uncheck the Run Blocknet option.

    Install 5

Installation Complete!

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Using the .zip download (options c/d)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Right-click the file, select Extract All.

    Extract

  3. Select Extract.

  4. After the files are extracted, a new folder should open with the contents. If a folder did not open, look for the new folder in the directory the downloaded file is located.

    Extracted

  5. In this new folder there will be another folder. Double-click on this sub-folder to view the contents.

  6. In this folder there will be a bin/ folder. Double-click on this sub-folder to view the contents.
  7. Here you will find the blocknetdx-qt executable file.

    Exectuable

  8. Move this file you where you keep your applications, such as your Desktop. Additionally, you can right-click and Pin to Start or Pin to Taskbar for easy access.

  9. After moving this file, the files you downloaded can be deleted since the blocknetdx-qt executable file is all that is needed.
  10. Double-click the blocknetdx-qt file to begin the installation process.

    Note: You may receive antivirus warning messages.

    You may recieve warnings from antivirus software. These false positives are normal and can be dismissed.

    If you have Windows SmartScreen enabled, you may see the following message:

    SmartScreen

    Select More info, then Run anyway to dismiss this message:

    SmartScreen Dismiss

  11. The installation guide will appear, select Next.

    Install 1

  12. Select Next to accept the default installation directory.

    Install 2

  13. Select Install to accept the default data directory folder name and begin installation.

    Install 3

  14. Select Next when the installation is complete.

    Install 4

  15. Select Finish to complete the installation process. If you would not like the wallet to open right away, uncheck the Run Blocknet option.

    Install 5

Installation Complete!

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MacOS
  1. Download the latest Blocknet wallet. There are 3 options:
    1. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-osx-unsigned.dmg (recommended)
    2. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-osx-unsigned.tar.gz
    3. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-osx64.tar.gz
Using the osx-unsigned.dmg download (option a)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to begin installation.
  3. Click and drag the BlocknetDX-Qt application icon over to the Applications folder and release.

    Copy

  4. Open Finder, navigate to Applications, and find BlocknetDX-Qt in the list of applications.

  5. Right-click the file and select Open. If using the touch pad this can be done by clicking with 2 fingers.

    Open

  6. If you are prompted with a message asking if you are sure you want to open the application, select Open.

    Opening

  7. Your computer will begin verifying the application. This may take a few minutes to complete.

  8. An installation prompt will appear, select OK.

    Install

Installation Complete!

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Using the osx-unsigned.tar.gz download (option b)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to unpack the contents.
  3. In the newly unpacked folder, navigate to the dist folder.
  4. Click and drag the BlocknetDX-Qt application over to the Applications folder and release. This will add the wallet to Applications.

    Copy

  5. If you are prompted with a message asking if you would like to replace an existing version with a newer version, select Replace.

    Replace

  6. The downloaded files may now be removed.

  7. Open Finder, navigate to Applications, and find BlocknetDX-Qt in the list of applications.
  8. Right-click the file and select Open. If using the touch pad this can be done by clicking with 2 fingers.

    Open

  9. If you are prompted with a message asking if you are sure you want to open the application, select Open.

    Opening

  10. Your computer will begin verifying the application. This may take a few minutes to complete.

  11. An installation prompt will appear, select OK.

    Install

Installation Complete!

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Using the osx64.tar.gz download (option c)
  1. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.
  2. Double-click the file to unpack the contents.
  3. In the new folder created, navigate to the bin/ folder.
  4. Double-click the blocknetdx-qt file.
  5. If you are prompted with a message asking if you are sure you want to open the application, select Open.

    Opening

  6. Your computer will begin verifying the application. This may take a few minutes to complete.

  7. Since this is a command line executable file, a command-line window will appear to start the wallet, which begins the installation process.
  8. An installation prompt will appear, select OK.

    Install

Installation Complete!

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Linux
  1. Download the latest Blocknet wallet. There are 3 options:
    1. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz (recommended for 64-bit)
    2. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-i686-pc-linux-gnu.tar.gz (recommended for 32-bit)
    3. blocknetdx-x.xx.x-arm-linux-gnueabihf.tar.gz (recommended for Raspberry Pi)
  2. You may be asked for a confirmation to download, select Save File then OK.

    Save

  3. Find the downloaded file. The default location is in Downloads.

  4. Right-click the file, select Extract Here.

    Extract

  5. Double-click the blocknetdx-x.xx.x-x86_64-linux-gnu/ folder to view the contents.

  6. Double-click the blocknetdx-x.xx.x/ folder to view the contents.
  7. Double-click the bin/ folder to view the contents.
  8. Here you will find the blocknetdx-qt executable file.

    Exectuable

  9. Move this file you where you keep your applications, such as your Desktop.

  10. After moving this file, the files you downloaded can be deleted since the blocknetdx-qt executable file is all that is needed.
  11. Double-click the blocknetdx-qt file to begin the installation process.

    Bug: Terminal needed to open 3.12.1 release.
    1. With the 3.12.1 release you will encounter an error when you double-click to open it.
      Error

    2. The wallet must be opened using Terminal. Open Terminal.
      Terminal

    3. Navigate to the location of the blocknetdx-qt executable file.

      1. If you moved the file to your Desktop, type the following like and press the Enter key.
        cd Desktop/
        
      2. If you moved the file to your Downloads, type the following like and press the Enter key.
        cd Downloads/
        
      3. If you moved the file to your Documents, type the following like and press the Enter key.
        cd Documents/
        
    4. Type the following command and press the Enter key.

      ./blocknetdx-qt &
      

  12. An installation prompt will appear, select OK.

    Install

Installation Complete!

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