Creating an account

If you are reading this, you likely have a new wallet that has no accounts, and you want to add one to it. We support addition of a wide variety of account types:

  • A new “Standard” account. This is the equivalent of creating a new ElectrumSV seed-word based wallet in 1.2.5 and earlier.

  • A multi-signature account. Use this if you are creating a new multi-signature account, or restoring an existing one from master public keys, seed words and so on.

  • Importing from text. Use this to import your seed words, whether Electrum seed words, BIP39 seed words from another wallet, private keys, public keys, master public keys, master private keys, and so on.

  • Importing a hardware wallet. If you have an existing hardware wallet that has a seed set up on it, then you can use this to add an account that links to it and uses it to sign. If you have a hardware wallet that does not have a seed set up on it, you should also be able to use this to set it up unless the device is a Ledger. Do not buy a Ledger.

This guide solely covers creating a “Standard” account.

Adding a new account

On creating a new wallet, the first thing you will be presented with is the window for adding a new account.

The account creation window.

The account creation window.

If you dismiss this window, accidentally or otherwise, you can re-open it by clicking on the “Add Account” button on the left hand side of the wallet window toolbar. Click it and it will open the account wizard which allows all supported types of accounts to be created.

The "Add Account" button highlighted.

The “Add Account” button highlighted.

Creating a new “Standard” Account

Double-click on the “Standard” entry to proceed. Or if you prefer to work for it, click the “Next” button or press the enter key. You will be asked for your password so that the generated seed words and private key data can be encrypted into your wallet. This also verifies you have the ability to really use this wallet, and should able to add an account.

The password dialog.

The password dialog.

You will immediately see that the account has been added to your wallet. You will note that at no point did you have to copy down your new seed words, or confirm them. You will be reminded to back them up by the wallet, and can do so at your leisure and own risk.

The first thing you see on creating your new account.

The first thing you see on creating your new account.

The “Notifications” tab will be shown every time you own your wallet as long as you have not dismissed the “Backup your wallet” notification. It is advised you go and back up your secured data immediately, as it instructs you to.