Creating a wallet¶
From ElectrumSV 1.3 and beyond, a wallet is now a container for your accounts. This guide shows you how to create an empty wallet with no accounts. After creating the wallet, you will of course want to add an account to it, in order to be able to start using it.
Choosing the location and file name¶
The first step is to choose where to store your wallet, and what it’s file name should be. If you choose not to store your wallet in the default location that ElectrumSV uses, it is likely that you will quickly be able to find it again in the “Recently Opened Wallets” list when you open it again in the future.
Start off at the wallet selection page.
You will be presented with a file dialog that lets you choose where your wallet will be stored, and what it will be named. It defaults to the standard ElectrumSV wallet location on your operating system. Enter a file name, and click “Save” (or press the enter key).
Add a mandatory password¶
The next step is setting a password for your new wallet. We require a password and there is no way to opt out, but you can always enter something like “password” or “123456” if you wish. This is also required for hardware and watch-only wallets, where there is no key or seed word data to encrypt.
Once you have entered a password, and confirmed it, the “OK” button will become enabled and you can click it (or just press the enter key) to open the new wallet.
Congratulations, you have created a new empty wallet. It will not be usable until you have created an account, and various parts of the user interface will indicate this.