In order to use VeriCoin you will need to use a VeriCoin wallet. A cryptocurrency wallet is a software used to store, send, and receive digital currency. It may be viewed as an account in the ordinary banking system that serves as online banking client as well. Instead of an account number your wallet comes with an address also known as public key. Cryptocurrency itself is not actually “stored” in a wallet, the blockchain keeps track of the balance of everyones address. Your wallet in fact stores your private and public keys. The wallet should run 24/7 to keep the network stable and your coins staking. Thus an energy efficient device is mandatory these days. It doesn't need much computing power.
IMPORTANT: Never share your wallet password or private key!
Download VeriCoin Wallet - Version 1.7.1 (New)
Download Your VeriCoin 1.7.1 Wallet, release Date March 26, 2018 Release Notes
Choose your preferred platform:
Mac OS X
Mac OS X
- Follow the instructions within the Source Code Repository.
Technical Support Files
- VeriCoin Blockchain for manual download.
Securing your Wallet
The wallet stores private key information in a file named wallet.dat. It contains:
- keypairs for each of your addresses
- transactions done from/to your addresses
- user preferences
- default key
- reserve keys
The wallet.dat file is located in
$UserDirectory$\AppData\Roaming\VeriCoin (C:\Users\Your Username\AppData\Roaming\VeriCoin)
- Mac OS
~/Library/Application Support/vericoin/ (Open Finder. While Finder window active click Go in top menu and select "Go to Folder")
Linux users of the vericoind make sure to use encryptwallet to encrypt your wallet with a passphrase.
Backup your wallet.dat in a secure place (USB drive, CD, ...). Backing up to multiple secure locations is HIGHLY recommended.
It is highly recommended to not reuse an address if possible.