How to Setup a MyEtherWallet Account

  • How To Create MyEtherWallet
  • How to Log into / Unlock MyEtherWallet
    • How to log into MyEtherWallet with Keystore/JSON File
    • How to log into MyEtherWallet with your Private Key
  • Basic MyEtherWallet Dashboard
  • How to Check MyEtherWallet Transactions
  • How to Send Ether & Other Tokens on MyEtherWallet

Before we start, always check the link your on before unlocking your wallet. 

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Download any one of these extensions for your protection.

EtherAddressLookup

“Adds links to strings that look like Ethereum addresses to your favorite blockchain explorer.”

EtherAddressLookup

MetaMask (More info)

“MetaMask is an extension for accessing Ethereum enabled distributed applications, or “Dapps” in your normal Chrome browser! The extension injects the Ethereum web3 API into every website’s javascript context, so that dapps can read from the blockchain.”

MetaMask

Cryptonite by MetaCert

“This extension protects you from phishing sites. The MetaCert shield turns green when you visit certified Cryptocurrency websites.”

Cryptonite by MetaCert

 

How to Create MyEtherWallet Account

Let’s begin by heading to their official website https://www.myetherwallet.com/

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Then enter a strong password where it says Create New Wallet.

Make sure your password is about 5-12 characters and contains upper-case, numbers, symbols.

Then click on Create New Wallet.

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On the next page make sure you Download Keystore file (UTC / JSON) and save your UTC/JSON File in a safe place.

When you are ready, click on I understand. Continue

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If you have a printer I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND PRINTING the private key or you can copy and paste into a new text document. Please be sure to save your Private Key in a highly secured place. If you were to lose your private key, you will lose your funds. Remember, owning a cryptocurrency wallet means you are your own bank.

You will have the option of printing your MyEtherWallet Paper Wallet. It’s highly recommended that you do but if you are not ready, you will be able to print your paper wallet from your dashboard.

Once you are ready to move on click on Save your Address. 

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How to Log into / Unlock MyEtherWallet

Now that we have created a MyEtherWallet, it’s time to log in.

There are 8 ways for you to log in and one of them is to only view your balance. We will continue to update this page with all the ways to log in to MyEtherWallet, so please don’t forget to bookmark this page so you can come back later on.

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How to log into MyEtherWallet with Keystore/JSON File

Select Keystore / JSON File, select the UTC File that we have downloaded on our computer, type the password below (in the box field) and at the end click on Unlock.

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How to log into MyEtherWallet with your Private Key

Select Private Key, Paste your Private Key in the text box. Then Click on Unlock.

REMINDER: KEEP YOUR PRIVATE KEY SAFE! DO NOT NOT NOT NOT SHARE IT WITH ANYONE. Ask yourself this, would you give your car keys to a total stranger? 

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Basic MyEtherWallet Dashboard

Once we’ve done that you will notice that we have successfully unlocked our wallet.

Your Address and Account Address are your MyEtherWallet Public Keys. You will use this in order to receive or send coins.

Here you will have an option to Print your Paper Wallet. If you haven’t done so, we highly recommend you do. Print and save your MyEtherWallet Paper Wallet SAFE.

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Here’s an example of what your MyEtherWallet Paper Wallet will look like. Be sure to keep this safe.

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How to Check MyEtherWallet Transactions

To keep track of all the transactions click on top where it says Check TX Status. There you can check all the transactions whether by simply typing the wallet address of the person you want to send the money or to your wallet address.

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Or you can keep track of all the transactions by visiting the following website https://ethplorer.io/ and all we need to do is just copy and paste the address into the box and click on Ethplore.

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How to Send Ether & Other Tokens on MyEtherWallet

To send coins click on Send Ether & Tokens

You will need to unlock your wallet. If you need help, please scroll up to How to Log into / Unlock MyEtherWallet.

After unlocking our wallet we need to type the address of the person that we want to send coins to, then type the amount of coins, leave Gas Limit to default and click on Generate Transaction.

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Congratulations on Your New Wallet!

You have now been shown how to set up and use it.

If you need assistance please check out the support site!

https://myetherwallet.github.io/knowledge-base/

If you have more questions regarding their website visit their knowledge base by clicking HERE

You can reach them on the following platforms: Slack Reddit, Twitter, Facebook, Medium, LinkedIn and check their Github

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