Get and Set a Riecoin Wallet

In this page, there will be instructions to set a Riecoin wallet and start receiving and spending coins.

Install the latest Riecoin Core wallet

You can download the reference Riecoin Core binaries in GitHub. Choose the right one for your OS and start it.

When you start Riecoin-Qt for the first time, it should ask you for the data directory, you can choose anything else if you wish. By default (or in case you forgot where it is), the directory is:

  • Windows: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Riecoin
  • Linux: /home/user/.riecoin

Some peers were hard coded, so there is no need to configure anything if you just want to store, receive and spend coins. Wait 1-2 day(s) to have the wallet fully synced.

To skip the syncing, you can also download a blockchain bootstrap hosted here, that includes blocks up to 1085449. Once downloaded, you can put its content (the folders “blocks” and “chainstate”) in the Riecoin folder.

Once the synchronization is done, you can start using Riecoin-Qt to receive and send coins! Or even start mining, see below for that.

In the Riecoin directory, the configuration will have to be put in a riecoin.conf file (it must be created if not existing).

Use Testnet

Wanting to test without risk? Fine, you can use Testnet! Just use the following configuration file:

testnet   = 1
connect   = testnet.riecoin-community.com
maxtipage = 2147483647

Alternative: use the Cryptapus Webwallet

Go to the Cryptapus’ JsWallet page. Move your cursor in the box area during some time, and a wallet will be generated for you. You now have an address to receive and send payments. To keep it, you can bookmark the page, it should look like “https://cryptap.us/ric/jswallet/#0123456789AbCdEFghIJKLmnopQRst” (do not use this one).

You should also backup your private key by clicking on the gear icon, and saving the Private Key given by “Export Private Keys”.

Though this wallet is very easy and convenient to use, you should use a full node (Riecoin Core) instead if you intend to store important funds.