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Getting Started with IOTA

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Follow these steps to get started with the IOTA wallet 2.5.4.

Step 1) Let’s begin by downloading the official IOTA wallet.


  • Windows users: Download the latest version here
  • Mac users: Download the latest version here
  • Linux users: Download the latest version here


Step 2) Follow the download wizard to install the appropriate software as listed above. If you receive a security warning pop-up ignore it, creating an exception.



  • Choose ANY host (it doesn't matter which host you choose - you can change at any time in the future).
  • Setup Min Weight Magnitude at 14
  • Setup Curl Implementation to CCurl implementation - it will use the CPU of your device OR to Webgl2 curl implementation - it will use the graphic card of your device
  • Click SAVE


Step 4) Now generate a random 81 character seed, using only A-Z and the number 9. It is imperative that your seed be an 81-character random assortment of A-Z and 9. For information, see the below link:


Step 5) Make very sure you save the seed in a secure location.You will loose all your funds without the correct seed or if you don´t store it in a safe place.

   The correct seed is the only way to have access to your funds.


         Passwords Manager:

                   KeePassX is popular with the community for saving seeds (

                   KeePass also popular with the community for generating and saving seeds (


Now that you’ve generated and SAVED your seed, you’ll be able to use that seed to login to any IOTA client on any device in the world! Don't ever lose it.

The seed checksum located to the right side of the seed (3 capital letters) will give you quick verification that your seed has been input correctly.

The checksum will be the same every time you enter your correct seed.

Feel free to save or memorize this checksum so that you can verify that your seed is input correctly at one quick glance.


Step 6) Click on “LOGIN”.



Congratulations! You now have access to your IOTA wallet!

Remember that as long as you save your seed, you’ll have access to your IOTA balance associated with that seed.



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