First launch

Once you open Bytecoin Wallet, it will automatically create your first Bytecoin address and start synchronizing with the network.

It is highly recommended that you encrypt your new wallet with a password. Leaving the wallet unprotected makes it vulnerable in case your system is compromised.

To encrypt your wallet, choose "Settings" menu and then "Encrypt wallet".

Wallet file format

Unlike Bytecoin Reference Client, Bytecoin Wallet uses .wallet files instead of legacy .keys files to store your private keys for each wallet.

Bytecoin Wallet is able to import .keys files (with the existing password), but it will create a .wallet file for further operations.

Bytecoin Wallet files

Bytecoin Wallet introduces several new files stored in the standard Bytecoin folder:

Windows: C:\Users\%user_name%\AppData\Roaming\bytecoin\
OSX/Linux: ~/.bytecoin/

The most commonly used files are the following:

  • bytecoinwallet.wallet – a default wallet keys file that is created on first startup of Bytecoin wallet and gives access to your fresh Bytecoin address.
  • bytecoinwallet.log – a log file for the node that is running inside Bytecoin Wallet.