To manage your assets on Nervos CKB, you will need a Neuron Key Manager application. This tutorial covers how to install and use the basic features of Neuron Key Manager.
Go to Neuron Key Manager download page
Choose the correct file based on your device operating system
- [Optional] Check the downloaded file's integrity according to the SHA256 checksum published on the download page.
- Install the file on your device
When you open the application for the first time, you may get this message (see below). Click
When you open the application for the first time, you may get this message (see below).
The solution is to open
System Preferences, and click
Security & Privacy, you will see this message (see below), click
Then re-open the Neuron Key Manager application: ( click
Make the downloaded AppImage file executable before using it. Open a terminal and run the following shell code.
chmod a+x Neuron-Key-Manager-linux-x86_64.AppImage
- For U.S. Residents
- For Non-U.S. Residents
There are 3 ways to generate a wallet:
- Start from scratch
- Recover wallet
- Import from keystore file
1. Start from scratch
Step 1: Create a wallet
Step 2: Save wallet seed (mnemonic) phrase
The wallet seed is the mnemonic phrase of the private key. You can use these words to recover your wallet (address).
Record and save them these words in a safe place.
Step 3: Input wallet seed (mnemonic) phrase
Input wallet seed (mnemonic) phrase from step 2.
Step 4: Name your wallet and set password
The password is used for security-related actions, eg:
- backup wallet
- delete wallet
Step 5: Address generated
This address can be used as the Receiving Address for the Nervos token sale on Coinlist.
Please keep the seed (mnemonic) phrase and keystore file safe. Do not disclose the details to anyone or you may risk losing all of your tokens.
You can use the seed (mnemonic) phrase or keystore file to manage your tokens after Nervos CKB mainnet launch.
Step 6: Genereate more addresses
The Key Manager application only supports one address at present. To generate more addresses, you should delete current wallet and re-create new wallet.
Click "wallet" menu and "delete wallet" submenu to delete existing wallet.
Double confirm that you have backup your seed (mnemonic) phrase and keystore files before delete the wallet from Key Manager.
2. Recover wallet
Step 1: Click "Import Wallet Seed" tab
Step 2: Input wallet seed (mnemonic) phrase
Follow the next instructions to complete the process.
3. Import from keystore file
Step 1: Click "Import From Keystore" tab
Step 2: Input keystore file
The password is the password set previously when the wallet was backed up.
And follow the next instructions.
Backup your wallet into a keystore file, and recover the wallet from keystore file when you need it.
Step 1: Click "Backup Current Wallet"
Step 2: Input password
Set a password to protect the keystore file. When you recover the wallet from the keystore file, you will need to input the password.
Step 3: Choose where to store keystore file
Notice: if you lose your wallet, nobody can recover it. So remember to backup all the information!