BitStash QT Wallet Tutorial
This is the BitStash “My Wallet” page. It shows the following:
If any tokens are owned they will be displayed here.
This displays your recent transactions for both incoming and outgoing. You can sort by Received With, Sent To, To Yourself, Contract Receive, Contract Send, Mined, and Other. The Transaction page shows the following:
Basic Wallet Functions
From the “My Wallet” tab you can utilize the following functions:
From the “Smart Contracts” tab you can utilize the following functions:
- Send To
From the “Staking” tab you can utilize the following functions:
- Super Staking
From the “BRC Tokens” tab you can utilize the following functions:
- Add New BRC-20 Tokens
- Send BRC-20 Tokens
- Receive BRC-20 Tokens
Sending BitStash (STASH)
While sending STASH to another wallet there are different functions. All basic and easy to understand. The Send menu shows the following:
Pay To: This is where you will enter in the recipients wallet address. (Only BitStash Core addresses will work).
Label: Optional data to include as a tag/name
Amount: Here is where you will enter the amount of STASH to send.
Once the above fields have been entered in, click on the send button and the recipient will receive their STASH.
In order to receive STASH coins, from the “My Wallet” tab select on the “Receive” button. This will display the following dialog:
Here you can see your BitStash wallet address displayed in the following formats:
- QR Code of Address
From the request page, you can Refresh Address (previous addresses are still receivable) or Request Payment from another wallet address.
Before you encrypt your wallet before creating a backup, this way the backup created is also encrypted. This will reduce the risk of losing access to your funds if someone gets your private key, they will also need your encryption password.
Go to Settings -> Encrypt
After you have selected on “Encrypt Wallet…” you will be presented with the following dialog.
Set a new password and confirm your password to encrypt your wallet. Once you have entered in your password twice and it matches you will be able to select on “Ok” to encrypt your wallet. It is important that you do not lose your encryption password as it will be needed when recovering your wallet in the future.
It is highly recommended to backup your wallet AFTER you have encrypted it.
To backup your wallet you will need to go to File -> Backup Wallet… From here you will be presented with where to save your backup .dat file and give it a name.
To restore a wallet that has already been backed up you will need to do the following. After launching the BitStash Core wallet, go to File -> Restore Wallet… From here you will be presented with the following dialog.
Simply select the .dat file that is used to restore your wallet. The dat file contains your private key and is used to restore the BitStash Core wallet. Do not share this restore file with anyone. Giving someone your recovery file or private key is equitant to giving them all of your funds.