How to set up a Samourai wallet Beginner’s Guide

The following shows how to set up a Samourai mobile wallet.

Alternatively, check out the best Bitcoin wallets for more choices.

To begin with, we have to go to Samourai Web page and download the wallet.

You can also go directly to Google Play on your mobile phone and download your wallet.

In this guide we use Samoura Bitcoin wallet v 0.99.95t

The Samourai wallet is our absolute favorite, it is simplified by its nature, but it offers top features in the industry in terms of Bitcoin and privacy, it is a real wallet for the streets.

But for the purpose of this guide, we will not go through all the privacy features for which the wallet is known, we will simply introduce you to your own Bitcoin wallet.

With that in mind, let’s get started.

Once you have downloaded and installed the Wallet, you will be done with this.

Click LAUNCH NEW WALLET

Alternatively, you can enable Tor, if you don’t know what this is, leave it as it is.

Create a password and make sure you back it up somewhere secure. This password opens your encrypted wallet file, if you lose this password, you will have no way to access your encrypted wallet file and no one else to blame but yourself.

We suggest that you have more backups in case something goes wrong.

Set the pin code.

The PIN code will be used every time you open the application on your mobile phone. Make sure you back it up or remember it well.

Continue to confirm your PIN

RECOVERY WORDS – This is the most important step!

Although the app does not allow screenshots due to privacy concerns in this step, it goes like this.

The wallet generates public and private keys from the word “seed”.

The words look like this:

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In other words, the seed + passphrase is your access to your coins, if you lose any of them, you will have no way to access your wallet and you will lose your coins forever.

Make sure to back up the opening words in the same order.

Once you are 100% sure that you have stored the seeds somewhere safe, continue clicking

RETURN TO WALLET

The wallet will then ask if you want to request your PayNymID.

PayNymID is a publicly shared ID for sending and receiving Bitcoin stealth payments.

Unlike ordinary Bitcoin addresses, PayNym cannot be found on the blockchain, so you cannot see the balance or transactions associated with PayNym.

You can connect with your friends, family and anyone else. Once connected there will no longer be a need to search for a bitcoin address, PayNym is all you need.

You can request your PayNymID if you wish, we will skip it for now.

Next time to back up the actual encrypted wallet file, this is the file you need if you want to transfer your wallet to another phone, it is just as important as starting your wallet, because with this file and password you can always get your wallet back no matter to all!

A wallet file backup is an extremely long string of text, and a backup can be made in two ways, either by exporting it to the clipboard and copying it somewhere to your phone, or simply mailing it to yourself. Since we don’t want to reveal our backup, we will use the clipboard and physically transfer it somewhere safe.

(Remember that a backup is useless without your password)

And that’s it!

You have now successfully created the Bitcoin wallet with the greatest privacy in the industry.

To receive Bitcoin, simply go to the bottom right corner and click Receive.

Similarly, if you want to send Bitcoin, click Submit.

As already mentioned, the wallet offers a lot of rich features.

For example, when you receive coins, you can specify which type of address to use, and the wallet automatically uses advanced address types (bench32).

When sending coins, you can choose from a variety of features, such as PayNymID, smart miner fees, and bulk spending.

Other rich features include Ricochet, STONEWALL and Whirlpool.

The wallet is also capable of executing remote SMS commands, you can connect to your personal full node and work in completely offline mode, which means that the wallet can also be used as a cold storage.

In the future we will write more about the Samourai wallet, and for now, if you want to learn more about these advanced features, we suggest you take a good look at their Web page.

Now that you have your Bitcoin address, you may want to learn how to get started with Bitcoin.

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