Installation

Download

You can download Dash Electrum from the official Dash website or the Dash Electrum minisite.

Dash Electrum is developed by community member akhavr and is released through his GitHub account. SHA256 checksums are available in the releases section of the Dash Electrum repository to verify authenticity.

Linux

Dash Electrum for Linux is available from a PPA for Ubuntu and Linux Mint, and as a source tarball for other systems. As of version 3.0.6, it requires Python 3 to run. Enter the following commands to install from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:akhavr/dash-electrum
sudo apt update
sudo apt install electrum-dash

Enter the following commands (changing the version number to match the current version as necessary) in the terminal to install Dash Electrum from the source tarball:

sudo apt install python3-pyqt5 python3-pip python3-setuptools
wget https://github.com/akhavr/electrum-dash/releases/download/3.0.6/Electrum-DASH-3.0.6.tar.gz
tar -zxvf Electrum-DASH-3.0.6.tar.gz
cd Electrum-DASH-3.0.6
sudo python3 setup.py install

macOS

Simply download and run the DMG file. You may need to grant permission to install, depending on your security settings. Click through the installation wizard and run Dash Electrum from your Applications folder when complete.

Windows

Simply download and run the installer file to set up Dash Electrum. You may need to grant permission to install, depending on your security settings. Click through the installation wizard and run Dash Electrum from the Start menu when complete.

Android

Download and run the APK file from https://electrum.dash.org to set up Dash Electrum. You may need to grant permission to install from unknown sources, depending on your security settings. Click through the installation wizard and run Dash Electrum when complete.

Creating a New Wallet

Dash Electrum gathers configuration data when run for the first time. For more on the concepts behind this process, skip to the later sections of this guide discussing backups, security, and addresses. When setting up Dash Electrum for the first time, a wizard will guide you through the process of creating your first wallet. The first screen asks how you would like to connect to the remote server. Select Auto connect and click Next to continue. You will see a notice that no wallet currently exists. Enter a name for your wallet (or accept the default name) and click Next to create your wallet.

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Selecting the server and naming your first wallet

You will be asked what kind of wallet you want to create. Choose between Standard wallet, Multi-signature wallet and Watch Dash addresses. If you are unsure, select Standard wallet and click Next to continue. You will then be asked how you want to store/recover the seed. If stored safely, a seed can be used to restore a lost wallet on another computer. Choose between Create a new seed, I already have a seed, Use public or private keys or Use a hardware device. If you are using Electrum Dash for the first time and not restoring an existing wallet, choose Create a new seed and click Next to continue.

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Selecting the wallet type and keystore

Electrum Dash will generate your wallet and display the recovery seed. Write this seed down, ideally on paper and not in an electronic format, and store it somewhere safe. This seed is the only way you can recover your wallet if you lose access for any reason. To make sure you have properly saved your seed, Electrum Dash will ask you to type it in as a confirmation. Type the words in the correct order and click Next to continue.

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Generating and confirming the recovery seed

A password optionally secures your wallet against unauthorized access. Adding a memorable, strong password now improves the security of your wallet by encrypting your seed from the beginning. Skipping encryption at this point by not selecting a password risks potential theft of funds later, however unlikely the threat may be. Enter and confirm a password, ensure the Encrypt wallet file checkbox is ticked and click Next to continue.

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Entering and confirming a wallet encryption password

Your Dash Electrum wallet is now set up and ready for use.

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Dash Electrum after setup is complete