How to use Monero A Complete Guide

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Download the official Monero wallet from The Monero Project’s website (getmonero.org/downloads) and proceed through the installation. Tails users are advised to follow this tutorial (https://steemit.com/monero/@tiptoethrucrypto/setup-guide-for-monero-gui-0-13-0-3-on-tails-w-tor-remote-node) as the process can be a little complex for the average user. Once installed open the wallet and select your desired language.

For most use cases you can use the simple mode as it will save time downloading the full blockchain. For those who use Tails, preconfigured Tor, or whonix you might want to select advanced mode so you can specify a remote node of onion flavor. You can obtain nodes from (https://moneroworld.com), it is essential to know that using a Tor node is no different to not using a Tor node as your transaction information remains private, the only difference is the public IP that is visible to the node when receiving data. If you’re super paranoid the only way to protect yourself from all risk is to download the entire blockchain.

As this guide is mainly for customers, most of you will likely want to create a wallet quickly, send a payment, then destroy the wallet so we will go with simple mode. From here specify the closest region, check the box, then click next.

We will be creating a new wallet here so click create a new wallet.

Note down your seed just in case and input a unique wallet name, you can also save the data files to a custom path. Once done select next.

As the wallet states input a secure password and ensure you do not forget it as this is required to send payments.

Review the following details then proceed to open your new wallet.

Wait a few minutes for the wallet to synchronize; you can check this in the bottom left corner. While your wallet is syncing, it is safe to send your newly obtained Monero from the exchange to your wallet. Your receiving address can be found on the receiving tab located towards the left side of the GUI.

Once your wallet has synchronized, there will be a message as seen in the bottom left corner.