The Grandma's Guide to Agama

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The Grandma's Guide to Agama

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As we have previously stated, our goal is to make cryptocurrencies easy to use and to bring them to the mainstream. That’s why we want to make sure everyone from all ages and demographics can easily use our Agama multi-coin wallet. We have called this guide ‘Grandma’s guide to Agama’ due to the notion that people from earlier generations are usually not as tech-savvy and also because grandmas are awesome!

This guide will get updated as new features and tools are added to the wallet. So, let’s get to it!

WARNING: There is a bug that give you an invalid deposit address upon your first login. Please logout and login again to double check you have the correct address. You should only have one deposit address in Basilisk Mode! The bug will be fixed in the next Agama release.

Logging in to Agama

Step 1: Now, to start using Agama, we need to choose a coin. For this guide, we’re going to use Komodo. So, to create a Komodo wallet, click “Activate coin”

login screen

Step 2: You will be shown a popup window. Here you can choose from multiple coins, including Bitcoin, Zcash, and Komodo, among many others. We’re going to choose Komodo.

select coin

Step 3: Now, if you want to download and verify the entire blockchain, you can do so by selecting “Native Mode”, however, Basilisk will also provide you with state of the art security without the need to store the blockchain, so we’re going with Basilisk.

select mode

Step 4: Click “Activate Coin”

activate coin

Step 5: If you have a account (seed) you can paste or type it in the “Wallet Seed” field.

Warning: Make sure you login to the correct account! A typo in the seed will successfully login you into some account, but it won’t be the one you were expecting as each seed generates a different address.

Sign-in screen

Step 6: If you don’t have a wallet then click “Create new wallet”.

sign-in screen, new wallet

Step 7: Now, you’ll be shown a 12 word seed. Save this seed carefully and paste it in the “Confirm wallet seed” field.

new seed

Step 8: Then click “Register”.

new seed, register

Step 9: Confirm that your seed has been properly stored and click “Yes, I have made backup”.

confirmation

Step 10: Now, you’ll be taken to the login page. Paste in your seed and click “Sign in”.

sign-in

WARNING: There is a bug that give you an invalid deposit address upon your first login. Please logout and login again to double check you have the correct address. You should only have one deposit address in Basilisk Mode! The bug will be fixed in the next Agama release.

Back up

Basilisk Mode: all you need to backup is your seed! Each seed always generates the same address when you login.

Full Mode: again, all you need to backup is your seed! However, in future releases you will also be able to generate new addresses and those have to be individually backed up! For now you will have to only backup your seed.

Native Mode: In this mode you will have to backup your secret privatekeys. Those keys are not generated from your seed like in the other modes. The privatekeys are stored in a file called ‘wallet.dat’. You will have to manually copy and paste the wallet.dat file into another folder each time you generate new addresses.

The wallet.dat file is located here:

  • Linux: /home/username/.komodo
  • Windows: C:\Users[current user]\AppData\Roaming\Komodo
  • Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/Komodo

A good practice is to rename the new backed up wallet.dat file with the current date, so later you know which is the latest backup.

Sending and Receiving

WARNING: There is a bug that give you an invalid deposit address upon your first login. Please logout and login again to double check you have the correct address. You should only have one deposit address in Basilisk Mode! The bug will be fixed in the next Agama release.

These are obviously the most important features of any wallet, so let’s see how they work.

Receiving transactions is as simple as it gets. Simply copy your wallet address at the top of the wallet and give it to the person sending you KMD.

copy address

If you want to see all your addresses, you can do so by clicking “Receive” in the upper right corner. You can return to the main menu by clicking “Dashboard” (right next to the Receive button).

send

send2

Sending a transaction is a bit more demanding but is also a very simple process. Simply click on “Send” in the upper right corner.

send3

Now, fill in the details of your transaction. The address you want to send from (1), the address you want to send to (2), and the number of coins to send (3). You should use the default transaction fee (4). To send the transaction click “Send” (5)

sending, filling the fields

Now, confirm the transaction details and click “Confirm”.

confirming

The transaction will be processed:

processing

Activate multiple currencies

One of the best things about Agama is that you can use multiple cryptocurrencies to work with at the same time. Let’s see how that works with Komodo’s predecessor, BitcoinDark (BTCD).

Step 1: Click on the “Activate Coin” button located in the right upper corner, next to the Iguana avatar.

activate coin

Step 2: Choose the currency you want to add. In our case BTCD

choosing coin

Step 3: Click “Activate”

activating

And that’s it. You’ll have to wait for the blockchain to download completely, which can be followed in the progress bars on the top of the wallet.

added

But what if you already have a BTCD wallet that you want to use? In that case, you’ll have to import your private key.

Import your BTCD privatekey

Importing your BTCD private key will allow you to work with a wallet you have previously created.

Step 1: Click on the Iguana avatar on the upper right corner, then click “Settings”.

settings

Step 2: Now, scroll down until you find the “Import Keys” field and click it.

import keys

Step 3: Now paste your private key into the correct field and click “Import Private Key”.

import privatekey

That’s it. You should now be able to see your BTCD balance and to use it.

done

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