How do I install and run the Stacks Wallet?

📣 Please ensure that you've installed the newest Stacks Wallet for desktop before following any instructions in this FAQ, which may not be relevant to older versions.

Follow these instructions to install the Stacks Wallet:

  1. Download for MacOS, Windows or Linux
  2. Double click the download and drag the "Stacks Wallet" icon into your "Applications" folder.
  3. Double click the "Stacks Wallet" application to open
  4. Select "Create a new wallet" if you haven't used the Stacks Wallet before.

    If you have a Ledger S device, ensure that it's connected and unlocked with your PIN. Ensure that the "Stacks" application is installed on your Ledger device using the "Ledger instructions" below. Then proceed to select "Use a Ledger wallet". See Ledger instructions.

    If you do not have a Ledger device, select "Create a software wallet".
  5. If you've selected "Create a software wallet", follow the instructions provided to generate and save a 24-word Secret Key.