Commit b9c6e8f6 authored by Brendan Telzrow's avatar Brendan Telzrow
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updated simplewallet knowledgebase: formatting and updates for 0.9 use

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# simplewallet
simplewallet is the wallet software that ships with the monero tree. It is a console program,
and manages an account (while a bitcoin wallet manages both an account and the blockchain,
Monero separates these: bitmonerod handles the blockchain, and simplewallet handles the account).
`simplewallet` is the wallet software that ships with the Monero tree. It is a console program,
and manages an account. While a bitcoin wallet manages both an account and the blockchain,
Monero separates these: `bitmonerod` handles the blockchain, and `simplewallet` handles the account.
This guide assumes you already have created an account, according to the other guides, and
will show how to perform various operations from the simplewallet UI.
This guide will show how to perform various operations from the `simplewallet` UI. The guide assumes you are using the most recent version of the Monero Core software *(currently 0.9.0.0 Hydrogen Helix)*, and have already created an account according to the other guides.
## Checking your balance
Since the blockchain handling and the wallet are separate programs, many uses of simplewallet
Since the blockchain handling and the wallet are separate programs, many uses of `simplewallet`
need to work with the daemon. This includes looking for incoming transactions to your address.
Once you are running both simplewallet and bitmonerod, refresh the wallet's idea of the blockchain:
Once you are running both `simplewallet` and `bitmonerod`, enter `balance`.
refresh
Example:
This will pull blocks from the daemon the wallet did not yet see, and update your balance
to match. To see the balance without refreshing:
balance
balance
Balance: 64.526198850000, unlocked balance: 44.526198850000, including unlocked dust: 0.006198850000
In this example, `Balance` is your total balance. The `unlocked balance` is the amount currently available to spend. Newly received transactions require 10 confirmations on the blockchain before being unlocked. `unlocked dust` refers to very small amounts of unspent outputs that may have accumulated in your account.
## Sending monero
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may instead give you an integrated address, which is both of these packed into a single address
(integrated address do not start with 4, but A).
This is the command to use when you are sending to a standard address:
### Sending to a standard address:
transfer 3 ADDRESS AMOUNT PAYMENTID
transfer ADDRESS AMOUNT PAYMENTID
Replace ADDRESS with the address you wnt to sent to, AMOUNT with how many monero you want to send.
and PAYMENTID with the payment ID you were given. If the receiving party doesn't need one, just
Replace `ADDRESS` with the address you want to send to, `AMOUNT` with how many monero you want to send,
and `PAYMENTID` with the payment ID you were given. Payment ID's are optional. If the receiving party doesn't need one, just
omit it.
If you have an integrated address to send to:
### Sending to an integrated address:
transfer 3 ADDRESS AMOUNT
transfer ADDRESS AMOUNT
The payment ID is implicit in the integrated address in that case.
The 3 above is the mixin. It's a good idea to leave it to 3, but you can increase the number if
you want to mix with more outputs. The higher the mixin, the larger the transaction, and the
higher fees needed.
### Specify the mixin for a transaction:
transfer MIXIN ADDRESS AMOUNT
Replace `MIXIN` with the mixin amount you wish to use. **If not specified, the default mixin is 4.** It's a good idea to use the default, but you can increase the number if you want to mix with more outputs. The higher the mixin, the larger the transaction, and higher fees are needed.
## Receiving monero
If you have your own Monero address, you just need to give your standard address to someone.
Since Monero is anonymous, you won't see what address sent anything you receive. If you want to
Since Monero is anonymous, you won't see what address sent you a payment. If you want to
know, you'll have to tell the sender to use a payment ID, which is an arbitrary optional tag which
gets attached to a transaction. To make life easier, you can generate an address that already
includes a random payment ID:
integrated_address
integrated_address
This will generate a random payment ID, and give you the address that includes your own account
and that payment ID. If you want to select your own payment ID, you can do that too:
integrated_address 12346780abcdef00
integrated_address 12346780abcdef00
## Proving to a third party you paid someone
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particular address. Note that storing these per-transaction keys is disabled by default, and
you will have to enable it before sending, if you think you may need it:
set store-tx-keys 1
set store-tx-keys 1
From now on, tx keys will be saved, and you can retrieve them later for a given transaction:
get_tx_key 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012
get_tx_key 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012
Pass in the transaction ID you want the key for. Remember that a payment might have been
split in more than one transaction, so you may need several keys. You can then send that key,
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If you are the third party (that is, someone wants to prove to you that they sent monero
to an address), then you can check this way:
check_tx_key TXID TXKEY ADDRESS
check_tx_key TXID TXKEY ADDRESS
Replace TXID, TXKEY and ADDRESS with the transaction ID, per-transaction key, and destination
Replace `TXID`, `TXKEY` and `ADDRESS` with the transaction ID, per-transaction key, and destination
address which were supplied to you, respectively. simplewallet will check that transaction
and let you know how much monero this transaction paid to the given address.
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If you received a payment using a particular payment ID, you can look it up:
payments PAYMENTID
payments PAYMENTID
You can give more than one payment ID too.
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