How To Install And Set Up Your Pastel Wallet On Windows OS.
Are you looking for a blockchain network to build your NFT protocols and Web3 technologies? You should check out Pastel Network.
Pastel Network is a unique Layer-1 Blockchain focused on NFTs and Web3 development. Fully decentralized, distributed, and developer-friendly, Pastel is dedicated to becoming the industry standard for the digital creation, validation, and trading of the Next-Gen provable rare digital assets (NFTs) and innovative additions to Web3.
The Pastel blockchain enables developers to build NFTs solely, bringing more traction to the market of NFTs while simplifying how users can communicate with the world of NFTs.
As a user or developer on Pastel Network, one tool that comes in handy is the Pastel Wallet. The Pastel Wallet Full node plays a vital role in the Pastel blockchain.
Pastel Wallet is used to:
- Hold and manage $PSL token — the utility token of Pastel Network,
- Transfers of assets between Pastel addresses,
- Sign in NFTs into the Pastel chain for unique PastelIDs,
- Follow the Pastel chain statistics, which include Average Block Size, Hashrate, Network Total, Difficulty, Price, Mempool Size, Transaction Fees, Transactions in Block, and Transactions Per Second.
So, for a complete experience with Pastel, owning a Wallet tops it off!
Pastel Wallet Full node is only available for Windows and Mac OS. There has yet to be a mobile version.
How To Install And Set Up Your Pastel Wallet for Windows OS
In this written tutorial, I will walk you through detailed steps to perform your Pastel Wallet installation and set it up for Windows OS.
As you know, both are different operating systems; hence, installation follows different process patterns. Let’s begin!
Step 1: Visit https://pastel.network/wallet/ and under “Windows,” click on “Download.”
Step 2: Your file tab will open up, requesting you to save the APK file of the Full node. Select the file folder to which you want to save it and click “Save.”
Step 3: The download tab will drop down to the bottom of your page, where you will see it download from 1–100 and go on to install.
Step 4: After that, a tab will pop up with a prompt, “Windows protected your PC.”
Click on “more info” and then on “Run anyway.”
Step 5: The Pastel logo will pop up and down among your opened pages; you will find the Pastel tab running for complete installation.
Step 6: In a few seconds, you will be automatically redirected to the Pastel Wallet app, where you have to wait for another few seconds for the setup to be fully completed.
Step 7: Once done, a page will show with an indicator “Start Pastel”; click on it.
Step 8: Wait for Pastel to start, and the main page will open.
Congratulations, your wallet is now successfully set up! With your wallet open, you can perform transactions seamlessly on the network.
Essential Tips you should know about Pastel Wallet
On Pastel Wallet, there are two (2) types of addresses: A Shielded Address and a Transparent Address.
A transparent address is an open address. All transactions through this address are open for everyone to see — totally visible to everyone. It is an open book making every transaction done through these addresses not hidden.
Whereas a shielded address is a secret, nobody can see it. Let’s take, for example, you send $PSL from a shielded address to a transparent address; no one will know where the $PSL comes from. And if you send from one shielded address to another, there will be no records of the $PSL you sent.
You can create as many Shielded and Transparent addresses as you want on the Pastel Wallet. However, exchanges do not allow shielded addresses, only transparent ones. But you can send assets to your shielded address.
To create addresses, follow these steps:
1. On the Wallet Dashboard, click “Receive” and select “Transparent” to create a new address.
2. Copy your private key and make sure to store it safely because this will be your access to your wallet in case of recovery.
3. Click “Copy Address” to copy your Transparent address.
You can also do the same to get your Shielded Address.
N/B: To learn more about installing Pastel Wallet for Mac, you might find this Youtube video helpful. Start exploring the world of NFTs through the Pastel NFT-based Blockchain.
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