Using Chrome Wallet

USING THE CHROME WALLET

INTRODUCTION

This browser wallet is designed for receiving and sending auroracoins online.  The currency conversion rates and the wallet balance is updated automatically. Payments can take anywhere from one minute to ten minutes to be confirmed in the blockchain, however, transaction fees are very small (typically 0.001 AUR).

SETTING A PASSWORD

Setting a password in your browser-wallet is very important. It allows the wallet to encrypt your private keys. If you encrypt you wallet, then your private key is not accessible to anyone who gains access to your computer. Also, the wallet never sends your private keys to anyone. To add a password you should follow these steps:

  1. Click on the tools menu button.
  2. Select “Set Password/Encrypt” menu option.
  3. Enter a new password and confirm it.
  4. Click the “Set Password” button.

After you have set a password, you can remove it by clicking on the same menu option “Set Password/Encrypt”. If you have a password set already, you will have a checkbox option to remove the password. If you check this option your password protection will be removed. Otherwise, you can enter your old password, and then set a new password.

SETTING CURRENCY

When you type an amount into the wallet, the value in fiat currency is displayed for your convenience. To select the currency you would like to have displayed you can follow these steps:

  1. Click on the tools menu button.
  2. Select “Set Currency” menu option.
  3. Click on the currency ticker symbol you prefer.

SETTING AUR UNITS

Auroracoins can be sent or received with up to 8 decimal places. It’s recommended to leave the setting as AUR. However if you often make very small transactions, you can choose to display mAUR (milibit-Auroracoins = 0.001 AUR) or µAUR (microbit-Auroracoins = 0.000001 AUR). To change the unit you would like so send Auroracoins in, you can follow these steps:

  1. Click on the tools menu button.
  2. Select “Set AUR Units” menu option.
  3. Click on unit type you prefer.

EXPORTING A PRIVATE KEY

If you want to move your Auroracoins to another wallet, you can either send them via a normal transaction, or you can export your private key and import it into another wallet. This will allow the new wallet to access the balance of your account, and send your Auroracoins. To export your private keys, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the tools menu button.
  2. Select “Show Private Key” menu option.
  3. If you have a password you will be asked to enter it.
  4. Click the “Show Private Key” button.
  5. Your private key and QR code will be displayed.
  6. Copy your private key text and enter it into another wallet app, or scan the QR code with another wallet app.

IMPORTING A PRIVATE KEY

If you have an existing private key from another wallet and you want to use those private keys in your Auroracoin browser wallet, you can import the private key into the wallet. This allows the Auroracoin browser wallet to access your address balance and send those Auroracoins. To import a private key, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the tools menu button.
  2. Select “Import Private Key” menu option.
  3. You will be warned that your current wallet will be lost unless you have exported the private key.
  4. Enter your private key text into the form.
  5. Click “Import Private Key”.

RECEIVING AURORACOINS

If you want to receive Auroracoins to your browser wallet, you can do so simply by sharing your wallet address to the person who wants to send you funds. You can send your address as text or as a QR code image. Here are the steps to find your Auroracoin wallet address:

  1. Click on the “Receive Address” button.
  2. Your public address and QR code will be displayed.
  3. Copy your address and send it to the person who will send you Auroracoins.
  4. Alternatively, the QR code can be scanned with a Auroracoin mobile wallet app.

SENDING AURORACOINS

Sending Auroracoins from the browser wallet is simple. You can send Auroracoins to an address that someone sends you in an email or other type of message. Also, when you browse the internet, if you visit a page with an Auroracoin address, when you place your mouse cursor on the address a popup bubble will appear to show you some information about the address.

Also, you can use anchored links (hotlinks) built into a website to send or receive Auroracoins. If you are a web-developer, you can use a link on your website that looks like the example below. When a user has the Auroracoin browser wallet installed, clicking on that link will provide them with a popup form to send you Auroracoins.

<a href=”auroracoin:AS4XhxRXb55qtbQqdTJ3UDvRcta3U4TavA”>Send Me Auroracoins</a>Here are the steps to send Auroracoins to an address:

Method 1: From the wallet main page

  1. Enter the recipient address into the field “To Address”.
  2. Enter an amount into the “Amount” field.
  3. Confirm that the AUR units are appropriate. We recommend leaving the setting on ‘AUR’ units.
  4. Click the “Send” button.
  5. If your wallet is password protected, you will be prompted for your password.

Method 2: From an Auroracoin link -> Send AUR here

  1. If you encounter an Auroracoin enabled hotlink (like the “Send AUR here” link above), you can simply click on it.
  2. Enter an amount into the “Amount” field.
  3. If you wallet is password protected, enter your password.
  4. Click the “Send” button.

Method 3: Highlight any Auroracoin address in the browser

  1. Highlight any Auroracoin address in a website.
  2. Right click to display the context menu.
  3. Select the Auroracoin option “Pay (address)”
  4. Enter the amount and your password if required.
  5. Click the “Send” button.

Method 4: From the context menu

  1. Right click anywhere on a webpage to open the context menu.
  2. Select “Send AUR” menu option.
  3. A popup form will open.
  4. Enter the address of the recipient and your password if required.
  5. Click the “Send” button.

GENERATING A NEW WALLET

You can create a new wallet at any time. However, when you generate a new wallet, you will lose access to all the Auroracoins in that wallet unless you have exported the private key before you generate a new wallet. Since there are practically infinite number of Auroracoin addresses, there is no problem to refresh your address as many times as you like. To generate a new wallet follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the tools menu button.
  2. Select “Generate New Wallet” menu option.
  3. You will be warned that your current wallet will be lost unless you have exported the private key.
  4. If your wallet is password protected, enter your password.
  5. Click on “Generate New Wallet”.
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