In order to manage your Noso funds, you will need a wallet. A wallet allows you to generate new addresses, import or export addresses, delete addresses you no longer want, or lock (password protect) individual addresses that you want to secure. It also allows you to send and receive coins from other Noso Coin holders and keeps a running total of all addresses in your wallet. The main wallet for Noso is called Nosolite and, essentially, is all that you will need to manage your funds in the Noso ecosystem.
At the time of writing this tutorial, Noso has two wallets: NosoWallet and Nosolite. Due to the similarity of their names, they are often confused by users, and the development team is actively working on solving this unfortunate naming issue. At the current state of development, it is recommended to keep and manage funds using the Nosolite wallet and NosoWallet is only required to run a Masternode. In future updates, NosoWallet will be completely replaced by a CLI Node App, and Nosolite will be rebranded to Nosowallet.
To get started with your wallet, go ahead and download the latest release from the Github repository. If your system is not supported by automatic builds. You can compile the wallet to run on your platform following our compiling tutorial. Once downloaded, it is recommended to move the binary to a folder where you wish to keep your wallet files (e.g., Nosowallet).
Start the wallet by double-clicking (on UNIX systems, it may be required to give the wallet permission to execute using chmod). When the wallet starts, you should see a default address that the wallet generates on the first start-up. You will also notice that the wallet automatically creates two folders that accompany the binary called wallet and data. The wallet folder essentially holds the address keys that are required to access your funds. Make sure that you keep the files in the wallet folder private. To backup your wallet just, simply copy the wallet.psk file from the wallet folder to a USB stick or CD for cold storage. The files in the data folder are automatically maintained by the wallet and should not be altered by the user.
The Wallet tab is the main screen of Nosolite that is displayed when you start the wallet. On the top, you can see the sum of all the funds held by your wallet. Below is a table showing all Noso addresses that are associated with your wallet. On the bottom left is a box named “Send coins”, which you will use to transfer funds from one address to another – we will talk about this in detail later. At the bottom of the panel, you find three differently coloured boxes, showing (from left to right) the current block height, the number of circulating coins, the number of active addresses in the Nosoverse and the amount of Noso required for staking.
The Nodes tab shows a table of Masternodes that your wallet connects to. This information may not be of interest to you if you just want to hold or transfer funds but may be interesting to you if you run your own Masternode.
The GVTs tab only shows up when you hold at least one GVT in any of your wallet’s addresses. If you don’t know what GVTs are, you will find more information here (link added soon).
The Log tab essentially prints the log file of your wallet. This feature can be helpful when you encounter any issues with your wallet.
I hope this tutorial will help you to get started with your own Noso wallet. If you are in doubt, please feel free to reach out on Discord or post a question in the comments below.