# Wallets

# Basic Wallets

Both UNIK and UNIKNAME tokens are manageable with a command line interface (CLI). But this is not really user-friendly.

ArkEcosystem comes with a lot of out-of-the-box tools for bridgechains like UNIK. Among those tools, we have the awesome Desktop Wallet (opens new window) which is fully compatible with unikname.network. From a single wallet application, you can manage your ARK AND UNIK tokens easily. By default, the app connects to Ark.io mainnet. But with a simple configuration, you can connect it to unikname.network too. Let's do it !

# How to setup the default ARK Desktop Wallet to work with UNIK tokens

⚠️ this tutorial has been written for the Ark desktop wallet verion 2.7. It may work with newer versions.

First of all, download and install the app for your platform : https://ark.io/wallet (works with Windows, macOS and Linux)

You must setup the wallet for ARK tokens first, then you will be able to setup the wallet to work with the UNIK tokens.

So, follow Ark instructions (opens new window) on how to setup and use the application.

From now, you should have a perfectly configured desktop application to manage your ARK tokens. To manage UNIK tokens it's simple and it requires only two additional steps:

  • setup a new network configuration
  • create a new dedicated profile.

# step 1. Setup the unikname.network configuration

Go to manage network section (bottom-left of navigation bar).

Then click on : Add a new network (top-right)

Fill inputs:

For Livenet
  • name: unikname.network Livenet
  • description: unikname.network LIVENET
  • seed server:
For Sandbox
  • name: unikname.network Sandbox
  • description: unikname.network SANDBOX
  • seed server:

And click on Fetch to automatically get full node configuration (like token name, explorer url or wallet derivation keys).

Guess what 🤔, you've just completed the first step to configure your wallet ! Congrats 🎉

# step 2. Create a dedicated profile

Click on your profile (last item of navigation bar).
Then Add profile (top-left). add-profile

Fill-in all inputs like you did for Ark profile.
Now, in step 2. Network you can choose the freshly appeared unikname.network Livenet/unikname.network Sandbox item.

At the end, you should have a fully configured Desktop wallet able to transfer UNIK tokens, create unikname.network wallets, vote for unikname.network delegates, or any other features inherited from ArkEcosystem.

If you want to start playing:

NOTA: Management of UNIKNAME tokens is not able with the default Ark Wallet, it requires the installation of the Unikname APP.

# Unikname APP

The Unikname mobile APP is not only an app to manage your owns @unikname and its properties. The Unikname mobile APP is also a wallet. This APP embed cryptographic and secured features like handling pass phrase, handling private keys and calculating public addresses.

So the Unikname mobile APP is the preferred user APP to manage @unikname but also UNIK tokens, UNIKNAME tokens, and to trigger transactions requiring tokens.

Install it at https://my.unikname.app (opens new window) and get your first @unikname!