MyEtherWallet is a “do-it-yourself-&-secure-it-yourself” FREE Ethereum wallet that is extremely easy to use. In this guide, we will list out the steps of accessing your Ethereum account and sending transactions with MyEtherWallet.
We will be using the credentials generated in this guide. Please proceed to copy down the details and download the files.
Step 1: Proceed to MyEtherWallet.com
Step 2: CHECK that you are at https://www.myetherwallet.com
Step 3: Check that you are at the “Send Ether & Tokens” tab
Now, there are a few methods of accessing your Ethereum account and issuing a transaction. In this guide, we will be covering the usage of:
- Keystore File (Steps appended with “A”)
- Private Key (Steps appended with “B”)
Step 4A: Select Keystore File (RECOMMENDED)
Step 5A: Enter password for the encrypted keystore file
Step 4B: Select Private Key
Step 5B: Unlock wallet with private key
Step 6: Check that you have come to the following page
Step 7: Key in the recipent’s address and the amount of Ether to send. (Keep the gas limit at 21000)
Note: Gas is the maximum transaction fee for your transaction. Do not confuse with gas price. If the gas limit is set too low, the transaction will fail (& the transaction fee will be eaten).
If you are sending to an ICO/crowdsale contract, please refer to this guide – Participating In ICO With MyEtherWallet.
Step 8: Send the transaction! (click on the big blue button)
Note: If the transaction fails, you may want to increase the gas limit.