Generating a Wallet
On first installation of
pcli, you will need to generate a fresh wallet to use with Penumbra. You
should see something like this:
$ cargo run --quiet --release --bin pcli keys generate YOUR PRIVATE SEED PHRASE: [...] DO NOT SHARE WITH ANYONE! Saving backup wallet to /home/$USER/.local/share/penumbra-testnet-archive/.../custody.json
Penumbra’s design automatically creates many (
u64::MAX) publicly unlinkable addresses which all
correspond to your own wallet. When you first created your wallet above,
pcli initialized all
of your wallet addresses, which you can view like this:
$ cargo run --quiet --release --bin pcli view address 0 penumbrav2t1...
Getting testnet tokens on the [Discord] in the
In order to use the testnet, it’s first necessary for you to get some testnet tokens. The current
way to do this is to join our Discord and post your address in the
We’ll send your address some tokens on the testnet for you to send to your friends! :)
Just keep in mind: testnet tokens do not have monetary value, and in order to keep the signal-to-noise ratio high on the server, requests for tokens in other channels will be deleted without response. Please do not DM Penumbra Labs employees asking for testnet tokens; the correct venue is the dedicated channel.