In this section we will be covering how to create a digital wallet on your computer. This is the recommended method when you are first setting up a digital wallet. The reason being is that it is easier to manage, there is more security, you can back up your information, and the most important is that you can use a digital wallet that you created on your computer with your iOS or Android devices. If you create a wallet on your mobile device first, you won't be able to sync it up with your computer! It only works the other way.
Now on to creating that wallet! .....
Step 1: Go to https://blockchain.info/wallet/new to set up a new wallet with Blockchain.info. It will prompt you to enter an email and a password. Make sure you use a password you remember :) Once entered, click 'continue'.
Step 2: Once you have entered your information and clicked on 'continue' the website will show you a pop up window with a Recovery Phrase. BE SURE TO SAVE THIS. This information you will want to save in case you forget your password and need to recover your account. This is the only way to recover your account.
Step 3: Once you have saved your Recovery Phrase, Blockchain.info will send you an email to verify your email is legitimate and to finish setting up your account. Check your email and click on the verification link. After you have clicked on the verification link, go back to your email and click on the "Login Link". This link will take you to the page to login with. It should also populate your 'Identifier'. Your 'Identifier' is like your username and what you will use to login to the blockchain wallet. We have highlighted where in the verification email your 'Identifier' is located.
Step 4: Once you click on the login link from the email, it should take you to the login page and auto-populate your 'Identifier'. From there, enter your password and click login.
Step 5: Once you are logged in it will take you to the home screen. On the home screen you will see a barcode with your public address. This public address is what you can give out to receive bitcoin from our machines or to anyone in the world who wants to send you Bitcoin. From here you can create new addresses, pair a mobile device, and much more. If you would like to learn how to Pair a Mobile Device with your newly created wallet please click on the link below to read on to the next section.
PRO TIP: Be sure to backup your wallet! It is important to create backups because if for some reason you are unable to login to your wallet anymore, you will lose any Bitcoin that was being stored there.
Pair Your Android Device With The Wallet You Created on Your Computer
Pair Your iOS Device With The Wallet You Created on Your Computer