macOS Installation Guide¶
This guide describes how to download, install and encrypt the GoByte Core wallet for macOS. The guide is written for macOS Sierra, but the steps should be similar for other versions.
Downloading the GoByte Core wallet¶
Visit https://www.gobyte.network/downloads to download the latest GoByte Core wallet. In most cases, the website will properly detect which version you need. Click Download Installer to download the installer directly.
If detection does not work, you will need to manually choose your operating system. Go to https://www.gobyte.network/downloads and select the macOS tab, then click Download Installer. Save the file you downloaded to your Downloads folder.
Verifying GoByte Core¶
This step is optional, but recommended to verify the authenticity of the file you downloaded. This is done by checking its detached signature against the public key published by the GoByte Core development team. To download the detached signature, click the Installer Signature button on the wallet download page and save it to the same folder as the downloaded binary.
All releases of GoByte are signed using GPG by Antonio Moratti (or Hisyam Nasir)
with the key
9ED8 A2B0 A016 6C55, verifiable here on Keybase. Open a terminal, import the key and
verify the authenticity of your download as follows:
curl https://keybase.io/antoniomoratti/pgp_keys.asc | gpg --import gpg --verify gobytecore-0.13.0.0-x86_64-linux-gnu.tar.gz..asc
If you see the message
Good signature from "Antonio Moratti
<firstname.lastname@example.org>" [unknown] then you have an authentic copy
of GoByte Core for macOS.
Installing GoByte Core¶
Open Finder and browse to your Downloads folder. Then double-click on the .dmg file you downloaded to decompress it. A window appears showing the contents of the file.
Drag the GoByte Core application file into your Applications folder to install GoByte Core.
Running GoByte Core for the first time¶
To run GoByte Core for the first time, either open Launchpad or browse to your Applications folder in Finder. Double-click GoByte Core or GoByte-Qt to start the application. You may see a warning about opening an app from an unidentified developer. To resolve this problem, simply Control-click the app icon and choose Open from the shortcut menu, then click Open again in the dialog box. The app is saved as an exception to your security settings, and you can open it in the future by double-clicking it just as you can any registered app.
The first time the program is launched, you will be offered a choice of where you want to store your blockchain and wallet data. Choose a location with enough free space, as the blockchain can reach 30GB+ in size. It is recommended to use the default data folder if possible.
GoByte Core will then start up. This will take a little longer than usual the first time you run it, since GoByte Core needs to generate cryptographic data to secure your wallet.
Synchronizing GoByte Core to the GoByte network¶
Once GoByte Core is successfully installed and started, you will see the wallet overview screen. You will notice that the wallet is “out of sync”, and the status bar at the bottom of the window will show the synchronization progress.
During this process, GoByte Core will download a full copy of the GoByte blockchain from other nodes to your device. Depending on your internet connection, this may take a long time. If you see the message “No block source available”, check your internet connection. When synchronization is complete, you will see a small blue tick in the lower right corner.
You can now begin to use your wallet to send and receive funds.
Encrypting your GoByte wallet¶
After your wallet has synchronized with the GoByte network, it is strongly advised to encrypt the wallet with a password or passphrase to prevent unauthorized access. You should use a strong, new password that you have never used somewhere else. Take note of your password and store it somewhere safe or you will be locked out of your wallet and lose access to your funds.
To encrypt your wallet, click Settings > Encrypt Wallet.
You will be asked to enter and verify a password.
When the encryption process is complete, you will see a warning that past backups of your wallet will no longer be usable, and be asked to shut down GoByte Core. When you restart GoByte Core, you will see a small blue lock in the lower right corner.
You can now begin to use your wallet to safely send and receive funds.