Counterparty Guides

Setup a Counterwallet – For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a picture guide please CLICK HERE, For a text bullet guide please CLICK HERE
For a detailed breakdown of all the features you can do in your Counterwallet CLICK HERE
Create a Paperwallet – For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a picture guide please CLICK HERE, For a text bullet guide please CLICK HERE
Asset Creation – For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a picture guide please CLICK HERE, For a text bullet guide please CLICK HERE


Setup a Counterwallet

  • For a video guide please CLICK HERE, For a picture step by step guide CLICK HERE
  • Step 1. Go to https://counterwallet.io/ the Counterparty web wallet service
  • Step 2. Select “Create Wallet’ in the middle of the page
  • Step 3. Save the 12 word passphrase you receive in a safe location. This passphrase will access all wallets that you will have under this account. PLEASE WRITE IT DOWN! Check the box “I have written down” and then press continue
  • Step 4. You will have one of 2 choices here. The first is to “Create a Quick Access URL” which will give you an encrypted bookmark with a password of your choice for easier access to your wallet. If you select “Skip” please continue on to Step 8
  • Step 5. Enter a Quick Access password of your choice. It is recommended that this password still be secure. Then you will be generated an encrypted URL. Copy this URL provided
  • Step 6. Paste the URL in a new bookmark and save to a desired name
  • Step 7. A pop up will come saying your wallet is ready. Select ok and close down the tab and reopen with your new bookmark
  • Step 8. If you created a “Quick Access URL” please type in your password created in step 5, and if you did not create one please type in the 12 word passphrase created in step 3 to access your wallet
  • Step 9. Your all done! Please look below for a detailed description of of all the different features that you can do with your Counterwallet. Please CLICK HERE for a table of contents on the features of Counterwallet


Setup a Counterwallet picture guide

For a video guide please CLICK HERE, For a bullet text step by step guide CLICK HERE


Step 1. Go to https://counterwallet.io/ the Counterparty web wallet service


Step 2. Select “Create Wallet’ in the middle of the page

create wallet



Step 3. Save the 12 word passphrase you receive in a safe location. This passphrase will access all wallets that you will have under this account. PLEASE WRITE IT DOWN! Check the box “I have written down” and then press continue

passphrase



Step 4. You will have one of 2 choices here. The first is to “Create a Quick Access URL” which will give you an encrypted bookmark with a password of your choice for easier access to your wallet. If you select “Skip” please continue on to Step 8

quick url



Step 5. Enter a Quick Access password of your choice. It is recommended that this password still be secure. Then you will be generated an encrypted URL. Copy this URL provided

password



Step 6. Paste the URL in a new bookmark and save to a desired name

bookmark



Step 7. A pop up will come saying your wallet is ready. Select ok and close down the tab and reopen with your new bookmark

bookmark tab



Step 8. If you created a “Quick Access URL” please type in your password created in step 5, and if you did not create one please type in the 12 word passphrase created in step 3 to access your wallet

login





Step 9. Your all done! Please look below for a detailed description of of all the different features that you can do with your Counterwallet. Below the Picture is a table of contents for the features




Page description
Table of Contents

  • A. Home page to go back to all your addresses
  • B. Use this to access the built in decentralized exchange in which you can trade assets using XCP or other Counterparty assets
  • C. Quick Buy is a service by Vennd and is used to purchase tokens directly for a set price. This is not available in all countries so you may not see this feature in your wallet
  • D. Betting allows you and another party(s) to gamble on something such as a football game. This is not available in all countries so you may not see this feature in your wallet
  • E. Gaming is a built in fully trust less gaming system that allows participants to gamble on things such as cards, dice, ext. This is not available in all countries so you may not see this feature in your wallet
  • F. History gives you a list of your previous asset transactions and where they went to
  • G. More allows you to view your portfolio, view transactions on the network, view top assets, and so forth
  • H. Clicking this icon allows you to view pending transactions
  • I. Clicking this icon allows you to view recently completed transactions
  • J. This drop down will allow you the following options:
    • Create Regular Address – Creates a new address below your first address
    • Create Armory Offline Address – Allows you to watch a Armory wallet that you can send Counterparty assets to for cold storage. Using this option WILL NOT allow you to send the funds from the address
    • Create Watch Only Address – Watch any Bitcoin address that has Counterparty assets in them. Using this option WILL NOT allow you to send the funds from the address
    • Create MultiSig Address – Create any address in which you could have multiple signers in order to send the funds. The possible combinations are up to 3 signers right now.
  • K. Import BTC funds using private keys from that address to one of your Counterwallet address
  • L. Basic options such as full screen, log out, ext…
  • M. You can click here to change the name of the address for organizational purposes
  • N. This drop arrow will be on all assets. When you click this you may have one, or all of the following options:
    • Send – Ability to send funds to another address
    • Show Info – Will display information about the asset
    • Issue Additional – For an asset that you own and is not locked
    • Transfer Ownership – For an asset that you own to transfer to another wallet for ownership rights
    • Lock Token Issuance – For an asset that you own and is not locked (Once you lock an asset, it can never be unlocked even by the owner)
    • Change Token Description – Change the description of an asset you own, not much text is allowed here. This is mostly for a web link, are couple word statement
  • O. The BTC address that the below assets are associated with
  • P. Address actions allow you to do target=”_blank”various things with your address:
    • Show QR code will display your Public QR code
    • Show Private key will display that wallets private key
    • Sign Message is currently not working in Counterwallet
    • Sign Transaction is currently not working in Counterwallet
    • Sort and Filter your addresses for organization purposes
    • Create a Token (asset) will allow you to create any token you would like for 0.0005 BTC and 0.5 XCP
    • Pay Distribution is for giving dividends to those that hold a particular token. This is not available in all countries so you may not see this feature in your wallet
    • Feed Broadcast relates to betting
    • Q. Collapses a wallet so you do not see the assets
    • R. Click and drag to reorganize your wallets


    Create a Paperwallet

    • For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a picture guide please CLICK HERE
    • Pre-step 1. You will need to prepare for the creation of a paperwallet to ensure that it is setup properly and securely. You will need the following:
      • Ubuntu Live boot cd FOUND HERE
      • “Air-gapped” computer (one that is not connected to the internet)
      • USB thumb drive
      • Dummy Printer (one that has no networking capabilities)
    • Step 1. Download the “bitcoinpaperwallet” software found at THIS GITHUB
    • Step 2. Extract the zip file to a USB thumb drive
    • Step 3. Create the Ubuntu live CD from the .iso file FOUND HERE by burning it to a cd-rom disk
    • Step 4. After creating the Ubuntu live CD, insert into the computer you wish to create the wallet on
    • Step 5. Turn the computer you wish to create the wallet on off, then plug the USB dummy printer into this computer, then remove the Ethernet cord that is connecting the computer to the internet to ensure that it is offline
    • Step 6. Turn on the computer and as it is coming up please enter the boot menu. Depending on your machine, it may be to press one of the following: enter, F1, F2, F11, F12, DEL google search your computer to find this button or it may display as your computer is booting. Once the boot menu opens select the “CD-ROM” as the boot option
    • Step 7. Once the Ubuntu software comes up, it will ask if you want to “install” or “try” Ubuntu. If you plan on making many wallets and this is a dedicated offline machine, you may think about installing (THIS WILL ERASE YOUR EXISTING OS IF NOT DONE PROPERLY) Ubuntu permanently, or just select “try” and you will be loaded to the desktop test drive
    • Step 8. Once you are on the Ubuntu desktop open the thumb drive folder and select the file “generate-wallet.html” and a firefox window should open with the wallet generator program. It will ask you to move your mouse around really fast until it finishes randomizing your wallet
    • Step 9. Move your cursor around really fast until the number on the right side is down to zero
    • Step 10. Once the next screen comes up, use the drop arrow under “Change your wallet’s design” to the option “Counterparty XCP”
    • Step 11. In the menu bar click the tab “Print Front” and you will come to your wallet that has a public key and a private key provided
    • Step 12. The following steps 12-15 are optional but highly recommended. If you wish to skip adding a password to your private key then skip to step 16
    • Step 13. Click the bubble “BIP38 Encrypt”
    • Step 14. Create a password that you will remember to encrypt your private key with. This will ensure that even if someone else gets access to your paper wallet that they will not get the funds because the private key is encrypted. Then click “Turn on BIP38 Encryption”
    • Step 15. Wait for your computer to finish encrypting the private key
    • Step 16. Once it has completed you will notice that the private key on the wallet changed from a 5 to a 6. This means in order to access these funds you must decrypt the encryption in order to get the real private key.
    • Step 17. Before sending funds to this wallet, ensure that the encryption worked properly. To do this please copy the private key and select the “Validate or Decrypt” tab at the top
    • Step 18. Paste the private key in the Validat field provided. Then type in your password and select “Decrypt BIP38”
    • Step 19. Wait for the password to decrypt
    • Step 20. Scroll down and ensure that the private key decrypted showing the provided public key on your wallet
    • Step 21. Print the front and make sure you print in landscape mode. Printing 2 paper copies and 1 PDF copy for the thumb drive is recommended so you have multiple backups. When storing on a USB drive please do not reenter that thumb drive into a computer unless you plan on retrieving the funds
    • Step 22. Click the tab “print back” and turn your printed paperwallet front around and put back into your printer, then select print and get the backside printed on the same wallet
    • Step 23. Your done! If ever need to get your funds back into counterwallet to spend your FLDC or other XCP assets, please go to your Counterwallet, select “Import Funds” found at the top, select “From Another Wallet” and a popup will show
    • Step 24. Simply put your private key in this section and select the wallet you wish to sweep the funds into


    Create a Paperwallet

    • For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a text bullet guide please CLICK HERE

    • Pre-step 1. You will need to prepare for the creation of a paperwallet to ensure that it is setup properly and securely. You will need the following:

      • Ubuntu Live boot cd FOUND HERE
      • “Air-gapped” computer (one that is not connected to the internet)
      • USB thumb drive
      • Dummy Printer (one that has no networking capabilities)


      Step 1. Download the “bitcoinpaperwallet” software found at THIS GITHUB



      Step 2. Extract the zip file to a USB thumb drive



      Step 3. Create the Ubuntu live CD from the .iso file FOUND HERE by burning it to a cd-rom disk



      Step 4. After creating the Ubuntu live CD, insert into the computer you wish to create the wallet on


      Step 5. Turn the computer you wish to create the wallet on off, then plug the USB dummy printer into this computer, then remove the Ethernet cord that is connecting the computer to the internet to ensure that it is offline


      Step 6. Turn on the computer and as it is coming up please enter the boot menu. Depending on your machine, it may be to press one of the following: enter, F1, F2, F11, F12, DEL google search your computer to find this button or it may display as your computer is booting. Once the boot menu opens select the “CD-ROM” as the boot option


      Step 7. Once the Ubuntu software comes up, it will ask if you want to “install” or “try” Ubuntu. If you plan on making many wallets and this is a dedicated offline machine, you may think about installing (THIS WILL ERASE YOUR EXISTING OS IF NOT DONE PROPERLY) Ubuntu permanently, or just select “try” and you will be loaded to the desktop test drive


      Step 8. Once you are on the Ubuntu desktop open the thumb drive folder and select the file “generate-wallet.html” and a firefox window should open with the wallet generator program. It will ask you to move your mouse around really fast until it finishes randomizing your wallet



      Step 9. Move your cursor around really fast until the number on the right side is down to zero



      Step 10. Once the next screen comes up, use the drop arrow under “Change your wallet’s design” to the option “Counterparty XCP”



      Step 11. In the menu bar click the tab “Print Front” and you will come to your wallet that has a public key and a private key provided



      Step 12. The following steps 12-20 are optional but highly recommended. If you wish to skip adding a password to your private key then skip to STEP 20


      Step 13. Click the bubble “BIP38 Encrypt”



      Step 14. Create a password that you will remember to encrypt your private key with. This will ensure that even if someone else gets access to your paper wallet that they will not get the funds because the private key is encrypted. Then click “Turn on BIP38 Encryption”



      Step 15. Wait for your computer to finish encrypting the private key



      Step 16. Once it has completed you will notice that the private key on the wallet changed from a 5 to a 6. This means in order to access these funds you must decrypt the encryption in order to get the real private key.


      Step 17. Before sending funds to this wallet, ensure that the encryption worked properly. To do this please copy the private key and select the “Validate or Decrypt” tab at the top



      Step 18. Paste the private key in the Validat field provided. Then type in your password and select “Decrypt BIP38”



      Step 19. Wait for the password to decrypt




      Step 20. Scroll down and ensure that the private key decrypted showing the provided public key on your wallet



      Step 21. Print the front and make sure you print in landscape mode. Printing 2 paper copies and 1 PDF copy for the thumb drive is recommended so you have multiple backups. When storing on a USB drive please do not reenter that thumb drive into a computer unless you plan on retrieving the funds



      Step 22. Click the tab “print back” and turn your printed paperwallet front around and put back into your printer, then select print and get the backside printed on the same wallet



      Step 23. Your done! If ever need to get your funds back into counterwallet to spend your FLDC or other XCP assets, please go to your Counterwallet, select “Import Funds” found at the top, select “From Another Wallet” and a popup will show



      Step 24. Simply put your private key in this section and select the wallet you wish to sweep the funds into



      Asset Creation

      • For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a picture guide please CLICK HERE
      • You will need a small amount of BTC and 0.5 XCP for some assets you create
      • Step 1. Go to Counterwallet.io and log in to your account
      • Step 2. Select “Address Actions” under one of your Counterwallet addresses and select “Create a Token (Asset)”
      • Step 3. There are two kinds of assets you can make. “Alphabetic” and “Free Numeric”. You need to choose the kind of asset you would like to create
      • Step 3a. “Alphabetic” allows you to create an asset that does not begin with the letter “A”, is between 4-12 capital letters, and cost 0.5 XCP
      • Step 3b. “Free Numeric” allows you to create a free asset that will begin with the letter “A” followed by 18-19 random numbers
      • Step 4. Enter a description for your asset that is no longer then 41 bytes (usually a web link or brief description)
      • Step 5. Enter the initial quantity you wish to issue (you can issue more later if you dont lock the asset)
      • Step 6. The “Make Divisible” box will allow your asset to be broken down to the 8th decimal spot just like BTC. If this is unchecked your asset will not go back any decimal spots (THIS IS IRREVERSIBLE SO MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE CORRECTLY)
      • Step 7. Click “Create Token”
      • Step 8. A pop-up will appear telling you this asset will be available after the next Bitcoin block is found. Click “ok”
      • Step 9. Once the next BTC block is found, you will see your new asset in your wallet with an orange background. Orange means your wallet owns that asset.
      • Step 10. Here are the various things you can do with your asset by selecting the drop arrow on the asset:
        • Send: Sends x amount of the asset to another address
        • Show info: Shows the description of the asset
        • Issue Additional: Issue more of the token into circulation
        • Transfer Ownership: Move the ownership to another wallet
        • Lock Token Issuance: Does not allow anymore of this asset to be created even by the owner of the asset (THIS IS IRREVERSIBLE)
        • Change Token Description: Allows you to change what is shown in the “Show info” area

        Asset Creation

        For a video demonstration please CLICK HERE, For a bullet text guide please CLICK HERE

        You will need a small amount of BTC and 0.5 XCP for some assets you create



        Step 1. Go to Counterwallet.io and log in to your account



        Step 2. Select “Address Actions” under one of your Counterwallet addresses and select “Create a Token (Asset)”



        Step 3. There are two kinds of assets you can make. “Alphabetic” and “Free Numeric”. You need to choose the kind of asset you would like to create



        Step 3a. “Alphabetic” allows you to create an asset that does not begin with the letter “A”, is between 4-12 capital letters, and cost 0.5 XCP



        Step 3b. “Free Numeric” allows you to create a free asset that will begin with the letter “A” followed by 18-19 random numbers



        Step 4. Enter a description for your asset that is no longer then 41 bytes (usually a web link or brief description)



        Step 5. Enter the initial quantity you wish to issue (you can issue more later if you dont lock the asset)



        Step 6. The “Make Divisible” box will allow your asset to be broken down to the 8th decimal spot just like BTC. If this is unchecked your asset will not go back any decimal spots (THIS IS IRREVERSIBLE SO MAKE SURE YOU CHOOSE CORRECTLY)



        Step 7. Click “Create Token”



        Step 8. A pop-up will appear telling you this asset will be available after the next Bitcoin block is found. Click “ok”



        Step 9. Once the next BTC block is found, you will see your new asset in your wallet with an orange background. Orange means your wallet owns that asset.



        Step 10. Here are the various things you can do with your asset by selecting the drop arrow on the asset:

        • Send: Sends x amount of the asset to another address
        • Show info: Shows the description of the asset
        • Issue Additional: Issue more of the token into circulation
        • Transfer Ownership: Move the ownership to another wallet
        • Lock Token Issuance: Does not allow anymore of this asset to be created even by the owner of the asset (THIS IS IRREVERSIBLE)
        • Change Token Description: Allows you to change what is shown in the “Show info” area