Running multiple wallets

You might want to create and use multiple wallets for different usage

The goal is to separate your finances, so they won't mix up. This approach will also help you gain a bit more privacy (never linking all of your available funds).

Particl Desktop

Multiwallet functionality for Particl Desktop is baked into the wallet itself (and very user-friendly).

All you need to do is to click + button in the left sidebar to add (or restore) a new wallet. After your new wallet is set up, you can easily switch between wallet in the same sidebar, without the need to restart the wallet.

Particl Core (Qt)

Same as on Bitcoin core wallet, launching multiple wallets on Particl Core is as easy as adding few -wallet= parameters - depending on your setup and location of your wallet files.

For example, if your wallets are in these locations:

.particl/
      primary-wallet.dat
      market/
          wallet.dat
      savings/
          wallet.dat

You would use these parameters:

$ particl-qt -wallet=primary-wallet.dat -wallet=market -wallet=savings

Notice that for the primary-wallet.dat in the root folder, we added .dat to the parameter, which tells Particl Core that it's directly a wallet file, not its folder (as in case of market/wallet.dat and savings/wallet.dat).

This will open one Particl Core client with all 3 wallets loaded. You can then easily switch between them by choosing active wallet from the new dropdown:

Particl Desktop

Particl Desktop launches with all available wallets loaded by default. Therefore no extra configuration or setup is needed.

Particl Core (Qt)

Linux

Create a new custom application launcher in ~/.local/share/applications:

$ nano ~/.local/share/applications/"Particl Core".desktop

Then paste and edit these lines (mainly Exec=) to match your setup:

#!/usr/bin/env xdg-open

[Desktop Entry]
Encoding=UTF-8
Name=Particl Core
GenericName=Particl Core
Comment=PART Wallet
Exec=/home/xxxxxx/particl/bin/particl-qt -wallet=xxxxxx.dat -wallet=xxxxxx
Terminal=false
Icon=particl
Keywords=Finance
Type=Application
Categories=Others
Name[en_US]=Particl Core

Save the changes via CTRL-X and then Y, confirm with Enter.

  • tutorial/multiwallet.txt
  • Last modified: 2019/08/09 16:31
  • by allien