Aspirewallet

Aspirewallet FAQ

What is Aspirewallet?

Aspirewallet is an open-source web wallet for gAsp(GASP) and Aspire (ASP), the world’s first protocol for decentralized financial tools. It is built using Javascript, gAsp libraries and Aspire software.

  • Aspirewallet handles transaction signing locally, which means your passphrase and private keys never leave your browser.
  • Additional security features such as m-of-n (max 3) multi-signature addresses, watch-only, and Armory addresses are also natively supported.
  • All trades and actions made with Aspirewallet use a secure automatic escrow system within the gAsp blockchain, which means that unlike centralized exchanges, no middleman is ever required.

What are some of Aspirewallet’s features?

  • Supports GASP, ASP and all Aspire assets
  • Create and manage new assets (tokens) on the gAsp blockchain
  • Distribute profits to asset holders using GASP, ASP, or any other Aspire token (asset)
  • Broadcast data feeds to the gAsp network
  • Trade ASP for any Aspire asset (peer-to-peer)
  • Access P2P assets with no middleman, and no counterparty risk
  • Monitor the Aspire network statistics
  • Strong privacy – no registration required; you can run your own Aspirewallet
  • Multilingual (English, Chinese, Russian and other languages) – become a translator!
  • Deterministic hierarchical wallet
  • Supports desktop and mobile browsers
  • Client-side authentication/encryption
  • Cold storage support (with Armory)
  • Multi-sig support (up to 3-of-3)
  • Watch-only addresses

Where can I access it?

Aspirewallet (AW) hosted by the Aspire project is available at Aspirewallet.com . However, because Aspirewallet source code is open source, anyone can host and alter their own instance of Aspirewallet. Those instances, however, are not under control of Aspirewallet.com, so it is up to the user to assess reliability and trustworthiness of the host.

What is an Asset/Token/Coin? How can I store them?

Assets (also known as tokens or coins) are user-created currencies that are stored inside the gAsp blockchain using Aspire technology. Anyone can create their own.

All Aspirewallet addresses are regular gAsp addresses. You can store GASP, ASP, and user created assets on any Aspirewallet address. In fact, you can store any of these currencies on any regular gAsp address as well, provided that you have access to the private key of that address.

(Altcoins that have their own blockchain, which is separate from the gAsp blockchain, are not supported.)

I want to trade a certain asset, is it legitimate?

Assets/tokens are issued on the gAsp blockchain directly. This means that anyone with access to the internet is able to create and trade tokens freely without restrictions. There is no way to block gAsp addresses and transactions, which means that there is also no way to limit any Aspirewallet activity. We recommend significant due diligence and research before trading. Aspirewallet does not filter any assets. Please check the official website of whatever asset/token you are planning to trade, and make sure to verify that it is legitimate.

Is Aspirewallet down?

Aspire health status monitor is available here. Should the server you’re connecting to be unresponsive or time out, you can try to directly access another of servers listed at aspirewallet.com . It is also possible that Aspirewallet is being updated or upgraded.

Aspirewallet is offline. Can I still access my funds?

Yes, and your orders and assets are still there*. You can mathematically generate your public and private keys using your passphrase. Since the addresses are generated on the fly using JavaScript, it is possible to do this in your own browser (even offline). Instructions coming soon.

How does Aspirewallet make profit?

It doesn’t! Aspirewallet development is a public service to the Aspire and gAsp community. If you would like to contribute, you can click the donate button within Aspirewallet itself. Or you can fork the code and contribute that way.

Can I try Aspirewallet on testnet?

Yes, you can test Aspirewallet by using a testnet instance located at testnet.aspirewallet.com. Once you log on, get some testnet Aspire tokens from the faucet as explained on the welcome page. (Coming Soon)

I logged in and my address is different, and I have no balance! Help!

In rare circumstances an address can disappear from the view. You can add another address from the Aspirewallet user interface and in all likelihood the address will reappear. Otherwise you can use this tool (coming soon) to obtain the private key for the missing address and then use the import feature in Aspirewallet to import its assets to another address in your Aspirewallet.

I sent GASP to Aspirewallet, why doesn’t it show up?

It either was not sent, or it has not arrived. To check for GASP transactions, use one of the gAsp blockchain explorers and to check for ASP and other Aspire-based tokens, use this site (coming soon).

Why do I need small amounts of GASP to do things in Aspirewallet?

Aspire builds directly on top of the gAsp network, and every Aspire transaction is a gAsp transaction as well. This means that Aspire transactions are the same as as gAsp transactions, with some information attached.

Because of this, Aspire transactions must pay a small GASP fee to the gAsp miners for each transaction sent. Beyond being a sign of our commitment to the health of the Aspire network, this allows Aspire transactions to be given high priority and be confirmed quickly.

Does Aspirewallet support two-factor authentication?

Currently, no. But you can create multi-signature addresses to better protect your assets.

What else do I need to know?

  • All encryption is handled client-side. Neither your passphrase nor any of your private information ever leaves your browser. This also means that there is no password recovery, so make sure you do not lose your passphrase.
  • Because Aspirewallet does not store your credentials, it has no access to your information. However it is important to use a reputable Aspirewallet provider.
  • Because of the US government regulations, betting functionality is limited to non-US-based client IP addresses by default. This is not a limitation of the protocol itself. Please ensure that the use-case you are aiming for is legal within your jurisdiction, and seek professional legal advice when starting a project.

Can I run my own Aspirewallet server?

Yes, although that requires a full gAsp node and some technical knowledge. Please refer to this page(coming soon) for details on how to setup an Aspire Federated Node.