Getting started with Aspire Wallet

AspireWallet is an open-source web wallet for gAsp and Aspire. It uses regular GASP addresses, and lets you store GASP, ASP, and user-created assets without having to trust a server. What makes it different from many other web wallets, is that the only possible way to access a wallet is by having access to the passphrase. In AspireWallet, none of your private information ever leaves your PC. For extra security, AspireWallet also supports watch-only addresses and offline transaction signing.

Creating a Wallet

You are able to create as many wallets as you like. Visit AspireWallet.com and click on the blue button.  This will take you to your new Passphrase.

Your account in AspireWallet is secured by a 12 word passphrase. In fact, this passphrase is your wallet itself. Every word in this phrase represents a number. Your browser places this passphrase into a math equation and gets a list of GASP addresses and private keys as the result. If the passphrase is the same, you can always calculate the same addresses and keys. You can do this even if AspireWallet is offline.

This means that your passphrase, your addresses and your private keys are never sent anywhere. This also makes it extremely important to keep your passphrase safe, as it cannot be restored by anyone. Please ensure that you have written it down correctly. Remember that once you close your browser, the only place this passphrase exists is the paper in your hand.

In the case of this wallet, the passphrase is “melt company spread accident middle street power machine friend stun driver built”.

Once you have saved your passphrase, check the box and click Continue.

Now log in to your wallet by writing your passphrase, and pressing open wallet.(The open wallet button will only become active once you have entered a valid passphrase)

If this is your first time logging in, you will have to agree to the terms and conditions of service. Some features may not be permitted in your country or jurisdiction. U.S. users cannot use dividend by default. This is not a technical limitation, and can be disabled if you run your own AspireWallet, but bare in mind that legal difficulties may arise from doing that. Click on Accept Terms to log into your wallet. You will only have to read this and accept this License Agreement one time. You can always find the Aspire License Agreement here.

One important thing to know before getting started is that when you perform an action in AspireWallet (i.e. create a assets, send coins, etc), it doesn’t take effect immediately as it must first be confirmed on the gAsp blockchain. AspireWallet lets you know this by displaying your actions under the Pending Actions panel (the Clock icon on the top bar), and then moving them to the Notifications panel (the Checkbox icon) automatically once the network has successfully confirmed them. You’ll also see the future expected value in parenthesis next to the current balance to better alert you that the change is pending. Note that depending on the speed at which blocks are solved, it could take anywhere from 1 to 5 minutes for your actions to be confirmed.

Sending and receiving GASP, ASP, and user-created assets/tokens

One gAsp address will be automatically visible once you have created your wallet.

You can send and receive both GASP and Aspire assets with it. To start using the wallet, simply send some GASP and ASP to the address. (You can single click on the address string itself to select it, then copy that text).

To send, click the down arrow button on GASP, ASP, or any user created asset to show the drop-down menu. Then click send.

Enter the address you wish to send to, and your desired amount. The “MAX” button will send the entire balance of your sending address, minus the fees necessary for the transfer. Press send to sign and broadcast the transaction. The transfer will be complete once it is verified by the gAsp network.

Logging in without a keyboard (to avoid malware)

If you are worried about some form of malware reading your keyboard strokes, or cannot use a keyboard, it is possible to to use the on-screen keyboard to login. Simply click the blue keyboard icon to the right of the open wallet button.

Then click on the text field of Word 1 to start typing. Note that this process is rather time consuming. Use it if you are worried or have reason to believe your computer has been compromised, and you need to move your coins.