Electrum XVG Beginner's Guide [Clearnet]



1) Electrum-XVG Wallet


The file for windows will be labeled as such. You don’t need the source code.zip. In this example, you only need the 32 or 64 bit zip.

2) Updated lib\network.py file:


Right click on “Raw” and click “Save Link As”

Just save this file to your downloads folder for now, we will come back to it real soon.





Electrum-XVG for Windows isn’t really an install as much as it is an “unzip”. Simply create a directory anywhere on your hard drive, and unzip.

In the first section we downloaded the network.py file. Go to where you just unzipped Electrum-XVG, go into the lib folder, and replace the existing network.py with the network.py we downloaded.


Run electrum-xvg.exe.

New Wallet:

Electrum Seed

You will be given an 8 or 9 word seed. Just like it says, it is absolutely CRITICAL that you save this to a safe place.


After you make your initial wallet, I would even try to create a new wallet and use the seed to restore, just to make sure it works.



You should strongly consider encrypting with a pass phrase that’s DIFFERENT from your SEED.


They are different, and you will need BOTH.



Files/Directories of an Electrum “Clearnet” Wallet

There are 2 main directories of the Electrum “Clearnet” Wallet

  1. The directory where you unzipped the electrum-xvg files
    Can be anywhere you want !
  2. The “data directory”

The default data directory on Windows is located at:


*It’s a good idea to make a shortcut to this path

Your Verge Addresses

When you first create the an electrum wallet, you will get 20 new addresses.


By Files/Directories

-backup the “Wallet” folder under your “data directory” (default at C:\Users\xxYOUxx\AppData\Roaming\Electrum-XVG)

By seed

-You should have written this down already in a safe place 🙂

(Optional) Getting your private keys

Your private keys need to be EXTREMELY secured by you. Anyone with access to your private key(s) will have access to your wallet, no passphrase or seed necessary! Use with extreme caution !

Go to Wallet -> Private Keys -> Export



API References

  1. RPC Commands
    Command Index

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