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Electron Cash is a lightweight wallet designed specifically for Bitcoin Cash, offering a blend of convenience and security. As a fork of the renowned Electrum wallet tailored to Bitcoin Cash, it stands as one of the premier options for BCH enthusiasts. This article serves as a guide for setting up and utilizing Electron Cash to manage your Bitcoin Cash holdings effectively.

Download and Installation[edit]

To begin using Electron Cash, follow these steps:

  • Visit the Official Site: Navigate to the Electron Cash website at electroncash.org.
  • Download the Appropriate Version: Select the version compatible with your operating system (Windows, macOS, Linux).
  • Install the Wallet: Execute the downloaded file and adhere to the installation instructions. Linux users may need to make the file executable and run it from the terminal.

Wallet Setup[edit]

Setting up your Electron Cash wallet involves the following steps:

  • Launch Electron Cash: Open the application post-installation.
  • Create a New Wallet: Click on "New Wallet" and assign a name to your wallet.
  • Choose Wallet Type: Opt for the desired wallet type. For most users, the default "Standard" wallet suffices.
  • Seed Generation: The wallet generates a 12-word seed phrase, crucial for accessing your funds. Record this phrase securely as losing it equals losing access to your funds.
  • Seed Type: Select the address type for your wallet, typically "Legacy" for Bitcoin Cash.
  • Password: Set a robust password to encrypt your wallet file on your computer, though it doesn't replace your seed.

Receiving Bitcoin Cash[edit]

To receive Bitcoin Cash in your Electron Cash wallet:

  • Access Your Wallet: Open Electron Cash and select your wallet.
  • Receive Tab: Navigate to the "Receive" tab to find your Bitcoin Cash address.
  • Copy Address: Click the "Copy" button to copy your BCH address for sharing with the sender.

Sending Bitcoin Cash[edit]

To send Bitcoin Cash from your Electron Cash wallet:

  • Access Your Wallet: Open Electron Cash and ensure you're in the correct wallet.
  • Send Tab: Head to the "Send" tab.
  • Enter Details: Fill in the recipient's BCH address, amount, and an optional description.
  • Send: Review the transaction details and click "Send," confirming the transaction if prompted.

Backup and Security[edit]

Ensure the security of your Electron Cash wallet with these measures:

  • Seed Phrase: Safeguard your 12-word seed phrase in multiple secure locations.
  • Encryption: Use a robust password to encrypt your wallet file.
  • Software Updates: Regularly update Electron Cash to benefit from the latest security enhancements.

Advanced Features[edit]

Electron Cash offers advanced functionalities such as multi-signature wallets and the option to connect to your own full Bitcoin Cash node for heightened privacy (see: CashFusion, Reusable Payment Addresses) and security.


Electron Cash presents a robust and adaptable Bitcoin Cash wallet, striking a balance between user-friendliness and security. Remember, safeguarding your seed phrase and practicing sound operational security are paramount. Always download software from official sources and remain vigilant against phishing attempts.

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