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This guide will walk you through setting up walletd on Windows. At the end of this guide, you should have:
  • Installed Sia walletd software
  • Created a walletd wallet


  • Network Access: walletd interacts with the Sia network, so you need a stable internet connection and open network access to connect to the Sia blockchain.
  • Operating System Compatibility: Ensure your Windows version is compatible with the walletd software. Check releases supported by Windows versions.
  • System Updates: Ensure that your Windows is up to date with the latest system updates, as these updates can contain important security fixes and improvements.

Getting walletd

You may need to run this step in administrative mode, so right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
  1. 1.
    Download the latest version of walletd for your operating system from the official website. For this guide, we'll be downloading the Windows version of walletd .
  2. 2.
    Now that we have downloaded walletd, you may need to unzip it.
    • Right-click the downloaded walletd zip file and select Extract All to unzip it if it hasn't done so automatically. Select an accessible destination to extract the file.
    • Click on the newly unzipped directory.
  3. 3.
    Finally, for good practice, create a folder on the home drive. This folder will be utilized specifically to store data related to the walletd software. Open the Command Prompt and run the following command:
mkdir C:\Users\<your_username>\walletd

Running walletd

  1. 1.
    Run the following in your Command Prompt to start walletd:
You will be prompted to input a API password. You choose this password, which can be anything you want. It will be used to unlock the walletd UI, via your browser, should be something secure and easy to remember. This value is not stored anywhere; you will need to re-enter it every time you start walletd.
You can also set the SIA_API_PASSWORD environment variables so you do not have to re-enter the values every time.
  1. 2.
    After entering your desired API password, walletd will start.
Starting walletd
  1. 3.
    You can now access the walletd UI by opening a browser and going to http://localhost:9980.
Remember to leave the Command Prompt open while walletd it is running. If you close the command prompt window, walletd stop.
walletd Login UI
Enter your API password you created in the previous step to unlock walletd.
Congratulations on successfully setting up walletd and taking a significant step towards renting storage space on the Sia network.


It is essential to keep your host up to date. New versions of walletd are released regularly and contain bug fixes and performance improvements.
To update:
  1. 1.
    Download the latest version of walletd from the official website.
  2. 2.
    Stop the walletd service with Crtl+C.
  3. 3.
    Unzip and replace walletd with the new version.
  4. 4.
    Restart walletd.
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