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Rok Černec
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Date: 18th Mar 2017

How To Generate Your Own ARK Address (and Passphrase)

You will need to set up your own personal ARK address, to which you’ll want to withdraw your tokens from the dashboard (scroll at the end of this guide for instructions on using the dashboard). There are 3 main methods on how you can generate your own address. There is a 4th option at the end for advanced users.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Save passphrases of ARK addresses you are going to be using — there is no “forgot my password” function and if you lose it, forget it, delete it, or it gets stolen, there is nothing we can do to recover any tokens on that ARK address — so make your backups and store them safely in more than one place (eg. on a piece of paper, USB drive, QR code, …)!

1. Ark Paper Wallet

Visit : https://arkecosystem.github.io/ark-paperwallet/

  1. Click on “Create a new random wallet” ( you can also download it and run it locally if you prefer that download from : )

  1. Move your mouse up,down,left,right till progress bar hits the end and generates new random wallet

  1. You will now be present with a random 12 word passphrase ** — COPY IT AND SAVE IT AND KEEP IT SAFE IF YOU LOSE IT WE CANNOT RETRIEVE IT! This is your Secret Key.**

  2. Copy and save your Ark address in the withdrawal field on https://tec.ark.io/dashboard website *(scroll at the end of this guide for instructions)**.

2. ARK Desktop Client

Download the latest release from (depending on your operating system) : https://github.com/ArkEcosystem/ark-desktop/releases

  1. Install the ARK client and open it.

  1. Once installed and opened, you will be presented with the main Ark desktop client window. In order to create a new account, click on the button “CREATE ACCOUNT

  1. The Ark desktop client will generate a new random 12 word passphrase ** — COPY IT AND SAVE IT AND KEEP IT SAFE. IF YOU LOSE IT, WE CANNOT RETRIEVE IT!**

  1. Click next — you will again be prompted to input the same passphrase that was generated on the 1st step. Write it / paste it and after you are done, click on create — this will create your new Ark address.

  1. You will now be redirected to your newly created Ark wallet. You can copy your Ark address that was generated with the passphrase in 1st step by simply clicking on it.

  2. Copy and save your Ark address in the withdrawal field on https://tec.ark.io/dashboard website *(scroll at the end of this guide for instructions)**.

3. Ark Lite Web Wallet

Visit: https://arkecosystem.github.io/ark-lite-wallet/app/

  1. Click on new account.

  1. Move your mouse around (up,down,left,right — however you wish) until it fills the progress bar

  1. This will generate a new 12 word passphrase ** — COPY IT AND SAVE IT, AND KEEP IT SAFE. IF YOU LOSE IT WE CANNOT RETRIEVE IT!

4.** After you are done, click on the button “YES! IT’S SAFE!”

  1. The system will ask you for one random word from the previously generated passphrase to verify the you have saved it. Write it in the field below and click on the “OK” button — this will open up the wallet and show you your Ark address.

  1. Now that you are in your wallet —Copy and save your Ark address in the withdrawal field on https://tec.ark.io/dashboard website *(scroll at the end of this guide for instructions)** .

4. ARK CLI (for advanced users)

Visit for more info : https://github.com/ArkEcosystem/ark-client

Open up the terminal of your Linux distro and install Ark CLI with this command: npm install -g arkecosystem/ark-client#master

After you are done installing, you can start it up with this command: ark-client

Once in ark-client mode you can generate a new account with:

account create

This will create a new account and provide you with a passphrase and the corresponding Ark address.

Where to Input Your Ark Address To Receive TEC ARK Tokens?

Visit: https://tec.ark.io/dashboard

  1. Input Ark address you generated using any of the previous methods
  2. Click on Save

  1. Once successfully saved you will be presented with red button to SEND — click on it once you are sure you have inputed the ARK address you have passphrase for!

If you want to change your Ark withdrawal address, simply input a new address and click on save!

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