To use Secalot hardware bitcoin wallet please install the special build of the popular electrum wallet application that you can get on the downloads page.

Electrum comes in two different variants:

  1. Prebuilt executables for Windows and macOS operating systems.
  2. A python wheels installation file for all supported operating systems.

If you are using Windows or macOS, you are greatly encouraged to use the prebuilt executables. No installation is required. On Windows just run the .exe file, on macOS mount the .dmg image and copy the application to a folder of your choice.

Note
Before using electrum with Secalot support, please complete the general setup instructions for your operating system, as described here.

To install the python wheel please make sure you have python 3, version 3.5 or later installed on your system. For Windows and macOS please visit https://www.python.org, for Linux use your package manager.

Once python is installed, proceed with the instructions based on your operating system.

Windows

Install wheels

pip install wheel

Install electrum

pip install <path to the .whl file>

macOS

Install wheels

pip install wheel

Install electrum

pip install <path to the .whl file>

Linux

Here the commands are for the APT package manager, please use similar commands if you have a different package manager.

Install wheels

pip install wheel

Install prerequisites:

sudo apt-get install python3-dev
sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev libudev-dev

Install electrum

pip install <path to the .whl file>

The wallet can be started with an “electrum” command.