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Terra Station Desktop

This tutorial walks you through how to install and use Terra Station, the official desktop wallet for Terra.

For more guides on how to use the advanced features of Terra Station, visit the Terra Station guides.

Install Terra Station

  1. Click the Terra Station download link for your operating system:

  2. Open the downloaded file and follow the instructions.

Create a wallet

  1. Open the Terra Station desktop app and click Connect.

  2. Click New Wallet.

  1. Type in a secure wallet name and password.

  2. Confirm your password.

  3. Using pen and paper, write down your 24-word seed phrase exactly as it appears. Number each word to make verifying easier.

🔥Protect your seed phrase

Anyone who gains access to your seed phrase can access the contents of the corresponding wallet. Be cognizant of the fact that there is no recourse for theft of a seed phrase. To protect your seed phrase, consider the following tips.

  • Never save or store your seed phrase as a digital file on any device.
  • Always write down your seed phrase with a pen and paper.
  • Store the paper with your seed phrase on it somewhere safe.
  • Never give your seed phrase to anyone, not even support staff.
  1. Verify the written seed phrase to ensure every word is spelled correctly and that each word is in the correct order.

  2. Check the box to confirm that your seed phrase has been written down and click Submit.

  1. Confirm your seed phrase by selecting the correct words in each prompt and click Submit.
  1. Finally, click Connect.

Congratulations! You have just created a Terra Station wallet.

Receive tokens from an exchange

  1. Purchase your tokens using an exchange that supports Luna.

  2. Withdraw any token supported by the Terra network from your exchange. Every exchange will be different and you should visit the web page of their preferred exchange for details on how to withdraw tokens. Use the following steps as a generic guide.

    1. To receive tokens to your wallet, use your wallet address. To copy your wallet address, just click on the name of your wallet in the upper right-hand corner of the app and click on COPY just below the address. Your wallet address will take the following form: terra<random-numbers-and-letters>

    2. Double-check that your submitted address matches the address of the wallet where you would like to receive funds.

    3. Send the tokens from the exchange to your Terra Station wallet address.

☢️Transfer wait times

When you transfer tokens from an exchange to Terra, it will take some time for the tokens to appear in your wallet. Don't panic. This waiting period is normal and varies depending on the exchange used. If a transfer does not appear immediately, check back after some time.

Stake Luna

Stake your Luna to a validator to start earning rewards. Before you stake, make sure you have Luna in your wallet. You can transfer Luna from an exchange or another wallet.

  1. Open Terra Station and click Stake.

  2. Select a Validator and click on their name in the Moniker column of the validator list.

  1. In the My delegations section, click Delegate. A new window will appear.
  1. In the Amount field, specify the amount of Luna you want to delegate.
☢️Maintain funds for transaction fees

It is recommended to maintain some funds in your wallet for future transactions. Without available capital for fee payment, you will not be able to carry out further transactions until more tokens are transferred to your wallet.

  1. Double-check the amounts and fees, enter your password, and click Submit.

Congratulations, you've just delegated Luna!

Withdraw staking rewards

Rewards start accruing the moment you stake your Luna. Monitor your rewards in the staking section of Terra Station. Once you have sufficient rewards, follow the steps below to withdraw them.

  1. Open Terra Station and click Stake.

  2. To claim all rewards, click Withdraw all rewards in the upper right corner of the staking page. To withdraw rewards from a single validator, click on their name in the Validators list and then click on Withdraw rewards in the Validator details page.

  1. Review the amounts, enter your password, and click Submit.

Congratulations, you've just withdrawn your staking rewards!

Send tokens

  1. Open the Terra Station desktop app and connect to your wallet.

  2. Click Wallet in the navigation bar.

  3. Click Send next to the token you want to send.

  1. Enter the address of the wallet where you would like to send the tokens and the amount you would like to send. You can also add a memo to specify what the transaction is for.
  1. Verify the recipient address and the amount before submitting the transaction. Remember to always maintain some funds in your wallet for future transactions.

  2. Enter your password and click Submit.

After a few moments, the tokens will appear in the recipient's wallet.

Next steps

To begin using any of the various dApps the Terra ecosystem has to offer, check out the Terra Station Chrome extension or the Terra Station Firefox extenstion. For on-the-go transactions, check out the Terra Station mobile app.

For more guides on how to use other Station features, visit the Terra Station guides.