Introducing Daedalus 1.0.0 – installation guide

Hello, Daedalus users. I am proud to announce that we have now released
Daedalus 1.0.0. This is the first Daedalus release to incorporate
Byron reboot improvements. Including a completely re-engineered Cardano
node and Cardano wallet, the core backend components of Daedalus. I am Darko Mijić, Daedalus product manager
and in this video, you will learn how to install the new Daedalus 1.0.0 version of the wallet
and import wallets from this previous Daedalus instance. This new, significantly upgraded product has
been built on the back of the Byron reboot, a complete code refresh of the Cardano platform,
and a critical step towards Cardano’s future. It is the foundation that Shelley will be
built on. It brings significant performance enhancements
to Daedalus, including advancements in stability, reliability, and performance. Users on all platforms should see improvements
in connection, blockchain synchronization, and wallet restoration speed.

As well as reduced memory usage. Daedalus 1.0.0 also brings new features,
including background blockchain synchronization, a wallet import feature,
mandatory spending passwords, support for Yoroi wallets,
a transaction filtering function, a new update mechanism,
and redesigned, faster wallet restoration with support for parallel wallet restoration. Before we start with the installation of Daedalus
1.0.0, here is my copy Daedalus 0.15.1 wallet. It is synchronized with the Cardano blockchain
and it has two wallets – Darko’s ada #1 and Darko’s ada #2.

Let’s now close the current Daedalus wallet
before installing the new one. You’ll find the Daedalus 1.0.0 installers
on the official Daedalus website at daedauluswallet.io. Installers are available for Windows, Mac,
and Linux on the Download page. Make sure you download the correct installer
for the operating system you are using. I am recording this on a Mac, so I will download
the Mac installer. Also, make sure you download Daedalus only
from the official website. It is the only source of the Daedalus wallet. Launch the downloaded installer when the download
completes and go through the installation steps. After installation completes, you will have
the new Daedalus Mainnet application installed. You can recognize it by the new icon and the
new application name which is now Daedalus Mainnet instead of Daedalus.

On my Mac, I have it here in the macOS dock. Windows users will have it in their start
menu and the shortcut will be created on their desktops. I have created a shortcut for Daedalus 1.0.0
on my desktop to show a workflow similar to the one Windows users will have. Double-click the Daedalus Mainnet icon to
start the new version of Daedalus. Daedalus 1.0.0 is a completely separate wallet
installation that does not share any data with the previous Daedalus version. For this reason, I’ll need to complete the
initial setup steps. I will review and configure my language, number,
date and time format preferences, and click Continue. Next, I need to read and accept the Terms
of service agreement. And click Continue. Since I have the previous Daedalus version
with my wallets installed the wallet import feature runs automatically and it automatically
detects my wallets. All of my wallets have been correctly detected.

I can edit my wallet names if I wish. I won’t do that since I am happy with the
names. I will select both wallets and click the Import
button to import them. My wallets are now imported so I can close
this window. Here is the main Daedalus user interface. Blockchain synchronization is now happening
in the background so I don’t need to wait on the loading screen until it completes. I can monitor the progress of the synchronization
by hovering over this spinning icon in the top-right part of the user interface. Balance and transaction history of my imported
wallets is also synchronizing as the blockchain is downloading. This process will be much faster compared
to the previous version of Daedalus. But since this is a completely new copy of
Daedalus the entire history of the Cardano blockchain needs to be initially downloaded. This wallet does not have a spending password
because I didn’t have it in the Daedalus from which this wallet was imported from. Spending passwords are mandatory with the
new Daedalus version so I will need to set a spending password to start using this wallet.

Now that I have set the spending password
I can use this wallet too. As you’ve seen before, the wallet import
feature started automatically when I launched Dedalus for the first time. In case I need to access it again it is available
here on the Add wallet screen. I can use it to import wallets from the Daedalus
state directory if I have it backed up. The state directory is a directory where Daedalus
stores your wallets, your settings and preferences, and a copy of the Cardano blockchain. I can even import wallets just from the secret.key
file which holds wallet secret keys from previous versions of Daedalus in case I don’t have
the complete copy of the state directory. The wallet import feature can import wallets
quickly without the need to use a wallet recovery phrase and restore wallets one by one.

And it is also useful for users who have forgotten
their wallet recovery phrase, but they have kept a backup of their Daedalus state directory,
or even just the secret.key file. The ‘Learn more’ button opens the article
explaining the wallet import feature in more detail. Please read this article to fully understand
the wallet import feature. You can give us feedback and report any issues
by opening a support ticket from the Help menu. Our support desk will be happy to help you. If you are reporting a bug or an issue, please
make sure you attach your logs. Thanks for watching and we hope you enjoy
the new Daedalus wallet. Stay tuned and keep an eye on your Daedalus
newsfeed for updates and upcoming videos demoing all the new Daedalus features..

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