1. Download and Installation
Go to https://www.abelian.info/downloads and download a copy of the Abelian Desktop Wallet installation package.
As of this writing, the Abelian Desktop Wallet supports Linux and macOS. A Windows version will be available soon.
If your machine is a Mac, please find out whether the CPU / Processor of the Mac machine is an Intel chip or an Apple silicon (for example, M1 chip). Please download the Abelian Desktop Wallet installation package from the
For the rest of this tutorial, we use the macOS version for elaboration.
Suppose we save the Abelian Desktop Wallet installation package to the Desktop.
Double-click this file to un-compress it. The Abelian Desktop Wallet application will be retrieved.
Open the macOS Finder and move the Abelian Wallet Desktop application to the Applications folder.
You will see that the Abelian Wallet Desktop application now is sitting inside the Applications folder.
Right-click on the Abelian Wallet Desktop application and choose Open.
For the first time opening the Abelian Desktop Wallet, a warning message will be shown. This happens only at the first time opening the Abelian Desktop Wallet application.
Click Open to open the Abelian Desktop Wallet.
Choose a strong password to protect your Abelian Desktop Wallet and type the same password in both Password and Confirm fields. This strong password, called the Master Password, will be asked every time when you open the Abelian Desktop Wallet in the future.
If you are installing the Abelian Desktop Wallet on a Mac which has an Apple silicon CPU / Processor, for example, an M1 chip, you may encounter a message which says “Abelian Wallet” is damaged and can’t be opened. You should move it to the Bin. If this happens, open
xattr -d com.apple.quarantine /Applications/Abelian\ Wallet.app