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3. Receiving ABELs

First of all, make sure both Abec and Abewallet services are

and synchronization is completed. Then go to the RECEIVE page. On the page, if there is no wallet address instance there, we need to create an address instance first.


Figure 23: Create an address instance for receiving ABELs.

Click the box to create the first wallet address instance. It usually takes less than a minute for the new address to be generated. If it takes more than 5 minutes and still yet to complete, one potential issue is that the Abewallet service is yet to complete the synchronization. It may take a while (should be around 30 minutes in normal circumstances if the Abec service has completed the synchronization).


Figure 24: An address instance is created.

Once we choose the newly generated address, the window will show the address (a long address starting with 0000...) and a Short Address to register. A Short Address is a cryptographic hash of the long wallet address instance. This Short Address is convenient for us to share with other users, and we have the option to choose using it or not. If we do not choose using it, we can continue using the conventional long wallet address. This is necessary if other users are using the CLI Wallet rather than the Desktop Wallet.


Figure 25: A new address instance is shown together with a Short Address to register.

Click the box "Click to register a unique short address." to register a Short Address for our wallet address instance. This will register a Short Address onto a server maintained by the Abelian Foundation. The server is a lookup table which matches Short Addresses with their corresponding long conventional Abelian wallet address instances and vice versa.


Figure 26: A Short Address registration is successful.

We can now use the conventional Abelian wallet address instance or the Short Address. The Abelian Desktop Wallet allows us to copy each of these two types of addresses to the clipboard, then we can paste the addresses to some message sending over to the sender (e.g., via email).


Figure 27: Both conventional address instance and short address can be copied to the clipboard.


Figure 28: Example of copying the short address to the clipboard for sharing it with a sender.

Upon receiving the wallet address instance, the sender can then send ABELs to our wallet address account. The Balance (ABEL) will be updated automatically.


Figure 29: ABEL wallet account balance.