Getting Started

If you are ready to connect to our public ledgers, you can use the step-by-step guide below to connect, using your Windows, Linux, MacOS, or mobile device.

1) Download a Compatible Wallet

Your wallet will be the gateway that will allow you to connect to either our public or any private ledgers you deploy, and will enable you to send and receive funds, NFTs, and connect to Web 3 applications on the internet. It is important to keep your information secure, and setup your wallet on a device that is free of viruses and other malicious threats, as well as not publicly accessible. You can click here to read some tips on how to keep your assets safe.
To start the process, you will need to install and setup a compatible wallet to connect to a ledger, and start using Nova Network. We recommend that you only use officially supported wallets, as unsupported wallets can pose a direct threat to your funds, finances, and assets.
Please be aware that it you are solely responsible for protecting your funds and assets on Nova Network, and due to the decentralised nature of the network, our company has no means of recovering stolen or locked funds.

2) Setup Your Wallet

This step will be different depending on the wallet you chose, but some basic principles apply when setting up your wallet:
  • A wallet software can take various forms, and be compatible with various different devices. You can have wallets on browser extensions, desktops, and mobile devices, and you can have them all syncronised and integrated, so you can carry and use your digital assets anywhere you go.
  • Normally, you will need to manually add Nova Network to the list of supported networks, and you can use our Wallet Setup tutorial to get some help with that.
  • You would usually be able to set up various different wallets/accounts under a single mnemonic phrase - or seed phrase. Make sure this phrase is safely stored and protected, as anyone that has it can access your wallets and submit transactions.
  • Each individual wallet will have a public key, which are referred to as your wallet address, and a private key, which can be used to add your wallet to different devices, and wallet software. Make sure to protect your private keys very well, as they anyone that has it will be able to access your wallet and sign transactions with it.

3) Get Some SNT or NBX

Once you have your wallet setup and connected to one of our public ledgers, it's time for you to get some SNT - if you connected to our mainnet - or NBX - if you connected to our testnet. You will need it to pay for transaction fees and start using the network.
NBX can be acquired for free, and you can either use one of our community faucets, or use our official testnet faucet in our Discord Server.
There are a few ways you can get some SNT too, if you are using our mainnet:

4) Start using it!

If you got this far, you are ready to start using Nova Network! You might want to explore our ecosystem of dApps and platforms, and discover the brave new world awaiting for you out there.
We also strongly recommend you to join our public community groups, as there you will find fellow users and friends, and engage on interesting conversations. Feel free to join one or all below: