Atomic Wallet is a very peculiar portfolio, starting with the fact that it can manage more than 300 different cryptoactives, in addition to the possibility of adding custom tokens ERC20.
Another characteristic of which this portfolio boasts is that it has atomic exchanges, which are based on conducting exchanges without intermediaries, using the technology of intelligent contracts.
This feature seeks to be part of the new generation of portfolios, but for now it is limited, since in Atomic Wallet it is only possible to make exchanges between 3 different cryptoactives: Bitcoin, Litecoin and Qtum.
Atomic Wallet is an All-in-One Crypto Wallet. You can also check the All-in-one Crypto Exchange Platform.
On the other hand, we have that it is a multiplatform portfolio that has applications in all the current large operating systems: Linux, macOS, Windows, Android and iOS.
Before starting the tutorial, it is necessary to clarify that the desktop version for Windows of Atomic Wallet will be addressed in the same, but similarly this guide can also be of help in the other versions, since the same pattern of use is retained.
How to download the Atomic Wallet application
In what concerns this section, the steps to follow are basic. The first thing is to go to the official website to get the installer.
This step is essential, since, in January of this year, the Twitter account of the wallet reported the existence of a fraudulent application in the Android Play Store, which resembled both the name and the icon of the application official, with the sole purpose of stealing user funds.
In this step you must choose the installer, depending on the operating system you use, then you just have to run it and wait for the process to finish.
Steps to create the portfolio in Atomic Wallet
When opening the application, we find the options of Create a new portfolio (New wallet) or import it through a recovery seed (Restore from backup), and after this step you have to set a password.
This fulfills two functions: The main one is to encrypt the portfolio that we will create and the second is to provide protection to the application, because each time it is executed, it will be necessary to introduce it.
It is necessary to clarify that this password is not linked in any way with the seed that we will later create. In case we want to restore the portfolio, only 12 words will be necessary. The password only fulfills functions for accessing the application.
Once the password is set, the backup seed is automatically generated, which consists of 12 English words. Unfortunately we do not have an option to generate a new group of words, in case they are violated.
Another aspect to which much attention must be paid is the care or protection that we will provide to this seed. The main thing is to be clear that we are talking about money, so, with the same urgency with which we protect bank data, we must do it here. It is best to write this seed on a piece of paper and keep it in a safe place.