After you have received your Europechain invite code, it’s time to create a Europechain account. In order to create a Europechain account, follow the simple steps below.
Adding Europechain to your Anchor networks
The first step in the process is downloading and installing Anchor, a cryptocurrency wallet which you will use to generate the keypairs for the account and which you will need to use your account in the future. Anchor can be downloaded from here.
After downloading Anchor, install it and open it. After setting your password make sure you select ‘Europechain’ when setting up your wallet (as can be seen in the image below).
The next step in the process is generating two keypairs for your account, which you will use to create the new account. We recommend generating two keypairs as you want your owner and active permissions to have different keys, as this is more secure. While you can use the same key for the owner and active permission, it is less secure and therefore not recommended to do so.
If you already have an account on any EOSIO chain, such as EOS, you can use the keys from that account to create an Europechain as well. If you do not have an account on an EOSIO chain, or would like to use new keys, follow the steps below.
To start, open Anchor, login, and click on the ‘Tools’ tab at the left of the application. On this tab, select ‘Manage Keys’ under ‘Security’. This will open the key management page in Anchor. On this page, select ‘Generate Key Pairs’, which will open a new window. In this window, select ‘Generate Key Pair 2x’, which will generate two key pairs which you can use for the owner and active permission of your account.
For maximum security, we recommend writing down the private key of the keypair which you will use for the owner permission and storing it in a safe and secure (offline) place like a vault. You will only need this key if you lose access to the keypair which you have used for the active permission or if you wish to make any top-level account changes. If you do this, remember to remove the key from Anchor afterwards (and remove any trace of it from your device as well).
After you are done, click ‘Save Keys to Wallet’ and enter your password.
Creating a Europechain account using the account creation portal
Now you have added Europechain to your networks and have generated two keypairs, it’s time to create an account using the Europechain account creation portal. You can find the portal here.
The account creation portal looks like the image above. To proceed, fill in the requested data. Your account name should consist of the letters a-z and the numbers 1–5 and needs to be 12 characters long. Make sure you use the public (not the private) key of your keypairs. These keys can be retrieved from Anchor from the key management page.
After filling all of the (required) fields click ‘Create account’ at the bottom of the page. Your account will now get created.
Adding your account in Anchor
While your account has been created and is on Europechain, it is not yet added to Anchor.
To add your account in Anchor, click on the ‘Home’ tab on the left, and click the ‘Scan for Accounts’ button to find your accounts. You will now see two different permissions, one ending in ‘@active’ and one endin in ‘@owner’. Only select the one ending in ‘@active’ and add it.
After adding the account Anchor will ask if you want to enable ‘App integrations’. Select ‘Yes’ and continue. You have now completed the Europechain account creation process and are able to start using your Europechain account!
Becoming a block producer or running a dApp
To become a BP or to run a dApp please contact us for your account permissions to be upgraded here.