Creating a new Seed / Wallet




Think about your seed as the combined username and password that grants access to your bank account. If anyone obtains your seed, they can login and access your funds.

You must generate a random 81 character seed using only A-Z and the number 9. It is imperative that your seed be an 81 character random assortment of A-Z and 9. Use one of the options below to generate your seed:

Depending on your operating system, you can use onboard tools to generate such a seed:

Windows (PowerShell)
-join ([char[]](65..90+57..57)*100 | Get-Random -Count 81)

Linux
cat /dev/urandom |tr -dc A-Z9|head -c${1:-81}

Mac
cat /dev/urandom |LC_ALL=C tr -dc 'A-Z9' | fold -w 81 | head -n 1

If you don't know where/how to run these commands, you can use an online generator:

https://ipfs.io/ipfs/QmdqTgEdyKVQAVnfT5iV4ULzTbkV4hhkDkMqGBuot8egfA (based on knarz.github.io/seedgen)
https://github.com/eukaryote31/iota-seed-gen

Wallets are deterministic which means that every address generated will always be linked to and recoverable by your seed.