How to create your first account with HashPack
January 17, 2022
You can create a free Hedera account in a few simple steps with HashPack.
HashPack is a non-custodial wallet, which means that you are in control of your account information. Your data remains securely encrypted on your device and is never transmitted over the internet or stored on a server. This also means that HashPack cannot recover your account if you lose your 24-Word Seed Phrase or Private Keys – always keep these safe and secure, and don't share them with anyone.
To get started, install HashPack on your favourite browser or device.
First you’ll need to Create a Main Password. This password is securely encrypted on your device and is never transmitted over the internet.
If you’re using HashPack on multiple browsers or devices, you’ll need to create a new password and import your account on each browser or device.
Select Create New Wallet.
Next you need to securely note down your 24-Word Seed Phrase (also known as a mnemonic phrase, or recovery phrase). A Seed Phrase is a special type of password which allows you to recover your account.
Keep your phrase in a safe place, you'll need to verify it on the next page.
Once you're ready, click Next.
Enter the missing words from your phrase, this is to verify that you have noted it down correctly.
You can’t recover your account if you lose your 24-Word Seed Phrase. As long as you keep this phrase safe, your wallet will be secure.
Once you've verfied all the missing words, click Next.
Enter a nickname for your HashPack wallet. This step is optional, but may help you keep track of what the account is for.
Press Create Wallet.
Save your account information, carefully note down your Account ID. You’ll use this to send, receive and pay with HBAR. You’ll also need your Account ID when importing or recovering your account.
Press Reveal Recovery Keys.
Securely note down your Private Key. Like your 24-Word Seed Phrase, this is a special type of password which allows you to recover your account. Always keep your Private Keys safe and secure, and don't share them with anyone.
Once you're ready, press Done and then Let's Go!
Congratulations! You've created your first account with HashPack. Get started by depositing some funds, or purchasing HBAR with fiat currencies through our Banxa and MoonPay integration – just press the Buy Hbar button.
If you need any further support with account creation, join the HashPack Discord.