Getting the CLI Wallet


Download the Linux 64-bit command line client and extract it

wget -O wownero-x86_64-linux-gnu-v0.9.0.2.tar.bz2
tar -xf wownero-x86_64-linux-gnu-v0.9.0.2.tar.bz2
cd wownero-x86_64-linux-gnu-v0.9.0.2


Download the Mac command line client and extract it

wget -O wownero-x86_64-apple-darwin11-v0.9.0.2.tar.bz2
tar -xf wownero-x86_64-apple-darwin11-v0.9.0.2.tar.bz2
cd wownero-x86_64-apple-darwin11-v0.9.0.2


Download the w64 command line client and extract it


cd wownero-x86_64-w64-mingw32-v0.9.0.2

Run the Wownero daemon

It will sync with the network and display the message “You are now synchronized with the network. You may now start wownero-wallet-cli” when it is completely up to date with the network





Run the CLI Wallet

The job of the Wownero daemon is to monitor the network for new transactions. You now need to open a new terminal window and run the Wownero command line wallet, which will communicate with the Wownero daemon that you’ve just stared.





Follow the instructions displayed to create a new wallet. When told the 25 word SEED, write this down on paper and keep it in a very safe place. Even if you forget your passwords, the 25 word SEED can be used to recreate your wallet from any machine and have complete control over your Wownero funds. Sample output from the Wownero wallet is below:

This is the command line wownero wallet. It needs to connect to a wownero
daemon to work correctly.

Wownero 'Illiterate Illuminati' (v0.9.0.2-release)
Logging to ./wownero-wallet-cli.log
Specify wallet file name (e.g., MyWallet). If the wallet doesn't exist, it will be created.
Wallet file name (or Ctrl-C to quit): test
No wallet found with that name. Confirm creation of new wallet named: test
  (Y/Yes/N/No): Yes
Generating new wallet...
Enter a new password for the wallet: 
Confirm password: 
List of available languages for your wallet's seed:
If your display freezes, exit blind with ^C, then run again with --use-english-language-names
0 : Deutsch
1 : English
2 : Español
3 : Français
4 : Italiano
5 : Nederlands
6 : Português
7 : русский язык
8 : 日本語
9 : 简体中文 (中国)
10 : Esperanto
11 : Lojban
Enter the number corresponding to the language of your choice: 1
Generated new wallet: Wo56Q2erJFrAm67K5HKeW9dGVkR3rNyj2QMHyfXg6ZKxMSfTYTLortUMMnCKVhGCh6j9ienFmqQDBiawX7kUU3eu2cyNceviw
View key: 61db41ac77e2ca8f4b93eca580faf6d7c7534d7783d114272ca51bc2cdf53509
Your wallet has been generated!
To start synchronizing with the daemon, use the "refresh" command.
Use the "help" command to see a simplified list of available commands.
Use "help all" command to see the list of all available commands.
Use "help <command>" to see a command's documentation.
Always use the "exit" command when closing wownero-wallet-cli to save 
your current session's state. Otherwise, you might need to synchronize 
your wallet again (your wallet keys are NOT at risk in any case).

NOTE: the following 25 words can be used to recover access to your wallet. Write them down and store them somewhere safe and secure. Please do not store them in your email or on file storage services outside of your immediate control.

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Warning: using an untrusted daemon at
Using a third party daemon can be detrimental to your security and privacy
You are strongly encouraged to connect to the Wownero network using your own daemon
If you or someone you trust are operating this daemon, you can use --trusted-daemon
Background mining not enabled. Run "set setup-background-mining 1" to change.
If you are new to Wownero, type "welcome" for a brief overview.
Starting refresh...
Refresh done, blocks received: 0                                
Untagged accounts:
          Account               Balance      Unlocked balance                 Label
 *       0 Wo56Q2         0.00000000000         0.00000000000       Primary account
          Total         0.00000000000         0.00000000000
Currently selected account: [0] Primary account
Tag: (No tag assigned)
Balance: 0.00000000000, unlocked balance: 0.00000000000
Background refresh thread started

Type “address” to see your public wallet address. You can give this address to anyone, and they will be able to send you Wownero. However, NEVER give anyone your 25 word SEED.

[wallet Wo56Q2]: address
0  Wo56Q2erJFrAm67K5HKeW9dGVkR3rNyj2QMHyfXg6ZKxMSfTYTLortUMMnCKVhGCh6j9ienFmqQDBiawX7kUU3eu2cyNceviw  Primary address 

Generate Wow with CLI

A Note from Wowario

Keep in mind that solo mining is a lottery. Miners win block rewards randomly. You could be lucky and find a block in 1 minute or it could take a month or two to win a block. On average, miners will get rewards about the same as pools, but you have to look at it from the long term (months, not day to day). If you are looking for instant gratification, you are better off just mining XMR on a large pool.

Besides the financial interest in mining, there is also an ideological dimension. By solo mining, you are contributing to the project by helping to make the network more secure. Wownero is made up of altruistic, unpaid volunteers doing this stuff for fun. There was no premine, dev tax, or scammy “fast mined” emission curve like in other projects. If you don’t have coding skills or the financial resources to donate towards proposals or the development fund, even if you never win a block, you can do your small part by solo mining. Every hash counts. The more decentralized nodes and miners there are, the stronger the network.

First, get a Wownero wallet address. You could use Wowlet, Wowstash, Wonerujo, wownero-wallet-cli, or a paper wallet.

You will need to use your “main address” (starts with “Wo”) to mine, not a “subaddress” (starts with “WW”). You would use subaddresses when making transactions with other people in order to better protect your identity. For mining, since you are directly interacting with the network, you only need your main address to start mining. If you are using Wowlet, to get the main address, click on “Wallet”, and then click on “Keys”, the main address is in “Primary address” section. In wownero-wallet-cli, type command address.

You will also need something called a “Private Spend Key”. This key is used to sign transactions (and now blocks) and should not be shared with anyone. For Wowlet, you can find this key in the “Keys” section. If you are using Wowstash, you can find the spend key by clicking on “See Secrets” button. In wownero-wallet-cli, type command spendkey.


To solo mine, follow these directions:


wownerod.exe --start-mining YOUR-ADDRESS --spendkey YOUR-SPENDKEY 


./wownerod --start-mining YOUR-ADDRESS --spendkey YOUR-SPENDKEY


./wownerod --start-mining YOUR-ADDRESS --spendkey YOUR-SPENDKEY

If it is your first time opening wownerod, it will take a few minutes to sync up with the network. About 15 minutes or so.

By default, you will be mining with 1 thread. If you want to increase the number of CPU threads, add –mining-threads and the number, so it would look something like this:

wownerod.exe --start-mining YOUR-ADDRESS  --spendkey YOUR-SPENDKEY --mining-threads NUMBER

To check your hash rate, type:


To stop mining, type:


To exit, type:


Generate Wow with xmrig

How to mine wownero? You can use xmrig to mine wow on pools.

Install xmrig

Get xmrig from xmrig releases

Run xmrig

Run xmrig with the following flags (don’t forget to set your address!)

./xmrig -o -u Wo3MWeKwtA918DU4c69hVSNgejdWFCRCuWjShRY66mJkU2Hv58eygJWDJS1MNa2Ge5M1WjUkGHuLqHkweDxwZZU42d16v94mP -p fluffydoge -a rx/wow --cpu-priority 0
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