Generating withdrawal credentials on Windows is awfully simple. We will:
- Download Eth2 deposit CLI
.zipfile and open it
.zipfile contents to the root of your hard drive
- Rename the extracted folder
deposit.exeusing Command Prompt
- Generate and write down the mnemonic phrase (important!)
deposit_datafile to StakeWise
The whole procedure will take at most 10 minutes.
You have successfully completed step 1 of this tutorial.
eth2deposit-cli-ed5a6d3-windows-amd64.zipfile and click on
Choose the root directory of your hard drive (e.g.
C:/) as a
Open the root directory of your hard drive and find
You have successfully completed step 2 of this tutorial.
mwc(Mainnet Withdrawal Credentials)
You have successfully completed step 3 of this tutorial. Halfway there!
Startmenu and launch Command Prompt by typing
In Command Prompt, type
cd /mwcand press
Enterto get to the extracted folder
deposit.exe new-mnemonic --num_validators 1 --chain mainnetand press
You can reuse the withdrawal credentials generated for 1 validator in as many validators as you want. Hence, you should still choose
--num_validators 1when generating withdrawal credentials for multiple validators.
Type your language of choice (e.g.
english) and press
You have successfully completed stage 4 of this tutorial.
Perform this step with utmost attention to detail to maximize the safety of your funds.
Type any password and press
Enter. Re-type it when prompted to do so. Remember the password
Write down the mnemonic phrase that appeared on your screen. Store the mnemonic safely at all times
Store your mnemonic where you cannot lose it and never share your mnemonic with anyone! Your mnemonic has access to the funds you deposit, so losing it will result in the loss of your funds.
Type your mnemonic as per instructions on the screen. Voila, you have created your keys!
You have successfully completed step 5 of this tutorial.
mwcfolder and open
You have now successfully completed all 6 steps of this tutorial and learned how to generate and submit your withdrawal credentials on Windows.
As you sit back and watch your rewards grow, make sure to store your mnemonic safely and follow the best practices for managing your withdrawal credentials until Phase 2.