I've looked at the dogecoin wiki, but don't see any resources explaining how to actually create a wallet and encrypt it.

I'm running dogecoin-qt on Linux.

Under "much receive" on the GUI, I can add addresses. But there's no option to encrypt which I see.

The "wow" tab says wallet, 0.000 doge (which I expect).

Where is the wallet info to read? Is it encrypted? How do I encrypt it?

I can find the file itself well enough:

thufir@dur:~/dogecoin$ locate wallet.dat

but I'm trying to use the GUI.

  • 1
    Try seeing if there is an menu item named [encrypt wallet...] in your [settings] menu. It should open up a new screen that allows you to enter a password or passphrase to encrypt your wallet with.
    – Joeppie
    Dec 22, 2013 at 9:03
  • no menu on my qt version
    – Thufir
    Dec 22, 2013 at 9:07
  • The encrypt option should be there. You miss-configured something in your build, recompile and try again.
    – Joe Pineda
    Feb 10, 2014 at 22:22
  • possible duplicate of How can I keep my wallet secure? First answer tells you how to do this with truecrypt instead of the built-in way. Could be useful to you if your menu isn't working for whatever reason.
    – John T
    Mar 12, 2014 at 23:08

2 Answers 2


The encrypt option is under settings.

  • I don't have a settings option -- no menu. (well, I would have to recompile the client, but that was the problem.)
    – Thufir
    Jan 5, 2014 at 20:48

You can pass commands to the qt in command prompt /path/to/dogecoin-qt <command>

or the qt debug console (help>debug, then the console tab),

To encrypt your wallet pass the command encryptwallet <passphrase>

This will close the client, once you open it again you will have to enter your password before being able to send a transaction or sign a message.

  • I can't confirm this solution, but sounds good.
    – Thufir
    Apr 27, 2014 at 3:22

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