Smapp vs SmeshWallet

Smapp is the Spacemesh desktop app that serves three roles:

  • It’s a full node.
  • It’s a wallet.
  • (Optional) It can Smesh.

As a full node, it will download the blockchain database—which takes about a day, currently requires about 25GB of data on your drive, which grows continuously as the blockchain grows. As a full node, it will participate in the consensus mechanism of the Spacemesh protocol.

The downside of using Smapp just as a wallet include:

  • You will not see a balance until the node is fully in sync.
  • You need to leave Smapp running 24/7 so that it’s always in sync. Otherwise, when you launch it to send some SMH, you will have to wait for it to download the blockchain from the point at which you last quit.
  • Since Smapp is continually syncing, its blockchain database size is continually growing on your disk.

SmeshWallet — the web wallet alternative

If you just need a wallet, you should consider SmeshWallet.

Note that SmeshWallet also works great on mobile, so it can serve as a mobile wallet app by doing “Share → Add to Home Screen” in iOS, or whatever the equivalent is on Android.

What can you do with it?

You can send and receive SMH, and sign messages (making it compatible with Team24). It’s always in sync, so you can always use it immediately.

And if you’re having synchronization issues with Smapp, you can even import your Smapp 12- or 24-word seed phrase into SmeshWallet for immediate access to your SMH!

A full description of the wallet—including a list of updates—can be found as part of the original announcement in Discord.

Is it safe?

See this page for information about SmeshWallet security.

If you have any questions, I’m more than happy to answer them on Discord or Telegram @dafacto, or on Twitter @SmeshWallet!