My stacks address doesn't show in Browser

#1

Hi @jude , I’m a little worried that the stacks address that was created by my stacks wallet doesn’t show up in the blockstack explorer.

I needed to pass this to buy stacks last thursday, so I’m (very) worried that it is not registered properly.

#2

Here is what I think: Stacks or only distributed with the hard fork. If you haven’t done anything yet with your address than the network does not yet know your address. When you make a transaction with that address it should show up. Creating the address on your machine is not enough to make it known by the network…

#3

As long as the address shows up in your wallet it will be valid. An address doesn’t need to be registered anywhere, it’s simply a representation of the public key derived from your private key. Addresses with no transactions currently don’t display anything in the explorer. This is something we can fix.

#4

I understand, @friedger, @yukan. I haven’t made any transaction yet, so that makes sense.

What I find odd, is that I funded the wallet with some bitcoin - to pay for gas - and that doesn’t show in the wallet, while the documentation tells it should. I used the bitcoin address generated by the wallet and that transaction is confirmed…

#5

If you click on the settings button (gear icon) in the wallet, you can see the BTC fuel balance.

#6

Hi @yukan, I looked past it. It is displayed as text next to the “Add BTC” button. I think that could be a little better, UI wise.