Overview of the Radix Wallet & Radix Explorer
Radix provides web and desktop applications to help users, node-runners, and developers use and explore the Radix network. For information on connecting to, downloading, installing, and using these applications, please visit learn.radixdlt.com. Here’s a brief overview of these applications:
The Radix Desktop Wallet is an application for macOS, Windows, and Linux that allows anyone to hold, manage, and stake XRD tokens – as well as other tokens created by developers. In addition to common cryptocurrency wallet functionality, it provides a convenient interface for staking and unstaking tokens to validator nodes on the Radix network.
Validator node-runners have the ability to define an "owner" account from which to delegate stake of their own tokens to their node. This stake is visible to anyone in the explorer and demonstrates the commitment the node-runner has made to their own node. To do this, validators should generate an account in the Desktop Wallet and set this as their owner account in the validator node configuration.
Full node-runners may wish to configure the Desktop Wallet to connect to their full-node to test that their JSON-RPC endpoints are working correctly.
The Radix Explorer is a webpage we have created to make it easy to see the Radix network status, look up on-ledger data on specific accounts and transactions, and view information on the current validator nodes for staking. It is a valuable tool for users, node-runners, and developers to quickly get access to up-to-the-minute on-ledger information.