Desktop Wallet

Ark Desktop

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Detailed overview of the Desktop Wallet


You will need to use

If you have NodeJS installed, the best way to install yarn is by running

npm install --global yarn


There are several tools required to successfully build the application. Installation details vary widely across different platforms.

Linux Debian/Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install build-essential libudev-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev

Mac OS X

xcode-select --install


Python 2.7

Visual Studio 2017 Build Tools

Cloning, Installing and Running

git clone
cd desktop-wallet
yarn install
yarn dev

If you change branch, rebase code, fail an install or otherwise destabilize a lot of the file structure abruptly, especially when yarn dev is running, you may have to rm -rf node_modules && yarn install before running yarn dev again.

The above commands remove the node_modules installed with yarn install, then reinstalls the dependencies with yarn install and runs the development environment again with yarn dev.

In case that there are still errors which you cannot fix with the above commands when installing/building the application, please submit a bug report at the Ark Desktop Wallet Github repo.


The Ark Desktop Wallet uses Electron, VueJS, TailwindCSS.

Making changes to Vue Components will hot-reload that component only; getting feedback on changes made is very fast.


  • Webpack configurations are found in .electron-vue
  • Global CSS colors and classes can be found in src/renderer/styles
  • Tailwind produces global classes for most CSS attributes in tailwind.js
  • PostCSS can be used directly in <style lang="postcss"></style>
  • Third party components are located in src/renderer/components/utils
  • Vuex is used to persist stored data with this.$store.dispatch() events
  • Vue Router is in charge of displaying src/renderer/pages when this.$router.push({...}) occurs




The Ark Desktop Wallet is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE file for details.


If you discover a security vulnerability within this project, please send an e-mail to All security vulnerabilities will be promptly addressed.

Last Updated: 1/25/2019, 12:28:06 AM