An alias is your username on the blockchain. An alias is required to use most of Blockmarket's functions. 


Note: You must have funds in your wallet to create an alias. You can purchase SYS from these locations


Once you have funds you can begin creating your alias. 


Step 1: Check to make sure your desired alias is available. 


Note: It is always best to check that the desired alias is not already taken, but it is not required to create your alias. 

  • Click on the Aliases tab
  • Click on Alias Search
  • Enter your desired alias in to the search line and click on the Search button. If your alias is taken it will appear with the expiration date for that alias.                                                                                                                                                                                    


Step 2: Begin Creation


Starting in Blockmarket Desktop 3.0.x

  • Click on Aliases
  • Click on New Alias

Note: This will automatically take you to the page for creating an advanced alias. Blockmarket Desktop allows you to choose between basic alias (an alias with no avatar image or social media links) or an advanced alias (an alias with an avatar image and social media links). 


  • If you would like a basic alias, click on the 'Create Basic Alias' button on the top right and skip to step 4.                                                                                                             


Step 3: Creating your advanced alias

  • Enter the following information:
    • Alias Name - Your desired alias. 
    • First Name (not required) - Your first name.
    • Last Name (not required) - Your last name. 
    • About (not required) - A bit about you. Such as seller or buyer details or other information you would to share. 
    • Location (not required) - Your physical location. 
    • Address - The wallet address you will associate your alias with. Select the address you would like to use from the dropdown menu. The address selected will also be the one used to pay for the creation of the alias. 
    • PGP Public Key (not required) - A security key that you use publicly. 
    • Encryption Public Key - This is generated automatically if you have encrypted your wallet. 
    • Encryption Private Key - This is generated automatically if you have encrypted your wallet. 
    • Expiration Date - The desired expiration date of your alias. 


Please note: The minimum length of time is 1 year in Blockmarket Desktop. The amount it will cost to create your alias depends on the expiration length of your alias. We suggest using a 1 year expiration and renewing your alias at the end of the


  • Enter the following information:
    • Avatar Image (not required) - Click on the 'Select Avatar Image' button on the left-hand side. Then locate the desired image. 
    • Facebook Username (not required) - Copy and paste or type your user ID in to this field. 
    • Twitter Username (not required) - Copy and paste or type your user ID in to this field. 
    • Instagram Username (not required) - Copy and paste or type your user ID in to this field. 
    • Bitcointalk User ID (not required) - Copy and paste or type your user ID in to this field. 
  • Once complete click 'Create New Alias' at the bottom of the screen. 
  • Click on the Send/Receive tab from the home page of Blockmarket. 
  • Select the 'Transaction List' option and wait for the confirmation (green checkmark). if you close Blockmarket before this process, your Alias may not be confirmed. 
  • Once it shows you are ready to use your new alias!


Step 4: Creating a basic alias


  • Once you have clicked on the 'Create Basic Alias' button from the Create New Alias page. You will be taken to the following screen



  • Enter the following information:
    • Alias Name - Your desired Alias. 
    • Address - The wallet address you will associate your alias with. Select the address you would like to use from the dropdown menu. The address selected will also be the one used to pay for the creation of the alias. 
    • Public Value - 
    • Expiration Date - 
    • Encryption Public Key - This is generated automatically if you have encrypted your wallet.
    • Encryption Private Key - This is generated automatically if you have encrypted your wallet.
  • Once complete click 'Create New Alias' at the bottom of the screen. 
  • Click on the Send/Receive tab from the home page of Blockmarket. 
  • Select the 'Transaction List' option and wait for the confirmation (green checkmark). if you close Blockmarket before this process, your Alias may not be confirmed. 
  • Once it shows you are ready to use your new alias!