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Connect to a Wallet and Check Balance

Follow this guide to connect your Edgeware address to a wallet and get started on the network by first checking your balance. Please note, if you received your EDG from an exchange, you won't need to follow the step of "converting a Lockdrop Address" in this guide and instead can directly connect your account in step two.

Convert a Lockdrop Address to the New Format

Lockdrop addresses have an outdated format and need to be transformed to find your accounts on block explorers like Subscan has a great tool for this, you can enter your public address to see the full list of network transformations of your address. You'll want to copy the one for Edgeware. Scroll down for background or more ways to do this.


During the lockdrop, the keypairs that were generated with Subkey were encoded using the Subkey Default Network ID. This impacts the Public Address (SS58 Address Format) that Subkey outputs in certain cases. The secret phrase/seed, and public key are not impacted by this change.

  1. You can always use the Default-Network-ID-encoded Public Address to receive funds safely.
  2. However, It is a 'best practice' to use the _new Edgeware-_network-ID version of your address when interacting with the Edgeware network, including sending funds.
  3. You will need to re-generate your public address to use some Block Explorer tools. At this time, Polkascan uses the new Edgeware network ID encoding.

You can also get the new version of your address in two other ways - the Polkadot UI or the Subkey tool.


The Polkadot.js Browser Extension does not display the Edgeware network ID encoded at this time, but the Polkadot UI does.

Visit this Subscan Tool and enter your address or public key to generate a list of many network-encoded versions of your address. Save the one marked Edgeware.


On, when Edgeware mainnet is enabled, the inputs will auto-derive the SS58 with the correct network ID, however, using the default-ID-ss58 outside of will likely result in errors that may endanger funds. To be safe, always use the Edgeware Network ID SS58 Address.

Connect Your Account

There are several ways to connect your existing account from the Lockdrop or other events to an account manager or wallet.

First, install the Polkadot.js Browser Extension:

Next, click the Orange P icon in your browser extension section.

Click the button stating "I have a pre-existing seed, import the account."

Enter your mnemonic phrase and hit the confirm button.

Next, visit, ensure you are connected to the Edgeware network by clicking the top left network logo and selecting the network you want to connect to.

Once connected, the extension will prompt you to authorize connecting your local wallet to the service.Select your account, enter your wallet password and authorize the interaction.

You can now explore the chain and your account on Edgeware.

Check your Balance via Block Explorer

At this time, the two main block explorers are

Both of these explorers will only work with Public Addresses (SS58) that have the Edgeware network ID encoded.


If you have not re-encoded your public address from you Lockdrop-created keypair with the new Edgeware network ID, you must do so in order to use block explorers to find your account. Follow the instructions linked below.

Once you have your re-encoded Public Address, you can enter it into the search bar in a block explorer to pull up your account and view the balance.