Accessing Your Wallet

How Does View Address Work?

MyCrypto is a client-side application, which means that we never store your funds. Every address you access and transaction you generate is being done locally; nothing is actually sent to us. Your Ethereum address is public on the Ethereum blockchain, and everyone can see your balance and transactions you've made on the blockchain by using a tool such as Etherscan. MyCrypto supports various methods of accessing your accounts (an account is made up of your public-facing address and your private…

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How to Access Your Wallet with a Keystore File

Important Information We do not recommend that you access your wallet via Keystore file. Why? Keystore files are vulnerable for two reasons: Theft To use a keystore file means you need to upload this file online and type in a password to unlock the file. If you enter this into a fake phishing website, your funds WILL BE STOLEN They are not recoverable if lost or stolen MyCrypto does not store any information. We only have access to information that is publicly available on the blockchain…

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How to Access Your Wallet with a Mnemonic Phrase

Important Information We do not recommend that you access your wallet via mnemonic phrase. Why? Mnemonic phrases are vulnerable for two reasons: Theft Using a mnemonic phrase requires you to either physically type it into the website or copy & paste to access the wallet. If you enter this information into a phishing website, your funds WILL BE STOLEN . They are not recoverable if lost or stolen MyCrypto does not store any information. We only have access to information that is publicly…

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How to Check the Balance of Your Account

You only need your public wallet address (the one starting with 0x ) in order to see your balance. It is not recommended that you access your wallet by entering your private key, mnemonic phrase or keystore file anywhere if you just want to check the balance or see incoming or outgoing transactions. The fewer times that you need to open your wallet, the better. Ethereum Navigate to one of the following websites: Etherscan Etherchain Paste your address into the search bar and it will pull up…

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How to Use MetaMask with MyCrypto

See Moving from MyCrypto to MetaMask .

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How to Use Your Ledger Hardware Wallet with MyCrypto

See Moving from MyCrypto to Ledger .

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How to Use the Parity Signer with MyCrypto

What is the Parity Signer? Parity Signer, available for iOS and Android, is an offline mobile app that securely generates and stores your Ethereum private keys. Most mobile wallets connect to the internet, but Parity Signer gives you one extra layer of security: it never connects to the internet and can be used air-gapped. Parity Signer has been the perfect companion with Parity Wallet, allowing users to create “watch-only” accounts on their networked computers while keeping their keys safer in…

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How to Use Your TREZOR Hardware Wallet with MyCrypto

See Moving from MyCrypto to TREZOR .

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What Is Screen Lock?

This feature is currently only found on MyCrypto beta, which you can find at beta.mycrypto.com . Screen Lock is a security feature that is intended to keep prying eyes away from your information. When you have your MyCrypto dashboard open and become inactive, Screen Lock will hide all of the information in your dashboard. This includes the addresses of the accounts you have added and the balances of those accounts. Screen Lock is especially useful for when your device is accessible to more…

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