FAQ On Astar/Shiden Network

I participated in Shiden Crowdloan, how can I see my SDN rewards?

  1. The SDN rewards are sent to the same KSM wallet that you used to contribute during the crowdloan.
  2. Go to https://polkadot.js.org/extension/ and download the browser extension wallet.
  3. Restore your Kusama wallet using seed phrase or .json file, whichever you have.

If all you want to do is just to view your balance:

  1. Go to https://sub.id/#/
  2. Paste your KSM wallet address. All the available balances will be displayed.
  3. The is the one stop shop for all your substrate addresses and balances.

I participated in Shiden Crowdloan, when can I claim the special NFT?

  1. You can only claim the NFT if you participated using your private wallet (Polkadot.js, Fearless etc). Participation via exchanges is excluded.
  2. Before the claim is possible, we have to activate smart contract feature on Shiden and Mochi Market have to deploy on Shiden, as they are the one who will issue the NFT. This process will take some time, so lets be patient.

I participated in ETH lockdrop 1 & 2 and I would like to unlock my ETH.

  1. With your Metamask on Ethereum Network (not Matic or BSC or Fantom) and the same ETH wallet you used to lock ETH, go to https://lockdrop.astar.network/#/lock-form.
  2. See the "Lock Address".
  3. Copy that address
  4. Manually send 0 ETH to that address.
  5. If you cannot access the lockdrop page, use VPN.

I participated in Lockdrop 1 & 2 but I cannot access my PLM wallet.

  • Case 1: Default wallet
  • Case 2: Self-created wallet.
  1. The default PLM wallet was derived from your ETH public key
  2. Go to https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts
  3. Click “Add account”
  4. Select “Raw Seed” instead of “Mnemonic”
  5. Replace the default seed with your ETH private key, with additional 0x before the private key. e.g 0x116a2b23441280724176f0xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  6. Select ECDSA (Non BTC/ETH compatible).
  7. Tick the box “I have save my mnemonic seed safely”.
  8. Click “Next”.
  1. Give your wallet a name and password and click next.
  2. Make sure to save this password safely. If you don’t save it, you will get REKT. Please remember, crypto is not a bank. All seed phrases and passwords are your own responsibility. Do not be a fool!
  1. The next page will take you to save the json file.
  2. .json file is the encryption of your seed phrase + password. This file can be used to restore the same wallet on various apps e.g Polkadot.js browser extension, Math wallet etc.
  3. Click “next” and a window will pop up prompting you where to save the .json file.
  4. Save the .json file in a secure location. I recommend you to save this file in multiple devices e.g flash drives.
  1. Now that you have the json file, go to https://polkadot.js.org/extension/
  2. Download and install the browser extension.
  3. Click on the extension and click “+” on the top right corner.
  4. Click “Restore account from backup .json file”
  5. You will be asked to upload the .json file that you recently saved.
  6. Use the password that you used to encrypt your wallet earlier on, and click “restore”.
  7. Your wallet is now added to the browser extension.
  1. The next step is click on the 3 dots on the right and select allow to use on any chain.
  2. Now go back to https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts and you will be able to see your account as “injected”, means it is injected from the browser extension wallet.
Allow to use on any chain
  1. Click the browser extension
  2. Click the “gear” icon on the top left corner
  3. Click on “Display address format for” and select whichever network.
  1. If you claimed your PLM to a self-created wallet, you need to find the seed/json file of that wallet.
  2. Use the same browser extension restore method as I discussed earlier.
  3. Go to https://polkadot.js.org/apps/#/accounts
  4. Top left corner, switch network to Plasm or Shiden, and you will be able to see your tokens.
  5. If you cannot find your seed/json file, then I am very sorry for you. You are REKT! And since you are REKT and have lost access to your tokens, you do not have to buy me a beer.

There are also other repetitive questions such as:

I participated in Lockdrop 1 / 2. How can I claim SDN?

I previously used https://apps.plasmnet.io/#/accounts to access my wallet but now I can’t.

I participated in Shiden crowdloan, how many SDN will I get and when will I be able to get my rewards?

I missed the ETH Lockdrop and Shiden Crowdloan but I would still like to be part of Astar because I finally realize that Astar is the only way to the STAR, which is further than the moon. How is this possible?

  1. You can join the Astar crowdloan to earn ASTA tokens. This will require you to lock DOT for about 2 years. When will this happen? We do not have an exact date yet. We will have to wait for Web3 Foundation to make the announcement and we will release the guidelines when the time comes.
  2. You can join the Ambassador program; https://github.com/PlasmNetwork/ambassador-program. Please check the requirements and if you think you have the skills, passion and qualification, feel free to apply.
  3. If you are a developer and want to showcase your talents, please check out the Builders’ Program; https://github.com/PlasmNetwork/Builders-Program
  4. Be a validator/collator. Join our discord room for details; https://discord.gg/4GeK3KXS

Plasm has been rebranded to Astar. Do I have to do anything with my PLM tokens?

Wen exchange? Wen will SDN get listed? The bullrun is coming to an end and I need to secure my profit as soon as possible!!

  1. If you are worried about the outlook of your investment, means you have not done enough research in the first place.
  2. Astar is not a pump and dump project. It is a project that started building since mid 2019, when the bull wasn’t even there.
  3. Astar has received seven (7) Web3 grants and have delivered 5. Which other projects received this much? None!
  4. Astar is supported by prominent VCs such as Binance Labs, Blockdream and Fenbushi. VCs like these won’t just throw around money on shitcoins.
  5. You are invested on a project that could change and shape the future of Web3. Astar is a Dapp hub, an infrastructure that is needed for the Polkadot ecosystem. If you are in today, you are the earliest investors.
  6. Exchange listing is not a rush. Building is more important. We do not want to list a token with no utility. A token without utility has ZERO value. That is why you see so many shitcoins have dipped in price by >95%.
  7. As the team is building, they are adding more value to the tokens and indirectly pumping your bags. You should be happy that the team is focused so much on building before listing. Compare this to the whitepaper projects in 2018 where tokens get listed when there is zero product at all.
  8. Please be patient! I do not want to hear anymore wen exchange question on TG. You are fortunate that you own tokens. I don’t even have one because I am in only for the tech.
  1. Read the docs at https://docs.astar.network/. Learn and understand what Astar Network is all about. By reading, you enhance your knowledge. The knowledge you have might be useful one day.
  2. Go to the forum, be creative and come up with ideas of how you want Astar network to be. Write your proposal https://forum.astar.network/c/proposal/10
  3. If you know any developers or any projects, introduce Astar to them. Preach about Dapp staking and X-VM, and get them to build on Astar. Don’t just sit there do nothing and hope someone will pump your bags. You are the token holder and you are responsible for the value of your tokens. The more projects get to build on Astar, the higher the value of your tokens will be.

Thank you!



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