Setting up an ERC20 Bela receiving address

We’ve released an application for easily swapping current Bela coins for the new ERC20 Bela. What follows is a detailed tutorial on how to set up an Ethereum wallet to receive your Bela tokens. The token contract has been deployed, and the community can now begin swapping their legacy coins to receive Bela tokens. Every legacy Bela will be credited on a 1:1 basis on the new token contract.

Here’s How This Works:

In order to receive your new Bela tokens, you’ll need to sign up for a wallet that supports ERC20 tokens. Bela tokens are really just a contract on Ethereum, which means that you should be able to send the tokens to any Ethereum address, but, only a few different Ethereum wallets allow you to actually see and interact with your ERC20 tokens. This means that if you send your Bela tokens to a wallet or exchange that doesn’t support ERC20 tokens or where you do not control your private keys, you will lose access to your funds unless you can get the wallet or exchange providers to intervene. It is crucial that you have access to either the Keystore File, Private Key or Mnemonic Phrase for your wallet. Only when you have access to one or more of these authenticators is it safe to send the Bela tokens to that address.

Here is a link to a nice list of wallets that are ERC20 compatible: https://tokenmarket.net/what-is/ethereum-token-wallets/ You should use one of these wallets to receive your new tokens.

MyEtherWallet, Mist, and MetaMask are three easy-to-use options where you control your private keys. Let’s go through the setup for each of these wallets one by one.

1. MyEtherWallet (Web Wallet)

To Create a MyEtherWallet

Go to https://www.myetherwallet.com/ Enter a strong password. Do not lose this password. You will need this password along with your private key to access your Bela tokens.

Click “Create New Wallet”.

Download your Keystore/UTC file & save it in a safe place. This is an encrypted version of your private key. To access it you will need your password.

Read the warning and if you understand it, click “I understand. Continue.”

Write down your private key or print it out as a paper wallet backup.

Do not lose your private key. It cannot be recovered if it is lost.

Click “Save Your Address.”

Use your Keystore File or private key to unlock your wallet and see your address. Click “Unlock”.

Scroll down and you will see your public address. This is the ERC20 BELA receiving address that you will enter at https://www.swapbela.com/

For example:

https://www.swapbela.com/

To View your Bela Tokens

Once you’ve unlocked your wallet, scroll down to “Token Balances” and click on “Add Custom Token”.

Enter the following:

Token Contract Address: 0x2e98a6804e4b6c832ed0ca876a943abd3400b224
Token Symbol: BELA
Decimals: 18

and click “Save”.

Now you will see your token balance for BELA.

Remember, BELA tokens will be sent within 24 hours of swapping your Legacy BELA coins. So, please be patient!

2. Mist (Desktop Wallet)

To Create a Mist Wallet

Follow this tutorial to install and set up your Mist Ethereum Wallet: https://medium.com/@attores/step-by-step-guide-getting-started-with-ethereum-mist-wallet-772a3cc99af4

Once you have Mist installed and opened, click on your account:

And copy your public address:

This is the ERC20 BELA receiving address that you will enter at https://www.swapbela.com/

For example:

https://www.swapbela.com/

To View your Bela Tokens

Click on “CONTRACTS”

Scroll down to “CUSTOM TOKENS”

And click on either the Unicorns token, or on “WATCH TOKEN”

Enter the following:

Token Contract Address: 0x2e98a6804e4b6c832ed0ca876a943abd3400b224
Token Name: Bela
Token Symbol: BELA
Decimals: 18

and click “OK”.

The Bela token has now been added to your watch list.

Remember, BELA tokens will be sent within 24 hours of swapping your Legacy BELA coins. So, please be patient!

3. MetaMask (Web Browser Plug-In)

To Create a MetaMask Wallet

To install MetaMask go to https://metamask.io/ and click the link for your browser. I’m installing it on Chrome.

Click “Add to Chrome”:

Then click “Add Extension”:

You should now see MetaMask in your Chrome toolbar:

Click on it to open:

Accept the terms:

Choose a secure password. Make sure that you write it down and keep it somewhere safe.

Write down your 12 seed words or download them as a file and keep them somewhere safe. These are the words that you will need to restore your MetaMask Wallet if it’s ever removed from your computer.

Now click the 3 dots next to your account name:

Then click “Copy Address to clipboard”:

This is the ERC20 BELA receiving address that you will enter at https://www.swapbela.com/

For example:

https://www.swapbela.com/

To View your Bela Tokens

Click on “TOKENS”:

Then click on “ADD TOKEN”:

Enter the following:

Token Contract Address: 0x2e98a6804e4b6c832ed0ca876a943abd3400b224
Token Symbol: BELA
Decimals of Precision: 18

and click “Add”:

You can now see Bela tokens in your MetaMask wallet:

Remember, BELA tokens will be sent within 24 hours of swapping your Legacy BELA coins. So, please be patient!

If you have any questions please join us on Slack, or email us at contact@livebela.com

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