Phantasma Poltergeist Wallet
A Step-by-Step Guide
Phantasma just released the Poltergeist Wallet! Download the latest version here for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android.
This wallet will let you swap your Nep5 SOUL to native SOUL tokens. You can also stake to receive KCAL and — if you have 50k to stake — become a Soul Master, which means you will also receive a part of the monthly distributed SOUL!
This tutorial is set up to help you Souldiers get started with the basics and get an understanding of how the Poltergeist Wallet works. At the end of this article, you will also find an embedded video tutorial. In case you prefer video over text, just scroll towards the end or click on this link.
There’s a lot of ground to cover here, so let’s just get started.
Make sure to back-up your 12 word phrase and the associated password — only as a combination you can recover your funds. After you have created the account you can go to ‘’ACCOUNT’’ > ‘’Extract WIF’’ to extract your private key. Make sure to back this one up too. These 2 methods are the only ways to recover your funds if you have uninstalled Poltergeist. Very soon you will be able to import your wallet in Phantom Wallet by using the back-ups!
1. CREATE WALLET
1.1) Open the Poltergeist Wallet and click on ‘GENERATE NEW WALLET’. Download here for Mac, Windows, Linux and Android
1.2) ENTER A NAME FOR YOUR WALLET.
You can choose any name you want here. Keep in mind that this is the wallet name, not the Phantasma name you will be able to set to your Phantasma Wallet later on in the process.
1.3) WALLET PASSWORD
You are asked if you want to add a password to the wallet. We strongly advice you to do this, so click on confirm. REMEMBER or SAVE this password, you need it to recover your wallet with the 12 word phrase.
1.4) SET A PASSWORD
You will have to think of a password of at least 6 characters. Choose safely!
1.5) ACCOUNT AUTHORIZATION
You are asked to confirm your password in order to authorize your account. After you have entered your password, click on confirm.
1.6) SEED PHRASE
You are asked to back-up your seed phrase. For your own safety, write down the phrase on a piece of paper and store it safely.
1.7) LAST STEP
The only thing left to do is to confirm you have written down your back-up phrase. After pressing confirm, you are done creating your wallet! All good to continue on to the next step in this tutorial.
2. HOW TO PREPARE FOR TOKENSWAP
2.1) PHANTASMA WALLET
You will first see your Phantasma Wallet. Click on balance to see your current balance. As this is your first time creating a wallet, you will find that there are no funds to show yet; all will be empty.
2.2) SWITCH TO NEO WALLET
The Poltergeist Wallet holds both a Neo and a Phantasma Wallet in the account you have created in the first stept. You will need to have funds in your NEO wallet to prepare for the automatic token swap.
In the top left corner — see picture below — you can switch to the Neo Wallet. Please do so in this step.
2.3) SEND TOKENS TO NEO WALLET
In case you don’t have any tokens in your Neo Wallet yet, you will need to send Nep5 SOUL tokens to the Neo Wallet and also a drop of Neo GAS. Make sure you are in the Neo wallet — address starts with an ‘A’ — and send tokens from your usual Neo wallet to this address.
NOTE: Be absolutely sure to send some Neo GAS to this wallet, as it is required to hold some GAS in the Neo wallet to perform the tokenswap. GAS is used in the transaction.
3. HOW TO PERFORM THE TOKENSWAP
3.1) TRANSFER SOUL
After performing all of the steps above and you have funds in your Neo wallet, you can now transfer your Nep5 SOUL to the Phantasma Wallet. Remember that you need some Neo GAS for the swap to work!
When you find yourself in the screen below, enter your Phantasma wallet address or choose your address from the dropdown list.
3.2) ENTER SOUL AMOUNT
You can now enter the amount of SOUL tokens you want to swap. If your goal is to stake and become a Soul Master but you don’t have any KCAL in your Phantasma wallet yet, be sure to send 1 extra SOUL.
Press confirm after you have entered the amount of SOUL you want to swap.
3.3) CONFIRM PASSWORD
You will need to autorize all transactions in the wallet with your password. Enter your password here in order to proceed with the swap.
3.4) FINAL CHECK!
Please confirm your transfer if everything looks right for you.
3.5) NOW WE WAIT. THE TRANSACTION IS BEING CONFIRMED
When you get the success notification, your Nep5 SOUL has been swapped to native SOUL in your Phantasma wallet!
You might also get an error with the following text:
Something went wrong when confirming. The transaction might have been successful. Check back later.
When that happens, the transaction most likely went through. You can just restart the wallet and find your tokens in your Phantasma wallet, ready to be claimed.
3.7) SWITCH BACK TO THE PHANTASMA WALLET
Click in the top left corner to switch to your Phantasma wallet.
NOTE: it might take a few minutes for your SOUL to show up. Nothing to worry about; a simple reboot should do the trick.
3.8) CLAIM YOUR SOUL
Now you are in the Phantasma wallet, you should see the amount of swapped SOUL as pending. This means you have to claim your tokens.
Do so by clicking on ‘Claim’.
You will have to click ‘confirm’ in this step to receive the native SOUL in your Phantasma wallet.
3.10) SWAP PERFORMED!
Congrats! You have now completely performed the swap from Nep5 SOUL to native SOUL! You can now find your SOUL in your Phantasma wallet, all ready to stake!
4. HOW TO STAKE YOUR SOUL
4.1) CLICK ‘STAKE’
4.2) ENTER SOUL AMOUNT
Enter the amount of SOUL you would like to stake.
As mentioned before, please be sure to have 1 extra SOUL if you want to become a Soul Master. You need that token to do an (automatic) cosmic swap to KCAL, which is needed to perform the transaction of staking.
You will now have to confirm your decision to stake. The pop-up screen will also show the daily amount of Energy (KCAL) you can claim per day.
4.4) COSMIC SWAP
We have mentioned this a few times now, but KCAL is needed in order to stake your SOUL. In case you don’t have any KCAL yet the wallet gives you the option to do a cosmic swap; converting a drop of SOUL to KCAL. The KCAL is used to pay for transaction fees.
If you already have KCAL in another Phantasma Wallet, you can send some to this Phantasma address. Proceed to step 4.8) if you already have KCAL. You can also use GAS for the cosmic swaps by making a transaction with GAS, whereafter it asks you to perform a cosmic swap to KCAL.
4.5) ENTER YOUR PASSWORD FOR CONFIRMATION
4.6) FINAL CONFIRMATION
In this screen, click on ‘ok’ for a final confirmation. This also shows the estimated fee in KCAL. Note how low the fee is, hence why you only need a little drop of SOUL if you chose to do a cosmic swap in the previous step.
4.7) CONFIRMING TRANSACTION
Now we wait whilst the transaction is being confirmed on the blockchain.
4.8) COSMIC SWAPS PERFORMED
You have received a fraction of KCAL to make transactions on Phantasma Chain! The screen below immediately follows up the cosmic swap to proceed the staking process. Enter your password again to authorize staking your SOUL and click ‘confirm’ to continue.
4.9) CONFIRM TRANSACTION TO STAKE SOUL.
4.10) WAITING FOR CONFIRMATION
4.11) DONE! YOU HAVE NOW STAKED SOUL
Congratulations on staking your SOUL! You can now claim your daily KCAL. Stake 50k SOUL and you are eligible for monthly Soul Master rewards.
4.12) ACCOUNT OPTIONS — PHANTASMA NAME
In ‘Account’, you can export your WIF (private key) and setup a Phantasma Name. You and other users can send tokens by entering the Phantasma Name instead of a wallet address, which is extremely great for user experience. This makes sending tokens a breeze!
There are two prerequisites for setting up a Phantasma Name:
1. You need KCAL: setting up a name is a transaction on Phantasma Chain.
2. You need to have staked SOUL.
NOTE: the Phantasma Name is not the same as the name you setup while creating a wallet. You can only send tokens to a Phantasma Name.
5. HOW TO SWAP BACK
5.1) YOU NEED GAS
If you want to swap back from native SOUL to Nep5 SOUL, you must have some GAS in your Phantasma wallet. Otherwise, the swap will not work!
You can swap GAS from your Neo wallet to your Phantasma wallet, exactly like you also swapped your Nep5 SOUL to native SOUL. Perform the steps in Chapter 3, but choose GAS instead of SOUL.
5.2) STEP TWO
If you read step 5.1 and acted accordingly, you should now have some GAS in your Phantasma Wallet. Remember that the swapback will fail if you don’t have GAS.
In order to perform the swapback from native SOUL to Nep5 SOUL, make sure you are in your Phantasma wallet and click ‘Send’ on your SOUL assets.
5.3) CHOOSE AN ADDRESS
In this step, you need to enter a destination address or choose one from the dropdown list. You should choose the Neo address that came coupled with the your current account; the one you have created in Poltergeist.
5.4) ENTER SOUL AMOUNT
Enter the amount of SOUL you want to swapback and click on ‘Confirm’.
5.5) INSERT YOUR PASSWORD TO PROCEED
You will see the specifics of your transaction one more time. Please confirm the message and proceed to the next step by clicking ‘ok’.
5.7) SWAP PERFORMED
You have now performed the swapback! To claim your Nep5 SOUL, first go to your Neo wallet by choosing it in the upper left corner.
5.8) CLAIM YOUR SOUL
When you are in the Neo wallet, you will find that you have SOUL pending. Click on ‘Claim’.
5.9) CONFIRM TO CLAIM YOUR SOUL
5.10) YOU’RE ALL DONE! YOUR SOUL HAS ARRIVED!
6. VIDEO TUTORIAL
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