The difference between Accounts and Address Book on polkadot.js Print
Modified on: Tue, 13 Oct, 2020 at 2:19 PM
On polkadot.js you will see an Accounts Page as well as an Address Book.
What is the difference between them?
1. Accounts Page
2. Address Book
Addresses that show up in your address book are contacts. They do not require private keys to be added there, therefore you can add any address here as a contact.
Here you can, for example, add your DOT addresses at exchanges that you'd like to monitor or regularly send funds to, or your DOT address of your Ledger. Your address book is a passive "watch tool", plus it makes it easier to send funds to your contact addresses.
You cannot send funds out of an address of your address book, since it's just a contact address. (Just like you cannot send an email from a friend's email address that you have in your contact list.)
How to move an address from the address book to the accounts page
In the case of your Ledger, you would simply connect your Ledger device with the "Add Ledger" button.
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