How to import a private key from another wallet to polkadot.js Print
Modified on: Mon, 19 Apr, 2021 at 8:27 AM
There are several reasons why you might want to restore an account on polkadot.js that you created in another wallet. Many multi-currency wallets do not have the full functionality of polkadot.js and may not allow your to perform certain actions (e.g. sending the existential deposit of 1 DOT out of your account).
This can be solved by extracting your private key from your original wallet (e.g. Atomic Wallet, Trust Wallet, etc.) and importing it into polkadot.js.
Before you start, please note: Exposing your private key online poses a security risk. You should only do this if you have no other options and if you are planning to deactivate your account and send your funds to a new account with a new private key / mnemonic seed.
In order to import your private key, follow these steps:
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