Gifts on Polkadot & Kusama make it possible to send assets to your loved ones even if they don't already have an address or crypto experience.


If you have received an NFT as a gift, you can follow these steps to claim it.


A note about Statemine: Statemine is Kusama's common-good parachain that allows the creation of both fungible and non-fungible tokens. You can read more about it here.

During the claim process you will be asked if you want to claim the NFT to a new account or an existing one. 




If you choose to claim to a new account, you'll be presented with a mnemonic phrase that you need to write down on paper and keep it secret and safe. 


If instead you choose to claim to an existing account, and that account is already in the Polkadot extension, you're all set! 


If not, you'll need to download the Polkadot extension and restore the account using the mnemonic phrase that you wrote down during the claim process. To restore in the extension check the instructions in this guide.

Finally, if you entered an address manually, then you need to restore that account in the extension with its mnemonic phrase, following the same instructions as above.


NOTE: Parity Signer doesn't support Statemine on versions lower than 5.0.0.
Don't claim your NFT to a Parity Signer account unless you have updated to the new version and have added Statemine as a network on the app.

Regardless of which method you choose, your account needs to exist in the Polkadot extension. Once that's done, then you can see your NFT if you go to the Singular app and connect the account through the Polkadot extension:



Then "Your Space" button will appear, which you can click to see the NFTs in your account:


Please note that the NFT will be transferable after it is claimed, but Singular doesn't support trading of NFTs on Statemine at this point. But you can still "gift" the NFT by sending it to another account. The following option is at the bottom of the NFT page:

Also note that the link above is for NFTs on the Statemine parachain. Normally though the default network on Singular is Kusama, so if you visit the site again make sure you're on Statemine through the drop-down menu on the top right.