Gifts on Polkadot and 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.


Kusama Asset Hub (former Statemine) is Kusama's system parachain that allows the creation of both fungible and non-fungible tokens. You can read more about it here.


How to claim your NFT

1. Follow the link in the email you received. You will be asked if you want to claim the NFT to a new account or an existing one:

2. If you choose to claim to a new account, you'll be presented with a 12-word mnemonic phrase. Write it down on paper and keep it secret and safe. You'll be asked to enter two randomly selected words of the mnemonic phrase to confirm you have it saved:

If you choose to claim to an existing account instead, the claim page will connect to the Polkadot extension and ask you to select the account to claim to from the available accounts in the extension.

3. Then you'll be asked to enter the gift code you received. Enter it and click "Verify Phrase." After a few seconds, your NFT will be in your account!

You might see your brand new NFT by clicking on "See NFT in Singular."


Parity Signer doesn't support Kusama Asset Hub (former 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 Kusama Asset Hub (Statemine) as a network on the app.

What to do if you claimed your NFT to a new account

If you claimed your NFT to a new account, you need to download a compatible extension and restore the account using the mnemonic phrase that you wrote down during the claim process. To restore the account in the Polkadot extension, check the instructions in this guide.

How to access your NFT after you claimed it

Regardless of your chosen method, your account needs to exist in the compatible extension for you to access your NFT. Once you have the account in the extension, you can see your NFT if you go to the Singular app and connect your account.

1. Click on "Connect" in the top right corner of the page and choose "Select account":

Several browser extensions are supported:

2. In this guide, we are using the Polkadot extension. Grant Singular permission to access the extension, and choose the account you claimed your NFT to from the list.

3. After you connect the account, the "Your Space" button will appear:

4. In Your Space, choose Statemine network to see your NFTs on Kusama Asset Hub (previously Statemine):

5. That's it! You can view, gift, trade, or burn your NFTs on Singular.

If you prefer visual instructions, the following video goes through the process of claiming your NFT both to an existing and a new account. Remember that if you claim to a new account, you then need to import this account into the Polkadot extension in order to access your NFT.