Storing, Accessing and Sending Your DOT

I can't find my account on the Polkadot network!
If you cannot find your DOT address on a block explorer, it has either not received the minimum amount of DOT required to activate the account yet, or its b...
Wed, 13 Apr, 2022 at 10:32 PM
Can I use the same account on Polkadot, Kusama and parachains?
Yes. In fact you can use the same account on most Substrate chains (but not all, since there are exceptions - check the video at the end of the article for ...
Tue, 12 Jul, 2022 at 12:11 PM
Where to buy DOT and KSM
Polkadot and Kusama are decentralized networks, so any exchange or project can choose to list the DOT and KSM token. Public listing services like Coinge...
Tue, 5 Apr, 2022 at 10:11 PM
How to restore an account in Parity Signer
In this article, you will learn how to restore an account in Parity Signer that was originally created in Parity Signer. If you want to know how to creat...
Thu, 2 Jun, 2022 at 11:12 PM
Where can I see the balance of my account?
If you are using the Polkadot-JS UI or the Polkadot extension, you can see your balance in the accounts section.  Please keep in mind that the extension...
Fri, 4 Mar, 2022 at 10:58 PM
How can I find (and copy) my address on Polkadot-JS UI?
The accounts page lists all your Polkadot accounts - accounts created directly on Polkadot-JS UI, created or added in the extension and accounts on Ledger d...
Tue, 4 Jan, 2022 at 1:40 PM
Can I transfer DOT without unbonding and waiting 28 days?
No, DOT that are bonded cannot be sent from one DOT address to another.  In other words, you can only transfer DOT that show up as "transferrable&q...
Tue, 4 Jan, 2022 at 1:42 PM
Can I export an existing DOT account from Polkadot-JS to my Ledger wallet?
While it might be possible in theory to restore your 12-word mnemonic seed on the Ledger (see instructions here), it would defy the purpose of a hardware wa...
Thu, 5 May, 2022 at 7:39 PM
Why can't I transfer tokens?
The number #1 reason why users contact us for help with transferring their funds is because they are not aware of the existential deposit of 1 DOT on the...
Thu, 5 May, 2022 at 7:50 PM
Can I use the Ledger Polkadot app also for Kusama?
"I noticed there's a separate Ledger app for Kusama. Do I need both apps for managing DOT and KSM, or can I just use the Polkadot app for both tok...
Wed, 24 Nov, 2021 at 7:57 PM