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How to transition from using the Avalanche® Wallet to Core web.
How to transition from using the Avalanche® Wallet to Core web.
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DISCLAIMER:

The Avalanche Wallet will be phased out in March 2024.

Please do not accept assistance from random members of the community. Admins on Telegram, Discord, or other social channels will not reach out first. If someone reaches out via DM claiming to be an Admin, they are likely a scammer. Admin will respond publicly to questions and NEVER ask for sensitive information such as a Private Key or Recovery Phrase to a wallet.

For any questions, please reach out to the Product Support team directly through the chatbox on the lower right-hand corner of the screen, email [email protected] directly, or reach out on our Discord server.

For any questions relating to Core web and its features, please check out the Core web FAQ.

Core Stake brings the ability to validate, delegate, and perform Cross-Chain transfers directly in Core web. This tutorial is available to assist users who wish to transition from the Avalanche Wallet UI to Core web UI.

NOTE: Make sure the private key and recovery phrase used to access the Avalanche Wallet are recorded and stored somewhere safely.

Keystore file users: The below steps need to be followed before the Avalanche wallet is phased-out.

Please expand one of the following sections for more information on how to log into Core, based on how the Avalanche Wallet is accessed:

I access the Avalanche Wallet with a Ledger

Users can connect their Ledger devices directly to Core web without the need to connect to Core extension first. This connection will use the BIP44 derivation path that is also used in the Avalanche Wallet.

  1. Connect the Ledger to the computer, unlock the Ledger, and open the Avalanche application.

  2. Navigate to https://core.app.

  3. Click Connect Wallet.

  4. Select Ledger.

  5. Choose the Ledger device to pair to Core and click Next.

  6. Core will connect to the Ledger and redirect to the Portfolio.

I access the Avalanche Wallet with a recovery phrase

  1. Download the Core extension on Chrome.

  2. Hover over Access Existing Wallet and select Seed Phrase.

  3. Enter the 24 word seed phrase used to access the Avalanche Wallet.

  4. Name the Core extension wallet and give it a quick access password.

After Core extension is set up, users will be directed to Core web with the extension already connected on the Portfolio page.

I access the Avalanche Wallet with a private key

Users are not able to set up Core extension with a private key at this time. If users already have an existing EVM wallet they can use that recovery phrase to access Core, or create a new wallet.

  1. Download the Core extension on Chrome.

  2. Set up Core extension.

    1. If users have an existing EVM wallet: Hover over Access Existing Wallet, select Seed Phrase, and enter the 24-word seed phrase.

    2. If users do not have another EVM wallet, Create a New Wallet. Store the 24-word recovery phrase somewhere secure.

  3. Name the Core extension wallet and give it a quick access password.

  4. After Core extension is set up, click on the account name at the top of the extension.

  5. Hover over the arrow next to Create Account, and select Private Key.

  6. Enter the private key and click Import Private Key.

After Core extension is set up, users will be directed to Core web with the extension already connected on the Portfolio page. When the private key account is imported, it will become the active account in the wallet. Users will want to ensure this account is active when interacting with Core Stake and trying to stake or cross chain the funds.

I access the Avalanche Wallet with a Keystore file

  1. Log into the Avalanche wallet with the Keystore file and password.

  2. Navigate to the Manage Keys tab.

  3. Copy the Key Phrase for the wallet and make sure it is stored somewhere secure.

  4. Download the Core extension on Chrome.

  5. Hover over Access Existing Wallet and select Seed Phrase.

  6. Enter the 24 word seed phrase used to access the Avalanche Wallet.

  7. Name the Core extension wallet and give it a quick access password.

After Core extension is set up, users will be directed to Core web with the extension already connected on the Portfolio page.

NOTE: The below sections are the tabs previously found in the Avalanche Wallet sidebar. Avalanche Wallet’s Earn is now Core Stake.


Portfolio

After logging into Core web, the user will be able to see their portfolio screen. Users will be able to toggle between C, X, and P-chains and other supported networks. By clicking on each network, users can see what assets, collectibles, and activity they have on each chain.

Users are also able to see their DeFi allocations in their portfolio.

Send

Users will be able to send AVAX from the X or C-chain through the command center in Core web. The command center can be found on the right side of the Portfolio, or through the “Tools” section of the sidebar on the left-hand side of the screen.

For more information on how to send assets in Core web, please check out this article.

Cross Chain

To transfer AVAX across the C, X, and P-chains, users should navigate to Stake in the sidebar and choose “Cross-Chain Transfer”.

NOTE: Core Stake is currently only compatible with Core extension or Ledgers connected directly to Core web.

Earn

Note: Avalanche Wallet’s Earn is now Core Stake.

To validate or delegate AVAX, users should navigate to Stake in the sidebar and choose either “Validate” or “Delegate”. For more information on how to validate or delegate, please visit the validating in Stake and delegating in Stake tutorials.

Studio

At this time, features of the Studio tab are not available in Core web. Users can view their C-chain collectibles in the Portfolio under the “Collectibles” tab.

Activity

Users can view the activity from each chain in the Portfolio under the “Activity” tab. Users have the option to view all network activity or filter by a specific network.

Core web allows users to export their wallet’s transaction history for all Avalanche Primary network chains and Subnets. To do so, navigate to the Tools tab and select “Transaction Export”.

For more information on how to use the Transaction Export tool, please check out this article.

Manage Keys

Users are able to view their wallet’s recovery phrase (if not connected with a hardware wallet) in the Core extension. Please follow this tutorial on how to view the recovery phrase.

Advanced

Chain Import

If any Cross-Chain transactions are pending or incomplete, there will be a button available in Stake’s Cross-Chain Transfer tab. Clicking on the “Import” button will trigger the wallet to import any pending imports for the X, P, and C-Chains.

Sign Message and Check Message Source

Users are able to sign, verify, and broadcast transactions on EVM chains in Core web. Users can find Signing tools in the sidebar under Tools. For more information on how to use the Signing Tools, please view this article.


For any additional questions, please view our other knowledge base articles or contact a support team member via the chat button. Examples are for illustrative purposes only.

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