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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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Written by Amanda
Updated over a week ago

DISCLAIMER:

The Avalanche Wallet was phased out March 6th, 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, keystore file, and/or recovery phrase used to access the Avalanche Wallet are recorded and stored somewhere safely.

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 accessed 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.

NOTE: Users can also import Ledger wallets into already existing Core extension wallets. For more information on how to do so, please check out this article.

I accessed the Avalanche Wallet with a recovery phrase

NOTE: Users can also import seed phrases into already existing Core extension wallets. For more information on how to do so, please check out this article.

  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 accessed 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. This can be done with a mnemonic based wallet or with an email address.

  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 accessed the Avalanche Wallet with a Keystore file / quick access password

NOTE: Users can import their Keystore files directly into an existing Core extension wallet. For more information, please check out this import article.

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

  2. Navigate to the Manage Keys tab.

  3. Click Export Keys to download the Keystore file (.json file).

  4. Download the Core extension on Chrome.

  5. 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. This can be done with a mnemonic based wallet or with an email address.

    3. Users DO NOT want to use the recovery phrase associated with the Keystore file's account at this step. It will interfere with the import process.

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

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

  8. Hover over the arrow next to Create Account, and select Keystore File.

  9. Drag & Drop or select the Keystore file to import.

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


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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