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If you’ve already participated in the Moonbeam crowdloan, you can change the rewards address you provided. You will have until December 16th 15:00 UTC to change your rewards address.

While the crowdloan is on-going, there are two ways to change your Moonbeam rewards address: contribute to the crowdloan again with a new Moonbeam address, or update the address without another contribution via the Moonbeam Foundation DApp. If you make multiple contributions, the last rewards address entered will be the address where you will receive your rewards.

This guide will cover changing your address via the Moonbeam Foundation DApp, without making another contribution. If you would like to contribute again, you can check out the guide on How to Contribute to the Moonbeam Crowdloan.

About Moonbeam Rewards Addresses

When participating in the Moonbeam crowdloan using the Moonbeam Foundation Dapp, you are asked to enter an Ethereum/Moonbeam address. Moonbeam uses a unified accounts system, meaning, Moonbeam (GLMR) token holders will be able to sign all transactions using a regular Ethereum-like account. Moreover, GLMR rewards are distributed to this account as well.

When changing your address, make sure that you hold the mnemonic/private keys, and an exchange did not give the address. Please note that your mnemonic/private keys provide direct access to your funds. You will need the private keys to claim your rewards after Moonbeam launches.

If you need help creating an address, you can check out the How to Create a Moonbeam/Ethereum Address guide.

Checking and Changing Your Moonbeam (GLMR) Address

To check your current Moonbeam rewards address and change it, navigate to the Moonbeam Foundation DApp and click on “Change Rewards Address”.

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The next page takes you through the steps of importing your Polkadot.js extension accounts. To do so, take the following steps:

  1. Click on the “Connect to Polkadot{.js}” button. The extension will show a pop-up window asking you to authorize the application
  2. Verify the URL of the application you are granting access to the Polkadot.js extension. It should start with https://crowdloan.moonbeam.foundation/ — if this is not the case, please contact the Moonbeam Foundation team at crowdloan@moonbeam.foundation
  3. Once you’ve verified the URL, click on “Yes, allow this application access” — This allows the application to fetch your account information and also use the Polkadot.js extension to sign transactions

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The application will load all accounts in the Polkadot.js extension that are set up to work with Polkadot. If your account is not loading, make sure you’ve set it up with the “Allow use on any chain” or “Polkadot Relay Chain” option. If the pop-up is not showing up, take the following steps:

  1. Click on the “Gear” icon to open the extension settings
  2. Select the “Manage Website Access” option
  3. Allow crowdloan.moonbeam.foundation — Double check the website URL before allowing it

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Once your accounts have loaded, read the page’s instructions and take the following steps:

  1. Select the account you participated in the crowdloan with and would like to change the rewards address for
  2. Click “Review Contribution”

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You will see a contribution details page including your current GLMR rewards address. If the address needs to be changed, go ahead and click “Change GLMR Address”.

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Before changing your address, make sure that you hold the mnemonic/private keys, and an exchange did not give the address. Please note that your mnemonic/private keys provide direct access to your funds. You will need the private keys to claim your rewards after Moonbeam launches.

If you need help creating an address, you can check out the How to Create a Moonbeam/Ethereum Address guide.

To change your address:

  1. Enter in your new Moonbeam address
  2. Click “Sign and send” to initiate the transaction in the Polkadot.js extension

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The Polkadot.js extension will pop-up, but if it doesn’t you should be able to open the extension yourself to review the transaction details and sign it:

  1. Verify the URL of the application from which the signature is being requested. It should start with https://crowdloan.moonbeam.foundation/ — if this is not the case, please contact the Moonbeam Foundation team at crowdloan@moonbeam.foundation
  2. Enter your password
  3. Once you’ve reviewed all the information, click on “Sign the message” to change your rewards address
  4. (Optional) If the account you have to participate with is not showing up, check your Polkadot.js extension and make sure it can be used on any chain or the Polkadot relay chain. Afterward, click on “Reload accounts”

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Note: If your account in the Polkadot.js extension appears different from your account on the Moonbeam Foundation DApp, that might be due to your account settings in Polkadot.js. If you “Allow use on any chain” as opposed to specifically on the “Polkadot Relay Chain” the address will be different. If you prefer to see the same address, click on the button with the three dots and instead of “Allow use on any chain”, choose “Polkadot Relay Chain”.

If successful, you should see a pop-up in the Moonbeam Foundation DApp saying “Transaction successful!”.

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After you click “Go back”, you will see your contribution details with your new Moonbeam address for GLMR rewards.

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And that’s it! You’ve successfully changed your GLMR rewards address for the Moonbeam Crowdloan.

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