For the Moonbeam Take Flight event, you will need to provide a Receiving Address, which is where the GLMR will be sent once it is unlocked (40 days after Moonbeam is fully functional, with balance transfers and EVM enabled).

Fortunately, Moonbeam uses Ethereum-style address formats, which means you can use any Moonbeam, Moonriver, or Ethereum address FOR WHICH YOU HAVE THE PRIVATE KEY. Do not use exchange addresses.

For those who don’t have a valid Moonbeam or Ethereum account, this guide will outline a few easy ways you can create one. Here are the methods we will discuss:

Safety Note: This guide explains a few methods of creating a valid Ethereum account. You will need to take extra precautions to ensure you have securely generated an Ethereum account and are safely storing the private key/mnemonic. Private keys/mnemonics provide direct access to your funds and should be kept in a safe, offline location.

A Note About Using Hot Wallets

Broadly speaking, hot wallets provide an “online” place to store crypto funds. They are generally easier to use and give faster access to your funds because they are always connected to the internet. However, they are exposed to the internet, making them more susceptible to hackers. Please take care when sending or storing funds in a hot wallet. MetaMask, Math Wallet, and Nifty are all hot wallets.

Creating a Moonbeam (Ethereum-Style) Address Using MetaMask

To get started with MetaMask, you can follow this tutorial on the official MetaMask documentation page. Once you have installed the extension, follow the account creation wizard. Make sure to store your mnemonic safely.

When MetaMask is fully set up, you’ll have your Moonbeam (Ethereum) address displayed at the top of the extension window. Clicking on it will copy its value to the clipboard.

How to Create a Moonriver Address Using MetaMask

Safety Note: Please ensure you are securely generating an Ethereum account and safely storing its private key/mnemonic. Private keys/mnemonics provide direct access to your funds.

To connect MetaMask to Moonriver, you can follow this tutorial. At the time of writing, Moonbeam has not launched, so you can’t connect to it yet.

Creating a Moonbeam (Ethereum-Style) Address Using Math Wallet

To get started with Math Wallet, you can follow this article from their official documentation page. Once you have installed the extension, make sure you select Ethereum as a network, after which you can follow the wallet creation instructions.  (Make sure to store your mnemonic safely).

After you’ve finished creating a wallet, your Moonbeam (Ethereum) address will be displayed on the main screen of the extension window, from which you can copy it manually or using the wallet menu (by clicking on the three dots).

How to Create a Moonriver Address Using Math Wallet

Safety Note: You are entirely responsible for securely generating an Ethereum account and safely storing its private key/mnemonic. Private keys/mnemonics provide direct access to your funds.

You can connect Math Wallet directly to Moonriver by following this tutorial. At the time of writing, Moonbeam has not launched, so you can’t connect to it yet.

Creating a Moonbeam (Ethereum-Style) Address Using Nifty Wallet

To get started with Nifty Wallet, you can follow this article from the official Nifty documentation site. Once you have installed the extension, follow the account creation wizard. Make sure to store your mnemonic safely.

With Nifty Wallet fully set up, you’ll have your Moonbeam (Ethereum) address displayed at the top of the extension window. Clicking on the icon will copy its value to the clipboard.
How to Create a Moonriver Address Using Nifty Wallet

Safety Note: You are responsible for securely generating an Ethereum account and safely storing its private key/mnemonic. Private keys/mnemonics provide direct access to your funds.

To connect Nifty to Moonriver you can follow this tutorial. At the time of writing, Moonbeam has not launched, so you can’t connect to it yet.

Creating a Moonbeam (Ethereum-Style) Address Using Ledger (Nano S and Nano X)

To get started with Ledger, you can follow this tutorial that takes you through the steps of installing the Ethereum app on your Ledger hardware wallet. Make sure that you are running the latest Ledger Live and the latest version of the hardware wallet’s firmware.

Once you’ve installed the Ethereum Ledger app, you can connect it to MetaMask following this tutorial. After doing so, you’ll have your Moonbeam (Ethereum) address displayed at the top of the extension window. Clicking on it will copy its value to the clipboard.

How to Create a Moonbeam Address in Ledger and MetaMask

Safety Note: You are entirely responsible for securely generating an Ethereum account and safely storing its private key/mnemonic. Private keys/mnemonics provide direct access to your funds.

Then, you can connect MetaMask to Moonriver, to interact with it using your Ledger device. At the time of writing, Moonbeam has not launched, so you can’t connect to it yet.

Creating a Moonbeam (Ethereum-Style) Address Using Trezor

To get started with Trezor, you can follow this tutorial that takes you through the steps of getting started with Trezor and Ethereum via MetaMask. Make sure that you are running the latest firmware on your Trezor device. You can also find another guide that helps you set up your Trezor device with MetaMask here.

After doing so, you’ll have your Moonbeam (Ethereum) address displayed at the top of the extension window. Clicking on it will copy its value to the clipboard.

How to Create a Moonbeam Address in Trezor and MetaMask

Safety Note: You are entirely responsible for securely generating an Ethereum account and safely storing its private key/mnemonic. Private keys/mnemonics provide direct access to your funds.

Then, you can connect MetaMask to Moonriver, to interact with it using your Trezor device. At the time of writing, Moonbeam has not launched, so you can’t connect to it yet.