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Hallo all,

 

I have a question i have a ledger nano and saw this link to claim spark tokens: https://coil.com/p/wietse/Prepare-for-claiming-your-Spark-token-Flare-Networks-a-tool-for-XUMM-XRPToolkit/NkXJQUqpi

 

So i made an Eth wallet on my ledger and did the step by step shown in the link. 

 

My first question is do you have to "activate" an eth wallet same as an XRP wallet? (or did i do it right?)

 

Second: When i go to bithomp explorer you have this list:

 

Username: 

Activated: 

Activated by: 

Activated with: 

Next sequence: 

Last affecting tx

Message key:  

Actions: comment, report

X-address: show

 

Message key appeared after i used the xrptoolkit.

What is a message key? I googled it but can't find an answer. I can still use my ledger and recieve (just checked it).

 

Thanks! 

 

Tinky_s

 

 

 

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On 8/22/2020 at 4:33 PM, Tinky_s said:

What is a message key?

Read the last section of Wietse Wind's explanation to understand why you're now seeing the MessageKey: https://coil.com/p/wietse/Prepare-for-claiming-your-Spark-token-Flare-Networks-a-tool-for-XUMM-XRPToolkit/NkXJQUqpi

On 8/22/2020 at 4:33 PM, Tinky_s said:

My first question is do you have to "activate" an eth wallet same as an XRP wallet? (or did i do it right?)

In Ethereum you don't need to activate an wallet/address and Flare have not mentioned anything about it, so I'd say no.

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On 8/22/2020 at 10:33 AM, Tinky_s said:

So i made an Eth wallet on my ledger and did the step by step shown in the link. 

 

My first question is do you have to "activate" an eth wallet same as an XRP wallet? (or did i do it right?)

In the future when you will finally use the Flare network, you will probably need the private key and you need to manually retrieve the Ethereum/Flare private key from your Nano to use it on the Flare network. It is possible, but a bit technical. See this post

(and don't mind the technical discussion that follows thereafter too much, that's more about the not standard XRP keys on nano, not the ETH private keys/address)

 

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Thanks for the replies!

 

Yes i saw that discussion @jn_r. I dont like to do some technical stuff with my ledger. (to scared to do something wrong). Is there an alternative? Or is it safe to do? (i think it expose the private keys on your pc so thats a no go for me.)

 

I thought i had read somewhere u could just undo the message key part and put another message key in it. Maybe if there is a simpel solution i will do that. Found Myethereum wallet but that uses word phrases aswell as recovery and as i understand u need to have a secret key (just simulair as xrp secret key starts with a s. But different)

 

If it is easy to do i will do that. Or what i think is more safe (Just thought about it.)  i will just wait. If i want to use my spark tokens in the future i will just buy another ledger, move my funds there and try to retrieve the secret keys on my "old" ledger nano while there is no funds on it.

 

Tinky_s

 

 

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37 minutes ago, Tinky_s said:

Yes i saw that discussion @jn_r. I dont like to do some technical stuff with my ledger. (to scared to do something wrong). Is there an alternative? Or is it safe to do? (i think it expose the private keys on your pc so thats a no go for me.)

It is easy to do, you can try it with some random 24 words. 

But it kinda defeats the purpose of the 'hardware' ledger, because placing your 24 words on a computer and use the correct algorithms (bip32/39) makes it suddenly a 'software' ledger. 

42 minutes ago, Tinky_s said:

If i want to use my spark tokens in the future i will just buy another ledger, move my funds there and try to retrieve the secret keys on my "old" ledger nano while there is no funds on it.

That's an option, as long as you use a new set of 24 words for that new ledger.

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