How to Use Perkle with MyEtherWallet (MEW v5, new interface)

by Jialin Luh on November 19, 2019

Update: Since this blog post was published, Perkle has been officially integrated with MEW! Check out the new guide here.

Last month MyEtherWallet (MEW) discontinued their original wallet (Vintage MEW) forcing everyone to switch over to the new interface (MEW v5), which means it's time to update our guide! If you're wondering how to set up a Perkle (PRKL) wallet using MEW v5, you've come to the right place. Let's jump right in.

Here's what you will need to get started:

  • MEWconnect mobile app installed on your iPhone or Android smartphone
  • A MEW wallet set up on your smartphone via MEWconnect
  • A laptop or desktop computer

This guide is written for those of you who already have a MEW wallet set up. If you haven't created one yet, you will need to create a new wallet.

For security purposes, MEW suggests accessing your wallet via the MEWconnect mobile app, which basically turns your smartphone into a hardware wallet. If you are creating a new wallet, MEW recommends doing so directly from the mobile app. Our guide is going to focus on this method; if you haven't yet, take a few minutes to install MEWconnect on your phone, and use the app to generate a new wallet before proceeding. Even if you created a MEW address previously, they recommend starting from scratch using MEWconnect on your smartphone.

Here's a link to the MEWconnect User Guide just in case you need some help getting set up. We recommend generating and saving your MEWconnect password in a secure password manager such as 1Password.

Connecting to the Perkle Blockchain

To begin, go to the MyEtherWallet website from your laptop or desktop computer. As a reminder, it's a best practice to inspect the URL in your browser and ensure you see the padlock next to the URL, ensuring you're not on a phishing site:

myetherwallet-url

If you're new to blockchain technology or are not familiar with MEW, we highly recommend reading MyEtherWallet's introduction to understand what you can do with MEW, how your funds are stored and how to keep your wallet secure.

Step 1. From MEW's homepage, click "Access My Wallet":

MyEtherWallet-homepage-1

Step 2. On the "Access My Wallet" screen, click on "MEWconnect":

MyEtherWallet_Access-my-wallet-1

Which brings up this screen:

MyEtherWallet-Access-by-MEWconnect-1Step 3. Open MEWconnect on your smartphone and enter your password, which takes you to your public Ethereum address screen:

MEWconnect-ETHmainnet

Step 4. From here, press the "Scan to Connect" button and use your phone camera to scan the QR code displayed on MEW on your laptop or desktop (that's the screen with the QR code referenced above). Then you should see this:

MEWconnect_Local-MEW-connection-screens-1

Your phone wallet has now made a local connection to MEW, and you should see the MEW page in your browser change from the QR code to your wallet dashboard, which should look something like this:

MyEtherWallet-Dashboard

Your address is in the upper right corner is where you'll send or receive PRKL, ETH, or other ERC-20 tokens.

From here, you'll be doing the rest from the MyEtherWallet website on your laptop or desktop computer.

Step 5. Click the "change" button in the Network box in the upper right corner:

MyEtherWallet-Dashboard_Change-Network

Which will bring up this modal:

MyEtherWallet-Dashboard_Change-Network_Custom-Node-Off

Click the toggle for "Add Custom Network/Node":

MyEtherWallet-Dashboard_Change-Network_Custom-Node-On-1

Select "CUS - Custom" from the dropdown (where it says ETH - Ethereum), which updates the fields:

MyEtherWallet-Dashboard_Change-Network_Custom-Node-On-CUS

If you're not super familiar with Ethereum or ERC-20 tokens, some of these fields may be puzzling since they don't have labels. That's why we've put this guide together for you!

Step 6. Fill out the form in the Network pop-up

In the ETH Node Name field, enter "perklepub" (without the quotation marks).

In the URL field, enter https://perkle-pub.esprezzo.io

Replace 443 with 8501 -- this is the port.

In the next field, paste the URL for a Perkle transaction (tx) hash from the block explorer: https://explorer.esprezzo.io/transactions/[[txHash]]

Replace 1 with 667 -- this is the Chain ID.

In the last field, paste the URL for a Perkle address from the block explorer: https://explorer.esprezzo.io/addresses/[[address]]

Like so:

MyEtherWallet-Dashboard_Change-Network_Custom-Node_Fields-Completed_2.1

Press Save.

Step 7. Scroll to the bottom of the modal and you'll see Perkle at the very bottom:

MyEtherWallet_Perkle-Network_2

Click on perklepub (CUS)!

You should now see Perkle as the network on your dashboard in the upper left corner, and perklepub as the network in the upper right:

MyEtherWallet_Perkle-Network_connected-2

It would be nice if MEW would allow us to enter the PRKL abbreviation so that the Balance would show as PRKL instead of CUS — a desirable future feature for MEW!

How to Check PRKL Balance

From the dashboard, as you may have guessed, you will be able to see your Balance in the middle box; after sending a few PRKL from my Discord wallet to MEW:

MyEtherWallet_PRKL-balance

How to Send PRKL

To send PRKL to another address:

  1. Make sure your MEWconnect is connected on your smartphone. Reminder: MEWconnect should look like this when you are connected to Perkle:
    MEWconnect_connected
  2. On the sidebar of MEW in your browser, select Send. You can also press the Send Transaction panel with the astronaut under "Actions", which brings up a form below the 3 boxes:
    MyEtherWallet_Send-1
  3. Enter the amount of PRKL you wish to send
  4. Enter the address you wish to send PRKL to
  5. Press the Send Transaction button
    MyEtherWallet_Send-2
  6. You will then see the modal below. MEW neglects to state that you will need to confirm and sign the transaction using MEWconnect using your smartphone. So that's what we're going to do!
    MyEtherWallet_Send-3
  7. Once you see the above screen, look at MEWconnect on your smartphone. Verify the details (make sure the recipient address and quantity are correct!) and click to check the round checkboxes to sign the transaction: 
    MEWconnect verify and sign-transaction iOS app screen shots
  8. Now turn your attention back to MEW in your browser on your computer. You will see that the Confirm and Send button is green now that you've verified and signed the transaction from your smartphone; press the button!
    MyEtherWallet_Send-4
  9. As long as you're not trying to send more PRKL than your wallet's balance and you have configured your connection to Perkle with the correct port and chain ID, you should see the following success screen once the transaction is successfully broadcasted to the network:
    MyEtherWallet_Send-Success
  10. Clicking on the Check Status on Esprezzo.io button will take you to the transaction on the block explorer. It may take a few seconds for the transaction to appear once you refresh. Here's an example transaction on the block explorer:
    Esprezzo_official-Perkle-block-explorer_transaction

Note: As of publishing time, MEWconnect does NOT display the balance of PRKL or other custom tokens; it only displays ETH and officially supported tokens. 

Finally, here are some helpful links if you'd like to explore our other PRKL wallets:

We hope you find this guide useful! If you have any questions or need further assistance, please join our Discord server and hit us up in the #support channel! 

Topics: News, Perkle

Jialin Luh
Jialin Luh

Jialin is a UX designer at Esprezzo, where she's bringing her passion for user experience to blockchain tools. She's launched popular B2B and B2C products at companies including Evernote and Speck Products.

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