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Guide to Claim Vara Airdrop Stage 2

This guide details the process for claiming the Stage 2 airdrop for Gear Testnet supporters. The Stage 2 airdrop is exclusively available to Vara community testnet node runners, individuals who operated nodes during the network's initial development phases. More details are available in this article.

Step 1: Locate Your key_store File for Your Node

Before proceeding with the Vara Airdrop claim, make sure you have your key_store file for your node. You can find detailed instructions on how to locate this file on the Vara Wiki.

Alternatively, you can use the following script for our system:

Example of using the script:

curl | tar xJ

Key found in "gear/gear_staging_testnet_v7":


Note: if you used gear-key-finder you can skip step 2 and 3

Step 2: Convert Your Key into Hex Format

Once you have your key file (e.g., secret_ed25519), navigate to the directory where the key is located and run the following command:

xxd -p secret_ed25519 | tr -d '\n'

The result will be a hexadecimal representation of your key, for example: ce5ce2f1504879afcd8ee74bb492abebb3a4f6d696e3ecfacfbb0c00a8231de5

Step 3: Add '0x' Prefix to the Hex Key

Before importing your key, add the '0x' prefix to the hexadecimal key.

For example, the result should look like: 0xce5ce2f1504879afcd8ee74bb492abebb3a4f6d696e3ecfacfbb0c00a8231de5

Step 4: Import the Account into Nova Wallet

Currently, the claim is available only for Nova Wallet.

  • Download the Nova Wallet for your phone from (Nova Wallet)[].
  • Open the Nova Wallet extension or your preferred wallet.
  • Click "Import wallet" and choose the "Raw seed" option.

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  • Paste your private key.

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  • Important: Click the "Advanced" option at the top of the screen and select the ed25519 key pair crypto type. Apply the changes.

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  • Connect your imported wallet.

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  • Confirm and sign the signatures to check your airdrop eligibility.

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Congratulations! You have successfully claimed your Vara Airdrop.

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