how to claim spark tokens

How to Claim Spark Tokens with Ledger Hardware Wallet

Take advantage of the Spark token airdrop with every XRP that you hold in your Ledger hardware wallet. Read on to learn how.

A white paper dated 27th August 2020 was published by Flare Networks, detailing how smart contracts can be run without relying on economic safety mechanisms.

Briefly, the Flare Network leverages the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM) and enables the distributed network to run TuringIn computability theory, a system of data-manipulation rules (such as a computer’s instruction set, a programming language, or a cellular automaton) is said to be Turing-complete or computationally universal if it can be used to simulate any Turing machine. This means that this system is able to recognise or decide other data-manipulation rule sets. Turing completeness is used as a way to express the power of such a data-manipulation rule set. Virtually all programming languages today are Turing-complete. The concept is named after English mathematician and computer scientist Alan Turing.-complete smart contracts. Flare’s native token – the Spark – is required for spam control at the network level.

A total of 45 billion Spark tokens are available to be claimed, which will be distributed to XRP holders who hold their XRP at certain exchanges or in a self-custody wallet such as the Ledger hardware wallet, or in any private wallet where the mnemonic seed phrases are generated by the user.

A snapshot of the holder’s XRP wallet shall take place at a pre-determined date, and Spark tokens shall be issued to the user at the ratio of 1:1 (or possibly more). If the user has 1,000 XRP in the wallet on the date when the snapshot is taken, he or she shall receive 1,000 Spark. It has been announced that the snapshot date will take place on 12th December 2020 to give exchanges ample time to make the required changes to support the distribution of this token.

Not all exchanges will be participating in this airdrop, and exchanges are added to the list as changes and updates are made. Check the list of supporting exchange here. More information can be found at the official Spark FAQ page.

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Proceed with the steps below at your own risk. When done correctly as per instructions, this exercise should pose no risk to your funds and is safe enough to be carried out.

How to Claim Spark Tokens

The procedure below outlines the steps required to set your wallet address up to receive the Spark tokens when they are made available and distributed. Perform the steps below on a computer and not on a smartphone.

We will be using a simple tool created by Wietse Wind from XRPL Labs and a Ledger hardware wallet to do this. The following method works on both the Ledger Nano S and X. Let’s begin:


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1. Go to flare.wietse.com. Read and tick the checkboxes under Part 1. Disclaimer, warnings & acknowledgements, and click Continue to proceed.
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2. We will be using a Ledger Nano S and not an XUMM account, so click Continue under Part 2B. Don’t use XUMM.
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3. Since we will be using a hardware wallet, which is a non-custodial wallet, click Skip this step, I own an ETH compatible account & own the secret under Part 3. Generate ETH compatible account.
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4. Under Part 4. Provide ETH compatible account address, take note that you will now need to obtain an ETH address from your hardware wallet, and that you should never use an address from an exchange or any wallet that you do not hold the private keys to. We will leave this part blank for now and return later with an ETH address.
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5. Go to your Ledger Live and ensure that your hardware wallet account has XRP.
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6. In that same wallet, go to your Ethereum account and click on Receive to generate an ETH address.
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7. Ensure that your Ledger hardware wallet is connected, and click Continue.
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8. Verify that the generated ETH address matches the one displayed on your hardware wallet, and copy the generated ETH address. The address should begin with “0x…” followed by 40 alphanumerical characters.
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9. Click both buttons on your hardware wallet to confirm the address matches, and click Done to close the panel. You may leave your hardware wallet still connected at this point.
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10. Paste the copied ETH address under Part 4 panel we left in Step 4 above, and click Next to proceed.
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11. Under Part 5. Confirm account ownership on the XRPL, a prefix of “020000…” is appended to and replaces the prefix of your ETH address. Copy this new address and click on the XRP toolkit link in the instructions.
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12. Your Ledger hardware wallet should still be connected to your computer at this point. Connect it and log in if it is not. On the panel of the XRP toolkit, click Connect to Ledger.
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13. Wait for the XRP toolkit to complete the process of retrieving your account information.
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14. Your XRP account with the amount of XRP seen in Step 5 above should show up at this point. Tick the checkbox and click Confirm.
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15. The XRP toolkit account page opens up next with wallet address and XRP quantity details.
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16. In the top menu, go to Account > Properties.
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17. On the next panel, paste the new address (with the “020000…” prefix) that you copied in Step 11 above into the Message Key field and click Update.
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18. Allow the XRP toolkit to carry out the transaction. The next few steps to confirm the transaction will need to be done on the Ledger hardware wallet.
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19a. On the Ledger hardware wallet, press the right button to scroll through…
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19b. …and ensure the XRP wallet address is correct…
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19c. …and to acknowledge the fee of 0.000012 XRP for this transaction…
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19d. …and to confirm the Message Key address in Step 17 above, and scroll through the entire address by pressing the right button…
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19e. …until you reach the Sign transaction screen. Press both buttons to confirm and sign the transaction.
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20. On the computer, you will see the notification that the transaction has been submitted and validated.
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21. On the XRP toolkit account, the Message Key is now added under your profile panel and the two transactions performed on the Ledger are shown under the Latest Transactions panel.
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22. Go back to the tool by Wietse Wind where we left off earlier in Step 11 above, click Next to complete the process.
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23. Congratulations! All you have to do now is wait for the snapshot and for the Spark tokens to be distributed to your wallet address.
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What Next?

Now we wait. Meanwhile as suggested above, you can follow Flare Networks Twitter account and monitor their website for any news and updates.

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