If you own EOS or eosDAC ERC20 tokens, you need to register your Ethereum address with an EOS public address to receive the coins on the EOS network. This article will show you step by step how to register your coins.
Moving to the Mainnet
After a nearly year-long ICO, the EOS main net is finally ready to launch. The EOS token was originally created on the Ethereum blockchain to raise money for development, with the idea that the tokens would be transferable to the mainnet once it launches. The token contracts themselves are hard coded to stop working at a specific date and time. For EOS, the date is June 2, 2018, at 11:59 UTC. For eosDAC, it is June 1, 2018, at 11:59 UTC.
If you want to verify these times for yourself, you can check the contract code. For example, here’s the code for the eosDAC contract. You can find how that converts to your local time by using this website.
This guide will show you what you need to do to connect your EOS and eosDAC tokens to a valid EOS public address. When the EOS main net launches next month, the ERC20 tokens held in the registered Ethereum address will be credited on your EOS address.
Checking your Ethereum Address
The first thing you will need to do is check to see if your tokens are already registered. To check your tokens, copy the Ethereum address you originally had your EOS/eosDAC tokens sent to and search for it on any Ethereum block explorer (e.g. Etherscan). Check the “Tokens” drop-down menu to verify that this address has the EOS/eosDAC tokens. If you have tokens in multiple addresses, you’ll need to either move the tokens to a single address or register each Ethereum address.
Once you have verified that your Ethereum address holds EOS/eosDAC tokens, go to the EOS countdown website and input your address in the Token Registration box on the left-hand side of the page. If your tokens are already registered, you’ll see a message like the one below. You can also see how much time you have left to register your tokens as well. Keep in mind that eosDAC tokens will be disabled a full day before the EOS tokens are disabled.
If your tokens are not yet registered, proceed to the next step.
Safely Generating EOS Keys
The easiest way to go about generating your EOS keys is to use the official EOS website, however, since the EOS ICO is closed to U.S. residents, if you are in the United States, you will have to use the alternative method.
- Go to EOS.io and scroll down to the EOS Token Distribution section
- Click the GET EOS button
- A Terms and Conditions box will appear – tick all the boxes and click the CONTINUE button
- You will be taken to https://eos.io/instructions – scroll down to the Participation Instructions section and click the REGISTER tab
- Select your preferred wallet and follow the instructions given
- Click the REGISTER EOS KEY button
- Be sure to save your EOS keys someplace safe – IMPORTANT!
- Copy your private key into the Confirm Private Key field
- Click the I HAVE SAFELY BACKED UP MY PRIVATE KEY button
- Follow the directions that appear next on the page
For a step by step visual guide of the EOS.io method, click here.