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DOT - Before you start

00 Before you Start

Ensure the following:
  1. 1.
    You are using a Chrome Browser.
  2. 2.
    You have a **Polkadot wallet **chrome extension installed.
  3. 3.
    You have the required amount of DOT you wish to contribute in your Polkadot wallet (chrome extension) plus an amount for gas fees.
  4. 4.
    You have a Metamask wallet.

01 Install Polkadot Wallet

  1. 2.
    Click 'Add to Chrome'.
3. Ensure you follow master seed best practices and back up your master seed SECURELY offline.
4. Generate a secure password and create your wallet.
5. Give your wallet a name and select ‘Any Chain'‌

02 Transfer DOT to your Polkadot extension wallet

Wallets to use to transfer Polkadot You can use _Polka Wallet, Trust Wallet, Fearless Wallet, Polkadot.js_ to send DOT to your extension wallet.
  1. 1.
    Connect your wallet to the Polkadot Account App** **to view your balance or make a transfer to another account.
  2. 2.
    Open the top left menu to select the 'Polkadot' network and click 'Switch' to change to it (if required).
3. You can then view your balance and/or make a transfer if required.
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