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Transfer Guide
User guide for transferring tokens to and from Karura.

Overview of Transfers

Since Karura is a parachain connected to Kusama's "Relay Chain", any token must first be sent to Kusama, then to Karura. In the future, the steps in this process could be reduced, but this is the situation right now. Here is a quick diagram showing what needs to happen to move tokens to Karura from outside (like an exchange) or from Kusama to Karura.

KSM Withdraw/Deposit to an Exchange

🚨 Exchanges do NOT currently support direct withdraw/deposit KSM to/from Karura network. Please do NOT send KSM to an exchange address on Karura App.

How do I send KSM from an Exchange to Karura?

  1. 1.
    Please consult your exchange regarding details of withdrawing KSM to the Kusama network.
    Typically, users are asked to enter the Kusama account on the Kusama network where'd they like to receive their KSM. Kusama addresses always begin with a capital letter (e.g., A, D, M, Q, etc.). Here's an example of a Kusama address CmkSxUYMVzGjfseJ4PFAZQ8jXzsJh6kuqbg8oCkqeSPWyzw.
  2. 2.
    You should be able to check the balance on the Polkadot App - Kusama Accounts once the withdrawal is successful.
  3. 3.
    Use Bridge to send KSM from Kusama network to Karura network. Note: DO NOT SEND KSM to a Karura Ledger address. Ledger does not support these types of transfers.

How do I send KSM from Karura to an Exchange?

  1. 1.
    Use Bridge to send KSM from Karura network to Kusama network. Do NOT send directly to the exchange.
  2. 2.
    You should be able to check the balance on the Polkadot App - Kusama Accounts once the withdrawal is successful.
  3. 3.
    Once, you've sent your KSM from Karura to Kusama, please then follow your exchange's instructions on depositing KSM from the Kusama network.

KAR Withdraw/Deposit to an exchange

Exchanges that support the Karura network and the KAR token would support direct withdraw/deposit KAR to/from Karura network. Please confirm with your exchange on how to send KAR tokens to the Karura network. Typically, users are asked to enter the Karura account on the Karura network where'd they like to receive their KAR. Karura addresses always begin with a lower case letter (e.g., a, d, m, q, etc.). Here's an example of a Karura address oVhzuixfFEdg2JRjFfPRxzgcSrddnst3UvTpu4Zcn1KCpAn.
You can always send a small amount to verify before sending the full amount.

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Transferring KSM from Kusama to Karura (polkadot.js extension)

1) Connect to apps.karura.network and click Bridge on the left-hand side.
2) Select Kusama as the Origin Chainand Karura as the Destination Chain. Select the account you'd like to receive your KSM as the Destination Account. Click Transfer and sign the transaction.
Note: You'll see the amount of KSM available to transfer from Kusama above the Amount field.

Transferring KSM from Karura to Kusama (polkadot.js extension)

🚨 Exchanges do NOT currently support direct deposits of KSM from Karura network. Please do NOT send KSM to an exchange address on Karura App.
1) Connect to apps.karura.network and click Bridge on the left-hand side.
2) Select Karura as the Origin Chainand Kusama as the Destination Chain. Select the account you'd like to receive your KSM as the Destination Account. Click Transfer and sign the transaction.
Note: You'll see the amount of KSM available to transfer from Karura above the Amount field.
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Overview of Transfers
KSM Withdraw/Deposit to an Exchange
How do I send KSM from an Exchange to Karura?
How do I send KSM from Karura to an Exchange?
KAR Withdraw/Deposit to an exchange
Video:
Transferring KSM from Kusama to Karura (polkadot.js extension)
Transferring KSM from Karura to Kusama (polkadot.js extension)