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Enkrypt: The User Guide
Enkrypt: The User Guide

A complete overview of the Enkrypt web browser extension wallet.

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Written by Brittany
Updated over a week ago


Welcome to Enkrypt, MEW’s official multichain browser extension wallet that provides users with easy access to the world of web3 on the Polkadot and Ethereum ecosystems directly from their browser toolbar.

With the Enkrypt extension, users can:

  • Create a new wallet or restore an existing wallet (using recovery phrase)

  • Buy/ Send/ and Receive crypto directly within the extension

  • Import accounts using Private key, Keystore files and Hardware wallets

  • Complete in-wallet token swaps across multiple networks

  • Supports Ethereum and Ethereum-compatible Layer 2 networks like Polygon and BNB Smart Chain

  • Fully interact with the Polkadot ecosystem and parachains (Kusama, Moonbeam, Moonriver, Acala, Karura, Astar, Shiden)

  • Connect and interact with DApps and NFTs

This article is a general user guide providing an overview of Enkrypt and what’s available using the web browser extension. For a more detailed explanation, feel free to visit the article links provided under each section below.

Downloading the Enkrypt extension

To download Enkrypt:

  1. Install Enkrypt from your browser extension store.

    1. Supported browsers are Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Safari, Brave and Edge.

  2. To avoid downloading a fake client, double-check the provider and the correct website.

    1. Installation will require you to accept permissions. Rest assured that MEW will never store or share any of your data. These permissions are necessary for interacting with decentralized web3 applications.

  3. When Enkrypt is done installing, click on the Enkrypt icon in your toolbar (see below)

    1. Make sure to pin it to your toolbar by clicking the pin icon. Doing this makes it easier to access in the future.

Perfect! You’ve just installed the Enkrypt extension!

Create a new wallet

Creating a new wallet on Enkrypt is quick and easy, providing users with a 12-word recovery phrase. It's important to remember that MEW does not collect or store any personal user information, so we’re not able to assist in restoring your recovery phrases or passwords.

If the extension is reinstalled or if something happens to your computer, you won't be able to access your crypto without your recovery phrase. It is crucial that both the recovery phrase and password is saved somewhere safe and accessible.

For more information about Recovery phrases and some best practices, go ahead and review the following article: What is a Recovery phrase?

For a step by step guide on how to create a new wallet, go ahead and check out the following article:

Let’s take a quick tour!

  1. Enkrypt Dashboard (full perimeter of image): The main screen for your Enkrypt wallet. When logging in, you’re defaulted to the ‘Assets’ tab of your dashboard which shows all of your assets within the network that you’re currently using.

  2. Account section: Here is where you can access your wallet address and add/ import other accounts to interact with.

  3. View on Blockchain explorer: Clicking here will redirect you to your wallet address on a blockchain explorer within the network you’re using. Example: Etherscan for Ethereum network.

  4. Copy Address: This copies the public address for the wallet you’re interacting with.

  5. Account’s QR code: For quick access to the QR code version of your public address, you’ll click here.

  6. Wallet Balance: Here is where the wallet’s balance will display. This will show the balance you hold within the network that you’re using in that crypto-currency as well as the value in fiat currency.

  7. Actions tab: To receive/send, buy and/or swap crypto, you would click here.

  8. Networks section: This section is where you can manage and add networks to the dashboard and interchange between them with 1 click for a seamless web3 experience.

  9. Settings section: All of the settings to your Enkrypt wallet will be located here. If you need to lock your Enkrypt wallet, contact support, or view your recovery phrase, you’ll need to click here.

  10. Assets: All of the crypto assets held within the network you’re using will be found here.

  11. Activity: All of your most recent transactions will be here. Keep in mind that these transactions will only display those within the network you’re currently using.

  12. NFTs: All NFTs owned by the the address you’re interacting with will show here.

  13. DApps: To explore the featured DApps.

Restore an existing wallet

Users who already have a wallet with a Recovery phrase (also known as seed phrase, secret phrase and mnemonic phrase), can import and restore their wallet directly into Enkrypt. When restoring your wallet, make sure to double-check to make sure all words are being entered correctly and separated by a single space.

To see the detailed steps on importing an existing wallet, see the link below:

If you’re having issues with your recovery phrase, we suggest reviewing the following article for information on recovery phrases and the best practices: What is a Recovery phrase?

Are you using a Private Key or Keystore file?

It’s worth to note that Enkrypt does not not support Private keys or Keystore files as restoral methods when first creating your Enkrypt wallet. If you only have your Private Key or Keystore file, we recommend creating a new wallet with Enkrypt then importing your Private Key or Keystore file from within your new Enkrypt wallet. For assistance with importing an account, please refer to the ‘Importing account’ section of this article.

Access/ Unlock your Enkrypt wallet

To access/ unlock your wallet:

  1. Open the Enkrypt extension

  2. Enter your password then click on ‘Unlock’.

  3. Perfect! You’ve just accessed your Enkypt wallet using the password!

Please keep in mind that the password serves as more of a convenience for daily logins and is NOT enough for restoring your account. In the event that the extension is reinstalled, computer breaks, the wallet is reset, etc, the restoral method will always be the recovery phrase. Passwords alone will not work.

Adding/ Importing existing accounts

Enkrypt allows users to generate additional addresses all deriving from the same recovery phrase, as well as adding new accounts using keystore files and recovery phrases. These added accounts can be added and fully managed on Enkrypt (buy, swap, send, etc).

For a more in depth explanation about these added accounts and how to import them into Enkrypt, please refer to the following article:

Adding a Hardware wallet

Enkrypt users can add their Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets directly to the platform giving them full access to all that Enkrypt offers. Keep in mind that these accounts have separate recovery phrases from your Enkrypt wallet.

For a step by step guide on adding a Hardware wallet, feel free to see the following article:

Buy crypto

Provided by our partners over at Simplex, users can buy crypto directly on Enkrypt across multiple networks! Some options for purchase include ETH, BNB and Matic.

For the detailed guide about buying crypto on Enkrypt, click on the link below:

Send/Receive crypto

Sending and receiving crypto on Enkrypt is simple, regardless of which network you're using. Before sending and/or receiving crypto please make sure to keep note of the different addresses for the different networks.

This is important when making sure you’re sending to/from the correct address and that you’re not sending across multiple networks. To move funds from one network to another, you may need to use swaps or bridging solutions by connecting to appropriate web DApps.

To make sure of this, check the address to ensure you’re using the correct account. (See image below)

Sending crypto:

To send crypto, always make sure that you have the correct receiving address and that you’re sending the crypto from and to the correct network. Before sending, make sure that you have enough gas to cover the transaction fees in addition to the crypto being sent. Help buying crypto can be found at the link above, if needed.

All transactions are final so make sure to review them before sending. Transactions cannot be refunded or canceled after they are completed.

Receiving crypto:

The receiving address for that wallet is shown displaying the QR code and the address itself.

When waiting on your crypto to arrive, make sure that you’re checking on the correct network that the crypto was sent through. Help changing networks on Enkrypt can be found here: Enkrypt: Networks and DApps

To get the steps on sending and receiving crypto, check out the article below:


Our swap providers, including Paraswap, 0x, 1inch and Changelly have provided a seamless way to swap tokens across multiple networks.

Please keep in mind that swapping tokens requires gas to cover the transaction fee so make sure that you have enough to cover it! Also note that depending on the network you’re using, a different token will be required for gas like ETH for Ethereum and MATIC for Polygon.

Users that need gas can use the built in ‘Buy’ function, however, ETH, BNB, and Matic are the only cryptocurrencies available for purchase at this time. To buy other types of crypto, you may need to use an exchange.

The detailed guide for Swapping tokens on Enkrypt can be found here:

For more details about buying crypto for gas on Enkrypt, please see the following article:


Enkypt offers a variety of networks for our users to interact with from the Ethereum network, as well as the Polkadot ecosystem. Switching between them is effortless and easily accessible after adding the network to your dashboard.

For frequently used networks, Enkrypt users can use the ‘Manage networks’ option to add as many of their favorite networks as they want to the dashboard. And with the search option available, users can easily search for and interchange between networks.

For the step by step guide on how to use the networks on Enkrypt, feel free to check out the ‘Enkrypt: Connecting to networks and DApps’ article for guidance.


The DApps feature of Enkrpyt includes some DApps that we thought our users would enjoy exploring, such as Rarible, Uniswap and Aave to name a few. Clicking on a DApp will take you to its Web3 site where you can connect your Enkrypt wallet anywhere you see Enkrypt, Polkadotjs or MetaMask.

Our users get to claim and mint NFT’s, use exchanges, and even stake and collect rewards on Ethereum-based or Polkadot networks! For more of an explanation on DApps, go ahead and review the ‘What are DApps’ article.

To find the step by step guide on interacting with DApps using Enkrypt, please see the article linked below:

If you experience any issues with Enkrypt, please contact our support team at

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