How to create and connect the wallet to Curio Parachain

This guide shows you how to create and connect a wallet to Curio Parachain.

1. Install Polkadot JS Extension

You will need Chrome, Brave, or Firefox browser. You also need to install the Polkadot JS browser extension. Open the link below in your browser and install it.

2. Open Polkadot JS apps for Curio parachain

Open the link in your browser and allow access to Polkadot JS Extension in the browser extension window that opens.

3. Update metadata for Polkadot JS Extension

Go to Settings > Metadata ( and click “Update metadata” if there is a notice about “upgradable extensions”.
Then, in the Polkadot JS Extension window that opens, confirm the receipt of metadata from Curio Parachain into the browser extension.

4. Specify account types specific to Curio Parachain

Go to Settings > Developer (, paste the text below into an empty field, and click Save.
"Address": "IndicesLookupSource",
"LookupSource": "IndicesLookupSource",
"AccountInfo": "AccountInfoWithDualRefCount"

5. Create a new wallet or import existing Substrate wallet in Polkadot JS Extension

Open Polkadot JS Extension. You can click “Open extension in new window” on the Settings icon for convenience when creating a wallet. The browser extension will open in a new browser tab.
Next, you can generate a new wallet or import an existing one.

Create a new account

A seed phrase will be generated for you, which must be saved in a safe place and not lost. The phrase gives full access to your account and funds on it. Next, you need to select a network (select "Curio mainnet" or "Allow use on any chain" if Curio mainnet is not in the drop-down list), set any desired name for the account, and password. Click “Add the account with the generated seed” and your new wallet will be created.

Use an existing account

You can use your existing account with click on "Import account with pre-existing seed" (when you have a wallet mnemonic phrase). Enter your seed phrase. Add a name to your account. Enter a password for the account and click Next. Click on "Add the account with the supplied seed".
Your account should appear in the Polkadot JS browser extension.