Broadcasting a new transaction to the blockchain is generally a simple procedure, but it is important to get the steps right as blockchain transactions are generally not reversible. The way to send a transaction or transfer assets/tokens varies depending on which client ('wallet') you are using.
We will detail the procedure for the Invictus Wallet, MetaMask and provide instructions for hardware wallets, MyEtherWallet, and MyCrypto as well.
Instructions for the Invictus Wallet can be found here
Transferring ETH/Tokens with MetaMask
- Open and unlock your MetaMask extension in your browser
- Make sure you are on the Main Ethereum Network
- Click on 'Send'
- Your page will now look like this:
In the 'Add Recipient' field, paste your desired recipient address. It is very important that you paste the correct address.
You can then specify the asset/token that you wish to send (for example, ETH):
If you are receiving an 'insufficient funds' message it means that you do not have enough ETH in your MetaMask account to cover the cost of the transaction. Every transaction requires payment of a minor fee in ETH. The size of this fee determines how quickly your transaction is confirmed on the blockchain. MetaMask will allow you to select a cost/speed, or you can change this in 'Advanced Options' yourself. For the prices and estimated transaction times check the ETH Gas Station.
Once you have sent a transaction, you can monitor its progress on Etherscan by pasting your MetaMask address into the 'Search' field.
Transferring ETH/Tokens from a hardware wallet (Ledger/Trezor)
Ledger with Ledger Live
Once you have set up your Ledger device and installed the Ethereum application, you can use Ledger Live to transfer ETH and tokens.
Ledger has released a guide on sending blockchain assets with Ledger Live. You can find it here.
Ledger Live currently supports most Ethereum tokens issued by Invictus Capital, however it may be that there is a delay between Invictus launching a new fund/token and Ledger Live supporting it.
If Ledger Live does not support the token you wish to send:
- You can still use MyEtherWallet or MyCrypto to send the ETH/tokens. Instructions for this are below; or
- It is possible to interface your Ledger with MetaMask. Within the MetaMask extension, click on your account and then select 'Connect Hardware Wallet'. MetaMask should now work with your device in much the same way as explained above.
Trezor with Beta Wallet
The Beta Wallet allows you to send ETH and tokens. It is still under development.
Trezor has released a guide on sending ETH/tokens with the Beta Wallet. You can find it here.
If you do not wish to use the Trezor Beta Wallet:
- You can still use MyEtherWallet or MyCrypto to send the ETH/tokens. Instructions for this are below.
- It is possible to interface your Trezor with MetaMask. Within the MetaMask extension, click on your account and then select 'Connect Hardware Wallet'. MetaMask should now work with your device in much the same way as explained above.
Transferring ETH/Tokens from MyCrypto (MC) or MyEtherWallet (MEW)
MC and MEW are interfaces which allow you to interact with the Ethereum blockchain. You can run them in your browser or download them locally. More information on MEW/MC can be found in this article.
You can use MC/MEW with your hardware wallets, MetaMask, or you can import a different seed phrase or private key.
MEW/MC have both released detailed guides on sending transactions:
Transferring ETH/Tokens from another Ethereum client
There are many other clients/wallets out there which offer interaction with the Ethereum blockchain and ETH/tokens. The options listed above are popular and reliable but the list is not exhaustive.
If you are using another Ethereum client such as Coinomi, Mist, etc., there should be instructions and guides released by the relevant company / party. If you are having difficulty, feel free to email us, start a chat session or follow-up with their support teams directly.