If you have just finished the ‘MyEtherWallet Tutorial‘, it is time to learn how to check the balance of your wallet! Please note that you do not need to create an Ethereum Wallet on MyEtherWallet to be able to view the balance of your Wallet. As an example, my original wallet was created through the Mist browser, but I use MyEtherWallet to take a quick peak at my holdings.
Head on over to MyEtherWallet.
Viewing your Ethereum Wallet Balance
1. Select ‘View Wallet Info‘ from the navigation bar
2. Choose the format of your Private Key. Going by the tutorial we posted earlier, we will be using the ‘Keystore File‘ option
3. Click the ‘Select Wallet File‘ and you will be prompted with a standard file explorer, so navigate to your Keystore File and hit ok
4. A screen similar to the below should appear. Enter the STRONG password you used when originally creating the Wallet.
5. Click the ‘Unlock‘ button (it may take a couple of seconds to open, so don’t worry)
6. If it was successful, a screen similar to what is shown below should appear. The sections of this screen will be broken out into more detail below.
Account Address, Keystore File, Private Key, and Paper Wallet
This should look familiar. Basically, it’s the same information shown right after generating your wallet. It can come in handy if you want to download another Keystore file or want to print another paper wallet. Don’t forget, there were multiple options for unlocking your account, so you don’t need the Keystore File to get to the Keystore File!
This section is pretty straight forward. A QR code for your address and private key. An app like Coinbase will allow you to scan a QR code when sending to someone else.
Account Balance Section
This is the awesome section, it shows the different Tokens and their associated balances in your Wallet. They even give you an Equivalent Values section so you can see the USD, EUR, and BTC values if you were to convert ETH to the respective currencies. There is also a link to the Transaction History, where you can see all of the transactions associated with your address. This will covered in more detail in a future post regarding Block Explorers!
You will notice there is a “Load Tokens” and “Add Custom Token” button on this screen as well. If you hit the “Load Tokens” button, you will see every default Token MyEtherWallet includes, as well as any you have added (shown below). Check out the “Add Custom Token to MyEtherWallet” post to learn more about this feature. The screenshot below is older and there are way more tokens available now. Note that it will no longer display a token if you have a 0 balance for it.
Hopefully this guide came in handy and showed you how to view your Ethereum wallet holdings using MyEtherWallet. This can be used with any Ethereum wallet address as long as you have one of the needed items to unlock the wallet. Check out “How to check Ethereum balances and transactions with Etherscan” for another quick and easy way to keep tabs on your Ethereum wallet.
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