This article includes important information, especially for aeternity ERC-20 token holders having their tokens managed by a smart contract (Multi-sig, DEX, DeFi).
Please act now! Your tokens might become inaccessible.
On September 2nd 2019 (Unix timestamp) all aeternity ERC-20 token on Ethereum will become NON-TRANSFERABLE.
If your tokens are managed by a smart contract, for example: - multi-signature contract - decentralised exchange contract - DeFi platform contract your tokens will be locked forever and you will not be able to access them.
To avoid a more complex way to access them on æternity Mainnet after Sept 2nd, we highly suggest everyone to migrate their ERC-20 AE tokens before that date.
To migrate now, go to:
Nevertheless, there are solutions for most of the people who might miss that deadline. Please notice, that æternity is a decentralized network which is not operated by any company. Node operators and miners are free to decide if they upgrade their node software with the proposed LIMA hardfork release.
To access non-migrated ERC-20 AE tokens on the Mainnet after the successful upgrade of the network to “LIMA”, it is important to know how you have accessed them on Ethereum before September 2nd.
Current options (not final!)
a) You are the owner of your Ethereum private key and access your æternity tokens through a Software or Hardware Wallet like Ledger, Trezor, MetaMask, Trust, MyEtherWallet, MetaMask or similar.
a => Your tokens and account have been migrated to æternity, you are safe! There will be an easy way to access your aeternity mainnet tokens. A tutorial will be provided.
b) Your tokens are managed by an exchange. You don’t have any access to the Ethereum private keys and login to the exchange with username and password.
b => Please check if your exchange participates in token migration. If not, your tokens might be locked forever, if the exchange don’t cooperate with you in order to unlock your tokens on the æternity Mainnet.
c) You are an advanced user and use a multi signature contract on Ethereum, every transaction has to be signed with two or more different private keys.
d) You deposited your tokens in decentralized exchange. You login / access the exchange with an Ethereum wallet and are in control of your private keys.
e) You are in possession of your Ethereum private key but you delegated the access to your æternity tokens to a smart contract on Ethereum (example a game, token swap page, lending platform etc.)
c, d, e => Your tokens will migrate but there is currently no way for you to prove ownership and withdraw your tokens to an account managed by you on the æternity Mainnet. Your tokens are potentially locked forever!