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Gnosis Safe as Wallet

Author: Alexander C. 2021-03-23

Circles comes with as a web wallet for Circles (CRC Tokens). Internally, during the setup, a smart contract is deployed as a multisignature wallet. This smart contract is a Gnosis Safe contract, therefore the Gnosis Safe web wallet can be used to access the Circles wallet.

Open Gnosis Safe in read-only mode#

This step-by-step-guide shows how to reuse the Gnosis Safe web wallet for Circles.

  1. Login to, click on "Show Profile"
Screenshot show profile
  1. Note down the address shown in the URL of your browser, eg. it starts with "0x"
Screenshot profile address
  1. Go to

So are now in read-only mode, but can see the current balances of your (and other) CRCs, but also xDai and other Tokens.

Import wallet address for write access#

Note: For write access you need xDai on your account, a small amount like $0.1 already allows for some dozen transactions. You can try - if it doesn't work, ask someone for sending $0.1 to your wallet address.

  1. Visit in Google Chrome, open developer tools with Ctrl+Shift+I
  2. Go to Storage/Local Storage/
  3. Copy private key (circles-production-mainnet-privateKey)
Screenshot local storage
  1. Install Nifty Wallet or MetaMask in Chrome
  2. Import Account with copied private key
Screenshot wallet

Now you have "write-access" and can also send Tokens as the one Owner of the multisig Gnosis Safe is imported to the browser wallet. You can now add new multisig users, but be aware that this might conflict with the original garden wallet.