When I first started using dapps, namely ForkDelta and CryptoKitties, I was only using my JSON file and MetaMask wallet to access dapps, which was enough that time though not very secure. Soon after my interest in dapps grew, I had to deal with different kind of cryptocurrency wallets.
In this guide, you can find 5 must-have wallets for dapp users including traders, gamers and DeFi users. By having these wallets on your devices and getting familiar with them, you can safely and efficiently use most of the dapps any time.
Whether you are a blockchain gamer, gambler or a trader using various kinds of decentralized exchanges and DeFi products to make gains, these wallets will make you ready for the battle in the dapp space.
MetaMask is the most popular wallet to access dapps. If you are interested in dapps, it is less likely that you have not installed and used MetaMask so far.
As MetaMask is almost an universal wallet for Ethereum-based dapps, this is the first wallet you should have installed if you plan to use Ethereum-based dapps.
Since MetaMask works as a browser extension, it is pretty easy to install the wallet and use it on the browser whenever you need it. It is also available on Android and iOS. And, you can find lots of tutorials about MetaMask if something confuses you.
2- Ledger Nano X
Hardware wallets are actually a must for anyone in the crypto space including dapp users as it is the only way to truly protect private keys from external threats.
While hardware wallets are the most secure form of cryptocurrency wallets to protect crypto assets, you also need a useful cryptocurrency wallet, otherwise paper wallets would also work for you as long as you don’t make a transaction.
Ledger Nano X will not only allow you to securely transfer cryptocurrencies but also use many dapps without any fear of losing your assets.
It is also possible to use Trezor Model T to access and use dapps through MetaMask integration.
As a safer option, a hardware wallet is a must for those who deal with big amount of funds in the decentralized world.
To learn more about why you should have a Ledger Nano X, check out our Ledger Nano X review below:
TronLink is the most popular cryptocurrency wallet for TRON-based assets. Just like MetaMask, it can be installed on the browser easily and is available on iOS and Android as well.
You can again use TronLink with your Ledger hardware wallet for greater security. Once you install TronLink on your browser, you can go to any TRON-based dapps such as gambling dapps or decentralized exchanges and start exploring and using them.
As TRON is usually known for its gambling dapps, you can check out our 888TRON review below, which is one of the most popular TRON-based gambling dapps, to see how easy to use TronLink with dapps:
Scatter is the wallet you should get to use EOS-based dapps. It could be used on Chrome browser but now it is only available on the desktop for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
Setting up Scatter and creating an EOS account might be a bit difficult for beginners but thankfully you can find many videos and articles about Scatter if you have any difficulty in setting up the wallet and connecting to dapps.
To create an EOS wallet on Scatter, you can go to the BigGame review below in which I showed how to create an EOS wallet and play on BigGame.
5- Coinbase Wallet
Coinbase Wallet is a very cool wallet to have because you can store and manage all your digital assets including crypto collectibles on your mobile device.
Besides that, Coinbase Wallet is also a Web 3 DApp browser so you can use many Ethereum-based decentralized applications on your mobile device such as Compound, KyberSwap and dYdX. With Coinbase Wallet, you can trade your tokens on DEXs, lend and borrow cryptocurrencies on your mobile device.
To get started with Coinbase Wallet, you can check out the guide below: