Where to Store DOT: Polkadot Wallet Options Print
Modified on: Wed, 15 Mar, 2023 at 5:26 PM
If you are wondering, "What is the best wallet for DOT?" you will be happy to hear that several teams are developing wallets for DOT tokens, including cold storage (offline) options.
Some are already live, while others are still being built. Polkadot is a decentralized network, and therefore any of your favorite wallet providers can choose to list and support DOT.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Parity Wallets
- Treasury Funded Wallets
- Third-Party Wallets
- Cold Storage Wallets (offline)
The following wallets have been developed by Parity. There are many useful articles on our Support page to help you use and address issues with these wallets, and you can contact us using the "Contact us" button for support with these wallets.
These wallets are mostly created with developers and advanced users in mind, and although they provide advanced functionality, they might not be very user-friendly. For a more user-friendly experience, you can use one of the many wallets developed by other teams.
Polkadot browser extension
The Polkadot extension is an account manager and will work in all Chromium-based browsers (Chrome, Brave, Edge) and Firefox. It is recommended to store your accounts in the extension and not on Polkadot-JS UI directly.
Because the extension only manages your keys and allows you to sign transactions, it needs to interact with a UI to show information about your accounts (like their balance) and to make transactions with them. It can be Polkadot-JS UI (below) or any compatible Web 3.0 app in the Polkadot ecosystem. With the Polkadot extension, you can connect your accounts to most of them.
Polkadot-JS UI (user interface)
The Polkadot-JS UI web wallet contains advanced features designed for developers and power users, such as multi-sig accounts and switching signature schemes. It supports the full functionality that Substrate chains have to offer.
Subkey (needs technical knowledge)
Subkey is a command-line utility meant for advanced users.
Polkadot Vault (old Parity Signer)
Polkadot Vault (rebranded from Parity Signer) is the next best alternative to a hardware wallet and is meant to be used on an old phone that is no longer in use. This way, it can permanently stay offline.
Treasury Funded Wallets
These third-party wallets have been funded by the community through either the Polkadot or Kusama treasury. The Web3 Foundation doesn't provide support for these wallets. Please do your own due diligence before using them.
|Fearless Wallet||Soramitsu||iOS, Android||Non-custodial||Staking, Crowdloans, NFTs|
|Polkawallet||Polkawallet||iOS, Android||Non-custodial||Staking, XCM transfers, Governance|
|Stylo (not maintained anymore)||Thibaut Sardan||Android||Non-custodial||QR signing|
|Nova Wallet||Nova Foundation||iOS, Android||Non-custodial||Staking, Governance, DApps|
|Talisman||TalismanSociety||Browser||Non-custodial||Nomination pools, Crowdloans, NFTs |
|Subwallet||SubWallet||Browser||Non-custodial||Staking, Crowdloans, XCM transfers,|
|Polkagate (formerly Polkadot-JS Plus)||PolkaGate||Browser||Non-custodial||Staking, Nomination Pools, Crowdloans, Social recovery|
Numerous third-party wallets have been built by the community or funded in other ways. You can find a list of them on community websites such as PolkaProject or DOTspot. Open-source projects are also listed in our Wiki.
As stated above, we cannot provide support for these wallets. However, most of them are user-friendly and have their own documentation and support teams ready to help.
Cold Storage Wallets (offline)
If you are looking for a hardware wallet solution, the Ledger wallet supports Polkadot. You can use it natively with Ledger Live or connect it to the Polkadot extension and Polkadot-JS UI.
As mentioned above, another secure option is to install Polkadot Vault (rebrandand of Parity Signer) on an old smartphone reset to factory defaults, which you will keep in airplane mode. This way, you can turn your old phone into a cold storage wallet.
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