Where to store DOT: Polkadot wallet options Print
Modified on: Thu, 20 Oct, 2022 at 7:49 PM
If you are wondering, "What is the best wallet for DOT?" You will be happy to hear that there are several teams developing wallets for DOT tokens at the moment, 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.
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, if you need any 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 should probably use one of the many wallets developed by other teams.
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 the 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. This can be the Polkadot-JS UI (below) or it can be any Web 3.0 app in the Polkadot ecosystem, because with the Polkadot extension you can connect your accounts to any of them.
The UI web wallet contains advanced features designed for developers and power users, such as multi-sig accounts and the ability to switch signature schemes. It supports the full functionality that Substrate chains have to offer.
A command-line utility meant for advanced users.
Treasury Funded Wallets
IMPORTANT: 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|
|Nova Wallet||Nova Foundation||iOS, Android||Non-custodial||Staking|
|Polkagate (formerly Polkadot-JS Plus)||PolkaGate||Browser||Non-custodial||Staking (Nomination Pools), Crowdloans, Governance, Social recovery|
As stated above, we aren't able to support these wallets, however, most of them are more user-friendly and they have their own documentation and support teams ready to help.
Cold Storage Wallets (offline)
As mentioned above, another secure option is to install Parity Signer on an old smartphone, reset to factory defaults, which you will keep in airplane mode. In this way, you can turn your old phone into a cold storage wallet.
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