You can create a DOT account in any wallet that supports Polkadot. Our wiki has a list of wallet options for you that are being developed by members of the Polkadot eco-system.

Ledger Wallet recently announced support for DOT. You can learn more about that in our wiki here.  

For detailed information on how to set up Polkadot accounts using the different tools that Web3 Foundation/Parity developed and supports, please see our video tutorial below. 

  1. Polkadot.js user interface 0:15
  2. Polkadot {js} extension 2:20
  3. Subkey (needs technical knowledge) 4:37
  4. Parity Signer 5:45

As mentioned in the video, one secure way to store and interact with your DOTs is by using Parity Signer in combination with our Polkadot.js UI

  1. Install Parity Signer on your phone (ideally an old phone that is not connected to the internet anymore) and create your Polkadot address. 
  2. Open and add your account through the "Add via QR" button

You can now send, receive, and stake your tokens, or perform any other actions on the Polkadot network. Using Parity Signer this way is the closest alternative to a hardware wallet.

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