Creating And Connecting Solana Wallets To Decentralized Applications

Popular Solana Wallets

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  1. Sollet (web, browser extension).
  2. Phantom (browser extension, mobile).
  3. Coin98 (mobile, browser extension).
  4. Solflare (web, mobile, browser extension).
  5. Safepal (hardware, mobile).
  6. Trust Wallet (mobile).
  7. Math Wallet (hardware).
  8. Ledger Nano S (hardware).

Setting Up a Wallet

The process of setting up a Solana wallet is similar across all wallets. In this publication, we will set up a dummy solflare (web) wallet since it’s the most cross-platform wallet on the list. The exact process works for every other wallet.

Solflare homepage
  1. Download the Wallet using the link to the wallets above.
  2. Access the Wallet (This is Solflare Web).

Creating a Solana Wallet

You can also restore an existing Solana wallet; In this publication, we will be creating a new wallet.

create wallet on solflare

Recovery Phrase Backup(critical).

The recovery phrase is used as a backup for accounts on the Solana blockchain; It gives the end-user access to the wallet and funds anywhere, anytime.

recovery phrase backup

Confirm the recovery phrase

This step is used as a measure to ensure you have saved (backed up) your recovery phrase.

Recovery phrase action point

Set a Wallet Password

Setting a wallet password helps secure your funds across devices, and most wallets request the password to sign transactions to ensure you’re making the transaction.

wallet login

Wallet Creation Successful.

solflare dashboard

Funding A Solana Wallet

Fund your Solana wallet by withdrawing from any other wallet. This could be an exchange wallet (FTX, Binance, Kucoin, Coinbase) where you buy Solana or any SPL token (Solana token standard) with FIAT and then process a withdrawal.

Connecting Solana Wallets To Decentralized Applications (dApps)

Connecting Solana to decentralized applications (dApp) is hassle-free.

Proceed to Pre-Sale

Kaurilabs homepage

Navigate to Select a wallet.

Kaurilabs IDO page

Choose your preferred wallet.

We will be connecting to a Phantom wallet (browser extension); The process is the same across other wallets.

Connecting wallets to Kaurilabs

Sign the Connection Request On Your Wallet.

Note: Connect to trusted dApps only!

Conclusion

After interacting with whatever dApp, it is good practice to disconnect your wallet before closing the dApp.

disconnect wallet

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