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What wallets support Arweave ($AR)?

Akord
Akord
19 Apr 2024 · 3 min

Introduction

If you’re looking for a non-custodial wallet and don’t want to risk holding your $AR on an exchange, this guide is for you.

In this article, we will explore the best non-custodial wallets for securely holding your $AR. We will cover native wallets, multi-chain wallets, and hardware wallets. It's important to note, as of writing, that $AR is not supported by Metamask or Coinbase wallet.

Native wallets

Multi-chain wallets

Hardware wallets

Native Wallets

A native wallet is a digital wallet that is built into and specifically designed for a particular cryptocurrency or blockchain, facilitating seamless transactions and interactions within its ecosystem.

Arconnect

ArConnect offers a non-custodial, Arweave-native wallet extension designed for various browsers, facilitating secure wallet and asset management. It enables users to interact with decentralized applications (dApps) without exposing their private keys, offering an enhanced security framework and streamlined login process for applications.

Arconnect

The Arconnect extension is available for Chrome, Firefox, Edge and Brave. 

You can connect and use your Keystone hardware wallet through Arconnect.

Arweave.app

Arweave.app is a lightweight, web-based wallet, open-source and community-developed, offering an easy way to start using Arweave. Since no installation is required, you can access it from any browser!

The Arweave web wallet lets you deploy permanent data from the browser, connect your accounts securely to dApps.

If you are looking to get started, they’ve set up a guide. Arweave.app is also compatible with Ledger if you’d like to store your $AR on a hardware wallet.

If you’re interested in generating a cold wallet, both Arweave.app and Arconnect offer straightforward methods to do so. For those seeking an even higher level of security, Arweave.app allows you to turn any device into a permafrost vault. Note that creating a permafrost vault costs 5 $AR.

Multi-chain wallets

Multi-chain wallets cater to those wanting to interact with various blockchain networks. These digital wallets enable the storage, management, and transaction of cryptocurrencies across multiple blockchains via a single interface. Notable examples include Finnie by Koi Network, Math Wallet, and Bitget (formerly BitKeep), each offering the ability to store $AR along with other cryptocurrencies.

Hardware wallets

A hardware wallet is a physical device designed to securely store cryptocurrency private keys offline, offering enhanced security against online threats. You can use either a keystone wallet or a ledger wallet to store your $AR.

Keystone

A Keystone is a secure, air-gapped hardware wallet that stores cryptocurrency private keys, featuring only QR code-based transactions for enhanced security.

You can connect and use your Keystone through Arconnect. Devon James, Co-executive director of Web3wg, has created a video demonstrating the setup and use of Keystone with Arconnect.

Ledger

A Ledger is a leading hardware wallet brand known for its security features and stores private keys offline to safeguard cryptocurrencies against online threats.

Currently, Ledger’s support for $AR is limited to Nano S and Nano S Plus. The ledger team is actively working on bringing this feature to Nano X users soon.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to connect and set up your ledger Nano S or Nano S Plus with Arweave app.

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This article is intended for educational purposes only and is not an endorsement of any specific wallets or financial products. The publisher is not liable for any decisions made based on this content.