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How users can use connect their different wallets, like MetaMask, mobile wallets and hardware wallets with a dApp?

What wallets are supported?

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There are five categories of Ethereum wallets that can interact with dApps

  • Browser built-in (Opera, Brave, ...)

  • Browser extension (MetaMask, ...)

  • Mobile wallets (Trust, Walleth, Pillar, ...)

  • Account-based web wallets (Fortmatic, 3box, ...)

  • Hardware wallets (Ledger, Trezor, ...)

Then there is a larger category of wallets that cannot integrate with dApps include generic wallet apps that lack the functionality to integrate with smart contracts.

  • Many generic wallet apps that hold multiple coins (Xapo, ...)

  • All cryptocurrecy exchanges (Binance, ...)

  • Other "hot wallet" / "custodial" wallet services like BitGo

Different wallets have a different user experience to connect. For example, with MetaMask you get a Connect pop up. With mobile wallets, you scan a QR code.

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Web3modal is a JavaScript library that allows you easily to pluck in any supported wallet to your dApp. It abstracts away different UX and protocols wallets provide.

Disclaimer: I am one of the contributors to Web3modal project

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