- Oct 25, 2021
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By Sid Coelho-Prabhu, Group Product Manager
Today, we’re bringing full standalone functionality to Coinbase Wallet extension. Now customers can browse dapps, access thousands of cryptocurrencies, trade on decentralized exchanges (DEXes), earn interest, and collect NFTs, all with just a few clicks.
Total control of your crypto from your browser
When we first launched the Coinbase Wallet extension, we wanted to empower millions of customers to engage in the exciting world of dapps, and bringing Coinbase Wallet to desktops was a key way to increase access to the larger crypto ecosystem.
Today’s release gives the Coinbase Wallet extension full standalone functionality, unlocking the world of crypto on desktop. Now, you can browse dapps, access thousands of cryptocurrencies, trade on decentralized exchanges (DEXes), earn interest, and collect NFTs from your browser without needing to confirm transactions on your smartphone.
It all starts with your recovery phrase
With today’s release, we have made it easy for both new and existing Wallet users to get started with the standalone extension.
- If you have been using the Coinbase Wallet extension via WalletLink, make sure you have your recovery phrase handy and then choose ‘Sign out’ from the Settings menu in your Wallet extension. Choose ‘Import a wallet’ and then enter your recovery phrase.
- If you are a new customer, download Coinbase Wallet for free from the
- If you have been using WalletLink and would prefer to continue using the browser extension as a linked account and keep handling confirmations and signing from the mobile app, you do not need to take any additional steps. If you need to re-enable the connection, choose WalletLink in your Coinbase Wallet mobile app’s settings.
You can also seamlessly link your self-custody Coinbase Wallet to a Coinbase account and access everything that Coinbase has to offer, including buying crypto with cash.
We’ll continue working to empower everyone to use dapps and web3 by building the easiest-to-use and most accessible self-custody wallet in the ecosystem.