Use a wallet to create an account and manage your assets
Your account is your identity on the blockchain. All your assets (e.g. tokens and NFTs) are associated with your account.
You can use your wallet to interact with web3 applications and make transactions.
Many wallets have additional functionality, like token staking.
Choose the type of wallet that suits your needs
Runs directly in your browser window. Least secure.
Installs as a plug-in for your browser, and typically opens a separate window.
Example: Sender Wallet
Runs as an app on your mobile phone.
Example: Steak Wallet
A separate hardware device that keeps the keys to your account. Most secure.
Explore other wallets on AwesomeNEAR ->
Disclaimer: Do your own research! The NEAR Foundation has not fully vetted any wallets (yet). The wallets listed above are examples, the listing above does not imply any endorsement.
You are responsible for the safety of your assets
Regardless of which wallet you choose, you need to educate yourself to keep your private keys safe. It is vital you are vigilant about never sharing your private keys and reviewing the apps authorized on your account. Rotate your private keys regularly, update your pin, and keep credentials like seed phrases offline. Check URLs are correct; many scammers make realistic sites for apps like MetaMask and try to trick you into entering your credentials. Use multi-factor authentication whenever possible.