What is Crypto.com Wallet Extension?
Crypto.com Wallet Extension is a browser-based plug-in that makes it possible for you to easily and securely connect to decentralized apps (DApps). Previously, accessing DApps was a tedious process because you had to open your Crypto.com DeFi Wallet mobile app to complete each connection. Now, you can freely browse and play around with DApps using Wallet Extension, which acts as a gateway to accessing them from the web browser on your computer.
Now we are supporting both Bridge and Standalone modes of wallet extension:
On Bridge mode, you only need to scan the Wallet Extension’s QR code once to link your DeFi Wallet and access all your DApps.Transactions need to be approved via your DeFi Wallet mobile app to ensure security.
On Standalone mode, you can connect DApps with Wallet Extension and confirm transactions on extension without DeFi Wallet mobile app.
You can always switch over after you select one specific mode.
How do I Switch Mode on Wallet Extension?
Step 1: Go to settings and tap “Wallet Mode”
Step 2: Tap the specific mode you want to switch to and tap “Switch now” to confirm
Please notice that switching modes from Standalone Wallet to Bridge will result in your current Standalone Wallet’s data and connection data being cleared.
How do I install and connect Crypto.com Wallet Extension?
Step 1: Go to the Crypto.com Wallet Extension download page and click ‘Add to Chrome’ to initiate the installation.
Step 2: Open the QR scanner on your Crypto.com DeFi Wallet mobile app which can be downloaded via the link https://crypto.com/defi-wallet and scan the QR code in the extension pop-up to connect if you want to use Bridge mode of Wallet Extension as well.
How do I connect to DApps with Crypto.com Wallet Extension?
Follow the simple steps below to connect to any DApp (e.g. DeFi Swap interface):
Step 1: Click ‘Connect Wallet’ on the DApp interface
Step 2: Tap ‘Crypto.com | Wallet Extension’
Do I still need to use the Crypto.com DeFi Wallet mobile app to access DApps?
The answer is yes if you are using Bridge mode of the wallet extension. All token approval and transactions initiated via Wallet Extension need to be confirmed using your DeFi Wallet to ensure security.
If you are using the standalone mode of extension, you can confirm every transaction initiated from DApp via extension only.
Can I create a new wallet on Crypto.com Wallet Extension?
On standalone mode of wallet extension, you can import an existing wallet using your recovery phrase or create a new wallet on wallet extension.
If you are using the standalone mode of wallet extension, you can only import your existing wallet on the DeFi Wallet mobile app by scanning the QR code.
Will my private keys be stored in Crypto.com Wallet Extension?
On standalone mode, your recovery phrase and private keys are stored on wallet extension and you can check your recovery phrase anytime if you key in the passcode.
On Bridge mode, your recovery phrase and private keys are stored in your DeFi Wallet mobile app.
Which networks are supported by Crypto.com Wallet Extension?
Currently, we are supporting the Ethereum network, Cronos Beta, Crypto.org, Cosmos and Binance Smart Chian and we are working to integrate more chains and allow users to manually add new chains to their wallet extension.
Which browsers support Crypto.com Wallet Extension?
Currently, you can download Crypto.com Wallet Extension in Chrome. We are planning to introduce more browsers in the future.
Why are my balances not showing on the DeFi Wallet?
Occasionally, due to the congested network traffic or app traffic, the DeFi Wallet app will encounter display issues. These issues lead to your balances and transaction history not showing up.
Please rest assured that your crypto assets are safe, as the DeFi Wallet app is a non-custodial app - Crypto.com does not hold your crypto, your crypto assets always follow your private keys, aka your recovery phrase. The DeFi Wallet app is only an app interface to display your crypto balances and provide an easy UI for you to manage your crypto assets.
Your recovery phrase allows you access to your crypto assets, always backup your recovery phrase and keep it safe! You can easily import your crypto assets with your recovery phrase into other wallet app interfaces to see and manage your crypto assets.
You may refer to the following blockchain explorers for the latest balance and transaction info:
ETH & ERC-20 tokens: https://etherscan.io/
CRO (Crypto.org Chain): https://crypto.org/explorer/