In case you don’t know, to connect to Web3 Applications, more commonly known as DApps, you’ll need an interface to do so. A wallet in Web3 is more than only a place where you store your crypto. It’s now so much more. You can store NFTs or other data, sign transactions or contracts, and much more! But to connect to those DApps, you’ll need an interface. This is what I call Web3 Browser Wallet extensions. Those extensions allow you to retrieve your wallet and connect to Web3 DApp to interact with it. Let’s see the current most known and used extensions and their Pros & Cons.
Metamask is the most known Web3 browser wallet extension. It’s owned by ConsenSys, which is backed by the Ethereum Foundation. The most solid wallet, but it could be more user-friendly. It lacks some handy tools. Metamask was initially born to support Ethereum, but there was no other EVM around at the time. So it’s been built with a one-chain design, with the ability to also connect to custom RPC (at the time of writing, it’s the only wallet supporting that), which is a key feature when developing on Web3. You have to import the token into your wallet to see it manually. For a developer, it’s a must-have, but for a normal user, I would not recommend this one at the moment. The wallet is open-source
Rabby is a Web3 browser wallet extension powered by Debank, which aggregates wallet value on different chains. Like Debank, Rabby allows you to quickly see the total value of your wallet between different EVM, including NFTs and locked value on DeFi protocols. It automatically retrieves tokens you own without importing them manually. It’s the most user-friendly wallet right now. You can easily see which Dapp you are connected to and which Dapps have approvals and revoke those if needed. It’s also easy to change the blockchain you are connected to. The wallet is open-source.
Tally-Ho! is a Web3 browser wallet extension powered by a DAO, which is an exciting feature. It’s community-owned, and the DAO has raised money and paid developers using Gitcoin to develop the wallet. More EVM will come with time, as well as custom RPC. It’s less developed than Rabby but can become a good one with time! The wallet is open-source.
Trust-Wallet is a Web3 browser wallet extension owned by Binance. The extension is not as good as the other options above; it is multichain. The interface could be better, and I would not recommend it for the moment. The iOS/Android application is one of the best, though. The wallet is closed-source, which is not a very good sign in Web3.
|Wallet||EVM supports||Browser||Custom RPC||Hardware Support||User Friendly||Open-source|
|Tally-Ho!||Not Yet||Chrome/Brave||In dev||✅||✅||✅|
|Trust Wallet||Not all||Chrome/Brave||❌||❌||✅||❌|