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Bankless: quick view of the advantages and disadvantages of top 10 browser wallets

2022-06-23 22:48:48The way of defi

 WalletConnect It is the best product in the whole , Next to that is MetaMask.

First : Browser wallet is an encrypted wallet designed to be used through a web browser .

For most of us , When we see 「 Browser wallet 」 when , We will think of MetaMask Such browser extension projects , People can download directly to Chrome、Brave Waiting for browser .

But there are many other projects . In addition to wallet expansion , There are also various browser centric Services , All belong to 「 Browser wallet 」 The category of .

that , Which one can provide the greatest value ? To answer this question , I checked 10 Different browser wallet items , There are four different wallet styles involved . They are :

Browser extension

  • MetaMask

  • Coinbase wallet

  • GameStop wallet

  • Rabby

  • Math Wallet

Browser with built-in wallet

  • Brave

  • Opera

「 Any browser 」 Your wallet service

  • WalletConnect

  • Portis

Browser compatible desktop wallet

  • Frame

today , We will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of these wallets , And answer this question :「 Which is the best browser wallet today ?」

Let's wait and see ……

MetaMask

Website :metamask.io

Supported browsers :Chrome, Brave, Firefox, Edge

Support chain : All Ethereum virtual machines (EVM) Blockchain

MetaMask Extension is the most widely supported browser wallet in the encryption economy , Has become all decentralized applications (dapp) Standards for

advantage :

  • Easy to download and use

  • Well explained the wallet recovery phrase + The process of storing backups

  • Easy to import existing accounts or create new accounts

  • And Ledger、Trezor and GridPlus Hardware wallet compatible

  • Encrypted interchange system in wallet

shortcoming :

  • You can't retrieve a lost account like a smart contract wallet

  • because MetaMask Very popular , Its users are often targeted by social media anglers

Overall score :9/10

Coinbase Wallet

Website :coinbase.com/wallet

Supported browsers :Chrome

Support chain : All Ethereum virtual machines (EVM) Blockchain

Crypto exchange giant Coinbase stay 2021 year 11 Month launched Coinbase Wallet Browser extension . From then on ,Coinbase Move quickly , send Coinbase The wallet became MetaMask A viable Challenger . It is developing very fast , But the wallet is still less than MetaMask.

advantage :

  • Self trust

  • Easy to download and use

  • Easy to pass Coinbase Pay Load wallet

  • Provides a range of default networks , Such as Ethereum、Arbitrum、BNB Chain, In addition, you can add custom networks

  • Provide timer for automatic locking

  • Provide a 「 Log out 」 function

  • Support is not EVM Cryptocurrency (BTC、BCH、DOGE、LTC、SOL、SPL Tokens, 、XLM and XRP

shortcoming :

  • The recovery phrase is not adequately emphasized + The process of storing backups

  • Unlike MetaMask That is generally supported

  • You can't retrieve a lost account like a smart contract wallet

  • No wallet built-in token swap

  • No direct hardware wallet support

Overall rating :8/10

GameStop Wallet

Website :wallet.gamestop.com

Supported browsers :Chrome

Support chain : The etheric fang 、Loopring L2

GameStop Is the world's largest video game retailer . In recent months , The company's Web3 The team has been building GameStop wallet , To look forward to the future exploration of encryption economy . The wallet is provided for Loopring zk-rollup L2 Direct support from .

advantage :

  • Since the escrow

  • Easy to download

  • Clearly illustrates the risks of self hosting

  • The process of recovering phrases is explained in detail

  • adopt Loopring Provide L2 Support

  • Provide wallet built-in interchange system

  • Provide direct support for hardware wallets

shortcoming :

  • Lack of broad directness dapp Support

  • You can't retrieve a lost account like a smart contract wallet

  • Currently, only two chains are supported

Overall rating :7/10

Rabby

Website :rabby.io

Supported browsers :Chrome, Brave - Support soon Firefox & Edge

Support chain : Support super 30 Chain , Include EVM The mainstream of , Such as Ethereum,Polygon and Optimism, Add some non EVM chain .

from DeBank Team building ,Rabby Is a browser extension wallet , Emphasize multi chain support , Have a clear transaction signing experience , Pre transaction risk scanning, etc .

advantage :

  • Since the escrow

  • Easy to download

  • Open source , Anyone can check or build on it

  • Extensive hardware wallet + Institutional wallet + Mobile wallet support

  • Well explained the process of the seed phrase

  • Provide in wallet widget system

  • The security approval system is emphasized in the user interface

shortcoming :

  • UI Is a little confusing

  • Lack of broad directness DApp Support

  • You can't retrieve a lost account like a smart contract wallet

Overall rating :7/10

Math Wallet

Website :mathwallet.org

Supported browsers :Chrome, Brave, and Edge

Support chain : minority EVM Chain plus bitcoin 、Kusama、Solana、TRON etc. .

Math Wallet Is an encrypted wallet browser extension , Support 100 Multiple different blockchains . However , Compared with other popular encrypted wallet solutions , The project is relatively confusing to use .

advantage :

  • Since the escrow

  • Easy to download

  • Support a wide range of blockchains

shortcoming :

  • Wallet creation process and wallet UI It doesn't feel intuitive

  • Lack of extensive DApp Support

  • You can't retrieve a lost account like a smart contract wallet

  • There is no emphasis on the risk and importance of the recovery phrase process

Overall rating :5.5/10

Brave Wallet

Website :brave.com/wallet

Supported browsers :Brave

Support chain : Support EVM chain , Therefore support ETH,ERC20 s Wait for the token , Besides, there are Solana and SPL Tokens,

2021 year 11 month , Encrypt friendly browsers Brave Launched a built-in cryptocurrency wallet , be called Brave Wallet. The app allows you to interact directly with... From your browser experience Web3 Interaction , Provides a glimpse of the future of the Internet . It currently supports all... Based EVM Chain and Solana.

advantage :

  • Since the escrow

  • Easy to download

  • Provide wallet built-in interchange system

  • And Ramp and Wyre compatible

shortcoming :

  • Lack of broad directness dapp Support

  • You can't retrieve a lost account like a smart contract wallet

Overall rating :8/10

Opera Wallet

Website :opera.com/crypto/next

Supported browsers :Opera

Support chain : The etheric fang ,BNB chain ,Polygon, And bitcoin ( Add some test networks )

2022 year 1 month ,Opera Launched a special encryption browser , Built in a wallet system . The browser also works with Discord and Telegram Direct integration , It has a strong sense of encryption nativity .

advantage :

  • Since the escrow

  • Easy to download

  • Provide wallet built-in interchange system

shortcoming :

  • Lack of broad directness DApp Support

  • Lack of support for many blockchains

  • You can't retrieve a lost account like a smart contract wallet

Overall rating :7/10

WalletConnect

Website :walletconnect.com

Supported browsers : Any browser

Support chain : Any blockchain

According to its website ,WalletConnect It's a 「 Open source licenses , Used to scan by QR code or link by depth dapps Connect to mobile wallet 」. for example ,Rainbow Wallet is a popular Ethereum wallet , But there is no browser extension yet .

WalletConnect It can make the mobile terminal Rainbow user ( And other users ) It's easy to access any... From any browser dapp.

advantage :

  • This is a meta wallet that supports all wallets

  • Easy to use

  • Can be used on different browsers

  • Open source

shortcoming :

  • So far no WalletConnect Have any big problems

Overall rating :9.2/10

Portis

Website :wallet.portis.io/login

Supported browsers : Any browser

Support chain : The etheric fang 、 The currency 、Gnosis Chain、Polygon、EOS

Portis by dapp Provides a 「 Simple in browser email / Password login method 」, Intuitive and familiar to mainstream users .

advantage :

  • It can be used on various browsers

  • Backup function in wallet

shortcoming :

  • The user interface of the wallet is a bit confusing ( individual opinion )

  • Lack of broad directness dapp Support

  • Lack of support for many blockchains

Overall rating :6.5/10

Frame

Website :frame.sh

Supported systems :Linux、MacOS and Windows, Support Chrome and Firefox Expand

Support chain : All Ethereum virtual machines (EVM) Blockchain

Frame It's a desktop wallet , Provide Frame Companion  Browser extension . The connector can 「 Will work with Frame( Desktop local Ethereum wallet ) The connection of cannot be directly connected Frame In a browser based application .」

advantage :

  • Apply to all dapps

  • Focus on privacy

  • Some of my colleagues like this project very much

shortcoming :

  • Due to constant error prompts , I use it on my new computer Frame desktop + There was trouble extending the composition , So it's hard for me to explore this project directly

Overall rating :5.5/10

Conclusion

After reviewing the 10 After a browser wallet , At present, I think WalletConnect(9.2/10) It is the best product in the whole , Because it is an excellent 「 Yuan wallet 」, It allows you to be anywhere you want , Connect in any way you want .

Next to that is MetaMask (9/10), It sets the standard for direct wallet connections in the crypto economy , And may continue to do so .

The following is the ranking by category :

Browser extension

  • MetaMask - 9/10

  • Coinbase Wallet—8/10

  • GameStop Wallet—7/10

  • Rabby - 7/10

  • Math Wallet - 5.5/10

Browser with built-in wallet

  • Brave—8/10

  • Opera—7/10

「 Any browser 」 Your wallet service

  • WalletConnect - 9.2/10

  • Portis—6.5/10

Browser compatible desktop wallet

  • Frame—5.5/10

With the influx of more projects , It is expected that the browser wallet field will grow significantly in the next few years .

We already know Ledger、Rainbow and Argent Moving to their respective local browser wallets , These efforts may just be the tip of the iceberg in the future .

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