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Create a wallet

When you're setting up a wallet, be sure to:
  • ✅ Download and install only the latest version from an official source.
  • ✅ Follow the setup guide carefully.
  • ✅ Safely back up your recovery phrases.
  • ❌ NEVER share your recovery phrases with anyone, under any circumstances.
  • ❌ NEVER input your recovery phrase to a website or app, other than your wallet app.

Smartphone/Mobile wallets

Smartphone/Mobile wallets allow you to access your crypto almost anywhere. Wallets are available on both Android and iOS devices.

Which mobile wallet should I choose?

This comparison table gives an overview of the most popular mobile wallets used with PancakeSwap.
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MetaMask
SafePal
Binance Smart Chain support
⚠️
✅
Built-in DApp browser
✅
✅
Hardware wallet compatible
✅
🔶
Open-source
✅
➖
Interact with BscScan
(for advanced users!)
✅
➖
⚠️ Requires some setup 🔶 Only supports SafePal hardware wallet
You can find more in-depth information about each wallet below, as well as download links and installation guides.
MetaMask
MetaMask is a very popular browser-based wallet plugin that supports ERC20 (Ethereum network) and BEP2 & BEP20 (Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain networks).
​Pros: - Open source for auditability - WEB3 capable on BscScan - A strong history of security and reliability - A large amount of how-to guides and resources online - Many tools and custom settings - Offers ETH purchases with Transak - Supports a very large number of languages - Is also available a browser plugin for desktop devices
Cons: - Longer setup time than other options - Additional steps needed to use with Binance Smart Chain and PancakeSwap - Extra information and settings may confuse beginners
​Download MetaMask (Automatically detects device)

Desktop/Web Browser wallets

Desktop wallets are available on your home computer or laptop computer. Wallets on your computer can run as standalone applications, or as web browser plugins for popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox.

Which desktop wallet should I choose?

This comparison table gives an overview of the most popular desktop wallets used with PancakeSwap.
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MetaMask
Binance Wallet
Binance Smart Chain support
⚠️
✅
Built-in DApp browser
➖
➖
Hardware wallet compatible
✅
✅
Open-source
✅
✅
Interact with BscScan
(for advanced users!)
✅
➖
⚠️ Requires additional setup
You can find more in-depth information about each wallet below, as well as download links and installation guides.
MetaMask
Binance Wallet
MetaMask is a very popular browser-based wallet plugin that supports ERC20 (Ethereum network) by default, and BEP2 & BEP20 (Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain networks) with a little work.
​Pros: - Open source for auditability - WEB3 capable on BscScan - A strong history of security and reliability - A large amount of how-to guides and resources online - Many tools and custom settings - Supports a very large number of languages - Is also available on mobile devices
Cons: - Longer setup time than other options - Additional steps needed to use with Binance Smart Chain and PancakeSwap - Extra information and settings may confuse beginners
​Download MetaMask (Automatically detects browser)
Binance Wallet is a browser-plugin wallet that natively supports the Binance Chain (BEP2) Binance Smart Chain (BEP20) networks. Binance Wallet was developed by the Binance cryptocurrency exchange.
​Pros: - Open source for auditability - Backed by the Binance cryptocurrency exchange - Can be directly linked to a Binance or Gmail account - A streamlined user experience - Supports Binance Smart Chain by default, making using PancakeSwap easy - Supports a large number of languages - Hardware wallet compatible
Cons: - Lacks some custom settings of other wallets - Lack of additional tools makes some actions available in other wallets impossible - Has fewer online resources than more established wallets
​Download Binance Wallet (Automatically detects browser)
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