Into the Aptoverse: Aptos Wallets

Greetings Aptonians,

As we continue to inch towards the eventual mainnet release of Aptos, we are also working to ensure that the user experience on SeaShrine is optimized on day one. We are tirelessly working day and night on the backend in order to provide our community with the golden standard of NFT marketplaces. As we continue to prepare things for our official release, it is also important that our users understand how to interact with our platform on day one, so that each and every one of you can immediately begin your NFT journey on Aptos. As per popular request by the community, In today’s blog post, we will be focusing on some of the wallets that you will be able to utilize on the SeaShrine platform.

If you’re a crypto native, chances are you’ve downloaded a wallet extension, written down your seed phrase, and loaded your account up with the necessary tokens you need. Building upon this, we would assume that the large majority of you have used the Metamask wallet for all your activity in DeFi. For the uninitiated, Aptos is not EVM compatible, as it utilizes a different coding language, that of which being Move. Nevertheless, let’s find out which wallets will be ready to use on SeaShrine on day one, and how you can get everything set up.

Setting up your Crypto Wallet is as easy as 1…2…3. Simply download the application as an extension on any Chromium based web-browser. Such browsers include: Google Chrome, Brave Browser, Opera, and many more. Also, we urge you to download the application from the official wallet website, as there very well may be malicious copies of these wallets floating around on the Chrome marketplace.

We should state that we don’t directly endorse any of these wallets and that the following names are, more simply, those that we will certainly integrate on our platform.

Petra Wallet

Petra provides its users with just about everything you’d expect in a Web3 wallet application. The official Petra website explains that by “using Petra Wallet, a user can store and transfer assets, create and view NFTs, and interact with the decentralized applications (dApps), all on the Aptos blockchain. As is common with crypto wallets, the Petra application will allow you to house all your precious crypto within the confines of your seed phrase. More than this, you will be able to swap tokens, interact with dApps, send crypto to friends, and more all from one interface. As you can tell, Petra is a straightforward, easy to use Web3 wallet, and it will be directly integrated into the SeaShrine platform on day one. Download Petra from their official website.

Martian Wallet

Next up is what appears to be the fan favorite within the Aptos community, Matian Wallet. To reiterate our previous point, we want to ensure that you are staying safe and downloading the official Marian application. Simply head to the official Martian website, and click the “Add to Browser” button. Stay safe out there Aptonians.

Much like Petra, the Martian Wallet seeks to be an all-in-one Aptos interface, albeit with a few added features. At its core, Martian is a “crypto wallet that can be used to manage digital assets and access decentralized applications on the Aptos blockchain”. In addition to the wallet functionality that you have come to expect, Martian also gives users a couple cool features, such as the ability to view NFTs in your wallet. You heard that right, Aptonians, once you mint an NFT from SeaShrine, you will be able to view it automatically within your Martian interface.

Optimizing the DeFi experience for the mobile user will be what onboards the next generation of people to Web3. Thankfully, the Martian wallet team shares our same sentiment, and have announced that an iOS version of their application will be arriving sometime down the line. You will be able to lend and borrow tokens, earn some nice yield, and mint NFTs on SeaShrine all from the comfort of your mobile device. In addition to Petra, users will be able to access the SeaShrine platform on day one via the Martian Wallet. To get all set up, head to the official site.

Spika Web Wallet

Next up is the Spika wallet, an Aptos-based Web3 extension intended to aid you along your Aptos DeFi journey. In addition to all the features you have come to expect from a crypto wallet, Spika includes some interesting features, such as in-app viewable NFTs and the ability to create a collection within the interface. At this point in time, users can utilize the Spika wallet for both Aptos testnet and devnet to interact with protocols, send APT between addresses, import and manage custom tokens, the list goes on and on. If Spika is your wallet of choice, you will be pleased to know that this wallet will be compatible with SeaShrine on day one! To download and set up your account on Spika, make sure to head to the official Spika website and download the official Chrome extension.

HyperPay

Next on our list of SeaShrine supported wallets is HyperPay, a “multi ecosystem digital wallet”. HyperPay is much more than your average crypto wallet however, as they provide their users with a range of services not often found from other wallet providers. To begin, HyperPay is completely focused on providing their users with a secure experience, noting that the application uses its own “Risk Management” system. This system provides “risk scores” to protocols, predicts potential risk, and notifies its user ahead of time if a protocol has engaged in malicious activity previously. In addition to this, HyperPay also offers a line of real-world tangible products, such as their Cryptocurrency Credit Cards and Crypto hardware wallet. When it comes to the in-app experience, everything is as you would expect. The UI is sleek, and you even have the ability to toggle the wallet between “on chain” and “off chain” modes directly from the dashboard. Users of HyperPay will be excited to know that they will be able to use SeaShrine on day one of Aptos mainnet.

Pontem Wallet

The Pontem Network may be building their own protocol on the Aptos ecosystem, but did you also know they are providing their own wallet to the Aptos community? That’s right, the Pontem Wallet is one of the most protocol-integrated wallets across the Aptosphere at this point in time, and we can only expect that figure to continue growing. The official Pontem Network site states that they are a DeFi development studio, meaning that they will produce a range of services within our ecosystem, not just a protocol. The Pontem Wallet itself gives you the ability to view your purchased NFTs in app, in addition to allowing you to directly interact with Pontem Network protocols within the wallet. Pontem is looking to optimize its wallet platform for institutional and consumer use, and with financial backing directly from Aptos Labs, Delphi Digital, and Alameda Research, we are confident they will achieve their goal. Users of the Pontem wallet will have access to SeaShrine on Day 1 of mainnet!

Rise Wallet

The creators of the beloved Solflare wallet are releasing their sister product, Rise Wallet, to the Aptos community. As it stands, Solflare is the second largest wallet application for the Solana blockchain, with its UI and features being loved by many. They seek to replicate their massive success on the Aptos network, by maintaining their commitment to security, in-app token staking functionality, and more. The Rise team has explicitly stated that their new wallet venture will be developed in tandem with Solflare, meaning users can expect any and all previous features. If we view the official Solflare website with this in mind, we can infer that the Rise wallet will have “transaction simulations” to prevent malicious behavior, 24hr customer service, an application optimized for mobile use, and more! For those unacquainted with the Solflare experience, you can expect the Rise wallet to provide you with the sleekest user interface available on any wallet. Rise is currently in beta, and thus is not available to everyone at the moment. However, we can guarantee that the moment the Aptos mainnet goes live, Rise will be compatible with the SeaShrine NFT marketplace.

Fewcha Wallet

Up next on our list of supported wallet applications is Fewcha, a “simple, elegant and easy to use” wallet for the Aptos blockchain. Sometimes less is more, which is something that Fewcha seems to understand. Rather than being overbearing with the features they can provide to their user base, Fewcha wants to ensure that the wallet is secure, private, and easily accessible. As stated by the official Fewcha website, “Fewcha’s safety and security will be thoroughly audited by Verichains Lab”. In addition, Fewcha remains committed to ensuring users retain their self-custody no matter what, noting that “privacy is a fundamental human right” and that it must be protected. Per the official roadmap presented on their website, Fewcha states that their wallet will be available on all Chromium-based browsers when it is fully released. And finally, Fewcha will be compatible with the SeaShrine NFT marketplace on day one.

Fletch Wallet

And last but not least we have the Fletch Wallet. Similarly to both of the previously mentioned wallet applications, Fletch will provide users the ability to utilize the Aptos ecosystem from a single interface. Swap tokens, manage your NFTs, connect to dApps and more — all from the Fletch wallet. One really cool thing about the Fletch application is that it employs an in-app DeFi experience similar to the one found on Trust Wallet. What we mean by this is that Fletch users will be able to complete all their DeFi activities within the Fletch wallet via an in-app browser. Through collaboration with Aptos-based projects, Fletch will be able to detect if a particular site is malicious or not and notify the user.

Fletch is also looking to serve its mobile user base as well, and it has announced that there will be both an iOS and Android compatible application. Through their optimization of mobile use and an emphasis on user safety, the SeaShrine experience is more accessible and secure thanks to Fletch.

Conclusion

From the very beginning, we have reminded our community of our commitment to provide the Gold standard of NFT marketplaces on Aptos. In order to do this, we must ensure that our platform is ready to go from the moment Aptos enters its mainnet phase. Wallet integrations must be functional, but more importantly, our user base must understand which wallets to use and how to interact with SeaShrine via these wallets. Once again, we urge you to please only download the aforementioned wallets from their official website.

If you found this article helpful in any way, please feel free to give us some feedback. Make sure to do your own research regarding the Web3 wallet applications we have just discussed, and choose the interface you’re most comfortable with. Last but not least, make sure to follow us on our social media channels to remain up to date with the most recent developments at the Shrine.

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