Coinbase® Extension®

The Coinbase Wallet Extension employs various security measures to safeguard your digital assets. This includes encryption protocols and secure storage methods, reducing the risk of unauthorized access or potential breaches. Supported Cryptocurrencies: The extension supports a wide range of cryptocurrencies, allowing …

Take control of your digital assets with the Coinbase extension. Safely manage your cryptocurrency portfolio, stay informed on market movements, and execute trades at your fingertips – all in a user-friendly extension.

What is a browser extension?

Browser extensions are programs that can be installed into your web browser to change or add functionality. This allows you to use your Coinbase Wallet while enjoying the convenience of using your Chrome browser as opposed to the in-app browser function on your mobile phone.

Where is the browser on the browser extension? The browser is just your regular Chrome or Brave browser. The extension is layered on top, much like extensions you might already use such as ad-blockers or coupon extensions. This allows you to connect your wallet to decentralized apps such as Uniswap or OpenSea to transact with them while viewing from a laptop computer. As far as additional browsers, we hope to support Safari and Firefox in the future.

The Coinbase Wallet extension allows you to explore dapps, trade on decentralized exchanges, collect NFTs, and more from your web browser without needing to confirm transactions from your mobile device.

To get started:

  1. Install the Coinbase Wallet extension from the Chrome Web Store.

  2. Create a new wallet OR import an existing wallet.

  3. If prompted, grant permissions for the Coinbase Wallet extension to interact with your browser, otherwise you won't be able to interact with dapps.

Browser permissions

Coinbase Wallet requires browser permissions to enhance user interaction with dapps. Sharing your public wallet address with a dapp lets it access publicly available data like token balances and transaction history, which is already visible on blockchain explorers like Etherscan. This permission doesn't compromise private information or funds, ensuring your recovery phrase and private key are secure. Similar browser permissions are required by other crypto wallets like MetaMask.

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