Steakwallet adds support for WalletConnect

Steakwallet adds support for WalletConnect

We’re excited to launch support for WalletConnect to enable easy and safe access to your favorite decentralized applications.

From version 1.5, Steakwallet supports WalletConnect V1 and V2. This means you can use Steakwallet across a range of applications across various networks, including but not limited to:

Not many applications support WalletConnect V2 just yet however as they roll out you will be able to continue to use Steakwallet without interruption. 🙌

What is WalletConnect?

WalletConnect is an open source protocol for connecting decentralized applications to mobile wallets through QR code scanning or deep linking. A user can interact securely with any dApp from their mobile phone, making WalletConnect wallets a safer choice compared to desktop or browser extension wallets. WalletConnect is an important part of the DeFi ecosystem and to date has received more than $94,000 in Gitcoin grants.

How to use WalletConnect with Steakwallet

  1. To use Steakwallet with WalletConnect simply navigate to your decentralised application of choice (🍣 anyone?) and click Connect or Connect Wallet. If WalletConnect is supported, there will be an option to select that, some dApps will also present a Steakwallet option.
  2. Once selecting the WalletConnect option, a QR code pops up that you can scan with your Steakwallet. Select the QR code in your Steakwallet or go to the settings, select Connected Applications and click on Connect another app.
  3. After scanning the QR code you need to authorize the dApp. Click on "Confirm" if you want to connect or click the "Reject" button if you have changed your mind. While WalletConnect is secure as you never expose your private key to dApps, you should still make sure to trust the dApp you are connecting to your Steakwallet.
  4. When you want to make a transaction from your Desktop, you will get a confirmation prompt in the UI that you will be able to accept or reject from within Steakwallet. As with most other transactions you'll need to pay network fees (gas) when transacting with a dApp. On a mobile application, you should be redirected to Steakwallet each time you wish to approve or deny a transaction.

Notes

WalletConnect V1 was never specifically intended for multi-chain support, however it should work across any EVM compatible dApp, you just need to choose the network from within Steakwallet. For example Sushi supports many different blockchains including Ethereum, Celo, Fantom, Binance Smart Chain, Avalanche C Chain, Harmoney One, etc.

If you connect Steakwallet and are alerted that you've chosen the wrong network, then from within Steakwallet you can navigate to the Connected Applications page in the Settings and switch to the network you wish to use.

You can learn more on the technical side of WalletConnect here: https://docs.walletconnect.org/


Let us know if you'd like to see any improvements. We always appreciate feedback in our Discord.


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