Create a Wallet
To get started on UNIGATE, the first thing you'll need is to set up a wallet that supports Polygon chain (Matic). Wallets are available both on desktop computers and on smartphone devices. You'll need to choose the wallet that fits your needs best.
When you're setting up a wallet, be sure to:
- 1.✅ Download and install only the latest version from an official source.
- 2.✅ Follow the setup guide carefully.
- 3.✅ Safely back up your recovery phrases.
- 4.❌ NEVER share your recovery phrases with anyone, under any circumstances.
- 5.❌ NEVER input your recovery phrase to a website or app, other than your wallet app.
Mobile device wallets and desktop-based wallets have different strengths and weaknesses. Consider which fits your needs better to help decide which type of wallet to use.
Smartphone/Mobile wallets allow you to access your crypto almost anywhere. Wallets are available on both Android and iOS devices.
This comparison table gives an overview of the most popular mobile wallets used with UNIGATE.
You can find more in-depth information about each wallet below, as well as download links and installation guides.
MetaMask is a very popular browser-based wallet plugin that supports ERC20 (Ethereum network) and BEP2 & BEP20 (Binance Chain and Binance Smart Chain networks).
- 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
- Longer setup time than other options
- Additional steps needed to use with Polygon and UNIGATE
- Extra information and settings may confuse beginners
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.
This comparison table gives an overview of the most popular desktop wallets used with UNIGATE.