Flint Wallet Tutorial
Author : Conward Swift
What is the Flint Wallet?
On January 27th, 2022, dcSpark announced that Flint Wallet was available to all Chrome-based browsers. Flint wallet is a browser-based light wallet that allows you to easily manage multiple asset such as your ADA, tokens, and NFTs. What this means is that you can use the Flint Wallet to facilitate transactions on websites with Flint Wallet integration such as CardaHub, an NFT marketplace.
Flint Wallet is now available for download!
You can get Flint Wallet from the Google Chrome Store for all Chrome-based browsers.
— FlintWallet (@FlintWallet) January 27, 2022
Recently, we created a video that will walk you through every step of the process. This video can be found at the bottom. But, we know that many prefer to read a post instead of pausing and rewinding video to learn. So, below are the steps on how to download the Flint Wallet, Create a Flint Wallet, delegate your ADA to a Cardano Stake Pool using the wallet, and how to connect your Flint Wallet to websites such as CardaHub!
How to Create a Wallet
First, you’ll need to download the Flint Wallet on a Chrome-based browser. The browser I would recommend is using Brave, but any Chrome-based browser will work. Once you have opened up your preferred browser, you will need to go to the Flint Wallet Extension page (Link Here). You will then need to click “Add to Chrome.”
You should see that the Flint Wallet Extension has been downloaded, and the Flint Wallet is now in your extensions. Click on Flint in your extensions and a new tab will be opened with text that reads “Flint Wallet. Your friendly go-to wallet for DeFi and NFTs.” You can click on the arrow to the right of the image to read more, but to create a wallet we will need to click “Let’s Begin.”
Then you will be prompted to choose your language and to check mark a box that signifies that you have read and accepted the Terms and Conditions. Once you have done so, click “Continue.”
You will now be prompted with multiple options. It is important to note that, in the next couple of steps, you will have to write down a set of words in order called your Recovery Phrase. This is something that will be very important in the case that you ever lose your wallet or access to your wallet, but on this page, you will want to click “Create a new wallet.”
Again, it is very important to keep your recovery phrase secret! I will be showing my security phrase as I will be deleting this wallet after I create it. It is also recommended that you don’t save it on your computer, phone, or other electronic devices where people can get access to it. Quite often, people will just write it down on a piece of paper and put it in a safe and secure place. Also, it is important to note the order of the words. The order and the specific words are very important. Once you have written those down, click “I SAVED IT.”
Next you will need to insert your recovery phrase in the correct order to ensure that you have it written down correctly. Once you have done this, it will inform you that you have succeeded, and you will now be prompted to set up a wallet password. This password will be important for any function requiring transactions within the wallet. This means if you are sending ADA, sending and NFT, or delegating to a stake pool (which all require transaction fees) you will need to use your wallet password.
Once you have created your password, click “CREATE MY WALLET.”
Lastly, you will be prompted to set up a Flint App Passcode. This is optional, but I’d recommend doing this, especially if you are making a Flint Wallet on a device that has multiple users. It is also important to note that, if you forget your App Passcode, you will have to reinstall the Flint Wallet, and you’ll still be able to recover your wallet using your recovery phrase. Now you can click “SKIP” to not create a App Passcode, or you can click “NEXT” and create one. We will be clicking “NEXT.”
You will now be prompted to set a 4 digit passcode. When you have completed this step the orange “CONFIRM” button will be clickable. Click “CONFIRM.” Congratulations, you have successfully created your Flint Wallet, and you are now ready to receive and send ADA and NFTs, delegate your ADA to a Cardano Stake Pool, and connect your wallet to websites and dApps.
How to Delegate with Flint Wallet
Now that you have successfully created your Flint Wallet and have at least 13 ADA in that wallet, you are ready to begin delegating your ADA to earn more ADA. It is important to note that when you delegate your ADA, it never leaves the wallet and it is not locked into that pool. You can move your ADA around to as many pools as you’d like, but it will cost a transaction fee (approximately 0.17 ADA) each time you move your delegation.
The easiest way to delegate with the Flint Wallet is to go to Pool.pm! Once you are on the website you can either click the magnifying glass in the top right hand corner to look up the ticker (4-5 characters that make up the pool; ours is LOOPS), or the previous link will take you directly to the LOOPS pool on pool.pm.
In order to delegate to the pool that you are currently looking at, you will need to click the “JOIN” button in the top right of the screen. It will be below the magnifying glass icon.
When click the wallet, you will see a Flint Wallet popup that will prompt you to pick which wallet you are wanting to delegate to the pool. Select the wallet you want to delegate and click, “Continue.” You will notice that the pop-up will disappear and a new pop-up will appear with details for the delegation transaction. You will notice that it will cost approximately 2.17 ADA to delegate, but 2 ADA of this is refundable when you decide to un-delegate your wallet. You will need to input your password and click “SEND” to complete this process. Finally, you will notice that the pop-up says that the transaction has been signed. Click “CONTINUE”, and congratulations, you are now delegated to a Cardano Stake Pool.
How to Connect to Websites & dApps
In the previous section, we, in a way, connected or used our wallet with a website, but how do I connect my wallet to other websites? Well, for this example you will need to go to CardaHub (Link Here). On this website and many other websites, there will either be prompted to connect a wallet or there will be a connect wallet button. On CardaHub, there is a connect wallet button in the top right of the website. Click the button and you will see multiple wallets that you can connect, including the Flint Wallet. Choose the Flint Wallet. You have now successfully connected your wallet to the website!
These are the main functionalities of the Flint Wallet. If something is not clear or you have other questions, check out our discord server below and we will happily help you our further or answer any of the questions that you have.
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