How to create a Keplr wallet — a complete step-by-step guide 👛

What is Keplr?

Keplr is an open-source browser extension wallet that supports the Cosmos interchain ecosystem. It provides functionalities for account and wallet management for all Cosmos-SDK based blockchains.

The Keplr extension is supported only on Chrome. You can also use it on Brave, but some features may be unavailable. You can’t, however, use the Keplr extension from your mobile. Also, please note that anyone with your mnemonic seed can take your assets, and you can’t recover any lost mnemonic seed.

Keplr can easily connect to libraries such as CosmJS, simplifying the process of connecting webpages to blockchains. The Keplr extension supports transfers/staking for:

  • Cosmos Hub
  • Kava
  • Secret Network
  • Akash
  • Starname
  • Sifchain
  • CertiK
  • IRISnet
  • Regen Network (Coming March 31)
  • Cyber (beta)
  • Straightedge (beta)

Installing Keplr

Use Keplr extension to create a wallet:

  1. Install the Keplr extension
  2. Click on the installed Keplr extension that will prompt the following page in your browser:

3. Either Create a new account or Import existing account with the mnemonic phrase that you got from the previous step of creating an account. Note that currently, the wallet is not connected to the Cudos network, so it will not show the correct info for that account.

4. You can use the wallet to get the address to wire tokens to your account by clicking on the top of the extension window.

Link Keplr to the Cudos network

  1. Go to the Cudos Explorer to link the Keplr extension to the Cudos network
  2. Click the “key icon” in the upper right corner (used for login):

3. A pop-out window will ask you for permission to add a new network to Keplr and also give access:

4. After you approve, you need to open the extension and click on the network name at the top. From there, a menu with all the networks will open, and you should select CudosTestnetPublic. After that, Keplr will visualise the correct information about your account:

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About Cudos

The Cudos Network is a layer 1 blockchain and layer 2 computation and oracle network designed to ensure decentralised, permissionless access to high-performance computing at scale and enable scaling of computing resources to 100,000’s of nodes. Once bridged onto Ethereum, Algorand, Polkadot, and Cosmos, Cudos will enable scalable compute and Layer 2 Oracles on all of the bridged blockchains.

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