What is a DApp?

DApps are created by a third party and not owned by Coinbase. You’ll need to contact the DApp developer for specific questions or issues with DApps. 

DApp is the commonly used abbreviation referring to decentralized apps. DApps are conceptually the same as apps or games you might use on your computer or phone. The key difference is, DApps are built on and powered by decentralized protocols such as Ethereum. An example of a popular DApp is CryptoKitties.

Using DApps in Coinbase Wallet 

Android

You can explore DApps by taping   DApp browser tab at the bottom of your screen. If you wish to use a dapp that you do not see in the gallery, you can also manually enter the address or url for any dapp.

iOS

While we do not curate a gallery of DApps on iOS, you can still manually enter the address or url for any dapp that you wish to use.

You can also bookmark DApps for easy access in the future. To bookmark and save DApps through Wallet on iOS, first navigate to the dapp you wish to use by typing in the url in the dapp browser’s address field. Next, tap the menu at the top right and tap Add to Bookmarks. You will now see a permanent bookmark on the dapp browser’s home screen.

Desktop

You can now use most DApps on desktop browsers like Chrome, Safari, Brave etc. by linking your Wallet app to the DApp. If you are on a DApp that requires a wallet to proceed, look for the option to Connect Coinbase Wallet. When you select that option, you will be presented with a QR code. Scan that QR code by tapping the QR scanner in the Wallet app. Your Wallet will now be connected to the DApp and you can continue to use the DApp in your desktop browser.

If you do not see an option to Connect Coinbase Wallet, please let the creator of the DApp know that you would like to use Coinbase Wallet on their platform

Coinbase Wallet Extension

The Coinbase Wallet Extension for Chrome allows customers to connect their Coinbase Wallet mobile app to the browser extension and use it as a gateway to access all the dapps from the web browser on their computer. 

The perks of using the Coinbase Wallet Extension:

  • Unlike Walletlink, you only need to scan the extension QR code one time to link your mobile app and have access to all your dapps.
  • You approve all your transactions (outgoing, incoming, and conversions) initiated via the extension on your phone without having to scan a QR Code repeatedly.

To set up the browser extension:

  1. Go to the Coinbase Wallet Extension page and select Add to Chrome to begin the installation process.
  2. When the installation is complete, scan the QR code in the extension pop up to connect your Coinbase Wallet mobile app.

Once you’ve successfully linked your mobile app to the browser extension, you’ll get push notifications sent to your phone to approve transactions performed on the extension.

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