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How to Install the Avalanche (AVAX) Core Wallet

How to Install the Avalanche (AVAX) Core Wallet

Andrew Chen
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Oct 17, 2022

Avalanche (AVAX) Core is a new wallet developed by Ava Labs that is a non-custodial browser extension, which allows users to seamlessly interact with Web3. Core is a complete Web3 wallet that is similar to Metamask, but tailor-made for the Avalanche network.

In this guide, we will outline how to download the AVAX Core wallet and start using it and interacting with DeFi, GameFi, NFTs, and more on the Avalanche blockchain.

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Platform Highlights

What is the Avalanche Core Wallet?

The Core Wallet is a new Web3 wallet for the Avalanche ecosystem that was designed and developed by Ava Labs. It was released on the 23rd of June following an announcement by the official Avalanche team via Medium.

Core is an all-in-one Web3 wallet that allows users to interact with AVAX native Dapps, DeFi GameFI, NFTs, Bridges, Subnets, and more. Other key features underpinning the new wallet include:

  • Native Bridge that is compatible with Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum erc-20 tokens.
  • In-built DEX that will allow you to swap hundreds of tokens.
  • Ledger wallet compatibility.
  • Portfolio dashboard to track your investments.
  • Hold and manage NFTs native to the Avalanche C Chain.

How to download AVAX Core Wallet

The fastest and safest way to download the AVAX Core wallet is:

  1. Download the Core Wallet from the official Google Chrome web store.
  2. Install Avalanche Core onto your Chrome browser.
  3. Open the browser extension and save your Private Keys as provided to you by the wallet.
  4. Send Avalanche (AVAX) tokens to the account and start interacting with Web3 on the network.
Avalanche Core Wallet Portfolio
Core Wallet dashboard with a Portfolio overview.

Avalanche Core NFT Wallet

The Core wallet also has an in-built NFT and collectible dashboard that lets you monitor all of your NFTs through one slick user interface. Core also allows users to send and receive NFTs directly through the browser extension, which is a significant improvement to the clunky user experience on Metamask.

AVAX core wallet NFTs
AVAX Core NFT Wallet.

About Ava Labs

Ava Labs is the foundation behind the Avalanche blockchain that is led by Emin Gun Sirer and Kevin Sekniqi. They are a group of Cornell University computer science engineers, professors, and PHDs that are experienced in developing financial and cryptographic software.

The Ava Labs company has been funded by Andreesen Horowitz, Polychain, Naval Ravikant, and many other highly sophisticated investors.

Andrew Chen

Former Bitcoin Maximalist turned multi-chain enjoyer. I hunt down the best yields across AVAX, Solana, Fantom and other networks.

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