polkadot{.js} extension

polkadot{.js} extension

Manage your Polkadot accounts outside of dapps. Injects the accounts and allows signing transactions for a specific account.

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What is polkadot{.js} extension?
The 'polkadot{.js} extension' for Chrome enables secure management of Polkadot, Substrate, and Kusama accounts outside dapps. It injects accounts for transaction signing without exposing account secrets, fulfilling needs for account management and providing signing capabilities while keeping private keys safe. Users can add accounts, control signing access for dapps, and sign transactions securely. The extension's source code is openly available, ensuring transparency and up-to-date features for users.
Stats
Users: 500,000+
Rating: 3.71 (52)
Version: 0.47.5 (Last updated: 2024-06-12)
Creation date: 2022-06-10
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • tabs
Size: 1.28M
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Summary

Manage your Polkadot accounts outside of applications built on Substrate (https://github.com/paritytech/substrate), Polkadot (https://polkadot.network/ and Kusama (https://kusama.network/). This extension injects the accounts and allows signing of messages and transactions for a specific account, without making the account secrets available to the calling app.

This allows you to manage your accounts, without storing it is the browser site-specific localStorage, for use on applications such as https://polkadot.js.org/apps/. It does not allow for full wallet capability, but rather is laser focussed on only managing your accounts and providing signing capabilities to applications requesting access. As such, its prime purpose is managing the accounts and injecting them as per the standard extension interfaces, as described in https://github.com/polkadot-js/extension#api-interface.

It allows you to -

  • Add accounts, storing the account secrets in your extension storage
  • Allow application access to the signing capabilities of these accounts (you can accept/reject requests)
  • Allows you to sign transactions for Substrate, Polkadot and Kusama networks
  • In all of this no secretes leave the extension, only the signature is ever provided

The source for this extension is fully available, with the latest versions always matching up with the source repo at https://github.com/polkadot-js/extension

User reviews
User reviews summary
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Pros
  • Nice wallet
  • Perfect development tool
  • This extension is really helpful
Cons
  • Security risk high
  • Terrible UI
  • Money stuck while using ledger
Most mentioned
  • This extension is really helpful
  • Terrible UI
  • Security risk high
  • Nice wallet
  • Perfect development tool
Recent reviews
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by Kenya Otterholt Kenya Otterholt, 2024-06-08

It Sucks!!! I was charged a whole DOT just to get my Dot into this so called wallet/extension and I cant see my balance, cant withdraw my balance and can't even get someone in support to help! LMFAO I hate it.
by King Bolo (Moe Man) King Bolo (Moe Man), 2021-11-22

Absolute turd of a wallet and blockchain. Unless you are a developer don't even bother. Confusing and stupidly designed "UI" if you can even call it that.
by Connor Alcock Connor Alcock, 2024-04-04
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Safety
Risk impact

polkadot{.js} extension may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

polkadot{.js} extension has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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