Martian Aptos Wallet is the most popular crypto wallet for the Aptos blockchain.
You can send and receive Aptos tokens. In addition, you can see the NFTs minted in the wallet, which is something new.
The Martian Wallet allows you to access / interact with dApps with due security.
At the time of writing, Martian Aptos Wallet is available as an extension for Chrome, and according to the team, we can expect the iOS application soon.
In addition, the wallet now only supports Devnet. The Mainnet will soon be included.
You can use the keyboard shortcut Alt/Option + Shift + X to quickly launch the Martian Aptos Wallet extension.
The Martian Wallet is supported by Toy Ventures, Aptos Labs and Mo Shaikh.
How to create and configure Martian Aptos Wallet?
To use Martian Aptos Wallet, first, you need to download the extension.
Then, you need to create your Martian Wallet account.
The account creation process includes setting a new password and backing up the reset phrase.
Steps to create and configure Martian Aptos Wallet
- Install Martian Aptos Wallet
- Click “Create a new wallet“
- Set a password
- Back up the restore phrase
- Use Martian Aptos Wallet
1. Install Martian Aptos Wallet
If you have already installed the Martian Aptos Wallet extension, you can skip this step.
First, you need to add the extension to Chrome.
To do this, visit the Martian Wallet website and click “Add to Browser“.
Now, the installation should have begun.
2. Click “Create a new wallet“
After installation, a new window will open. If not, you can use the Alt/Option + Shift + X shortcut to open the wallet extension.
Now, you have to select “Create a new wallet” since you are new to the Martian Aptos wallet.
After that, click “Continue“.
3. Set a password
As part of creating your wallet account, you need to set a strong password to access the Martian wallet on your current device.
Remember, the password is stored on your device, not on the Martian Aptos Wallet server. So, the wallet team cannot recover the password if it is lost.
However, you can reset the password yourself with the recovery phrase, which we will talk about in the next step.
Now, enter the password with a minimum of 8 characters, including a special character and a number.
4. Back up the restore phrase
Since Martian Aptos Wallet is a decentralized wallet, the recovery phrase alone will give you full access to your wallet and funds.
Then, memorize the recovery phrase with best practices. Always keep it in a physical format rather than digital.
After setting the password, the wallet displays the recovery phrase.
Write it down on a piece of paper and save it safely. Since the recovery phrase is unique to each wallet account holder and gives full access to your account, you don’t have to share it with anyone.
After taking a backup, click “Continue“.
Now you are ready to use the Martian Aptos wallet.
5. Use Martian Aptos Wallet
You can now send and receive all Aptos and NFT tokens.
In the dashboard, you can see your tokens and account balance.
To view your minted NFTs, you need to tap on the “foursquare” icon.
To see recent transactions, tap the Recent Transfer History icon.
To lock your Martian Aptos Wallet, tap the “Aptos” icon in the left corner of the wallet.
Installing and creating a Martian Aptos Wallet account is a simple task.
Setting the password and backing up the recovery phrase are the two essential steps involved in creating the Martian Aptos Wallet account.
Anyone who has your seed phrase can access all your resources.
So, always remember to keep your seed phrase in several places to prevent it from being lost. If you lose them, no one can access your account, not even the developers of Martian Wallet.
Beware of scams floating around. At any time, no one from the Martian Wallet team will ask for your recovery phrase.