Using your due diligence in researching and using the wallets listed below would be best. For any issues related to these wallet, reach out to their support teams directly.
If you are new to blockchain technology, generally a typical blockchain network account is a public-private key pair. Access to a private key gives full access to all the allowed transactions on that blockchain account. It is essential to keep the private key secure.
Typically, the account keys are either stored and accessed through a browser extension or a smartphone app (which are considered as a hot wallets as they are online), or an air-gapped device or a hardware wallet (which are considered as cold wallets as they are offline).
With custodial wallets (like accounts in centralized exchanges), another party controls your private keys. Private keys are used to access funds in your account, so you trust the exchange that your key will always be given to you whenever you need it. With non-custodial wallets, only you can access your account's private key.
To realize the multichain vision of Kusama, it is important to have non-custodial wallets that make it convenient to interact with multiple blockchains in Kusama ecosystem. Below there is a list of all non-custodial treasury-funded wallets developed by the community.
At a bare minimum, browser extension wallets act as key storage and management solution, allowing you to use your accounts with apps in the Web3 space. The wallets listed below offer functionality beyond that, allowing the featured actions to be performed directly through the extension. Some of them also allow interaction with air-gapped wallets and hardware devices.
|Wallet||Browsers||Staking and Nomination Pools||NFTs||Crowdloans||Ledger support||Governance||Other features|
|Enkrypt||Brave, Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Opera, Safari||No, No||Yes||No||Yes||No||Enkrypt Features|
|PolkaGate||Brave, Chrome, Firefox, Edge||Yes, Yes||No||Yes||Yes||No||PolkaGate features|
|SubWallet||Brave, Chrome, Edge, Firefox||Yes, Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||SubWallet features|
|Talisman||Brave, Chrome, Edge, Firefox||Yes, Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||Talisman features|
|Fearless Wallet||Brave, Chrome||No, No||No||No||No||No||Fearless Wallet Features|
Currently, all browser extensions support Ledger devices only on chromium-based browsers (i.e. Chrome, Brave, Edge, Opera).
Mobile wallets are fully packaged apps that allow all the featured actions, as well as the storage and management of your accounts, through the mobile app. Unlike browser extensions, mobile wallets usually can’t connect to third-party web apps. Some mobile wallets provide support for hardware wallets through Bluetooth connectivity.
|Wallet||Platforms||Staking and Nomination Pools||NFTs||Crowdloans||Ledger support||Governance||Other features|
|Fearless Wallet||iOS, Android||Yes, Yes||No||Yes||No||No||Fearless Wallet Features|
|Nova Wallet*||iOS, Android||Yes, Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Nova Wallet features|
|Polkawallet||iOS, Android||Yes, Yes||No||Yes||No||Yes||Polkawallet features|
|SubWallet||iOS, Android||Yes, Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||SubWallet features|
There's another Nova wallet that is unrelated to the Polkadot ecosystem. Users are advised to ensure that they use the correct Nova wallet by downloading the app from their official website: https://novawallet.io/. Before creating or restoring accounts , it is wise to double-check the wallet website URLs through official channels (most projects have it listed on their official social media handles).
A multichain crypto wallet - Bitcoin, Ethereum, Polkadot, Kusama and a few parachains. Non-custodial, private, hardware wallet support (Ledger and Trezor). Private and open source. Hold, send, and receive tokens and NFTs. Swap tokens and bridge assets between chains. Manage multiple accounts on multiple networks. Connect to web3 apps. Recipient of a development grant from Web3 Foundation.
The Fearless DeFi Wallet for the Future. Simply, intuitively, and fearlessly interact with Web3. Currently supports Staking, Crowdloans, Parachain Accounts, Nomination Pools Native Staking, dApp Signer on desktop through your mobile phone (experimental), Chromium-based browser extension. Safety features such as Scam Address Warning and Network Failure Warnings help fearlessly navigate web3. Formerly funded and supported by Kusama Treasury [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], and the SORA community , developed with <3 by SORAMITSU. Stay Fearless!
A user-friendly wallet for the Polkadot & Kusama ecosystems, providing a smooth web3 experience on both iOS and Android. Nova Wallet supports OpenGov (including agile delegations), Governance v1 (including support for parachain governance), Staking, NFT management, XCM Transfers, Parity Signer & Ledger Support, DApp Support with Polkadot JS and Metamask/EVM Integration and crowdloans. Nova Wallet received funding from Kusama Treasury [1, 2], as well as funding from the Polkadot Treasury .
PolkaGate extension is a Kusama Treasury supported  extension/wallet. It is the next version of Polkadot-JS Plus, completely re-developed, with a new look and many performance improvements. Supports address only accounts, crowdloans, export/import/derive account(s), ledger support, pool staking, parachain accounts, phishing website detection, proxy management, QR account import, solo staking, support different remote nodes, transfer funds, view balances (Crypto/USD), view transaction history, view an address as QR code.
Polkawallet provides cross-chain asset one-stop management, convenient staking, governance, and multiple DeFi services; the private key is self-owned. Polkawallet received funding from Kusama Treasury [1, 2].
A non-custodial Polkadot, Substrate & Ethereum wallet. Track, send, receive, and monitor multi-chain assets on 150+ networks. Import account with seed phrase, private key, QR code, and JSON file. Import token & NFT, attach read-only account. XCM Transfer, NFT Management, Parity Signer & Ledger support, light clients support, EVM DApp support, MetaMask compatibility, custom endpoints, fiat on-ramp, phishing detection, transaction history. SubWallet received funding from Polkadot Treasury [1, 2, 3, 4].
A better way to explore Web3. Keep your assets safe, manage your portfolio and explore Polkadot and Ethereum apps with Talisman. Interact with Web3 apps, store your favourite crypto assets and manage your accounts on over 150+ Substrate and EVM networks. NFT Management, ledger Support, fiat On-ramp, portfolio tracking. Talisman received funding from Polkadot Treasury .