Already have a wallet you want to connect to your CoinDesk account? DESK works with Polygon-compatible wallets available via WalletConnect.
WalletConnect is an open-source protocol that allows you to use your wallet on a Web3 site via an encrypted connection. In other words, you’ll be able to connect your wallet to your CoinDesk account with the assurance your connection is protected and secure.
After tapping the “Connect Wallet” button beneath your CoinDesk balance, you’ll be presented with a screen explaining which wallet’s are compatible with DESK, as well as a helpful tip about using desktop if you’re a Coinbase Wallet user or if you’re a MetaMask user experiencing issues.
Select the “Connect Wallet” button featuring the blue WalletConnect logo. While our wallet functionality is in beta, you’ll see a screen detailing this distinction and encouraging readers to share their experience with us as we continue to iterate toward moving out of beta. If you’ve used other Web3 platforms, you’ll most likely find the current experience familiar, connecting your wallet and transferring your balance successfully without much guidance.
For some guidance, select “View connection tips” to access step-by-step instructions and troubleshooting solutions. You can also find this and other educational content on the DESK EDU page. (You can also visit our Help Center and submit a request through the link in the top right-hand corner.)
To proceed with connecting your wallet, “Select Continue.” You’ll be shown a list of wallets to choose from. Find your preferred wallet, and tap on the icon. This should prompt your wallet’s app to open, and trigger a prompt asking you to approve the connection. Once you’ve approved the connection, your wallet will be connected to coindesk.com on the browser you used to connect. If you access coindesk.com from another browser, you’ll still be able to accrue more DESK in your coindesk.com account, but you’ll have to reconnect your wallet in order to transfer.
If you do not receive a prompt inside your mobile wallet app, you may need to close the app on your phone, return to coindesk.com, refresh the page and try again. If you’re trying to connect a MetaMask wallet and are redirected to the app store after selecting the Metamask icon, check out “How To: Fix App Store Redirection When Connecting MetaMask via Wallet Connect on Mobile” for a few ways to successfully connect your wallet to coindesk.com.
After selecting the WalletConnect option, you’ll be presented with a QR code. To connect your wallet, open your mobile wallet, find the QR scanner, and scan the QR code from your mobile wallet. You should be prompted to approve the connection within your mobile wallet. Once you do, your wallet will be connected to your coindesk.com account.
It takes a little getting used to, but here are a few things to remember to make your experience easy:
- Try more than once. Sometimes communications with the wallet are lost, but trying again fixes the issue.
- Refresh after connecting a wallet if you’re having trouble.
- If you’re encountering an issue, try using your mobile wallet’s browser (if your wallet has a browser).
- If your wallet is also available as a browser extension, try using the browser extension on desktop.
Reach out to our Help Center for more help.