Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet

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Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet
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To start, navigate to the Binance DEX (or testnet if you wish to test using testnet funds) and click on “Unlock Wallet” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet

From here you are able to select the method on how you would like to unlock your wallet.

There are 4 methods to unlock your wallet:

  1. WalletConnect (Recommended)
  2. Ledger Device (Recommended)
  3. Keystore File (NOT Recommended)
  4. Mnemonic Phrase (NOT Recommended)


WalletConnect (recommended)

The easiest way to access your Binance DEX wallet. WalletConnect easily integrates with Trust Wallet (Binance's official recommended wallet) and CoolWallet S. 

To get started, open the Binance DEX and click on WalletConnect. From here, click on the "Get WalletConnect QR Code" button.

WalletConnect

Open Trust Wallet (or download it if you do not have it yet) and click on the button in the upper left-hand corner of the wallet and then click "WalletConnect". This will open your camera for you to scan the QR Code generated by Binance DEX.

WalletConnect

Once you scan the QR code, approve access and you will be connected to the Binance DEX with your Trust wallet using WalletConnect. 


Ledger Device (recommended)

In order to use your Ledger hardware wallet with the Binance Chain, first you must install the Binance Chain application onto your Ledger from the Ledger Live manager. 

Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet

Once the Binance Chain application is installed on your Ledger, unlock your Ledger by entering your pin code. 

Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet

After unlocking your device, you will be on the menu of the Ledger, open up the Binance Chain application

Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet

When you open up the Binance Chain application, you will see a message saying “Binance Chain Ready”

 Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet

While the application is open, you can unlock your wallet and trade on the DEX by navigating to the Binance DEX (or testnet if you wish to test using testnet funds) and clicking on “Unlock Wallet” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen. From here, select “Ledger Device” and click on “Connect to Ledger”.


Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet


Keystore File (not recommended)

In order to unlock your wallet using a keystore file either upload your keystore file by clicking on the “Upload keystore file” button or drag and drop your keystore file into the button.
You will then need to enter the password you first set up with your keystore file to unlock your wallet. This password will also act as a session password to protect your account after a period of inactivity.

Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet


Mnemonic Phrase (not recommended)

In order to unlock your wallet with your mnemonic phrase, you will need to write your 24-word phrase into the text box and set a temporary session password. This session password is required after a period of inactivity to protect your account from unauthorized activity. It is not recommended to unlock your wallet with your mnemonic phrase unless you are recovering your wallet after losing your keystore file or password. 

Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet


Once you have unlocked your wallet, you will be on the trading interface of the Binance DEX. Continue through to our article on navigating the Binance DEX to learn how to use the interface.

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