Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet

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Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet

To start, navigate to the Binance DEX (testnet) and click on “Unlock Wallet” in the upper right-hand corner of your screen.

Binance DEX: Accessing Your WalletBinance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet


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


Keystore File

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


Ledger Device

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 (testnet) 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


Mnemonic Phrase

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


Private Key

To unlock your wallet with your private key, input your private key into the text field 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 private key unless you are recovering your wallet after losing your keystore file or password. 

Binance DEX: Accessing Your Wallet


View Only

If you don’t want to trade on the exchange and only wish to see your balances and the status of your open orders, you can do this safely by accessing with your wallet address in the view only option. 

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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