How to create Cardano wallet

Nikita Verkhovin

Cardano, founded in 2017, is a proof-of-stake blockchain network with its own cryptocurrency called ADA that enables decentralized applications via a multi-asset ledger and smart contracts. It collaborates with top academics to create innovative solutions that are peer-reviewed and presented at international conferences.

Cardano launched the Vasil hard fork in September 2022 to enhance smart contract capabilities, increase chain throughput, lower costs, and improve transaction validation.


To fully own ADA, first create a new Coin Wallet account. Coin Wallet is a software wallet that only keeps your private keys on your device. It allows you to purchase, sell, exchange, receive, and store ADA.

How to create Cardano wallet

1. Install Coin Wallet for your preferred operating system (Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, or Android). Alternatively, you can run the Web application directly from your browser.

2. Press the "Create New Wallet" button.

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3. Click on the "Generate Passphrase" button.

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4. You must write down your twelve-word passphrase and store it somewhere secure. Read the Terms of Service and confirm that you agree to them all.

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5. After entering two words from your passphrase, press the "Confirm" button.

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6. Create a PIN for easy access. This PIN will only work on the current device.

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7. If you prefer biometric authentication to PIN, enable it.

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8. Completed. The main screen will appear after a few seconds. Find and select Cardano from the cryptocurrency list.

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9. Go to the "Receive" page to see your Cardano wallet address. It can be used to receive ADA.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a Cardano wallet?

Simply follow the steps outlined above and save your 12 words somewhere secure.

Is Cardano safe?

Yes, Cardano is as secure as Bitcoin.

Which wallet to use for ADA?

We recommend using Coin Wallet. Also, please check out the full list of the best Cardano wallets.