Keplr Wallet

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Setting Up Your Wallet
Cosmos Wallets
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Keplr Wallet is a decentralized finance (DeFi) wallet launched in 2020, designed to enhance user interaction with blockchain networks, particularly the Cosmos ecosystem. It offers a seamless and secure solution for managing, staking, and interacting with various blockchain assets. Here’s an overview of its key features and functionalities:

Key Features of Keplr Wallet

  1. Cosmos Blockchain Integration: Tailored for the Cosmos blockchain, supporting its interoperability features.
  2. Multi-Chain Support: Facilitates interactions with various blockchain networks, providing a unified interface.
  3. Interoperability: Seamless transfer of assets between blockchain networks within the Cosmos ecosystem.
  4. Browser Extension Integration: Available as a browser extension for Google Chrome and Brave, enhancing convenience for DeFi activities.
  5. Staking and Delegating: Supports staking and delegation on the Cosmos network, with staking rewards.
  6. User-Friendly Interface: Accessible to both beginners and experienced users, with a clear overview of portfolios and transaction histories.
  7. Decentralized Identity (DID): Integration for user control over digital identities on the blockchain.
  8. Cross-Platform Compatibility: Aiming to expand beyond browser extensions to mobile applications.
  9. Security Measures: Encrypted private keys, secure backup options, and compatibility with hardware wallets like Ledger.
  10. Community Involvement: Engages with its user community for feedback and improvement​​​​.

Supported Platforms and Coins

  • Browser Extension: Available on Chrome, Brave, and Firefox with over 700,000 users.
  • Mobile App: Available for Android and iOS with over 100,000 users. Offers similar functionality to the browser extension.
  • Supported Coins: Primarily supports Cosmos ecosystem assets, including ATOM, Agoric (BLD), Akash (AKT), Axelar (AXL), Evmos (EVMOS), Injective (INJ), Osmosis (OSMO), Secret Network (SCRT), and others​​.

Security and Customer Support

  • Non-custodial Wallet: Users have control over their private keys.
  • Open Source: Enables code inspection for additional security.
  • Compatibility with Ledger Hardware Wallets: For enhanced security.
  • Customer Support: Offers help desk and live chat support, although response times can be up to 24 hours.
  • Safety: The wallet is considered safe with no reported hacks​​​​​​.

Fees and Staking

  • Commission Fees: Ranges from 1% to 20% for staking, which goes to the pool and validator.
  • Exchange Fees: Variable fees between 2% to 5% when buying crypto.
  • Network Fees: Depends on the network being used.
  • Staking Rewards: Keplr offers built-in staking support with a clear list of supported assets and their Annual Percentage Yield (APY)​​.

Pros and Cons

  • Pros:
    • Compatible with all IBC assets.
    • Lucrative staking options.
    • User-friendly interface.
    • Hardware wallet support.
  • Cons:
    • Limited to IBC coins.
    • No NFT support.
    • Limited browser support (not available on Firefox or Safari).
    • No desktop version​​​​.


Keplr Wallet is a significant player in the Cosmos ecosystem, offering a user-friendly, secure, and interoperable solution for managing blockchain assets. Its multi-chain support, staking capabilities, and browser extension integration contribute to its comprehensive nature. However, its limitation to IBC coins and lack of NFT support may be considered drawbacks depending on user needs.

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