Hiro Wallet is a secure and easy-to-use wallet that allows you to store, send, receive Ordinals NFTs, and connect with decentralized applications built on Bitcoin. Hiro wallet is specifically designed to interact with the Stacks blockchain.
Hiro Wallet uses advanced security measures to protect your assets, including robust encryption protocols and best-in-class security practices. Here's how to create and use Hiro wallet.
Create and Use Hiro Wallet
Hiro Wallet is available as both a desktop app (MacOS, Windows, Linux) and a browser extension (Chrome, Firefox, Brave). Let's take a look at both of them.
Create Hiro Wallet on Desktop
Step 1: Go to the Hiro wallet download section on the homepage. Click Download app.
Step 2: Select your operating system and click Download.
Step 3: Open the file you downloaded on your desktop. Click Install.
Step 4: Click Finish.
Step 5: Read the terms and conditions, then click I accept.
Step 6: Hiro Wallet will ask for your permission to access certain information that will helpthen to improve the user experience. You can choose to grant or deny these permissions.
Step 7: You can choose to import an existing Bitcoin wallet (UniSat, Ordinals Wallet, Xverse, Sparrow, or Electrum) into Hiro Wallet, or click Create a New Wallet to create a new Bitcoin wallet.
Step 8: You can use either a hardware wallet or create a software wallet by clicking Create a Software Wallet.
Step 9: Copy your secret phrase, save it in a safe place, check the box that says I have saved my secret key, and click Continue.
Step 10: Enter your secret phrase and click Continue.
Step 11: Create a password for your Hiro wallet and click Continue.
Step 12: You can now start using Hiro Wallet.
Create Hiro Wallet As Browser Extension
Step 1: Visit download section of Hiro wallet homepage. Click Install extension.
Step 2: Select your browser and click on the Install button.
Step 3: Click Add to Chrome.
Step 4: Click Add extension.
Step 5: Open your Hiro wallet extension. Hiro Wallet will ask for your permission to access certain information that will help them improve the user experience. You can choose whether or not to grant these permissions.
Step 6: You can choose to import an existing Bitcoin wallet (UniSat, Ordinals Wallet, Xverse, Sparrow, or Electrum) into Hiro Wallet or click Create a New Wallet to create a new Bitcoin wallet.
Step 7: Copy your secret phrase, save it in a safe place, check the box that says I have saved my secret key, and click Continue.
Step 8: Create a password for your Hiro wallet, and click Continue.
Step 9: You can now start using Hiro Wallet.
Uses of Hiro Wallet Extension
Hiro wallet desktop app has limited features, so we're looking into features of Hiro wallet browser extension.
These are in-wallet features:
- Open your Hiro wallet. Click Add new.
- To add an NFT to your Hiro wallet, choose the type of NFT you want to add, copy its address, and send your NFT to that address. You can use your Hiro wallet for ordinals NFTs.
- You can deposit STX tokens or Bitcoin in your Hiro wallet. You can send Bitcoin to your Hiro wallet address from any type of address, including nested or native segwit, taproot, or legacy addresses.
- Your BRC-20 tokens will be displayed as Bitcoin in your Hiro wallet. However it isn't possible to distinguish between Bitcoins and BRC-20 tokens, this is the reason HUD recommends to use UniSat or Ordinals wallet for your BRC-20 tokens.
Hiro Wallet is a good choice for managing your STX tokens and Ordinals NFTs. It has a user-friendly interface and offers a variety of features that make it easy to use and secure.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What are Stacks?
Stacks is a blockchain that expands the capabilities of Bitcoin. It allows developers to build decentralized applications (dApps) and smart contracts on Bitcoin, without having to modify the Bitcoin protocol.
2. What are ordinals NFTs?
Ordinals are a new type of NFT that are created on the Bitcoin blockchain using the Taproot upgrade. They can store any type of data, including images, videos, text, or smart contracts. Once data is inscribed on an Ordinal, it is permanently stored on the blockchain and cannot be changed.
3. Where to get support from Hiro wallet team?
You can join the Hiro Discord server to get help from the community and team.