The migration to Solana will enable Kin to continue growing as one of the most used cryptocurrency by mainstream consumers. With a new blockchain come new opportunities. One of those opportunities is access to a new ecosystem of wallets.
Moving to a new blockchain also comes with some challenges. Existing wallets and exchanges need to work on their integrations of the Solana blockchain and the SPL token standard prior to supporting Solana based Kin (SPL Kin).
Today, we are pleased to announce 5 new wallets that will support Kin: Math Wallet, Coin98 Wallet, Solong Wallet, Bonfida Wallet and Torus. This confirmed support for SPL Kin demonstrates Kin’s broadening reach with an increasing variety of wallets that are popular in different parts of the world.
Last week Kik published details of the Solana migration for Kin token holders. In short, if you hold your Kin in a supported wallet or exchange you don’t have to do anything. If you hold your Kin in a wallet or exchange that is not supported, you can restore your Kin in a supported wallet or you can continue to hold your Kin in that wallet until they upgrade to SPL Kin. Because all of the Kin addresses are being copied over to Solana, your Kin will not be lost if you continue to hold it in an unsupported wallet. At any time after the migration, as long as you have access to your private key you will be able to restore your Kin to a wallet that supports SPL Kin.
Before diving into these exciting new wallets, a couple of updates on ones you already know about:
- Trust Wallet is in the midst of a governance vote to add SPL support for Kin. If this vote passes, the team at Trust Wallet has committed to implement support for SPL Kin. The votes currently are 5.23M (83.24%) in favour and closes on December 3.
- Atomic Wallet does not yet have concrete timing on when they will offer SPL support but they remain supportive of doing so in the future. Our team continues to work with them to push this forward.
Here are the new wallets
Note: These will be available after December 8. Each wallet will have their own process to restore a Kin wallet. Be sure to confirm these details before doing so.
Math Wallet is a multi-platform non-custodial wallet that won “Wallet of the Year” at the 2020 Binance Awards. Kin will be available in the web wallet, the browser plugin wallet, and the mobile wallet available through Testflight.
To download any of these three wallets visit mathwallet.org
Solong wallet is a browser extension for Chrome, similar to Metamask, that allows you to manage your Kin.
Instructions for how to set up your Solong wallet can be found here. Existing Kin holders be able to set up a new Kin wallet or restore an existing wallet using your 12 word mnemonic phrase.
To set up your Solong Wallet visit solongwallet.com
Bonfida wallet is a non-custodial web wallet. Bonfida also plugs into the Serum DEX, offering liquidity for Kin. A Kin/USDT market on Serum will be available through Bonfida after the migration on December 8.
You will be able to restore your Kin wallet on Bonfida using your 12 word mnemonic phrase. The Bonfida team will be publishing a detailed guide of how to do so.
To access Bonfida visit bonfida.com
Torus is a non-custodial web wallet that can be accessed through a one-click login via Gmail making it simple, seamless, and secure to manage your Kin.
SPL Kin will be available in the Torus wallet in January.
To set up a Torus wallet visit app.tor.us
We hope you will enjoy this new variety in Kin-supported wallets, as we continue to evaluate new and upcoming ones as needed. The feedback we received from the Kin Community has been important in allowing us to put resources behind this effort.