Flint Wallet: Step-By-Step Setup (And Review)

In this tutorial, we’re going to be covering Flint wallet, a lightweight in-browser and mobile app wallet made by the dcSpark team.

You’ll learn how to:

  • set up this Cardano wallet securely
  • Send and receive various token assets
  • Set up multiple accounts
  • Delegate your ADA to a stake pool with the dApp connector
  • And more!

Let’s get started!

Flint Wallet Review At A Glance


  • easy and quick to install and use
  • hardware wallet integration
  • EVM compatibility 
  • dApp connector supported by most Defi platforms
  • compatibility mode to use Flint as another Cardano wallet in case of using dApps that are not supported by Flint yet


  • cannot send different assets in a single transaction
  • no in-wallet staking with the browser extension
  • no NFT display on iOS mobile app currently (due to Apple restrictions)

How To Set Up Flint Wallet

1. Download the Flint wallet Chrome, Firefox, Brave or Edge browser extension

Flint wallet Chrome extension

There is also a mobile app available for download on both iOS and Android. In this tutorial, we’ll be installing the Chrome extension by clicking on the ‘Download Flint’ button and selecting ‘For Browser.’

2. Create new wallet

Flint Wallet Setup

Currently, Flint only works in Cardano, but there are plans to extend support to other networks. When you’re ready to create your wallet, click on ‘Let’s begin,’ select your language, check the t’s and c’s box and click ‘Continue.’

Sharing data with Flint Wallet

The next screen will ask you whether you’re comfortable with the app sending analytics information about how you use the wallet. Feel free to read up more on their privacy policy before you choose whether to opt in for this.

Flint wallet mainnet

Unless you’re a developer looking to test out the wallet without using real coins, on the next screen you should just pick the Mainnet network. Users are able to connect a hardware wallet or restore and existing wallet with a seed phrase. 

Create a new Flint wallet

We’re going to go ahead and ‘Create a new wallet.’

3. Copy seed phrase 

Copy seed phrase

With the Flint wallet, you’ll need to write down your seed phrase in the exact order that it is displayed. This will be used to recover your account in case you lose or damage your device in the future and is your only shot at recovering your wallet — so keep it safely stored offline.

4. Enter seed phrase

Tap each word of your seed phrase in the correct order in which you wrote in down in.

5. Set your spending password

Set a spending password

Choose a strong password and write it down to keep handy for when we proceed with funding the wallet with some ADA and click ‘Create my wallet.’

6. Wallet lock password (optional)

Set up a wallet locking code

Setting a wallet lock password — a four digit passcord — is a pretty cool feature that’s useful for if you’re using the same devices with other people and want more privacy. Once you’ve moved through this last step, your wallet will be created and you can click on ‘Finish’ to proceed with opening up the browser extension.

7. Exploring the dashboard

Flint wallet dashboard

1. Window type toggle - Use this to toggle between a complete web browser window and an extension window when you reopen Flint

2. Add multiple accounts - Click here if you would like to create multiple accounts within the same wallet. It’s useful for if you’d like to have separate accounts for managing your funds or connecting to a specific dApp with

3. ADA balance - This is the total balance your wallet has available 

4. Delegation - You can use the dApp connector to stake with a pool and earn rewards (more on that below)

5. ADA balance history - Toggle between dates to see your balance history

6. Send token assets - Click here and paste in a receiving address to send FTs and NFTs 

7. Receive token assets - Click here to copy your wallet’s receiving address to fund your account (more on this below)

9. Wallet home button

10. View NFTs - This is where all your NFTs live in your wallet

11. Transaction history - Once you start transacting with this wallet, your transactions will be recorded here

12. Wallet settings - Adjust your wallet’s settings here (more on this below)

8. Fund your wallet 

Flint wallet receiving address

We’ve written on this before in our ‘Fund your Cardano wallet’ section of this guide, but essentially all you’ll need to do is copy your receiving address and purchase ADA from any centralized exchange of your choice to send to your wallet.

Send ADA with Flint Wallet

Once your wallet is funded you can also choose to send your ADA by copying and pasting the recipient’s address into the ‘Receiver’s Address’ tab, clicking on continue and typing in your spending password to send.


This wallet is supported by Milkomeda, an evm (Ethereum virtual machine) sidechain that allows Ethereum users to run Ethereum based apps on Cardano via the sidechain. 

Flint wallet acts as a bridging wallet to help improve interoperability between other sidechains and provide users with lower transaction fees by porting their projects over to Cardano. Users have the added benefit of sending and receiving assets on Cardano to Solana and Ethereum with more support for other chains in the works.

9. Delegate to a stake pool

Pool.pm staking

Delegating with Flint wallet is made possible with the dApp connector where you can connect it to pool.pm to search for stake pools. For this guide, we’re going to delegate to our parters over at The Art Bank, ticker symbol ‘TAB’.

The Art Bank staking

Flint Wallet dApp connector

Once you’ve typed in the ticker for the pool you’d like to delegate to and click on it. On the next screen click on ‘Join’ and select Flint Wallet. You’ll be asked to connect your wallet to Pool.pm and then will be required to sign the transaction with your spending password you used to create your wallet.

When the transaction has been signed and the block has been created, you’ll see the staked value on Pool.pm and in your wallet under ‘Delegation.’ Here you’ll see information about which pool you’re staking to, when you can expect to start receiving rewards, your historical rewards and the option to withdraw them.

Staking with Flint Wallet

It’s important to note that all of the ADA in your wallet will be delegated when you stake with a pool, but that doesn’t mean that your coins are locked up. You can simply send your coins to another address at any time without having to unstake your ADA and use it however you wish. 

10. NFTs 

NFTs in Flint Wallet

You can view NFTs that you send to your Flint wallet's receiving address or those that you purchased on NFT marketplaces by clicking on the image icon and clicking onto the NFT you’d like to view in your wallet.

Of the two NFTs I sent to the wallet was a gif of an .svg file which did not display at all, but you’re still able to view it by clicking on the asset ID that redirects you to cexplorer.io.

NFT display in Flint Wallet

We reached out to their friendly support on Twitter and they confirmed that those type of NFTs don’t display in Flint wallet. Other issues may occur if NFTs you send over don’t meet all of the CIP (Cardano Improvement Proposals) standards that are defined for NFT metadata.

When using the Flint browser extension, the viewing experience is limited to what you’re working with and the mobile version on iOS does not include NFT display for the moment — their team is working on a solution for this.

11. Transaction History

Transaction history in Flint Wallet

Your transaction history is recorded under the time icon and you’re able to click through to each transaction to view the full transaction details in cexplorer. Users are also able to export their transactions into a .csv file if they wish to do so.

12. Wallet Settings

Flint wallet settings

There are a bunch of settings in Flint wallet that you may want to explore like:

1. Explorer - View different block explorers for NFTs, stake pools, token policies and more

2. Server - The default server settings with the option to set your own custom node for sending transactions (advanced users)

3. Set collateral - This is important for users to use trusted dApps to connect to by depositing 5 ADA in your wallet to set it as collateral 

4. Connected apps - Here you can manage any of the apps you’ve previously connected to by unlinking or deleting the access they share with your wallet

5. Wallet name, recovery phrase, passcode, passwords - Rename your wallet and manage password and recovery phrase settings

Settings in Flint Wallet

6. Resync wallet - Resync the data of your wallet if you’re experiencing issues with your wallet — all this does is delete local data stored on the wallet and resyncs it to the blockchain

7. Help and support - Join the dcSpark Discord server or follow Flint on Twitter to get support

Final Verdict


The wallet is super easy to install and is a good starting point for first time users, but advanced users looking for a bit more functionality around sending multiple assets in one transaction or using dApps in-wallet or simple staking without having to connect to Pool.pm may find Eternl, Dadealus or Typhon a more suitable option.

That being said, the interoperability that Flint wallet promises to help bridge chains is certainly one of its biggest selling points and it’ll be interesting to see how this continues to develop moving forward.