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Explore Bitcoin and Ordinals with Phantom wallet

Zac Glover
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    Note: Bitcoin is out of beta and available for all users as of May 30, 2024.

    Without Bitcoin, there’d be no web3.

    The revolutionary crypto, along with its blockchain, kicked off this movement and industry that we all love so much. And regardless if you’re a Solana or Ethereum maxi, or a multichain enjoyooor, there’s no denying that we wouldn’t be here without it.

    With that said, we’re thrilled to launch Bitcoin (₿eta) on Phantom. Now, you don’t need to hold your BTC on centralized exchanges or download unfamiliar wallets to collect Ordinals—you can do everything right from your favorite multichain wallet.

    Bitcoin’s better with Phantom

    Since launch, we’ve focused on making crypto safe and easy to use. And now, we’re doing the same for Bitcoin, Ordinals, and BRC-20 tokens.

    One wallet for everything

    With Phantom, you have the best of Solana, Ethereum, and Bitcoin all in one. This means you can grow your SOL, ETH, and BTC bags, build a collection of the hottest NFTs and Ordinals, swap tokens across chains with ease, and explore all the best DeFi apps from the most user-friendly wallet. No more dealing with centralized exchanges!

    Your trusted companion

    With the introduction of Ordinals and the BRC-20 token standard, NFTs and tokens are now on Bitcoin. But with different terminology and technical considerations, it can be confusing or intimidating to get started. Not anymore. With Phantom, you can explore the exciting world of Bitcoin, Ordinals, and BRC-20 tokens in a safe and easy way.

    Features you’ll love

    • Full Bitcoin support: Buy, sell, trade, transfer, and HODL BTC, Ordinals, and BRC-20 tokens.
    • Easy address management: Toggle Bitcoin addresses on and off in settings to use Taproot and Native Segwit as you wish.
    • Transaction overviews: See important transaction details at a glance, such as ETA and estimated balance changes. Plus, we convert BTC-denominated values to USD to give you better context.
    • Inscribed and rare sat protection: Never "spend” your Ordinals, BRC-20s, or rare sats by accident.
    • Connected apps: Browse, buy, list, and inscribe Ordinals and BRC-20 tokens on Magic Eden and UniSat.
    • Immersive ordinals gallery: View, search for, and pin Ordinals in your Collectibles tab.
    • Automatic spam detection: Stay safe from scams while spam Ordinals are automatically filtered and hidden in your Collectibles and Activity tabs.
    • Rich Ordinals metadata:

    How to enable Bitcoin

    Bitcoin support is currently in beta so it’s 100% opt-in. Don’t want to use it? No problem, it’s off by default. Want to try it out? You can turn it on in a few clicks.

    If you’re ready to explore Bitcoin, Ordinals, and BRC-20 tokens in our wallet, you can do so by activating the network. Here’s how:

    Step 1: Open your Phantom wallet on mobile or browser

    Step 2: Go to ‘Settings’

    Step 3: Select ‘Active Networks’

    Step 4: Toggle ‘Bitcoin’ on

    Once you do this, Bitcoin, Ordinals, and BRC-20s will be enabled in your Phantom wallet.

    How to enable Taproot

    We support Native SegWit and Taproot, each with its own balance. Native SegWit is the default BTC address, but you can also turn on Taproot whenever you want. Here’s how:

    Step 1: Open your Phantom wallet on mobile or browser

    Step 2: Go to ‘Settings’

    Step 3: Select ‘Preferences’

    Step 4: Select ‘Preferred Bitcoin Address’

    Step 5: Toggle ‘Taproot’ on

    Once you do this, both Native SegWit and Taproot will be enabled in Phantom. You can adjust your address preferences any time in settings.

    How to get started

    You can get started with Bitcoin, Ordinals, and BRC-20 tokens in Phantom by importing an existing Bitcoin wallet. Here’s how:

    Import an existing Bitcoin/Ordinals wallet

    Step 1: Open your Phantom wallet on mobile or browser

    Step 2: Go to ‘Settings’

    Step 3: Select ‘Manage Accounts’

    Step 4: Select ‘Add/ Connect Wallet’

    Step 5: Select ‘Import Secret Recovery Phrase’

    Step 6: Input your 12-24 word secret recovery phrase

    Step 7: Select ‘Import’

    • Important note: For ₿eta, when you import a Bitcoin-only secret recovery phrase, your wallet will appear empty if you haven’t yet activated Bitcoin in the settings. If this happens, don’t worry, your assets will display as soon as you activate the Bitcoin network.

    Other than importing an existing Bitcoin wallet, you also have the option to receive BTC/Ordinals from an existing wallet or buy Bitcoin right in Phantom.

    Looking ahead

    Supporting Bitcoin and Ordinals is another step towards fulfilling our mission to make crypto safe and easy for everyone.

    For now, we’ve limited our beta to a select number of trusted apps, such as Magic Eden and UniSat, but we plan to support more apps soon. We also plan to add other Bitcoin-friendly features such as Ledger support, custom gas fees, and more.

    Stay tuned!