Daedalus Wallet

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Daedalus Wallet
Official full node wallet for Cardano Blockchain
Official full node wallet for Cardano Blockchain
DevelopersIOHK, Dominik Guzei, Alexander Rukin, Danilo Prates, Gabriela Ponce, Manus McCole, Tomislav Horaček, Daniel Main, Dmitrii Gaico, Lucas Araujo, Renan Ferreira, Mior Sufian, Marius Bock, Przemysław Włodek, Marcin Mazurek, Szymon Masłowski, Michal Rus
Initial release0.3.0 (02 Nov 2016)
Last release4.11.0 (10 Jun 2022)
Written inElectron, Typescript, SCSS, Shell, Haskel
LicenseApache-2.0 license
PlatformLinux, Mac, Windows

Daedalus is the flagship full-node wallet for ADA cryptocurrency developed and supported by Input Output (IOHK). The wallet is known for the most proficient security standards and support for all common operating systems. Daedalus supports only the ADA token and is not available for mobile devices.

As a full-node wallet, it stores the entire history of the Cardano blockchain on your computer and validates all blocks and transactions in a trustless and autonomous manner.

Daedalus is a secure, multi-platform wallet that allows users to store and manage their Cardano (ADA) cryptocurrency. It offers a range of features, including support for multiple wallets, offline storage, and advanced security measures such as hardware device support and encrypted keys. It also allows users to view and track their transactions, as well as access the Cardano network to send and receive ADA.

One of the key advantages of Daedalus is its user-friendly interface, which makes it easy for even novice cryptocurrency users to navigate. It is also constantly updated with new features and improvements, making it a reliable choice for storing and managing ADA.

Overall, Daedalus is a powerful and secure wallet for Cardano users, offering a range of features and a user-friendly interface to make managing ADA simple and convenient.


IOHK stands apart with its advanced security measures to keep passwords and private keys safely stored on a user's machine without any 3rd-party services or applications involved.

  • Windows, macOS, and Linux operating systems
  • NFT
  • Smart contracts support
  • Native tokens
  • Trustless operation with locally running full-node
  • Unlimited accounting and wallets supported
  • Staking and delegation features
  • Paper wallets with recovery phrase backup and restoration
  • Built-in support request submission
  • Ledger Nano S & X, Trezor T hardware integration


For installation navigate to the official website to Download Daedalus for your operating system. When downloaded locate the file and install the application following the usual process once it's done open the wallet which will immediately start syncing with the blockchain in that background.

The syncing step is important for any full-node wallet and requires time to have the whole blockchain with all transactions copied to the hard drive. Keeping the whole database not shared with third-party servers gives the most security.


Download the latest version of Daedalus for your preferred operating system.