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FIL addresses have some unique elements from other blockchains:
Filecoin wallets have 5 address types: f0, f1, f2, f3, and f4. Note: A wallet address is a string of letters and numbers from which cryptocurrencies or NFTs can be sent to and from.
You can recognize the address type from any Filecoin address via what we call the “protocol indicator”. Put simply, this is the digit immediately following “f” on the address.
Example address: f1s5hbfgxihcbdj5jc35kv2eyoqpqdbahyo67ord
Since this digit immediately following “f” is 1, this is an f1 address type.
Set up your 0x / f410 wallet FEVM-compatible wallet
Some choices include:
• Metamask - step-by-step instructions
• FoxWallet - step-by-step instructions• Brave Wallet
More wallet choices will be available in the future and we will update this list from time to time. If you are running a Web3 wallet that supports 0x / f410 Filecoin wallet addresses and want to be listed, let us know at [email protected].
You can purchase FIL on centralized or decentralized exchanges. it’s important to note that not all centralized exchanges that support FIL trading allow transfer to a 0x / f410 wallet at this point.
You can purchase FIL on centralized or decentralized exchanges.
it’s important to note that not all centralized exchanges that support FIL trading allow transfer to a 0x / f410 wallet at this point.
0x / f410 addresses launched with the Filecoin Ethereum Virtual Machine on March 14 2023. Since this is a recent upgrade, some exchanges do not yet support this new type of address. We expect that over time, most exchanges will support all Filecoin address types.
The list of exchanges below show which wallet address types each supports:
Disclaimer: Cryptocurrency regulations vary widely by country, and may change over time. Some exchanges may limit their services to certain countries. Before using any exchange, please confirm you satisfy any applicable geographical restrictions and local laws.
Any exchange that lists FIL for trading but is not listed above likely does not support 0x / f410 wallet addresses.
With a DEX, you can trade FIL peer-to-peer.
Now that you hold some FIL in your 0x / f410 wallet, you are ready to check out some dApps.
For starters, you can lease your FIL to storage providers using these DeFi Protocols