Explore the Cardano Web3 Ecosystem with Exodus
Connect to Cardano dApps and Web3 apps, buy and swap Cardano and ADA tokens, and more. To explore Cardano Web3 in style, download Exodus Web3 Wallet!
In this article:
- What is the Cardano ecosystem?
- How do I connect to Cardano dApps and Web3 apps?
- What are some popular Web3 apps on Cardano?
- How do I buy Cardano (ADA)?
- How can I swap Cardano (ADA) in Exodus?
- Which Cardano tokens does Exodus support?
- How do I stake Cardano?
- How do I display my Cardano NFTs?
What is the Cardano ecosystem?
Cardano is a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain founded by Charles Hoskinson in 2015 and launched in 2017.
The Cardano ecosystem is comprised of Cardano tokens, NFTs, DEXs, DeFi dApps, and every other type of Web3 app you can think of.
Cardano (ADA) is Cardano's primary cryptocurrency and is used to pay transaction fees on the Cardano network. Cardano (ADA) has a limited supply of 45 billion tokens.
The transaction fees are paid as a reward to the staking pool that validated the transaction. The reward is distributed to the stake pool operator and the delegators that staked ADA. You can stake your ADA and earn rewards with Exodus. To learn more, go to the article: Staking Cardano FAQs
If you're looking for blockchain data, Cardanoscan is a popular Cardano block explorer.
How do I connect to Cardano dApps and Web3 apps?
First of all, what are dApps and Web3 apps? They're like any other app, except they're built using blockchain technology like smart contracts. Instead of signing in with a username and password, you connect with a crypto wallet.
All dApps are Web3 apps, but not all Web3 apps are decentralized, so 'Web3 app' is the umbrella term used for any app you connect to with a crypto wallet. If you'd like to learn more, visit: What are dApps and Web3 apps?
You can connect to Cardano Web3 apps with the browser-based Exodus Web3 Wallet.
Exodus Web3 Wallet
Download Exodus Web3 Wallet to connect to Cardano Web3 apps.
Web3 Wallet is a multi-chain browser extension wallet for Chrome and Brave. To learn how to download, install, and use Web3 Wallet, visit: Getting started with the Exodus Web3 Wallet.
When you connect to Cardano Web3 apps, Exodus Web3 Wallet might prompt you to set collateral. When you set collateral, your wallet puts aside some ADA to pay transaction fees if a transaction fails. For more information, visit the article: What is collateral?
Tutorial video: How to connect to Cardano dApps and Web3 apps
What are some popular dApps and Web3 apps on Cardano?
There are a lot of dApps and Web3 apps to explore that cover everything from DeFi to staking to NFTs and more. Below, you can find some of the most popular Cardano Web3 apps.
You can connect and explore without any funds in your wallet. But if you want to interact with Web3 apps, you'll need some Cardano (ADA) in your wallet to pay transaction fees.
Don't have any Cardano (ADA) yet? Jump to: How do I buy Cardano (ADA)?
It's important to note that Exodus provides a software interface that allows you to connect to Web3. Exodus can't guarantee the safety of any third-party platform, including the Web3 apps listed here. Make sure you do your own research and only connect to Web3 apps you trust 100%.
For more information about how to stay safe while exploring the wide world of Web3, please visit: Safety and security for DeFi and Web3.
The following Web3 apps are third-party platforms that are not affiliated with Exodus. As such, Exodus cannot guarantee the performance of their products/services or that the steps shown and the information provided will always be accurate.
Defi Llama is a platform that tracks and presents the DeFi TVL (total value locked) of the most popular networks and their DApps.
MinSwap is a decentralized exchange (DEX) in the Cardano ecosystem. With MinSwap, you can exchange a wide variety of Cardano-based tokens and view price charts for the available trading pairs.
Liqwid is a lending and borrowing DeFi platform. Borrowers can earn interest on the crypto they supply to the platform. Supplied crypto can be used as collateral to take out crypto loans.
CNFT.IO is a popular NFT marketplace on the Cardano network. It offers multiple NFT categories such as photography, art, gaming, music, collectibles, and the metaverse.
JPG Store allows users to create, buy, and sell NFTs. It's one of the largest Cardano NFT marketplaces.
How do I buy Cardano (ADA)?
If you need to buy some Cardano (ADA), you can use the Buy Crypto feature in your Exodus wallet!
Depending on your region, you may be able to purchase through Ramp, MoonPay, or both. You can find our step-by-step guides here:
For general info on how to buy crypto, visit: Where can I buy Bitcoin and other crypto?
How can I swap Cardano (ADA) in Exodus?
You have a few options to swap Cardano (ADA) in Exodus. You can use Exodus Swap on Mobile, Desktop, and Web3 Wallet.
With Exodus Swap, you can swap Cardano and many different cryptocurrencies. In most cases, swaps are complete in a few minutes!
To learn more, visit: How do I swap crypto using Exodus Swap?
Which Cardano tokens does Exodus support?
To find out which Cardano tokens are supported in Exodus, you can search for your token and enable supported Cardano tokens by following the steps in this guide: How do I enable and disable assets in Exodus?
If your token isn't supported, jump to: How do I add custom Cardano tokens?
You can see all supported Cardano tokens if you filter by the Cardano network in the Assets section of your wallet. For a full guide on how to do this, visit: How do I find an asset by its network?
How do I add custom Cardano tokens?
Currently, only Cardano tokens available on Muesliswap can be added as custom tokens. You can find the list here: Muesliswap Markets.
If Exodus doesn't yet support your favorite Cardano token, you can add it as a custom token!
You can find all the steps here: How do I add a custom token?
How do I stake Cardano?
You can stake your Cardano and earn rewards directly from your Exodus wallet. Cardano staking is supported on Mobile, Desktop, and Web3 Wallet.
To learn more about Cardano staking, visit: Staking Cardano (ADA) FAQs.
How do I display my Cardano NFTs?
You can display your Cardano NFTs in your NFT Gallery in Exodus. Available in Exodus Mobile and Web3 Wallet, the NFT Gallery is an easy way to show off your Cardano NFTs.
You can find out more here: How do I explore the NFT Gallery?
Exodus is not affiliated with any third-party platforms, external links, or any other third-party resources mentioned in this article. As such, Exodus cannot guarantee the performance of third-party products or services, or that the steps shown and the information provided will always be accurate.