8 Super-Sweet Web Browser Extension Plugins to Use for Cryptocurrency Enthusiasts
Extensions, or plugins, are a quick and easy way to enhance the functionality of your browser. These are the top 8 extensions for the power cryptocurrency user. The one-click install of extensions and the almost limitless array of options they offer makes them perfect for anyone who is a serious cryptocurrency user.
Your browser of choice can be Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and even Opera – and there will be something for you to make life easier as an advanced crypto user.
All extensions are third party code being injected into your browser. Make sure that you trust the creators of any extensions you install. Check their ratings. Check the install numbers. The Chrome Web Store does check for malicious code, but it is not perfect. Always do your homework.
Privacy is Paramount
One of the fundamentals of cryptocurrency is privacy – and as such many will look to keep their browsing lives as private as possible. Adblock is available on Chrome, Safari, and Opera – while its main competitor uBlock Origin covers Firefox as well, but lacks support for Opera. These two are the only adblockers you will need. PrivacyBadger is a great way to block certain trackers and if you're an EU resident then you'll probably want to grab I Don't Care About Cookies.
Of course, these aren't the only extensions that do this but they are definitely the most popular of all in their respective field.
Crypto Wallet Extensions
If you are looking to do anything with cryptocurrency from your pc, then you are going to need an extension that turns your browser into a cryptocurrency wallet. Whether it be signing transactions or micropayments while you're browsing or you just need to access a dApp very quickly from your browser, it's simply awesome to have a wallet.
Badger is a non-custodial wallet that allows micropayments and in-app purchases using BCH, while giving you access to Bitcoin Cash apps. Metamask is for Ethereum and is made for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Brave. It allows you to send and receive both ETH and ERC20. In addition, it allows you to control interactions with DEXs.
Market Data Tracking/Showing Plugins
If you are a true crypto power user, then you definitely check the markets as often as possible. Now, if you want to be able to check them without resorting to your phone's portfolio app, you can use BitcoinTab
It's a Chrome extension that delivers prices and news from Blockmodo in real time. It includes social media buzz and even community news. The perfect extension to get a snapshot of the industry at any point in time.
There is also the (unofficial) Coinmarketcap plugin. Followed by Crypto Tracker and lastly Cryptex. All three are down to taste more than to functionality as none of them can fully replace BitcoinTab in every single way.