Daedalus wallet


Daedalus wallet is a full-node hierarchical deterministic (HD) desktop wallet for the ada currency. Daedalus comes bundled with a full Cardano node, and it stores the entire history of Cardano blockchain and validates all blocks and transactions for fully trustless and autonomous operation.

Key features

  • Easy installation with one-click setup of bundled Cardano node
  • Locally stored wallets and encrypted private keys, not shared with third-party servers
  • Trustless operation with locally running full Cardano node which independently validates full transaction history of the blockchain
  • Supports Cardano network by participating in Cardano protocol
  • Wallet backup and restoration using mnemonics phrases
  • Staking Support
  • Complete autonomy without reliance on third-party servers and services
  • Paper wallet generator for offline storage of funds

Downloading Daedalus

You should download the Daedalus wallet from our official website only.


  • Daedalus runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems.
  • After downloading, the wallet will sync with the blockchain to create a local copy of it. Currently, Daedalus (and the blockchain) take up around 15GB of local storage.

For more information about Daedalus: visit the dedicated Helpdesk page