Trust Wallet Review 2021: Beginners Guide

In this Trust Wallet review for 2021, I take you through the features of one of the most popular crypto apps. We take a look into the Trust Wallet fees, supported cryptocurrencies, and if the wallet is safe and secure?

Trust Wallet is a market-leading multi-cryptocurrency wallet and official digital wallet from Binance Exchange. With over 5+ million users, the beginner-friendly wallet allows users to securely store 160+ digital assets including NFTs. As well as the ability to make in-app crypto purchases, stake to earn interest and interact with Web 3.0 applications via their DApp Browser.

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Trust Wallet Review

What is Trust Wallet?

Trust Wallet is a decentralized, secure cryptocurrency mobile wallet. The wallet allows users to buy, store, exchange, and earn crypto. The Trust Wallet was founded in 2017 by Viktor Radchenko with a focus to “build a better interface for storing and accessing funds, as well as laying the infrastructure for other developers to build DApps.” It was originally built to support tokens in the Ethereum ecosystem but now supports 40 other blockchains such as Binance Smart Chain (BSC).

Currently, the Trust App is only available on mobile and downloadable for Android and Apple devices. With this, you are then able to use the app on your phone/tablet and access your crypto easily, on the go.

If you already have a mobile wallet, you can also use the app to move all your crypto assets over to the Trust app.

How to use Trust Wallet

Binance Acquisition

Trust wallet was acquired by Binance in their first public acquisition in July 2018. Stating this was to provide better services and enhanced safety for its users.

Binance said that the acquisition of Trust Wallet “shows the importance of secure wallet technology for the future development of cryptocurrency as a whole”. With this partnership, Trust Wallet now also integrates with BSC (Binance Smart Chain).

Trust Wallet Supported Cryptocurrencies

The Trust Wallet currently supports all the major cryptocurrencies, including Ethereum ERC20 tokens. Overall the crypto app supports more than +160K assets as well as 40 different blockchains.

You can see the current list of cryptocurrencies supported below, which was correct at the time of this writing this post.

Trust Wallet Supported Cryptos

Trust Wallet Fees

When sending or trading crypto there will always be an associated fee in order to process the transaction on the network. The fee you pay will vary depending on the network you use. For example, a Bitcoin transaction will have different fees compared to transactions on Ethereum or Binance Smart Chain. Again the amount you pay will fluctuate depending on market demand and network capacity.

Users will be charged fees by 3rd party fiat-to-crypto providers, MoonPay, and Simplex when purchasing crypto with the likes of a credit card. However, Trust Wallet doesn’t charge any additional fees on top of these. Nor any additional fees when swapping from one crypto for another in the in-app DEX or when using the DApp Browser to interact with Decentralised applications.

Is Trust Wallet Safe?

The great thing about Trust wallet is that it is open-sourced, so anyone can view the code. They are also audited by Stateful, a security firm whose reports can find here.

In terms of user security and privacy, you are able to store your private keys yourself locally. The app also states that they never store any of your personal information. Should you need to, you can use the wallet backup facility where you are able to restore your wallet from an encrypted file using a security key.

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Features

Trust Wallet has a lot of popular features built into the app and continues to innovate. Below are a few we have highlighted that should appeal to both the crypto newbie and the more experienced investors;

Free to Download & Use

The Trust Wallet is a free-to-use app with no charges to download the app. The only charges incurred as those to the miners for transactions to be processed on the network.

Beginner Friendly

Trust Wallet is an easy-to-use app, built with the beginner in mind. Starting with the initial download, sending your crypto is made simple with easy addresses and users can also purchase their crypto with a credit card. Ideal for those just getting started with crypto.

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Supports Multi Crypto Assets

Supporting more than 40 different blockchains means that there is a huge range of supported cryptocurrencies and tokens with the Trust Wallet. Enabling its users to buy, sell, and trade various coins all within a single interface.

Quickly Buy Crypto with Card

Buying your first cryptocurrency is made very simple with the ability to buy cryptocurrency with your credit card. Meaning you don’t need to have any crypto on an exchange like Binance or Coinbase to get started using Trust Wallet.

Simply select the cryptocurrency you want to purchase, enter your credit card details and your wallet will be topped up in a matter of minutes.

Please be aware buying Bitcoin/crypto with a credit card isn´t recommended as you will pay high fees for the convenience.

Trust Wallet Buy Crypto Credit Card

Swap & Exchange Crypto

With the Swap or Exchange functions built into the Trust Wallet, users can easily trade one cryptocurrency for another. This can be done using a simple swap or by using more advanced trading options using the BinanceDEX.

DApp Browser

If you’re an Android user, you can enjoy an inbuilt DApp browser where you can safely interact with DApps from right within your wallet. Connect to decentralized applications such as PancakeSwap or UniSwap without ever having to leave your Trust App.

Trust Wallet DApps

Earn Interest

Trust Wallet allows users to earn interest on many different cryptocurrencies by staking the tokens inside the app. This includes receiving variable interest rates with popular cryptos such as the likes of BNB, Tezos, Tron, Cosmos, or Algorand.

Private & Secure

When you store your crypto within Trust Wallet you have complete control with access to your private keys. The wallet is decentralized therefore no one can access your crypto but you. Plus no personal data is collected or stored and your identity is kept safe.

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Trust Wallet DApps

The Trust wallet provides access to popular decentralized apps (DApps) including the likes of PancakeSwap, Uniswap, or SushiSwap. Meaning that you can access these sites seamlessly either using their DApp Browser or using the WalletConnect function.

DApp Browser

DApps integration is a newer feature for the Trust Wallet. With the app, you are able to access web3 applications on Binance Smart Chain or Ethereum network. Trust works with the developers of the individual DApps to ensure the best possible user experience. Because of this, each DApp that is integrated has been vetted and optimized for the Trust app.

Unfortunately, Trust Wallet had to remove this feature for their iOS users to comply with the Apple App Store guidelines. However, Android users are unaffected by this.

WalletConnect

WalletConnect is an open-source protocol for connecting decentralized applications to mobile wallets with QR code scanning or deep linking. Users can interact securely with any Dapp from their Trust Wallet, making it a safer choice compared to desktop or browser extension wallets.

By using WalletConnect you won’t be asked for your private key or wallet seed words, please never share this information with anyone.

WalletConnect works with the likes of PancakeSwap, UniSwap, and 1inch Exchange Aggregator.

Trust Wallet WalletConnect

How to Connect DApps to PancakeSwap

Since June 2021 the DApp (Decentralized Application) browser feature was completely removed for Apple iOS devices. However, there was a workaround, but this was also later removed. To connect to DApps such as PancakeSwap you can use the WalletConnect feature. To find out more on how to connect via WalletConnect please check out our guide and tutorial here.

Connect Trust wallet to PancakeSwap with Wallet Connect

Trust Wallet NFTs

NFTs are also supported within the Trust app. These are ‘Crypto Collectables that are sometimes represented as avatars or computer-generated works of art. These collectibles are associated with a public address and are secured on the Blockchain within the wallet.

The Trust app provides you an easy way to store and access all your crypto-collectibles and NFTs with peace of mind and security. Over the last few years, there have been various versions of crypto-collectibles such as the likes of CryptoKitties, Decentraland, and Lordless. Plus more recently there’s been a rise in interest with NFTs.

To store your NFTs or collectibles within the app, simply click ´Receive´ and you’ll be prompted with a QR code and address to send across to.

Staking on the Trust Wallet

One of the reasons I personally use the Trust app is its staking feature. Where I currently stake my Binance BNB tokens and earn +20% APR. When staking BNB on Trust, the APR will depend on the validator you choose and this does change over time.

Staking is beneficial for earning interest on your crypto or having a say in the governance of a particular coin. Unfortunately, not every token is available to stake and earn rewards.

You can currently stake; BNB, ATOM, KAVA, ALGO, TRX, VET, TOMO, XTZ, CLO, and IOTX.

Staking on Trust Wallet

If you’re interested in how to make money from the Trust app, you can check out their Staking Calculator. Which will provide you with an estimate on daily, monthly, and yearly earnings.

When staking, you’ll need to choose the validator that you’d like to delegate your stake to. You can view a list of validators and their current rates and it’s worth doing some research into who these validators are before staking with them.

Just be aware that when you’re staking your tokens you won´t be able to withdraw or exchange them, as they’ll be locked for a set period. 

Unstaking with Trust Wallet

The process of un-staking your tokens can only be done after 3 days of the last staking transaction. The un-staking of your tokens will stop the rewards from being generated. Once the un-staking is confirmed, your tokens will be transferrable.

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Trust Wallet Token (TWT)

Trust Wallet Token or TWT was relaunched in October 2020 as a BEP-20 token on Binance Smart Chain, providing benefits and incentives to Trust Wallet users.

Holders of TWT tokens unlock a variety of benefits when using Trust Wallet, including discounts on in-app purchases and on the use of decentralized exchange services. TWT holders can also participate in the governance of the Trust App and can vote on updates and proposals, helping to shape the development of the app.

Trust Wallet Support

As with many similar decentralized applications, Trust Wallet does not have a dedicated support team. This is one of the biggest downfalls I personally find with the Trust App. However, they do have a relatively in-depth ¨Help Centre¨ available online which includes a predefined list of Frequently Asked Questions. Support tickets can be raised through their help center, with a response expected within 2-3 business days. Although we haven’t had to raise a support ticket, I´ve heard that responses can be slow.

When searching Trust Wallet reviews on TrustPilot the majority are negative with a Bad score of 1.5/5. However, Trust App reviews on both the Apple App Store and Google Play fair much better with an impressive 4.7/5, with 110k reviews and 4.5/5 with a huge 410k views.

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Conclusion

Rating: 4 out of 5.

We have been using Trust Wallet for a number of years, and love how simple and easy it is to use. We mostly use the Trust app to stake our BNB tokens and have been earning between 10% to 40% APY.

Trust Wallet is free to use, beginner-friendly, and has some great features especially if you´re interacting with the Binance Smart Chain. So, it’s definitely up there with Exodus wallet as one of our best free crypto apps.

I do prefer to use our Ledger and Trezor hardware wallets, but these do come at a cost. Plus I never like to rely on a single wallet to hold all my crypto assets and prefer to spread the risk.

Personally, we haven’t had any issues, but not having issues resolved in a reasonable timeframe can quickly lose the support and trust of users, however small that query may be. So it would be nice to see them increase their level of customer support.

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Louise created the Every Bit Helps YouTube channel back in 2017, after finding the process of buying Bitcoin difficult. Therefore, in an aim to help others, she hopes that her tutorials will make the process of buying, selling and storing crypto a lot easier for newbies in the future. After spending 20 years working in London in cyber security, she left the corporate life after having her second child in 2018. Louise now travels the world with her two small children trying to make the most out of life.

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  1. Hi I was wondering if you could help please? I just watched your trust wallet video, because I’m having issues connecting my wallet to cascade so I can stake some tokens.
    When I try to connect it, its comes up with an error message saying please try a web3 enabled browser.
    I’m using an iPhone and need to be able to access the dap function that is no longer available on trust wallet.
    Do you know of a way around this or how I can over come this?
    Sorry to ask you but I’m kind of hitting my head against a wall.

    • Hi Lee,
      I think you can still use your TrustWallet.
      They had been required to remove the dApp browser by Apple store rules.
      You just need to (manually) install the Dapps browser.
      Please follow the instructions at link: https://community.trustwallet.com/t/enable-dapp-browser-on-trust-wallet-ios-version//98308
      I am a noob at cryptocurrency. Started merely 3 months ago. It’s all very exciting. I have some experience with Ledger and Metamask too (not much though), but I like Trust Wallet best so far. I use it the most.
      This site by Louise I love it and your videos are so so very professional and clear! A treasue trove of guides to go through. I am learning so much, thank you so very much.
      I hope this is helpful to your cause by the way,

    • Hi, it sounds like you need an alternate wallet, such as the likes of Metamask or Coinbase actually have their own wallet (not to be confused with Coinbase.com exchange) these are both web 3 wallets. Metamask is good for a browser and Coinbase Wallet is good as a mobile app. Or alternatively check out the likes of Argent or Dharma wallets as sometimes they might be able to do what you are trying to achieve.

  2. Good evening
    I am totally new to trust wallet and I watched your tutorial video which was very helpful, but I can’t swap ethereum over to cardano BEP2
    Tried the DEX way swap method,but can’t get them to stay on screen goes back to BNB which I do not hold any of this currency. I fell like I am just doing something slightly wrong.Any help would really be appreciated thank you.

    • Hi Christopher,

      If you are able to access your dApp browser (refer my comment above on this) then you could hop over (no pun intended) to PancakeSwap. At the DEX of PancakeSwap they have a “Binance Bridge” where you can easily convert coinst from one network to the other (I have seen Tron, BEP2 (=Binance), Ethereum and BEP-20 (=Binance Smart Chain) as some of the available options there. I haven’t used it myself as of yet though so I cannot vouch for its functionality.

      I hope this helps,

    • I haven’t used Trust wallet for a while and I’m not 100% sure without looking at it. But they might be on different blockchains. Are you trying to convert Ethereum (ERC20) over to Cardano BEP2?

      Again on the DEX, they might not have an ETH and ADA pair to exchange/swap.

  3. Hello,
    I have in my Trust Wallet some XYO tokens and I can`t transfer them to an exchange app because it requares some ETH fee. I don not have ETH and I do not intend to buy.
    How can I exchange those XYO tokens in ETH in TrustWallet ?
    Thank you!

  4. Hello. I watched your video about staking and earn 5000$ dollars. I see that for most staking we need to choose a validator. Can you make a videos on how to choose a good validator which will be efficient in terms of rewards for exemple. Like some criteria for choosing.
    Thank you and thank you for all your vids.

    • It depends on the cryptocurrency that you are staking and where you are staking as not all require validators. In terms of staking the likes of BNB in Trust Wallet I usually stick with the names I know and dont always chase the highest APR rates.

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