Unofficial Blockstack Extension
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This is a web extension to add Blockstack support to the Web Browser by
making it so a user can log into the browser and authenticate apps via
popup windows instead of through https://browser.blockstack.org/ or
having to run their own instance of the Blockstack Browser. This makes
the experience much more native and easy to use!
This browser does not quite have feature parity with the official browser,
as it is missing the ability to acquire usernames and does not have the
ability to do social verifications.
- Creating/Recovering Accounts
- Managing Multiple Identities (at any offset)
- App Authentication
- App lookup via app.co’s repo
- Blockstack Wallet Management (BTC)
- Blockstack Profile & Identity Management
- API Settings Verification
- Ability to set/change your account email
Using an account that has a name with a profile.json from a particular Gaia
Hub and switching to a different one in the settings will cause the extension
to error in ways that may make the extension unusable.
For now, make sure to use an account that has no names or stick with the
default Gaia Hub / the Gaia Hub that has the profile.json stored for that name.
Downloads (for Beta Version)
Wallet Transactions have not been tested yet – use at your own risk!
Firefox - Currently only the desktop version of the Blockstack-Browser works for Firefox due to a bug in
For fun over this first part of the summer I’ve worked on translating the logic within the Blockstack Browser into a web extension, mostly because I found the Windows implementation of the Browser to be… a little disappointing and hard to work with. I also thought that such an implementation would be much more user friendly, kind of how MetaMask is for Eth.
Thanks for reading, and if you have any comments or questions, leave them below!
– soli deo gloria