I've read about the Yoroi dapp connector, but is there a way to connect a wallet which was created with cardano-cli to some dapp?

  • I tried yesteard i would try with Nami but you must convert your Keys to one compatible with Cardano Serialization Lib, I read that they are compatible here github.com/Emurgo/cardano-serialization-lib/blob/master/doc/… but i do not know how to use the CBOR in the cardano-cli keys for doing this, but if you start with your 24 words phrase in Cardano-cli, you could use that same 24 words in the Cardano Serialization-Lib, follow the instructions in the page above and connect to Nami. Commented Dec 3, 2021 at 3:40

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cardano-cli uses a different way to generate from th other wallets Daedalus or Yoroi.

The creation of the keys via cardano-cli does not include the step of derivation from bip39 mnemonics entropy - which is a prerequisite for using it in other wallets.

Although all the keys conform with the same bip32-Ed25519, cardano-cli do not allow to be recovered via the seed phrase.

It is possible to convert the keys in other direction:

mnemonic-bip39 keys -> cardano-cli vkey/skey format


bip32-Ed25519enter link description here

  • Thanks for your answer but unfortunately this is not very helpful. Please add more details and clean up the link description to actually answer the question. Ideally your answer should contain all information needed to answer the question.
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    Commented May 1 at 11:50

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