Using Solflare with Chainstack

Solflare is a popular wallet for the Solana network which allows users to buy, store and swap tokens & NFTs. It is one of a few wallets which supports custom nodes, and this article will guide you through the process of setting up Solflare with Chainstack.

Why

There are several reasons for a user to implement their own custom endpoint.

  1. Congestion. The default endpoint for Solflare is the Solana official endpoint : https://api.mainnet-beta.solana.com
    This address is automatically set up and initially is the same across all the users, making it amazingly easy to get up and running. This also means this address is probably the most widely used endpoint in the network and it is shared among many users. Transactions through this endpoint may experience high latency.
  2. Stability and connectivity. It is always a good idea to have a backup endpoint that is available 24/7 just in case the main one fails. Setting up custom endpoints with Chainstack protects yourself from network instability, as well as makes transactions faster and fault-tolerant.
  3. Cost. Chainstack provides a free endpoint on the Developer subscription. Anyone can start developing without worrying about the cost.

How

Follow this guide to set up a Chainstack Solana node. Once the node is successfully deployed, the HTTPS endpoint will be available for consumption.

1. Open Solflare, click Settings > Network.

2. Select Add custom node.

3. Fill in the name and RPC address. Example:

4. Check if the custom RPC is listed and pre-selected.

There it is, your Solflare wallet is ready for use.

Conclusion

That is the end of this article. If you have any question, feel free to ping us in our Telegram/Discord. Happy coding, Cheers!

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