# Connecting wallets to my nodl

Applies to:

nodl OG, nodl One (black, etched logo) and nodl Dojo (red, etched logo)

Using the services provided by your nodl for your wallet protects your privacy since the wallet will query your own node instead of exposing your transaction details to a 3rd-party service.

The table below lists a few wallets and whether the wallets support connecting via Bitcoin Core RPC or Electrum Rust Server (Electrs) or both and the platforms they run on.

Wallet Bitcoin Core RPC Electrs Mobile Desktop
Sparrow (opens new window) (1.6.7) ✔️ ✔️ ✔️
BlueWallet (opens new window) (6.2.17) ✔️ ✔️
Electrum Wallet (opens new window) (4.2.2) ✔️ ✔️
Specter (opens new window) (1.10.2) ✔️ ✔️

It is recommended to integrate your wallet with Electrs for enhanced effeciency and privacy:

  1. Electrs is optimized for fast retrieval of transactions and mempool data and thus your wallet will perform faster than connecting using Bitcoin Core RPC.

  2. Bitcoin Core stores your public keys and balance unencrypted on the computer it is running on. This information will be exposed if your computer is compromised.

# Connect Sparrow to my nodl

The version of Sparrow used in the guide is 1.6.3. Older/newer versions may differ from this guide.

# Connect using Electrs

Go to File > Preferences > Server then select the Private Electrum tab

# Connecting using Tor

Tor should be running on the device running the wallet as a background server listening on port 9050.

URL: <Your Electrs hidden service address>

You can get this address by logging in your nodl's UI then go to "Details and settings" for Tor as shown in the image below.

URL Port: 50001

Use SSL: No

Use Proxy: Yes

Proxy URL: localhost

Proxy Port: 9050

# Connecting using the local IP

For this to work, the computer running the wallet must reside in the same network as your nodl.

URL: <The local IP of your nodl>

URL Port: 50001

Use SSL: No

Use Proxy: No

Proxy URL: -

Proxy Port: -

# Connect using Bitcoin Core RPC

Go to File > Preferences > Server then select the Bitcoin Core tab

# Connecting using Tor

Tor should be running on your on the device running the wallet as a background server listening on port 9050.

Fill the following fields in Sparrow:

URL: <Your Bitcoin Core RPC hidden service address>

You can get this address by logging in your nodl's UI then go to "Details and settings" for Tor as shown in the image below.

URL Port: 50001

Use SSL: No

Use Proxy: Yes

Proxy URL: localhost

Proxy Port: 9050

# Connecting using the local IP

For this to work, the computer running the wallet must reside in the same network as your nodl.

In Bitcoin Core details and settings, select All (0.0.0.0) in the second field and whitelist the IP of the computer running the wallet in the third field as shown in the image below.

Fill the following fields in Sparrow:

URL: <The local IP of your nodl>

Port: 8332

Authentication:

User: Can be found in Bitcoin Core details and settings as shown in the above image

Pass: Can be found in Bitcoin Core details and settings as shown in the above image

Use Proxy: No

Proxy URL: -

Proxy Port: -