What is Wrapped SOL?

Wrapped SOL (wSOL) is native SOL that is wrapped using the Solana Token Program, which allows it to be treated like any other SPL (Solana Program Library) token type.

Currently, Dapps have to wrap and unwrap SOL when trading in SOL or using SOL in DeFi due to the fact that native SOL itself is not an SPL token (e.g. JUP).

If there is unused wSOL from adding liquidity or if you're withdrawing wSOL from a pool, you can unwrap it to get it back to native SOL.

How do you unwrap wSOL?

If you use the Phantom wallet, you can follow the instructions here.

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