Crypto Wallets

Once you are happy in understanding the function of crypto wallets and their differing types, advantages and disadvantages (read our wallets and storage section for more information), you can consider the different products available today for buying, holding, sending and storing cryptocurrency:

Software Wallets

Bitcoin Core is full bitcoin client and builds the backbone of the network. Although with fewer features and taking a lot of space and memory, it offers high security, stability and privacy. Suitable for advanced users.

Electrum focuses on speed and simplicity with low resource usage. It uses remote servers which handle the most complicated parts of the bitcoin network and allows you to recover your wallet from a secret phrase.

My Ether Wallet is a free, open source, client-side tool for easy and secure interaction with the Ethereum blockchain. Suitable for advanced users.

Web Wallets

Coinbase is probably the most popular and easy to use web wallet as newcomers buy their first bitcoin, ether and litecoin. Also allows cold storage of coins for increased security.

Blockchin wallet

Blockchain is another popular web wallet and has attracted investment from some of the most prominent names in the cryptocurrency space.

As outlined in our debit cards section, Cryptopay and Spectrocoin are web wallets which allow you to spend your coins by loading debit cards.

Hardware Wallets

Trezor is a highly secure hardware wallet, without sacrificing convenience. Unlike cold storage, Trezor allows secure spending of bitcoins even when using a compromised computer. Supports multiple digital currencies.

Ledger Nano S connects to any computer through a USB and embeds a built in OLED display to double check and confirm each transaction with a single tap on its buttons. Like Trezor, supports multiple digital currencies.

Paper Wallets allows cold storage of bitcoins and is also ideal to present bitcoin as a gift. Allows custom designs and is also one of the most secure ways to secure bitcoins.

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