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== Wallet Types ==
== Wallet Types ==
* [[Hardware Wallet]]
=== Hardware Wallet ===
* [[Software Wallet]]
* [[Paper Wallet]]
A hardware wallet is a physical device for storing your cryptocurrency. They are considered to be the most secure way to store cryptocurrency because it is protected by a pin code and the device can be stored offline. Some top examples include:
* [[Ledger Nano S]]
* [[TREZOR]]
* [[KeepKey]]
=== Software Wallet ===
Software wallets utilize desktop, mobile or cloud-based programs to store your [[private keys]] and to access the [[blockchain]]. This method is often considered to be the least secure way of the three to store your [[cryptocurrency]]. Some wallet examples are:
* [[Blockchain.info]]
* [[Coinbase]]
* [[Electrum]]
* [[Bitcoin Armory]]
* [[StrongCoin]]
* [[Exodus]]
* [[Mycelium]]
=== Paper Wallet ===
Paper Wallets store your [[private keys]] on a paper document. They generally have a [[QR code]] on the front to help speed up the process of transferring funds to your software wallet. Since the paper wallet is not connected to the internet, it is one of the safest ways to store your [[cryptocurrency]].

Latest revision as of 19:16, 4 January 2019

A cryptocurrency wallet is used to store the private keys and the public keys of an user to allow them to access the blockchain and make transactions.

Wallet Types