Cryptocurrency Wallets

Cryptocurrency wallets are where you store your crypto. They’re also used to send and recieve funds, and, many have built in swap and staking options.

Wallets come in a number of formats; I’ve split them out it general subsets for you, so you can choose which is best for your needs.

Software wallets

Software cryptocurrency wallets make it easy to manage your cryptocurrency off-exchange. You own your private keys, and you own your cryptocurrency. They’re usually password protected and also provide seed phrases for recovery.

Desktop wallets

Desktop cryptocurrency wallets are wallets that require a computer or a laptop to run. They’re especially useful, and many also provide features such as staking and in-wallet exchanges.

1. Atomic

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Source: Atomic Wallet

Atomic is a Windows-based desktop wallet that supports over 300 coins and tokens. The keys are kept securely on your computer, and are recoverable via seed key. The wallet is also anonymous. There are a number of features available too: staking, direct purchases, and token exchanging in-wallet.

2. Exodus

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Source: Exodus Wallet

Exodus is a multi-platform cryptocurrency wallet. It runs on most popular platforms; Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS. It supports a little less coins than Atomic Wallet, but the interface is far nicer. They support staking and exchange in-wallet. And they currently support over 130+ different coins and tokens, with more being added all the time. Like Atomic Wallet, Exodus store your keys on your computer in a secure encrypted file, and your wallet is also recoverable via seed phrase.

Browser wallets

1. Metamask

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Source: Metamask

Metamask is the most popular browser wallet. Out of the box, it supports Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens. But, it can also support multiple networks, allowing for even more currencies and tokens — BEP20, AVAX, Harmony, Matic etc. Metamask is avaliable as a browser extension on Chromium and Mozilla browsers, so you can use it on almost all operating systems, including Windows, Mac and Linux-distros. There are also mobile applications for Android and iOS users.