Software Wallets

A cryptocurrency software wallet is a software program that stores private and public keys and interacts with various blockchains to enable users to send and receive digital currency and monitor their balance.

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List of Cryptocurrency Software Wallets

Bitcoin Wallets

1.  Blockchain – found here.

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Based in the Luxembourg, Blockchain is a very popular software wallet.  This free wallet supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum.  With a long standing history and a smooth looking interface, the Blockchain wallet can be used via Web browser, Android, or iOS platforms.

A good review for the Blockchain wallet can be found here.

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 2Bread Wallet – found here.

Based in Switzerland, Bread Wallet is a very basic wallet, which makes it one of the easiest wallets to use.  Currently only offered as a mobile app on the Apple and iOS platforms, Bread wallet supports Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, with other cryptocurrencies to be supported in the future.

Bread Wallet is the first wallet to offer their own coin, the BRD token, as an ICO in December of 2017.

From their website, they state that:

BRD tokens will unlock a long list of perks for users of the BRD platform.  Token holders will enjoy discounts, sequential tiers of complementary or exclusive access to premium features, and full white glove service for our most elite customers.

Tokens can be earned through various promotions, such as giveaways, opt-in surveys, or even automatic airdrops for frequent users.  BRD tokens exist on the Ethereum network as a standard ERC-20 token, which means access to these perks can be freely bought, sold, or transferred independent of the BRD platform.

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3Mycelium – found here.

Founded in September of 2013, this mobile Bitcoin only wallet won the award for “Best Mobile App” award by Blockchain.info in 2014.  I addition to the secure wallet, Mycelium is on the forefront for innovation, adding services of Mycelium Gear, Swish, Card, and Entropy.

A good review for the Mycelium wallet can be found here.

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4.  Electrum – found here.

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One of the oldest Bitcoin wallets, Electrum, founded in November of 2011, does not download the blockchain, it requests the Bitcoin blockchain data from a server, so the information request is instant.  The Electrum wallet is compatible with some hardware wallets for extra security.

A good review for the Electrum wallet can be found here.

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5. Copay – found here.

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Copay wallet, developed in 2015 by BitPay, is a lightweight Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash wallet.  Copay has a very fast and clean User Interface.

A good review for the Copay wallet can be found here.

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6. Armory – found here.

Armory is a full-featured Bitcoin wallet, offering one of the most secure Bitcoin wallets to date.  Armory allows for the management of multiple wallets, print paper backups, import or sweep private keys, and provides cold storage support, which basically allows you to store your private keys offline.  Currently, there are no mobile applications.

A good review for the Armory wallet can be found here.


7.  Bitcoin Core – found here.

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Released in 2009, the original Bitcoin wallet, Bitcoin Core, is a secure Bitcoin only wallet that requires the download/sync of the entire Bitcoin blockchain.  Depending on some user’s CPU processing power, this wallet may take a significant time to download and stay up to date.

Currently, there are no mobile applications for this wallet.

A good review for the Bitcoin Core wallet can be found here.


8.  Green Address – found here.

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Green Address is a multi-sign Bitcoin only wallet that has high detail to security.  It boasts per-transaction 2FA via multisignature, of 4 different kinds: email, sms, robot call, and Google Authenticator.  Each transaction will generate a separate new address allowing for increased security.

Green Address wallets is compatible with some hardware wallets for extra security.

A good review for the Green Address wallet can be found here.

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9.  mSIGNA – found here.

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mSIGNA, is Ciphrex’s solution for a secure Bitcoin and Litecoin wallet.  mSigna gives you full control over your own bitcoins.  Easily synchronize accounts across many devices, set up joint accounts with other people across your organization, do escrow, and use multifactor authentication.

Currently, there are no mobile applications.

A good review for the mSigna wallet can be found here.


Ethereum Wallets

1. MyEtherWallet – found here.

Released in July of 2015, MyEtherWallet (aka MEW) is a is user interface that interacts with the Ethereum blockchain.  MEW allows for the setup of of different Ethereum blockchain addresses, and allows for Ethereum, as well as ERC-20 tokens to be stored at those addresses.  MEW, is used as the interface to the Ethereum blockchain and none for your coins/tokens are stored within MEW servers, all tokens are stored on your computer and controlled via a file or private key.

MyEtherWallet is compatible with some hardware wallets for extra security.

Currently, there are no mobile applications.

A good review for MyEtherWallet can be found here.


2.  mycrypto – found here.

MyCrypto is a software fork of the MyEtherWallet code.  Taylor Monahan, the co-founder of MyEtherWallet (MEW), left the MEW project in early 2018 to start MyCrypto Ethereum based wallet.  Please see the MyEtherWallet description, as these two wallets are very similar.

For MyCrypto wallet’s FAQ, please click here.


3.  Etherwall – found here.

Etherwall is an easy to use CPU based Ethereum/ERC-20 wallet that can run on two different modes.  You can run a full node which requires the download/sync of the entire Ethereum blockchain.  Depending on some user’s CPU processing power, this wallet may take a significant time to download and stay up to date. There is also a thin client that does not download the entire Ethereum blockchain but uses a remote server to retreive the blockchain data.

Etherwall is compatible Trezor hardware wallets for extra security.

For Etherwall wallet’s FAQ, please click here.

Currently, there are no mobile applications.


4. Ethereum Mist – found here.

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Mist is a web browser designed by Ethereum, which allows you to browse and view decentralized apps (DApps), and incorporates the Ethereum wallet to allow users to store and send Ethereum and ERC-20 tokens.

Currently, there are no mobile applications.

A good review for the Ethereum Mist wallet can be found here.


Multi-asset Wallets

1.  Exodus – found here.

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Exodus, with its eye appealing User Interface, is one of the most popular multi-cryptocurrency wallet on the market.  Currently supporting over 25 cryptocurrencies, this desktop only software wallet also has great support.

The intergration of ShapeShift into the Exodus wallet makes trading one cryptocurrency for another very simplistic.

Currently, there are no mobile applications.

A good review for the Exodus wallet can be found here.


2.  Jaxx – found here.

Jaxx, created in 2014 by Ethereum co-founder Anthony Diiorio, is another very popular multi-cryptocurrency wallet.  Currently supporting over 60 cryptocurrencies, this wallet also comes with Jaxx Customer Support team which is available 24 hours a day.

Easily accessible, this wallet comes as a mobile app as well as its desktop software version.

The intergration of ShapeShift into the Jaxx wallet makes trading one cryptocurrency for another very simplistic.

A good review for the Jaxx wallet can be found here.

 

 

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3.  Coinomi (multi) – found here.

 

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Coinomni is a multi-cryptocurrency wallet that boasts support for over 75 cryptocurrencies. This wallet comes as a mobile app for Anrdoid and Apple, but does not currently have a desktop software version.

As with the other multi-cryptocurrency wallets, the intergration of ShapeShift into the Coinomi wallet makes trading one cryptocurrency for another easy.

A good review for the Coinomi wallet can be found here.


4.  Waterhole – found here.

Waterhole was built by the blockchain technology company, Beijing-based, Suishi Technology Co., Ltd. and currently supports 8 cryptocurrencies.  Waterhole mobile wallet provides a safe and easy wallet to manage your multi-blockchain assets, including full-featured social networking, escrow contract services, and the ability to monitor your mining equipment remotely.

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5.  Mobi – found here.

Mobi is a multi-cryptocurrency wallet that supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin.  This wallet comes as a mobile app for Anrdoid and Apple, and also has a browser version, which allows users to conveniently and securely view their wallets and send and receive funds on a web browser.

A nice feature of the Mobi wllet is that there is no need to look up bitcoin addresses or any other ID with Mobi – it’s simply your phone number!  You can find your friends and payees easily, using your phone’s address book!

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Cryptocompare.com has a great list of software wallet reviews HERE.