In this article we will give you a few recommendations:

Recommended cryptocurrency wallets

  • what wallet software is best to use for certain cryptocurrency
  • all listed software here is free with open source code
  • all listed software here is free with open source code

Alternatively, you can use hardware wallet Nano Ledger which stores your private keys on separate device, but it costs money.

1 - Bitcoin (BTC). Electrum wallet.

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Electrum wallet is light and convenient.You don’t need to download whole bitcoin blockchain (about ~179GB right now). Unlike bulky Bitcoin Core, Electrum wallet won't take up much space on your device. Electrum allows you to manage your private keys and create backup of your e-wallet using a mnemonic seed phrase.

Make sure to save/backup your private keys somewhere safe!

Electrum is available for Windows/Linux/MacOS/Android/OSX here.

After installation you can buy Bitcoin (BTC) or sell Bitcoin (BTC).

2 - Ethereum (ETH) . MyEtherWallet.

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MyEtherWallet (MEW) - is an online wallet which allows you to control your private keys. MEW is written in JavaScript so all transaction signing and contract interaction happens in your browser locally without any 3rd party.

The only third party nodes used when you send the transaction to the network.

You can use MEW on both networks:

  • Ethereum (ETH)
  • Ethereum Classic (ETC)

To change the network - simply click in the top right corner and select appropriate network chain (ETH or ETC):

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Myetherwallet also provides an ability to store all tokens based on Ethereum such as TRON, OmiseGO, EOS and others.

Make sure to save/backup your private keys somewhere safe!

You can use MyEtherWallet from this link (make sure to always check that it is a correct link if you access it online!) - https://www.myetherwallet.com/ or from github page - https://kvhnuke.github.io/etherwallet/ or you can download the wallet to your computer (which is preferrable way of using MEW) and use it from the browser from this link: https://github.com/kvhnuke/etherwallet/releases.

After installation you can:

  • Buy Ethereum (ETH) or sell Ethereum (ETH).
  • Buy Ethereum Classic (ETC) or sell Ethereum Classic (ETC).
  • Buy OmiseGO (OMG)

3 - Ripple (XRP). Toast wallet.

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Toast Wallet is a standalone application where you control your private keys completely. Transaction signing happens locally and Toast Wallet only sends already signed transaction data into the ripple network.

Toast Wallet is a much better way of storing your XRP instead of running full rippled node because it doesn’t require a lot of memory, storage space to use all advantages of the ripple network.

Make sure to save/backup your private keys somewhere safe!

You can download Toast Wallet here.

After installation you can buy Ripple (XRP) or sell Ripple (XRP).

4 - Litecoin (LTC). Electrum-LTC wallet.

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Electrum-LTC wallet is light and convenient. You don’t need to download whole litecoin blockchain. Unlike bulky Litecoin Core, Electrum-LTC wallet won't take up much space on your device. Electrum-LTC allows you to manage your private keys and create backup of your e-wallet using a mnemonic seed phrase.

Make sure to save/backup your private keys somewhere safe!

Electrum-LTC is available for Windows/Linux/MacOS/Android/OSX here.

After installation you can buy Litecoin (LTC) or sell Litecoin (LTC).