Wallets: how to safely store virtual currencies

  • on your desktop or laptop computer
  • applying a hardware key
  • installed smartphone application
  • web-based solutions
  • paper wallets
  • Bitcoin Core: this is one of the most well-known and simplest wallet applications available for Windows, OSX and Linux distributions. This was designed by a team crucial to the development of bitcoin. It’s a full-blown desktop application, so the whole blockchain will be downloaded.
  • Electrum: a popular wallet application that uses remote server connections as well, so some of the functions can be performed on machines with lower hardware specifications, too.
  • Armory: an advanced wallet application that places emphasis on security. Multiple types of encrypting functions are available.
  • There are further applications on the official site: http://bitcoin.org/en/wallets/desktop/windows

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