Yuri Molchan

Crypto News App: Reliable Mobile Guide to Crypto Market

Crypto News is a mobile app that brings together news and updates from Web platforms, dividing the data in categories related to specific coins
Crypto News App: Reliable Mobile Guide to Crypto Market

Since the crypto market is quite a volatile thing, and has been all throughout the year, investors and traders desperately need a reliable source of data regarding movements in the crypto market. They also require in general any recent and crucial information on particular coins to see the best way to use their money.

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Numerous developers are competing in producing a high-quality app or a platform to provide the necessary data to the new generation of techie investors and traders. One of the sources from which the interested parties can obtain the information they need, including news, analytics and other materials, is the recently emerged Crypto News App.

Among all other useful and reliable data, U.Today news and stories can also be found in their news feed.

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What the app does

As many other aggregators, Crypto News App offers news updates on the crypto market. The app also covers the blockchain industry, offering data on the most recent and important events, news, etc. Unlike its rivals like Coindesk app or StockTwits, Crypto News App provides specific information on particular coins and even relevant videos from YouTube.

Among the options that its users are offered are these:

  • News and updates from numerous channels,

  • Videos from top YouTube crypto channels,

  • An option to share articles via email, Facebook or Whatsapp,

  • Adjustable view of the news feed,

  • Adjustable user interface.

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The app also offers sections with interviews on ICOs, Blockchain and Fintech industry, as well as a section on altcoins, and a section that covers legal aspects of the crypto field and current or upcoming regulations, which is important these days. Separately stands the link to CoinMarketCap. A special feature allows you to remove updates on selected categories or add other news sources.

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However, intrusive ads keep popping up from time to time, covering the whole screen. This makes the app a little inconvenient to use. Otherwise, it is one of most useful news aggregators for everyone who cares about crypto market.

Crypto News App is available on Android.

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Cryptotips George Shnurenko

Best NEM Wallet: Where to Store NEM?

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NEM is an important cryptocurrency, especially in the East, and as such, it is good to know how to store this asset
Best NEM Wallet: Where to Store NEM?

Where to store your NEM XEM cryptocurrency? Let’s overview top NEM wallets that ensure the safety of your assets and private keys, and provide you with an easy and fast access.

NEM (New Economy Movement) is an innovative Blockchain platform for developers who want to create applications using ready tools and instruments. Its native token, XEM, is one of the top 20 world cryptocurrencies and has recently received a lot of attention from cryptocurrency specialists. If you want to make an investment and purchase XEM tokens, it’s high time to find the best digital NEM wallet– we’ve prepared some guidelines for you, as well as the list of best NEM wallet options.

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How to select the best crypto wallet for NEM?

When on the lookout for a wallet to store cryptocurrency, you need to take the following aspects into consideration:

  • Compatibility. First and foremost, you need to make sure that the chosen wallet supports XEM or any other currency you’re going to store. Secondly, make sure that your OS and device can run this wallet app.

  • Security. The best wallet to store NEM is the one that keeps your assets safe and secure. Hacking is always a risk when you own a crypto wallet, so read reviews about its reputation, find out where there are such features as holding your own private keys and two-factor authentication.

  • Customer support. Will you be able to get help as soon as possible in case of technical issues? Check the wallet’s reputation and read reviews.

  • Backup features. If the wallet has decent backup features, you’ll be able to recover the funds in case of access loss.

  • Development and updates. Find out who are the team standing behind the wallet, and whether they update the wallet regularly– it’s crucial for security.

NEM NanoWallet

This is the best wallet for NEM from the point of accessibility and functionality: Nano Wallet is compatible with many platforms (Windows, Mac, Linux) and allows managing XEM account and mosaics. Besides, you can send messages to any address or namespace. The platform features instant exchanges powered by Changelly– a convenient option for everyday use.

The wallet is easy in use: you can have on-chain multi-signature and multi-user accounts, and since December 2017, it supports TREZOR integration for securing your tokens. While Nano Wallet is the best NEM wallet for Windows, it’s not convenient for mobile devices.

NEM NANO wallet interface

NEM mobile wallet

When it comes to the best NEM wallet Android and iOS devices support NEM Mobile Wallet software– it features a simpler interface and navigation. The application is free and perfect for managing your NEM accounts. Security options are up to the mark: the app supports multi-signature functionality, which means you can store and encrypt your private keys and other crucial data right on your device. The speed of transactions is fast, though some users reported facing problems and bugs.

NCC (NEM Community Client)

You’re a lucky owner of 10,000 XEM and want to start harvesting? NCC is the very best NEM wallet for those who need advanced features, such as harvesting and delegated harvesting. This app is compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux, but before installing it, make sure that your computer isn’t contaminated with viruses, and you use a strong password.

Freewallet

Need the best Bitcoin wallet on Android with Ethereum, NEM and other currencies supported? Opt for Freewallet: it offers a smart intuitive interface and mobile-first experience. It has the following advantages:

  • The assets are stored in offline vaults– unbeatable security against attacks is guaranteed.

  • If you accidentally lose your device, you can have the account frozen from any other Android or iOS gadget.

  • Two-step authentication is possible: you can enable additional security code, or activate verification via email, or mobile phone number.

What else makes it the best wallet for NEM XEM? The exchange service is free– with smart transactions, it doesn’t matter which currency you have. Just set up the currencies you need, or send between Blockchains without exchange services.

TREZOR

Ready to pay for the security of your virtual currency? Then TREZOR is the best NEM coin wallet that provides you with total management of your private keys– they simply won’t leave your device. How? Because TREZOR is the physical best wallet for NEM– for some $80, you get a small gadget that fits in your pocket and stores all your passwords, emails, and accounts.  TREZOR can be connected to Mac, Windows and Linux PC.

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TREZOR hardware crypto wallet

What should I use?

Let’s summarize and figure out what’s the best XEM NEM wallet for you.

NEM Wallet

What is it recommended for?

NEM NANO wallet

A nice solution for users who mostly use PC and need a versatile wallet with decent customer support and total management of private keys.

NEM Mobile Wallet

Those who mostly use iOS or Android devices will find this app useful and convenient.

NCC

XEM holders who want to start harvesting and store large sums of tokens.

Freewallet

Mobile users who need a versatile and safe solution.

TREZOR

Holders of multiple wallets and account who need the ultimate security of their private keys.

The Internet is full of various free and paid wallets– select the one with a heavy focus on convenience and security, and you won’t face problems managing your NEM coins.

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📈 Pricewise Andrew Strogoff

Bitcoin Ready to Resume Uptrend, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, NEM Grow Slightly: Price Analysis, August 2

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Bitcoin and altcoins consolidate and are ready to resume their uptrends
Bitcoin Ready to Resume Uptrend, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, NEM Grow Slightly: Price Analysis, August 2
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Hello everybody. This is Andrew Strogoff and we are starting off again. The crypto market finally tries to reverse its tendency from negative to positive. All the major cryptos (or almost all of them) attempt to change the situation. Those attempts are “shy” but they mean cryptocurrencies are ready to resume their uptrends.

As for the news, I have some interesting ones for you. The first one comes from Morgan Stanley, famous US bank, which hires former Credit Suisse banker to run digital assets department. This news is a good signal for the cryptocurrency market as it shows the growing adoption of coins and tokens.

The latest survey shows that cryptocurrencies become more and more popular. You can book a hotel or pay for a video game, for example, using coins. Latest reports show that one-third of employees are ready to receive salary in cryptocurrencies.

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) ready to fly?

You might know that I’ve been bullish the whole July. I believe that the cryptos are going to grow in the nearest future to establish new highs. And if we look at Bitcoin’s chart, we can see that it is looking promising currently as BTC price slightly goes upwards, meaning the beginning of the correction.

BTC/USD 4H Chart

Bitcoin has tested the support area at $7,565 on Wednesday and retreated from there. BTC price went towards the next resistance area at $7,734 later and almost reached my Wednesday’s targets. I could say that everything is going according to my plans, but there is one thing that makes me a bit nervous.

I see the bearish flag on the four-hour BTC/USD chart. If this pattern is vital, BTC price is likely to develop its decline towards the next support area at $7,341 at least.

As for my targets, I set them at the resistance area at $7,949. I believe BTC price is going to reach them (in the case of the bullish scenario) within a couple of days.

Ethereum (ETH/USD), no significant changes

Ethereum stays close to the support area at $417.28 and there were no significant fluctuations on Tuesday. Ripple has made positive changes for nearly one percent in the past 24 hours. However, I think that it looks very promising currently. Why?

ETH/USD 4H Chart

The main reasons for my bullish expectations are the fact that Ethereum has reached its lows and has met the strong support at $417.28. I think that ETH/USD is likely to start a correction from there. Moreover, I expect the currency pair to start the uptrend from those levels targeting the resistance at $453.24 at least.

Ripple (XRP/USD), an attempt to start the uptrend

Ripple has made almost three percent in the past 24 hours. The currency pair seems to end its bearish tendency as we had clear growth yesterday. My plans for Ripple are still actual and I have some confirmation of further growth.

XRP/USD 4H Chart

Ripple has tested the support area at $0.4232 and went upwards later. The currency pair reached the resistance area at $0.4495 but failed to jump over it. XRP/USD started its local correction to that upside momentum later. As I have previously written, I have a confirmation signal there meaning I see a bullish flag on the four-hour chart. My target for the next couple of days is set at the resistance area at $0.4744.

EOS (EOS/USD) almost no changes in the past 24 hours

The currency pair had no tendency on Wednesday and added less than one percent in the past 24 hours. EOS is close to the support area at $7.10. The currency pair is ready to burst but still hesitating. I believe that EOS/USD is likely to start the uptrend in the next couple of days.

EOS/USD 4H Chart

EOS has tested the support area a couple of times. I think that this is a good sign for bulls as bears were unable to change the situation in their favor. I have set the targets at $8.29 currently. I expect EOS/USD to come there in the nearest future.

NEM (XEM/USD) consolidation comes to an end

NEM developed its consolidation during Wednesday and made almost no gains no losses. XEM/USD fluctuates close to the support area at $0.1561. I think bulls are ready to counterattack. This consolidation period nearly ends.

XEM/USD 4H Chart

NEM still makes attempt to start off from the support area. Bulls have built a strong wall there preventing bears from running lower. I have set my target at the resistance area at $0.1883. I expect XEM price to reach that in the nearest future.

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BTC vs. XBT: What’s the Difference Between Bitcoin Symbols?

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CoinMarketCap, a touchstone for cryptocurrency research data, displays the BTC ticker, but U.Today tries to determine what other Bitcoin symbols you may stumble upon
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Understanding crypto tickers

Despite some common beliefs, no one registers a cryptocurrency ticker (they are not protected under copyright law). It pertains to all known crypto tickers, including the ubiquitous BTC and ETH. They are perceived as the standard ones due to the fact that they come straight from Satoshi’s and Vitalik’s respective white papers.

For ICO issuers, it is a mundane practice to specify the name and the ticker of the token to avoid confusion. In order to list stocks, bonds or other securities on the NYSE, there is an approval process involved, but there are no geographical restrictions, which essentially means that the same ticker could work in another country. However, when it comes to the decentralized world of cryptocurrencies, it is not an easy feat — there are certain coins in the likes of Nimiq’s NET that fail to get listed on exchanges because it coincides with another cryptocurrency.

The tale of two Bitcoin tickers

Before Bitcoin hit the mainstream, the only existing Bitcoin ticker was BTC (the logical shorthand that doesn’t raise any additional questions). As mentioned above, the BTC ticker was created by Bitcoin’s elusive creator Satoshi Nakamoto, so there was no need to come up with another variant — everyone perfectly understands what BTC is.         

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So, what is XBT? When the popularity of the flagship currency started skyrocketing (along with its price), there was a need for a currency code, but the problem was that the ‘BTC’ ticker name actually violated the ISO 4217 standard. According to these rules, the first two letters of the currency symbol are supposed to represent the country (case in point: USD where ‘US’ stands for the United States). When it comes to Bitcoin, there was an issue with Bhutan — the ngultrum (BTN), the country’s national currency, created roadblocks given that its very first letters coincide with that of Bitcoin.  

That eventually prompted the appearance of a brand-new Bitcoin code: XBT (it is still not considered to be the official ticker of Bitcoin). Apart from the vast majority of national currencies, ISO 4217 also provides codes for the so-called ‘super currencies’ that are not restricted to a certain currency and pose as a global medium of exchanging money. These currencies are also dubbed ‘X currencies’ due to the fact that they always begin with this very letter:

  • gold (XAU);

  • palladium (XPD);

  • platinum (XPT).

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Why not XBC?

Given that Bitcoin is an international currency, it is now crystal clear why it starts with X, but the third letter of the new abbreviation might still seem rather confusing for uninitiated traders. XBC is by far the most obvious variant if you take into account the name of the currency (‘bit’ and ‘coin’). The answer is simple: there is already a currency with this ISO 4217 currency code that stands for a European Unit of Account.

The state of adoption  

Now that you know the origin of the ‘XBT’ ticker (if you knew about its existence in the first place), let’s compare it with BTC, the old-timer that has been associated with Bitcoin since its very inception in 2008. For instance, if you want to google the price of Bitcoin, BTC is your best bet (however, the XBT cryptocurrency will work just fine as well).  

There is no consensus between different cryptocurrency exchanges on what Bitcoin ticker should be universally accepted. For instance, Coinbase, a major San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange whose valuation has recently exceeded $8 bln, sticks to BTC. Meanwhile, Kraken, Coinbase’s biggest competitor in the fiat-to-crypto niche, was one of the first exchanges to give edge XBT edge over the more established abbreviation.

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In a brief post, Kraken explains that establishing one common standard contradicts the idea of decentralization, which is why there is no officially accepted ticker. They claim that the Satoshi-proposed ticker enjoyed the widest use in the crypto space, but the new abbreviation is particularly important for cryptocurrency adoption since it places the fledgling asset class in gold as a global currency that is gradually gaining legitimacy.

Having a currency code in a centralized system may not seem like a big deal. However, it makes a world of difference when it comes to the Bitcoin adoption problem — the green light given by ICOs allows Bitcoin to enter the databases of major clearing networks (PayPal, SWIFT, etc.). Needless to say, the new ticker also boosted the recognition of Bitcoin on Wall Street (Bloomberg terminals were among the first to adopt the new XBT abbreviations).  

XBT subunits

After coming up with an alternative Bitcoin symbol, another top-level issue consists in determining subunits.

One XBT coin has eight subunits, but this is not the final division given that the number of decimals would have to increase over time. Still, only three subunits have managed to achieve mainstream adoption in the crypto space:

Subunit

Symbol

Value (of 1 BTC)

'millibit'

mBTC

1/1000

‘bit’

μBTC

1⁄1000000

‘satoshi’

satoshi

1⁄100000000

NB! Some exchanges have long been displaying BTC price in bits, leaving only two decimals on the right.

Things are getting even more complicated — prepare for more tickers

If you are dealing with huge economic sites such as the likes of Yahoo! Finance, you won’t likely see either of those abbreviations. They normally use the NYXBT ticker that represents the NYSE Bitcoin Index created by the New York Stock Exchange back in 2015.
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It is worth mentioning that the index is not quite convenient for cryptocurrency traders since it updates only once a day (at 6 p.m. EST). Due to the volatile nature of cryptocurrencies, the exchanges (Coinbase and others) that update data in real time would be by far a better choice. The current prices are also displayed on U.Today (at the very top of the website).        

To make things even more confusing, there is one more ticker called $BCOIN that is specifically designed for the website StockTwits. Meanwhile, investors who trade Bitcoin on the stock market are certainly familiar with the Bitcoin Investment Trust ticker (GBTC). There is also yet another Bitcoin stock symbol, BITCF (it stands for First Bitcoin Capital Corp).    

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Same issues with Bitcoin’s stepbrother  

Remarkably enough, Bitcoin is not the only coin with multiple confusing tickers. Bitcoin Cash, the offspring of the world’s largest cryptocurrency, initially used the logical BCC symbol, but there was already the BitConnect token with the exact same symbol. Eventually, the BCH ticker symbol appeared, but some exchanges still stick to BCC.
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Recently, it provoked a heated discussion on one of the biggest crypto-related subreddit, with users calling out Binance for failing to update the old symbol. Due to the big scope of the controversy, Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao himself had to comment on the situation, claiming that the change of the ticker would cause at least a two-hour long trading halt.

“We felt the tradeoff is not worth it. Thank you for your understanding.” – CZ, the CEO of Binance.  

Conclusion

One has to realize that both of these tickers are interchangeable, and both of them are here to stay. Hence, the BTC vs. XBT discussions are futile.

While BTC has already become a staple in Bitcoin’s community, XBT saw a wider adoption by traditional financial institutions along with some crypto exchanges such as the likes of Kraken

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📈 Pricewise Andrew Strogoff

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, EOS, NEM Drop As Facebook Euphoria Disappears: Price Analysis, July 11

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Bears ruin bullish hopes as the price declined on Tuesday and went downwards. It seems like all top 20 altcoins test their June lows. Facebook euphoria disappeared and sellers regain control over the market.

There is some interesting and important news that we would like to mention. The first one comes from Bancor exchange. Famous trading platform was hacked. Around $24 mln in crypto was stolen. This news may cause the wave of sales in the crypto market.

Another interesting thing to pay attention to is the report, issued by crypto experts. They note that Bitcoin and other cryptos may become the next step of money evolution. Experts underline also that cryptocurrencies may become new mainstream payment method within the next ten years.

Bitcoin (BTC/USD) price analysis, July 11

Bitcoin loses more than five percent in the past 24 hours. The currency pair has broken the uptrend and targets its month lows. Sellers are controlling the market currently and are able to push BTC/USD even lower as we can see some upcoming bearish signals on the chart.

BTC/USD 4H Chart

As for the current situation, Bitcoin successfully tested the ascending trend line from the above and went downwards. BTC/USD passed the closest support area at $6,510 and went even lower. Bitcoin reached the next support area at $6,329 on Wednesday.

We think that BTC/USD is likely to develop its downtrend in the nearest future as bulls have lost their control over the market. The currency pair forms a bearish flag currently, which means that the next target may be set at $6,071.

However, is bulls make an attempt to counterattack, they will be able to change the situation in their favor and reach the resistance area at $6,510 at least.

Ethereum (ETH/USD) price analysis, July 11

Ethereum went downwards on Tuesday as the currency pair has lost nearly seven percent in the past 24 hours. This is a bad news for buyers as Ethereum targets June’s lows currently. The uptrend was broken and we can see that Ethereum still has some potential to develop its downtrend.

ETH/USD 4H Chart

The currency pair has made a breakout of the green ascending trend line without any troubles showing that sellers control the market currently. ETH/USD has broken through a couple of supports at $473.39 and $453.24 and $431.42.

We think that Ethereum is able to develop its downtrend in the nearest future. The currency pair is likely to make a breakout of the closest support at $431.42 and move lower, targeting the next support at $417.28 at least. There is a bearish flag on the chart, which is a signal for bears to develop their progress.

Is Ethereum able to go upwards? In case of good news or bulls regaining control. However, this scenario is less probable.

Ripple (XRP/USD) price analysis, July 11

Ripple follow the other major cryptocurrencies on its way downwards. The currency pair has lost more than four percent in the past 24 hours but shows some signs of further downtrend to develop. XRP/USD targets June’s lows and is able to reach them in the nearest future.

XRP/USD 4H Chart

Ripple went downwards on Tuesday and crossed a couple of support areas at $0.4744 and $0.4495. The currency pair fluctuates below $0.4495in the moment of writing and we think that XRP/USD is able to reach the next support in the nearest future.

We have a bearish flag on the chart, which confirms our bearish thoughts. The currency pair is able to test the closest support area at $0.4232 in the nearest future. If bears are successful, they will be able to push XRP/USD even lower.

AS for the alternative, the less probable scenario is growth towards the closest resistance area at $0.4744.

EOS (EOS/USD) price analysis, July 11

EOS has lost almost seven percent in the past 24 hours and looks bearish. The currency pair changed its tendency and is able to reach June’s lows in the nearest future. EOS/USD follows its the allies as the whole market suffers from negative news.

EOS/USD 4H Chart

EOS has broken through a couple of support areas at $8.29 and $7.65 and seems to develop its downtrend. The currency pair stays close to the support area at $7.10 and is testing it currently. There is no price action nor graphic pattern signals but EOS will follow its allies once they decide to resume their downtrend.

As for scenarios, we think that EOS/USD is likely to reach the next support area at least. The currency pair will establish new lows, in this case, offering bears huge chances to develop their progress.

The bullish scenario is less possible currently, however, if buyers take control, they will be able to reach the resistance at $7.65 at least.

NEM (XEM/USD) price analysis, July 11

NEM has lost almost seven percent in the past 24 hours. The currency pair has broken its uptrend and seems to target June’s lows. Bears control the market currently and are able to develop their progress.

XEM/USD 4H Chart

The currency pair went downwards on Tuesday and retreated from $0.1873 area. XEM/USD reached the next support at $0.1682. It fluctuates there in the moment of writing. We have a clear bearish flag meaning sellers are ready to develop their progress.

As for the scenarios, the most probable for the nearest future is decline towards the next support area at $0.1539. XEM price is able to reach it on Wednesday-Thursday. Bullish scenario is less probable, but if buyers take control, they will be able to drive XEM/USD towards the resistance at $0.1873.

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How to Store Bitcoin (BTC): 5 Best Wallet to Store Bitcoin

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The world has evolved so much in the recent years. New ideas keep coming to light especially in the financial sector.
How to Store Bitcoin (BTC): 5 Best Wallet to Store Bitcoin

Introduction

The world has evolved so much in the recent years. New ideas keep coming to light especially in the financial sector. The rise of cryptocurrency gave birth to a whole new way of transacting money. The development of the Bitcoin in 2009 led to such changes. An anonymous developer by the code name Satoshi Nakamoto created the crypto. It centers its creation on decentralization meaning no authority governs by it. In short, they operate in the opposite terms as banks. The balance checks get controlled by powerful computing systems. Bitcoin took the world by storm despite not being a legal tender.

The value of the coin now stands at around 19,000 dollars seeing an increase of about 1400% from a mere 1000 dollars from 2017. Bitcoin is the first of its kind, and it uses peer to peer technology to grant its transactions. It does not resemble fiat money; meaning there is no physical bitcoin. That said, it leaves the puzzle on how one can store the tokens. You will learn that in the end, the method of storage comes down to a personal consideration by the findings.

Storage and Safety

Like with most other cryptocurrencies, you have to store the coin in a wallet. It acts as a safe or storage package for ones’ valuables and in this case that would be bitcoins. Wallets come in different forms and specific considerations that suit each user uniquely. To ensure the safety of your digital assets, you must adhere to several guidelines at all times. The forms of wallets include online wallets and hardware wallet. With the online resources, the wallet is easily accessible via the Web through any Internet device while the latter uses physical devices for storage. Other forms include paper wallets which involve storing private keys on a print, and software wallets which involve downloaded applications in the tablets, computer or mobile phone.

Issues to Consider Before Selecting a Wallet

Before choosing a particular wallet type, it is best to know about some considerations. The things to consider will enable you to choose the suitable form. The first thing you should consider is a model that uses combinations. This model utilizes the mix and match concepts to find the right combination of accessibility and enhancing the security protocol. Secondly, the number of bitcoins you possess could lead to a user opting for offline and hardware wallets which tend to be better when it comes to safe keeping. Thirdly, the frequency of payments will require that you have nearby access to your tokens if you make regular payment and that could mean using a desktop or mobile wallet. Lastly, for people making personal payments as opposed to online transactions then a mobile wallet could be a wiser decision since it will be readily available whenever it gets needed.

bitcoin wallets

Types of Wallets

There are numerous types, and this topic will cover the main ones concerning their usage. Universal, mobile, desktop and online wallets are some of the models in the discussion. Universal Wallets

Copay

Bitpay created Copay and made it available for Windows, Linux, Android and iPhone operating systems. The availability of it on multiple platforms makes it convenient to use a single account on different devices. The application also has a trait that enables shared accounts for business purposes in that both parties will have to out their signatures to access the account.

Hardware Wallets

The core purposes for these type of smartcards is to generate Bitcoin private keys while offline.

Ledger Nano

It is a smartcard kind of hardware wallet. The private keys will get signed and generated in the smartcard while offline. One has to write down a random 24-word seed made once it is set up. The seed’s goal is to recreate the wallets should something happen to it. To protect against hackers and thieves the user installs a PIN code to it.

Trezor

It is a tiny computer that generates private keys while offline. It also embraces the use of the 24-word seed. The seed cannot get displayed on an online computer thus offers more security. The security detail can get enhanced by adding a passphrase to the seed. It will force an intruder to have both the seed and passphrase for them to access the funds. Unfortunately, the passphrase cannot get recovered once it is lost or forgotten.

Opendime

Its the first Bitcoin Stick or Bitcoin Bearer Bond. Using the USB stick a user can spend bitcoins like pounds. It connects to many USB’s for checking balance and one uses it anytime for online spending. It can work on any phone, tablet or computer. The private key gets disclose to no one. The software’s making remain focussed on the fundamentals ever since Bitcoin got built. It also acts as a form of physical bitcoin which can get handed to different people on multiple occasions. The device also requires no mining fees as well as confirmation delays.

Ledger Unplugged

It is a wireless hardware wallet the size of a credit card. The private keys get generated offline. Transactions get sent to a phone through NFC after getting signed on the card. The device is an ideal recommendation for everyday use. Online Bitcoin Wallets

The types of wallets in this category see to it that the private keys get stored online and are only accessible via a user-set password.

GreenAddress

The web wallet is available for Android, Chrome and iPhone operating systems. Only consider using this kind of wallet if you plan using strictly the above operating systems.

SpectroCoin

SpectroCoin is a multitasking application available for Bitcoin. It has numerous services that include exchange platforms to Bitcoin e-Wallet.

Mobile Wallets (Android)

Bread Wallet

The wallet is convenient for users who are new to the world of Bitcoin. A while back it was only available for iPhone, but now it is open even to Android users. It is a simple to use model.

Mycelium

Mycelium gets favored by core users of Bitcoin. The wallet has numerous features. The features include watch only accounts, Tor, hardware wallets Ledger and Trezor, and cold storage spending.

Bitcoin Wallet

It was Android’s first bitcoin wallet. In addition to its simplicity; it uses SPV to connect directly to the Bitcoin market.

Airbitz

The mobile wallet is convenient for everyday use. Its integration with Fold means one can score a 20% discount when they shop at Starbucks. The accounts limit it to usernames and passwords by denying it access to funds. The account is suitable for people with less technical skills that get troubled with backing up.

Mobile Wallets (iOS)

The types of purses that support the operating system include

Bread wallet, Copay, and Airbitz.

Desktop Wallets

These are the wallet software stored on the computer.

Armory

Though it is secure, mature and fully featured, its tech can get quite intimidating to people using it. Regardless of the amount you plan to store, it is probably the most secure application. The users get to be in complete control of the private keys, and they can create a safe offline signing process.

Bitcoin Core

Although Bitcoin Core is the official Bitcoin wallet and client, many people stay clear of it due to its lack of features and slow speeds. Nonetheless, it’s a full node in that it does verifications and transmitting of other Bitcoins. It even keeps a copy of the whole blockchain. The privacy outcome is far much more significant. The best way to use Bitcoin privately is via routing Bitcoin Core through Tor.

Electrum

Its ease of access and speed makes it very popular. With an extra computer, it can get used offline and as cold storage. It offers features such as assimilation with hardware wallets, connecting through Tor and multi-signature wallets.

MultiBit HD

This forthright desktop wallet offers support for TREZOR and KeepKey. Not many people use it; however, it is quite a safe option.

Paper Wallets

The paper wallet was the original cold storage method even before hardware wallets. Paper wallets are merely paper prints containing private keys. It the generation gets done with an offline computer that is secure then the wallet can be secure cold storage. The downside, however, is the fact that one needs to print new portfolios every time they need to cold storage funds.

Storage of Bitcoins Further Explained

The types of Bitcoin storage can get split more also into several categories. The four main groups are hot wallets, cold storage, custodial services, and multi-signature wallets.

Hot Wallets

Hot wallets imply the Bitcoin wallets that get used on internet usage devices such as computers, tablets or phones. Since the wallets depend on internet connection; the risk of theft is ordinarily high. Just like your pocket wallet, it is not advisable to store a substantial amount of bitcoins in them. A user should seek to use hot wallets only for their everyday use. One can save away 20,000 dollars’ worth of tokens while having only 100 dollars in their purse for expenditure.

Cold Storage

To archive cold storage, one has to create and store Bitcoin private keys offline. Offline storage increases the security around your coins since it is hard for malware or a hacker to steal them. The three ways to make cold storage are through offline software wallets, hardware wallets, and paper wallets. It is more like a savings account of tokens you do not intend on spending.

Custodial Services

Some wallets get considered as custodial. The reason for such considerations is that the private keys are in the possession of a third party. The user does not exercise autonomous control over their coins. Just like in the extreme case of the Gox incident, where users had over 800,000 bitcoins in their account. The company claimed to gotten robbed and account holder got robbed of their funds. There is always a risk factor involved in storing private keys with a third party.

Multi-signature Wallets

It enables multiple parties to control a single account. Using an offline cold storage method will increase the security of the bitcoins. To spend the funds in an account, several signatures are required. Examples are the 2-2 or 2-3 types in which the former means both two holders must sign and the latter being at least two holders among the three can authorize the spending of funds.

Security Measures Involved in Storing Bitcoins

The fact that the cryptocurrency does not have a governing authority and the history of theft surrounding it means that some security measures are a necessity. Some of the protocols include the ones listed below.

Keeping Your Private Keys a Secret

Never share your private keys with anyone. To elaborate further, it could mean avoiding the likes of online wallets and hot wallets. Online wallets keep private keys on their servers making them vulnerable to hacking. Hot wallets, though convenient for small token usage, should not be a go-to method of storing large sums of bitcoins.

Cold Storage

Emulate the use of cold storage generated by offline means. To achieve that, you have to use paper wallets, USB devices, offline Hardware wallets, and bearer items.

Have Several Backups

Making many backups for wallets is safe. Keep the backups in different locations in case of theft or fires. It is good practice to laminate paper wallets or engrave them on metal sheets.

Separate Your Funds for Expenditure

Keep your money separated by several wallets. Do not store all your bitcoins in a single wallet. Use different kinds to cater to your daily needs and savings.

Use Different Addresses

Keep yourself anonymous by incorporating the use of different addresses. Each transaction of Bitcoin develops a new address automatically. Due to the Bitcoin transactions being public avoid reusing addresses since people may pinpoint your identity.

Protect Your IP Address and Privacy

Wherever a user request blockchain data while using a wallet then the server can view the IP address and in turn connect it to the requested address data. Every wallet has their unique way of handling required data. Adapt to a wallet, which downloads the entire blockchain to ensure your privacy policy gets observed. A user can use wallets with Tor to better shield their IP address.

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