A crypto wallet is a device or app that stores digital assets. Unlike the physical wallet in your back pocket, a cryptocurrency wallet doesn’t actually store currency but the keys to a wallet address. It’s essentially software that allows you to send and receive cryptocurrencies that are controlled by private and public keys interacting on a blockchain.
Cryptocurrencies aren’t stored in one location; there are just records of transactions that are stored on the blockchain.
In This Article:
- What are public and private keys?
- Wallet types: hardware, software, cold and hot.
- Bitcoin and ethereum wallets
- Multi-coin wallets
- Exchange wallets.
- How do I keep my wallet secure?
- How to open my personal wallet.