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What is a crypto wallet?

What is a crypto wallet?

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Crypto wallets store your private keys, keeping your crypto safe and accessible. They also allow you to send, receive, and spend cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum.

They come in many forms, from hardware wallets like Ledger (which looks like a USB stick) to mobile apps like Coinbas...

Unlike a normal wallet, which can hold actual cash, crypto wallets technically don’t store your crypto. Your holdings live on the blockchain, but can only be accessed using a private key. Your keys prove your ownership of your digital money and allow you to make transactions.

If you lose ...

Crypto wallets range from simple-to-use apps to more complex security solutions. The main types of wallets you can choose from include:

  • Paper wallets: Keys are written on a physical medium like paper and stored in a safe place.
  • Hardware wallets: Keys are stored in a thumb-driv...

Paper and hardware wallets are harder for malicious users to access because they are stored offline, but they are limited in function and risk being lost or destroyed. Online wallets offered by a major exchange like Coinbase are the simplest way to get started in crypto and offer a balance of sec...

Using an app like Coinbase Wallet or Exodus gives you easy access to your crypto holdings. You can:

  • Manage all your digital assets in one secure place 
  • Control your own private keys 
  • Send and receive cryptocurrency to and from anywhere in the world 
  • Interact wit...

  • The main Coinbase app (or Coinbase.com) allows you to buy and sell crypto or exchange it for fiat currency and transfer it to a bank account. If you just want to invest in Bitcoin or another digital currency it’s all you need. The Coinbase app will securely manage the rights to your private ...

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