Are you looking for a bitcoin wallet? In this article, we'll explain concisely which options you have, and we'll give advice about the best wallet for your situation.
Hardware wallets are our specialty. There's a reason for that: these are the safest wallets for storing and managing your bitcoin. A hardware wallet is a physical device, which you can connect to your computer or your phone. You can do so by using a cable or Bluetooth.
The access code (private key) for a hardware wallet is generated offline. It will also not be shared via the internet, so you'll always keep hackers safely on the outside.
What can you do with a bitcoin hardware wallet?
You use a hardware to safely store your bitcoin. You can use a wallet to send, receive and manage BTC.
We call these devices wallets. But technically, you don't really store your bitcoins on a wallet. Your wallet is more like a kind of PIN code, an admission ticket to show that the coins are truly yours.
Those coins are actually stored on the blockchain, a digital ledger, which records everyone's balance and transactions. In order to change your page of this ledger, you should show that those bitcoins belong to you, and you do this using your hardware wallet.
Why a hardware wallet is safer than other types of wallets
A wallet is a kind of PIN code which gives you the right to change that page of the ledger. That's why you should treat your access device to your bitcoin the same way you treat your bank account's PIN code. You don't store that on your phone either, you don't take a screenshot of it, and you most certainly don't want your PIN code to be accessible from the internet.
You store your PIN code offline, in your head. That's the big difference between a hardware wallet and an online wallet for your desktop or phone: the access to your coins stays offline, where no hacker can reach it.
There are various hardware wallets, but all the wallets we offer are suitable for bitcoin.
Below we show you an overview of all the hardware wallets you can use to store your bitcoin: