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Choose your Bitcoin wallet

Choose your Bitcoin wallet

there are many wallets and many types of wallets.

here a quick overview for you to understand the strengths and weaknesses of all

Mobile wallets

Android, iOS
Portable and convenient; ideal when making transactions face-to-face
Designed to use QR codes to make quick and seamless transactions
App marketplaces can delist/remove wallet making it difficult to receive future updates
Damage or loss of device can potentially lead to loss of funds

Desktop wallets

Windows, Mac, linux
Environment enables users to have complete control over funds
Some desktop wallets offer hardware wallet support, or can operate as full nodes
Difficult to utilize QR codes when making transactions
Susceptible to bitcoin-stealing malware/spyware/viruses

Hardware wallets

Paper , Key
One of the most secure methods to store funds
Ideal for storing large amounts of bitcoin
Difficult to use while mobile; not designed for scanning QR codes
Loss of device without proper backup can make funds unrecoverable

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