What is a wallet?

A crypto wallet provides an intuitive and easy-to-use interface for you to manage your cryptocurrency balances. It securely stores your private and public keys, which give you access to your cryptocurrencies, allowing you to perform specific actions such as sending and receiving cryptocurrency.

What types of wallets are available?

Hardware wallets are devices that individually handle public addresses and keys offline, increasing the security of your funds. It doesn’t need a battery and can be connected to a PC and accessed via native desktop apps.

Desktop wallets come as software available for the most popular operating systems. They are known as hot wallets requiring an internet connection to function. Desktop wallets tend to be easy to use and allow you to manage your funds via Windows, macOS or Linux.

Some wallets support a mobile application which allows you to access and manage your funds from anywhere.

Web wallets are the most common and can be accessed via web browsers and are often in the form of browser extensions. Once downloaded, they let you interact with your account and applications through your browser.

Recommended wallets

How to set up your Keplr wallet (native CUDOS)
View our step by step guide here

How to set up your MetaMask wallet (ERC-20)
What you can do with your ERC-20 CUDOS holdings
What you cannot do with your ERC-20 CUDOS holdings
How to migrate my CUDOS from Ethereum to Cudos?

Which Wallet do I need?