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Ethereum Mist Wallet Logo
Ethereum Mist Wallet Logo

Ethereum Mist Wallet Logo

Where can you get this wallet?

You download the wallet here: https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases

 

What type of wallet is this?

Software Wallet (Windows, Mac, Linux Only)

 

What can you store with this wallet?

 

What does this wallet offer for security?

You keystore JSON file to recover your addresses, each address you use has a unique private key; the wallet also is locked with a encryption password. You also have the option to export your private keys using a MyEtherWallet keystore file viewer. Make sure to NEVER share your seed(s), private key(s), or PIN(s) with anyone! Always make sure to backup your seed(s), private key(s), and PIN(s) in a secure place not on a computer!

 

How do you store cryptocurrency?

It is best to not store your cryptocurrency on an exchange, as these methods are prone to hacking. In most situations, you don’t control the private keys tied to your account; private keys are used to recover cryptocurrency addresses. If these private keys are mishandled, or compromised in anyway, your cryptocurrency trading account can easily be drained by hackers. For storing cryptocurrency we highly recommend a hardware wallet or cold storage the most, as well desktop wallet, or mobile wallet where you control your seed/private keys. Check out the Wallets section, to pick a cryptocurrency wallet that’s great for you!