Bitcoin Wallet Guide

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Mobile wallets provide the ultimate in convenience when interacting with Bitcoin. The main benefit mobile wallets bring is that they’re on a device we generally have with us 24/7, which makes transacting anytime, any place, easy. This 24/7 convenience factor comes with the trade-off that it may not be a suitable solution for storing a large proportion of your wealth on. However, many users do store larger amounts in a mobile wallet on a dedicated device kept somewhere secure.

Table of Contents

  1. Blockstream Green
  2. Blue Wallet
  3. Electrum
  4. Fully Noded
  5. Hexa
  6. Muun
  7. Samourai Wallet

Blockstream Green

Blockstream Green provides a simple wallet setup and user interface. Green supports multiple devices, enabling you to have the same wallet on your phone and computer simultaneously. Sending a transaction is done through a 2-of-2 multi-sig setup and connection to your own node is done via SPV.

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Blue Wallet

Blue Wallet is feature packed but still manages to provide quick and easy access to both Bitcoin and Lightning. Lightning is custodial by default but allows users to connect to their own instance of LND Hub. Blue wallet and serves as a great option to use for daily transactions and simultaneously act as ‘watch only’ wallet for your cold storage devices. Connection to a users own node is done via an Electrum server. Full list of features here.

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Electrum

Elecrum Mobile is better known for it’s widely used desktop wallet, however an Android offering is also available. It supports both Bitcoin and Lightning and has the ability to create multi-sig and watch only wallets. Connection to own node is done via an Electrum server.

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Fully Noded

Fully Noded is a feature rich iOS Bitcoin and Lightning wallet that connects to your own node by easily by scanning a QR code. Fully Noded also allows you to interact with your node by running RPC commands so that you can do things like verify the total supply of Bitcoin at the click of a button. Users can import wallet files from Electrum, Specter and Sparrow and Fully Noded also has a desktop implementation for Mac users.

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Hexa

Hexa is a relatively new multi account wallet with a polished UX that offers a unique backup procedure based on the Shamir Secret Sharing protocol. Hexa makes batch transactions simple and also allows the user to set up a donation page in a few clicks.

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Muun

Muun Wallet is a simple Bitcoin wallet that also allows for payment of Lightning invoices via submarine swaps. Muun uses a 2-of-2 multi-sig setup for signing transactions and offers Trezor hardware wallet support.

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Samourai Wallet

Samourai Wallet is a privacy focused Android wallet that offers inbuilt coinjoin and complex spend algorithms to preserve privacy. Samourai provides simple node connection via a QR scan and also supports Opendime and BIP47 ‘Paynyms’. Full list of features here.

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Finished looking for a mobile wallet? Check out the desktop options available.