Use all wallets with caution. You should never share private keys, seeds or wallet files with anyone.
Ledger code updated to latest upstream
Better change address support
Fixed bug where two ledger entries would appear
Minor GUI changes
Created in March 2018, Bitcoin Private (BTCP) is a community-driven cryptocurrency that has been forked by Zclassic and Bitcoin. BTCP supports zk-SNARKs that mask the sender and receiver information when checking transactions in a public blockchain. It also has a larger block size of 2 MB and a faster block time of 2.5 minutes.
Wasabi – This is an open source non-storage Bitcoin wallet focused on confidentiality for desktop computers, which implements a silent shuffling of coins with mathematically proven anonymity – Chaumian CoinJoin.
Wasabi Wallet – it is an open source non-storage Bitcoin wallet for desktop computers that implements Chaumian CoinJoin.
Key privacy features at the network level:
By default, only for Tor.
BIP 158 block filters for a private light client.
Optional connection to a complete user node.
and at the blockchain level:
Intuitive integration with ZeroLink CoinJoin.
Excellent coin selection and marking.
For more information, please see the Wasabi documentation, an archive of knowledge about Bitcoin privacy nuances, and how to use Wasabi properly.
What it the «CoinJoin»?
The mechanism by which several participants combine their coins (or, to be more precise, UTXO) into one large transaction with several inputs and several outputs. The observer cannot determine which output belongs to which input, as well as the participants themselves. This makes it difficult for third-party organizations to keep track of where a particular coin was received from and where it was sent to (unlike normal bitcoin transactions, where there is usually one sender and one recipient).
This can be done using non-storage software such as Wasabi, which eliminates the risk of extinction or theft of funds. Each of the signatures is created on the computers of the participants, so anyone who tries to connect the signatures cannot change the transaction or redirect funds. The funds will always be located at the Bitcoin address that you control.
This can be done in a decentralized way so that the service does not depend on external parties or centralized servers. It is simply necessary for the parties to the transaction.
CoinJoin can be applied several times, and since many transactions are grouped, participants can save on transaction fees. CoinJoin is the preferred method of gaining privacy on the Bitcoin network.
CoinJoin means: “when you want to complete a transaction, find someone else who also wants to complete the transaction and complete the joint transaction together.”
Electrum Wallet – This is a lightweight digital wallet for bitcoins. Its main feature is speed, appropriation, low resource use and simplicity. It starts instantly, as it works in conjunction with high-performance servers that handle the most complex tasks of the Bitcoin system.
Due to the fact that Electrum uses the method of simple payment verification (SPV), the application can remain easy. The SPV client does not need to download a complete transaction chain. He only needs to download block headers, which are much smaller than full blocks. Which makes it much faster and more convenient to conduct operations with cryptocurrency.
Electrum has various user interfaces: it can be installed on mobile devices, on the desktop or using the command line. Electrum supports hardware wallets: Ledger, Trezor, Keepkey.
This wallet has its own portable version, which makes Electrum a hardware wallet. The password and other protection applications are transferred to a regular flash drive, where they are stored remotely from the computer. When there is a need to send a transfer, a USB flash drive is simple enough to connect to a PC.
How to install and use Electrum
Step 1. Download the correct version for your operating system.
Step 2. Run the program and in the window that opens, come up with a name for your wallet:
Step 3. Indicate what action should be performed:
create a standard wallet;
associate a wallet with 2FA;
bind multicurrency storage;
import the address of a bitcoin wallet or private keys.
Choose “Standard wallet”.
Step 4. Create a secret Seed phrase, which will be needed to restore access to the wallet if necessary.
Step 5. Now you need to select the type of storage. It’s better to choose Segwit, as this wallet option has several advantages: it is completely free and has limited transactional paid programs.
At step No. 6, a secret phrase will be generated from 12 unrelated words, which must be carefully and responsibly kept in a safe place. You can print it, copy it or take a picture. It is important that no one can use it without your knowledge.
To proceed to the next step, you will need to enter this Seed phrase correctly.
Step 7. To protect yourself from malware and unauthorized access, you need to encrypt your wallet with a strong password.
Step 8. After installation, it is recommended that you export your private keys for secure storage. Your secret key is your access to cash and all bitcoin transactions. Never give these keys away and keep them as safe as possible. Private keys can be exported through Wallet -> Private keys -> Export.
That’s all – now your wallet is created and ready to use.
How to use Electrum wallet
The wallet interface looks like this:
It has four tabs:
Storage management is quite simple and intuitive.
The History tab displays all transactions of this wallet.
On the “Send” tab, you can create outgoing transactions with bitcoins and determine the size of commission payments.
On the “Receive” tab, you can request a payment with a QR code for payment.
The “Addresses” tab displays all the bitcoin addresses that are associated with the storage.
How to regain access to the wallet
If for some reason you have lost access to your repository (you forgot your password, stole the gadget, a software client is broken, etc.), you can easily restore it. To do this, you will need a secret Seed phrase that you saved in step 6 of the installation.
Run the program file. As you can see, Electrum supports various types of wallets. You need to choose the same type of wallet that you are recovering, in this example it is a “standard wallet”.
At the next stage, Electrum will ask you to choose where the wallet’s secret will be. Select “I already have a seed.”
Then enter your seed words:
When you enter the correct seed words, the next button will become active, and you can proceed to the next step.
Note. If the seed words are taken from another wallet, such as the blockchain.info or Mycelium wallet, you need to press “Options” and check bip39. If your seed words are taken from bip39 wallet (i.e. not Electrum), you will see this window below. Just leave the default value (m / 44 ‘/ 0’ / 0 ‘) unchanged and click Next.
Now Electrum asks you to enter a password to protect your wallet file. This action is optional, but highly recommended.
Electrum – This is a very reliable, well-protected option for storing bitcoins. There are several versions of the wallet for other cryptocurrencies, the official ones are only Bitcoin-Electrum, Dash-Electrum and Verge-Electrum.
It is quite popular among users. It is easy to install and very simple to manage. Electrum combines all the advantages of cold storage of cryptocurrencies with ease of use online. The application does not burden itself with a heavy blockchain, but refers to it only to update information.
Here are the main benefits of using an Electrum wallet:
all private keys of the vault are located remotely from the server and are never transferred to third parties;
the application is lightweight and does not take up much space on your device;
a project that can run on various operating systems (Windows, Linux, OSX, Android) and supports integration with hardware wallets (Trezor, Ledger, KeepKey);
the wallet has a high degree of security and an acceptable level of anonymity;
the ability to create highly secure wallets using the TrustedCoin service (2FA, multi-signature).
Among the disadvantages of Electrum are the following:
Paid sets of one-time passwords for the two-factor authentication function (in terms of translation it turns out somewhere around 0.00005-0.0001 BTC for each confirmation);
Jaxx Wallet — This is a multi-currency cryptocurrency wallet with a very convenient and simple interface. The following coins can be stored on it: BTC, ETH, ETC, ZEC, DASH, LTC, etc., for a total of more than 80 different cryptocurrencies.
The wallet can be installed on Android, iPhone, Tablet, iPad, Windows, Mac, Linux and in the Google Chrome browser extension. The convenience is that the application can be installed both desktop (on a computer) and a mobile version, and accordingly there will be access both from a computer and a mobile device. Which in turn always allows you to control your crypto assets wherever you are, and this only requires an Internet connection.
How to install a Jaxx wallet
Click on the “Download” button. After that, the installation file is downloaded. Run the installation file. A window appears. Press the Continue button. The user agreement window opens.
We accept the terms of the user agreement (click on the link “ACCEPT”).
Options are offered. CREATE NEW WALLET (Create a new wallet) or PAAR / RESTORE WALLET (Repair / Restore the wallet). We mark the installation of a new wallet in the radio button and click CONTINUE (Continued) in the lower right. A window opens.
The installation method selection window opens.
It offers a choice of quick (EXPRESS) or advanced (CUSTOM) installation. Choose a quick installation (check the corresponding radio button). Advanced settings can also be made after a quick installation. Press “CONTINUE” (Continued).
We note what cryptocurrencies will be in our wallet. This list can always be changed in further settings. Click on the bottom right of TAKE ME TO MY WALLET (Open my wallet). The window comes off.
Installation completed. Further, I strongly recommend that you make a backup (see the “Backup” item below).
How to withdraw money with Jaxx
Open the application.
At the very top it is shown which coins are available for storage .. (The figure shows BTC (Bitcoin) and ETC (Ethereum). Depending on what currency we are working, click on the corresponding icon, for example, BTC.
After choosing a currency, the address of the corresponding currency is immediately formed. EACH CURRENCY FORMES ITS ADDRESS !!!
lower left is the input button (Receive).
On the right is the button We get the Address field for the output (Receiving Address) and the field for the amount of the displayed currency of the output (Send). Press the output button.
Enter the receiving address and the number of coins in the corresponding fields and click the Send button.
How to recharge Jaxx
First of all, clearly understand what currencies you can work in this wallet. In the upper right corner, click on the settings icon (Three horizontal lines). And on the WALLETS tab, see what currencies you can work with. Here you can only accept and send Cryptocurrencies. No fiat money can be entered / withdrawn here. Therefore, to the question “how to recharge a jaxx wallet from a card”, the answer is NO! First, either buy a crypto (for example, on an exchange) or exchange a crypto with fiat money (for example at exchangers), and then start and withdraw cryptocurrency from this wallet.
Open the application. First, at the top, select the currency with which we will work, for example, ETH (Ethereum).
After choosing a currency, the address of this currency is immediately formed. EACH CURRENCY FORMES ITS ADDRESS !!! (Eherium address is formed in the figure). Click on the receive button (Receive).
Enter the quantity in the Amount field and click the Generate button. And it’s easier to simply copy the address (see the copy icon next to it) and use it, for example, from which other wallet do you want to transfer currency to Jaxx, this is the address and use it for output in another wallet.
How to exchange currency
Open the application. First, at the top, choose which currency we will work with, for example, BTC. Then click on the central button. The translation window opens.
It can be seen that Bitcoin can be exchanged for other currencies (select from the list). For example, on ETH.
Above the address we see the exchange rate and exchange limits. Naturally, here the course is not entirely profitable, because This is an internal exchanger and there is a service commission (it is best to change it on the exchange).
In the Amount field (quantity), enter how many bitcoins we want to exchange for ethereum. And make an exchange.
How to connect additional wallets
For example, when installing the application, we did not activate all the wallets we needed, and now there is a need for additional wallets. Open the application and in the upper right corner click on the menu icon.
A window of additional coins opens. We go to the WALLETS tab and tick off the currencies we need.
BItcoin SV (Satoshi’s Vision) comes from a hard fork that split bitcoin cash into two different digital currencies on November 15, 2018. A hard fork led to a hash war that determined how the chains would break, resulting in Bitcoin-SV and Bitcoin ABC. Bitcoin ABC became the dominant chain and took over the BCH ticker, while Bitcoin SV has its own ticker. According to their website, the Bitcoin SV project was primarily supported by CoinGeek Mining with the development of nChain.
Bitcoin S.V. declares strict compliance with the vision of Satoshi Nakamoto regarding the original Bitcoin, and the original white paper Bitcoin serves as the main document for the project.
Bitcoin Cash and Bitcoin SV split in November 2018 due to disagreement over the proposed technical updates to the Bitcoin Cash protocol. Craig Wright and Calvin Air did not agree with two updates, in particular, Canonical Transactional Ordering (CTOR) and OP_CHECKDATASIG, which would require that transactions in blocks have a specific order and provide smart contract functionality for Bitcoin Cash, respectively. Opposition to updates split the network in November 2018, raising the block size limit to 128 MB.
ElectrumSV Wallet Features at a Glance
If you already have ElectrumSV, it’s important to make sure you have the latest version installed, so check this before proceeding.
Import wallets from Electron Cache
There are two ways that ElectrumSV can help you import wallets from existing electronic money. Both of them include viewing the standard location of Electron Cash wallets and the ability to copy them to the standard location of ElectrumSV wallets.
Under no circumstances should you open your original Electron Cash wallet in ElectrumSV, since at best it contains information specific to Bitcoin Cash ABC that will be lost and in the worst case can damage the wallet.
Select one or more wallets listed here, then click OK. If you select any, you will see a pop-up window confirming how many wallets have been copied.
When You Don’t Have ElectrumSV Wallets
When you launch ElectrumSV, if you don’t have any wallets, it will show your Electron Cash wallets on the first page and help you copy them.
Select one or more wallets listed here, then click OK. If you select any, you will see a pop-up window confirming how many wallets have been copied.
When do you have other ElectrumSV wallets?
If you run ElectrumSV and you already have wallets, it will not offer to copy them. Instead, he will indicate if he has found your Electron Cash wallets, and will provide an opportunity to subscribe to the same copying process as the additional Import button on the wallet selection page.
You will see the text “Existing Electron Cash Wallets Detected” and the “Import” button next to it, as shown.
If you don’t have a wallet, ElectrumSV cannot find them, instead it will read “ElectrumSV wallets not found”, and the “Import” button will be disabled, as shown below:
If you have ElectronSV wallets, and you have the opportunity to import them, and you click the button, then you will see the wallet copy page.
Selecting one or more wallets and then clicking the OK button again will bring up a pop-up window confirming how many wallets have been copied.
Opening your imported ElectrumSV wallet
Now that you have imported the ElectrumSV wallet and want to split the coins inside it, you need to select it. If it is not yet displayed as selected, use the “Select” button to view the ElectrumSV wallet folder and select the wallet to open.
Under no circumstances should you look at the place where ElectronSV e-wallets are stored and select it there. The dangers of this have already been discussed above.
Now that you have opened your wallet, you will want to continue crushing coins. Go to the coin crushing tab.
The tab describes the process of separating your coins. You may want to read it before continuing to understand both the process and what will happen when you start the separation process.
Button “?” Provides additional information. Please note that this guide covers only the simplest case of splitting all of your coins at once. If you want to perform more complex actions, for example, freezing coins and breaking them into separate pieces, you will either have to solve them yourself, or wait for a later guide that will tell you more about this.
Click the Split button to start the split process. If you have set a password on your wallet, he will ask you to re-enter the password to confirm the separation.
After the process is completed, you can see the transactions involved in the process on the “Log” tab.
The easiest way to confirm that your BSV has been separated from your BCH is to look at the history both in the original Electron Cash wallet and in the new ElectrumSV wallet that was copied from it.
The history of Electron Cash should be unchanged, while the history of ElectrumSV will show split transactions and may have a slightly different balance to indicate a small amount paid in the form of transaction fees that will split your coins.
ZecWallet Lite – full-featured shielded wallet for Zcash. Syncs in less than a minute. No need to download blockchain!
Zcash —An open source cryptocurrency developed by Zerocoin Electric Coin Company that provides privacy and selective transaction transparency. Zcash payments are published in a public blockchain, but the sender, receiver, and transaction amount remain private. The Zcash trademark, ZEC, is not an official ISO 4217. The minimum transfer value – 10-8 ZEC – was called “kill”, by analogy with “satoshi” – the same amount of bitcoin. Like Bitcoin, Zcash has a fixed maximum total stock of 21 million units. The average block formation time is 150 seconds (2.5 minutes). It was announced on January 20, 2016.
The level of anonymity of Zcash is noted by many well-known companies and individuals. For example, WikiLeaks began accepting donations to Zcash, Edward Snowden called cryptocurrency the most interesting alternative to Bitcoin, and Europol officially expressed concern about the growing popularity of cryptocurrency.
Interchangeability. There is no difference between coins, no matter how they were received.
The impossibility of compromising. The history of the origin of the coin cannot be established.
Guaranteed anonymity. By using a zero-knowledge proof protocol, only the sender and receiver can know about the transaction
Untraceability of transactions. The zk-SNARK protocol hides any external data except the timestamp.
Verge (XVG), created in 2014 under the original name DogecoinDark, is an open-source coin created by a team of international developers. Verge uses the Tor and I2P anonymity tool for an anonymous network layer to hide the IP addresses and locations of certain transactions. The speed of the border transaction is estimated at 5 seconds due to the use of Simple Payment Confirmation (SPV). The Core QT wallet has built-in TOR integration and SSL encryption that hides users’ IP addresses. The implementation of the Wraith Protocol update allows users to send and receive payments privately through the Verge blockchain, providing hidden addressing services. It is reported that Verge users can switch between private and public registers on the Verge blockchain. Verge offers five different Proof-of-Work mining algorithms – Lyra2rev2, Scrypt, X17, blake2s and myr-groestl.
Electrum (XVG) A lightweight wallet that provides payment security based on the VERGE (XVG) blockchain for ordinary users with easy-to-use software adapted to real needs and applications without requiring downloading the Verge blockchain. The new version of Electrum XVG fixes a connection error to the Verge network.
EVERYDAY USE: Electrum XVG (Verge) provides an easy-to-use platform that allows ordinary users to quickly and efficiently carry out transactions on a blockchain-based network without downloading the entire blockchain.
COMMUNITY DRIVEN: Verge is an open source project that has an active development team from around the world. The development team is always in close contact with the community. Verge is not a private company funded through an ICO or pre-screening.
MASS ADOPTION: Low fees, fast transactions, high volume of circulation and multi-platform support – these are the components that make Verge ideal for mass deployment.
SECURITY: Our network provides world-class features so that our users can send and receive payments quickly, safely and reliably.
The file for windows will be labeled as such. You don’t need the sourcecode.zip. In this example, you only need the 32 or 64 bit zip.
Electrum-XVG-Tor for Windows isn’t really an install as much as it is an «unzip». Simply create a directory anywhere on your hard drive, and unzip.
You will be given an 8 or 9 word seed. Just like it says, it is absolutely CRITICAL that you save this to a safe place.
After you make your initial wallet, I would even try to create a new wallet and use the seed to restore, just to make sure it works.
You should strongly consider encrypting with a pass phrase that’s DIFFERENT from your SEED. DO .. NOT .. GET .. THESE .. CONFUSED. They are different, and you will need BOTH.
Files/Directories of an Electrum Wallet
There are 2 main directories of the Electrum Wallet
The directory where you unzipped the electrum-xvg-tor filesCan be anywhere you want !
The «data directory»
The default data directory on Windows is located at:
*It’s a good idea to make a shortcut to this path
Your Verge Addresses
When you first create the an electrum wallet, you will get 20 new addresses.
-backup the «Wallet» folder under your «data directory» (default at C:\Users\xxYOUxx\AppData\Roaming\Electrum-XVG)
-You should have written this down already in a safe place 🙂
Getting your private keys
Your private keys need to be EXTREMELY secured by you. Anyone with access to your private key(s) will have access to your wallet, no passphrase or seed necessary! Use with extreme caution ! 1) Go to Wallet -> Private Keys -> Export
BitPay is one of the oldest and most respected bitcoin companies in the world. Her reputation is associated with the provision of unique crypto cards (prepaid), a processing service and a convenient bitcoin wallet. Today we look at BitPay Wallet, a powerful and secure thin client for self-storage and use of bitcoins.
BitPay Wallet features that do not compromise security or availability:
Buy real-time gift cards from major brands including Amazon.com
Support Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cache, ETH and XRP
Support for ERC-20 stable coin tokens, including USD (USDC) coin, Paxos standard (PAX) and Gemini dollar (GUSD)
Create and manage multiple wallets in the application
Integration for loading, managing and spending BitPay Visa® cards.
Integration for buying and selling bitcoins.
Intuitive multi-user protection for personal or shared wallets.
Device-based security: All private keys are stored locally, not in the cloud.
Hierarchical deterministic (HD) address generation and wallet backup
Payment Protocol Support (BIP70-BIP73): Easily identifiable payment requests and secure payments.
Support for over 150 currency pricing and unit names in BTC or bits
Email and push notifications for payments and transfers
Easy stream of cost offers for shared wallets and group payments
Testnet wallet support
Custom wallet names and order
Several supported languages, including French, German, Chinese (Simplified), and Spanish
BitPay Main Menu
The horizontal menu at the bottom of the interface contains the following buttons:
Overview – The main interface of BitPay
Receive – generate a QR code to receive bitcoins. You can choose any of the created wallets, you can request a specific amount.
Scan – scan an existing QR code to send funds
Send – send bitcoins to another recipient (without a QR code)
Parameters – setting the commission for the transfer of bitcoins, notifications, address book. Conveniently, the commission does not need to be set manually, but you can choose one of the proposed options with intuitive names
Adding a new Bitcoin wallet begins by clicking the “+” button at the top of the interface. As a result of this action, the add menu is displayed.
This menu contains the following items:
New personal wallet – opens the interface for creating a personal wallet, it is this wallet that interests users in most cases
Create a shared wallet – creating a wallet for several co-owners. To make payments you will need the signature of all or almost all of the co-owners
Join a shared wallet – an opportunity to become a co-owner of a wallet, having an invitation from its creator
Import wallet – add a previously created wallet to the BitPay interface
Creating a wallet backup
The first time you start BitPay, a bitcoin wallet will be created. If you plan to use it, then you need to worry about creating a backup. BitPay immediately offers to do this.
You can refuse to create a backup, but it is better not to neglect this. There is no other way to restore your wallet. If your computer crashes tomorrow and you don’t have a backup copy, you just have to wait for the repair to finish and no one will guarantee you success.