The year 2017 has been a great one for cryptocurrency so far and while there are million of people around the world who have already dipped their hands in the cryptocurrency juice, there are still many who are yet to get a taste of it.
The first and foremost requirement of getting a cryptocurrency is to get a wallet that will store your cryptocurrency. There are many types of wallets, but if you are just starting out the best kind would be a web wallet. The main benefit of a web wallet is that you don’t need to download anything on your computer or mobile phone or tablet and they are accessible from any device using a browser.
Many web wallets are free to sign up for, plus, many of these web wallets also offer free mobile apps. If you know which cryptocurrency you want to invest in and you’ve thought that a web wallet might offer the convenience you seek, give one of these ten a try.
10 best web wallets for cryptocurrency in 2017:
Coinbase is not only a wallet provider, but also an cryptocurrency exchange that offers web wallet as well as downloadable mobile apps for iOS and Android. Coinbase support bitcoin, litecoin, and ethereum, but not ethereum classic. Coinbase is one of the most used wallet with a userbase of 8.3 million around the world.
GreenAddress is a bitcoin wallet with a web interface that is also available for desktop, iOS, and Android. They use 2-of-2 signatures, one which the user holds, the other from GreenAddress. They have a watch-only login mode that keeps you and your wallet private and secure while still enabling you to check your balances and transactions, but without giving potential threats (e.g., if you’re on public wifi) access to your funds or wallet settings. They also have a quick PIN login for your devices.
BitGo is a business solution for crypto with such big-name customers as Kraken and Bitstamp. Their BitGo Web Wallet solution is an HD bitcoin wallet with two-factor authentication and multi-sig support. They also offer BitGo Instant support for quick transactions at places like Kraken, Wirex, and Paxful.
Xapo gives users everything they need to buy and spend bitcoin online. They also offer a debit card and free “Vault” storage. The debit card links directly to your wallet and lets you withdraw from your account at ATMs. They also offer iOS and Android mobile apps. It’s secure, free, and easy to use, making it a great option for new and seasoned bitcoin investors. They describe it themselves like a “bitcoin checking account,” that is to say, for use in everyday life.
This is an open-source, HD-multisignature bitcoin wallet from BitPay. They offer multi-user wallets, and support web, Linux, Android, Windows, Mac, and iOS. You can create and manage multiple wallets from directly within the app or access them online. Not only is their wallet open-source, but the server code is too.
BTC Wallet, once known as Blocktrail before being acquired by Bitmain, offers an in-browser wallet as well as an app for Android and iOS. They offer the big facets bitcoin connoisseurs often look for in wallets including two-factor authentication, multi signature (multisig) support, open source for verifiable security.
This is a hierarchical deterministic (HD) wallet that recently integrated with Kraken, according to CoinJournal, to enable users to buy bitcoin from directly within their wallets.
Note: Some users have complained about high fees while using this wallet.
Coin.Space offers a completely free HD web wallet as well as Android, Windows, and iOS apps for use with bitcoin and litecoin. There are no fees, and it’s simple to use on mobile or web to trade and spend cryptocurrency.
CoinVault is a multi-asset, multi-wallet, HD web wallet that supports bitcoin and altcoins alike. It has a simple, straightforward user interface that makes trading and spending cryptocurrency simple. With CoinVault, users always remain in control of their private keys.
Right now, they support a wide array of altcoins including litecoin, reddcoin, dash, dogecoin, stratis, and many more
As you might expect with open in the name, OpenLedger is an open-source web wallet for Bitshares that also has a built-in decentralized exchange for BTS. They offer either an account or a wallet, but it is important to note that the web wallet is restricted to the computer and browser you use initially.
The wallet option is more secure, but the login option certainly offers more convenience.
The Blockchain wallet is a simple,secure wallet that is among the most popular in the world. They work with exchange partners so users can buy and sell bitcoin, and they also offer Android and iOS apps. This is a tried-and-true wallet, and they support more than 14M wallets worldwide.