You will be really surprised to know that Bitcoin Cash was free for anybody who had any amount of Bitcoin and were also holding their private keys under their custody prior to the fork in 2017. In a post-fork period, in order to claim the free Bitcoin Cash, those Bitcoiners needed to use the same BTC private keys on a wallet that supports BCH.
For example, a bitcoin investor that holds 10 BTC should have been credited with 10 BCH after the execution of the hard fork; in other words, your coin holdings have doubled as both coins now have the same private keys. Here are the top 10 Bitcoin Cash wallets supporting BCH. However, since BCH is newly born, there are not many BCH wallets. But for those of you who are early birds, there are ample amounts of options.
Important Note: You should make 2-3 Copies of the Seed Key and store it in a safe place, because if you lose the seed key, you will lose your currencies too.
Start using the Bitcoin.com Wallet for a simple, secure way to send and receive Bitcoin. The wallet supports both Bitcoin Cash (BCH) and Bitcoin Core (BTC), allowing users to switch between the two different currencies effortlessly.
Ledger Nano S is currently the best Hardware wallet available. If you had BTC on your Ledger Nano S wallet while hard fork took place, then you didn’t need to do anything to get ahold of your BCH. Ledger Nano S/Blue, Nano, and HW.1 owners just need to download BCH wallet on your Ledger wallet and send BCH to it. It’s quite simple.
I would recommend Nano S for those people who wish to buy a wallet to store their BCH, because here you own the Private keys and your cryptocurrencies will be extremely safe.
Here is the official blog post from Ledger on how to claim your free BCH from the Ledger Nano S.
Trezor is one of the best Hardware wallets and on August 1, they published this official step by step guide on how its users can claim BCH.
UPDATE: As per the recent update, Trezor is currently not supporting BCH, as is evident from their note on their blog that says: BCH wallet has been taken down from TREZOR Wallet, until further notice. But stay tuned because we will soon update here, whenever Trezor starts supporting BCH.
Guarda is a cryptocurrency wallet available for Android & iOS, desktop and also as a web browser via their extension. You can use the app to store almost all tokens worth having as Guarda supports 45 different blockchains and over 10k tokens. Among other currencies, Guarda Web Wallet supports Bitcoin, Bitcoin Gold, Ethereum (+ERC20 tokens), Ethereum Classic, Zcash, XMR etc.
With Guarda, you remain in control of your keys at all times, and your funds cannot be used by anyone else. Like other mobile wallets, the keys to your funds are secured and encrypted on your own device. You use a PIN to access the Guarda app.
Guarda also has a built-in exchange service, so you can buy and trade coins from within the wallet. The wallet also supports staking for some popular chains like Tezos and CLO.
Atomic Wallet is a new multi-asset custody-free solution for secure storage and management of BTC, ETH, BCH, XRP, LTC and over 300 other coins and tokens. The crypto assets and features are regularly updated. Private keys are securely encrypted on a user’s device, so one has full control over their funds.
The desktop app is available for Windows, MacOS, Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora. Private alpha versions of Android and IOS mobile apps will be released in October, 2018.
Atomic Wallet is a secure all-in-one, non-custodial cryptocurrency storage with a smooth and comprehensive interface. The wallet supports Atomic Swaps, a cutting-edge feature that helps users significantly save on fees. Atomic wallet also enables users to buy cryptocurrency with USD and EUR and exchange their assets at the best rates via Changelly or ShapeShift.
Electrum is a great wallet to store Litecoin, and you must have heard about it. Electron Cash is the forked wallet of Electrum, and it allows you to back up your wallet via a mnemonic seed phrase, like a true HD wallet.
Electron Cash is a light wallet because it doesn’t require you to download the full node of Bitcoin Cash (BCH).
You can download Electron Cash on Desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux), and it also has a version that supports Android mobiles, too.
Exodus is a relatively new wallet (launched July 2016) crafted by JP Richardson and Daniel Castagnoli. Exodus is a free to use, desktop-only wallet that allows you to store not only Bitcoins but also Litecoins, Ether, Dash, and Dogecoins. It is the world’s first multi-cryptocurrency desktop wallet, and it’s unique in its intuitive user interface and beautiful design. You can tell that the company is putting a lot of effort into creating a good user experience by simply looking at Exodus.io. Exodus has no hosted servers or logs, which means that you can store your Bitcoins without worry. No identity verification or registration is needed to start using Exodus, but you certainly need to take a backup of your seed key! You are required to set a password if you want to access and spend your funds. While taking a backup of your seed key, it also asks for your email ID for sending you a one-click link recovery feature, and you can always use this email link along with your password in order to restore your Exodus wallet.
It’s important to note that you can only take a backup of the seed key when you have some balance in your wallet. I like using Exodus because the UI is very nice and a pie-chart at the center shows your entire token portfolio in one glance. Exodus is available on Windows, Linux, and Mac. And if you need help, you can get personal support via email from the founders. One more thing worth noting is that Exodus is the first desktop wallet to have ShapeShift built in for exchanging cryptocurrencies.
Pros: Easy to use, awesome support from the founders, self hosted, allows to trade cryptos from within the interface.
Cons: Relatively new company, limited only to desktop at the moment.
Breadwallet, which debuted in 2014, is the first standalone iPhone Bitcoin wallet, and it’s easier than sending an email. It is important to note that no personal information are required, you need to just download the app. Breadwallet is a real standalone bitcoin client, unlike iPhone wallets. You can always access your money because there is no server to get hacked or go down. This wallet gives you complete financial freedom and control. Banking hours and hidden fees are things of the past, and you can send and receive any amount of bitcoin, anywhere, at any time, with total financial privacy. Breadwallet connects directly to the bitcoin network using SPV mode.
KeepKey is a cryptocurrency hardware wallet and its support for Bitcoin Cash is now available. Check here for their official guide of it and here for our review of KeepKey. You might also want to check how good is KeepKey in comparison to Ledger Nano S and Trezor.
For those of you who don’t know KeepKey is quite bulky to carry, but that doesn’t mean that I am against KeepKey. They are doing a decent job and supporting more than 5 cryptocurrencies including BCH, but I prefer to use Trezor and Ledger Nano S more for convenience and faster cryptocurrency integration.
Bitcoin Cash’s paper wallet script is available now. In my opinion, hardware wallets are superior to paper wallets, but for those people who are comfortable with paper, wallets can go here and make one for themselves.
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