So you’ve decided you want to trade cryptocurrency, but you may or may not feel comfortable keeping your bitcoin on an exchange. For those that want the peace of mind of control over your bitcoin, you are going to want a wallet.
Originally if you wanted to buy or mine bitcoin, you had no choice but to get the qt client and sync the entire block chain. The block chain now days is probably close to 100 gig and will take days to sync. Thankfully as Bitcoin has become more widely adopted, there are an ever increasing number of options for you now.
Coinpot.co – This microwallet is the one used by the Moon faucets and a few other high paying ones. You can also convert coins into different currencies easily here.
Bitcoin (BTC) Wallets
Bitcoin-qt – This is the heavy weight of the options, requiring you to sync the entire block chain, which could be upwards of 100gb or more. You can also find the links to various other clients on the Bitcoin core site here.
Electrum Lite Wallet – By far my favorite alternative to syncing the entire Bitcoin core is the Electrum Lite Wallet. It does everything you need it to, and is much more lightweight. Not only do they have a Bitcoin wallet, but they have wallets for other altcoins as well. I definitely recommend them for the average user.
Ethereum (ETH) Wallets
Ethereum QT – This is the core Ethereum platform wallet. Much like others, expect the blockchain to be very large and take a few days to sync
Litecoin (LTC) Wallets
Dogecoin (DOGE) Wallets
Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Wallets
Bitcore (BTX) Wallets
Bitcore.cc – The source for the core wallet for Bitcore
Blackcoin (BLK) Wallets
Peercoin (PPC) Wallets
Primecoin (XPM) Wallets
Primecoin.io – The core wallet for Primecoin
Potcoin (POT) Wallets
PotWallet.com – This online wallet is my wallet of choice for potcoin.