Whenever you are storing objects with a market value, security isnecessary. This applies to barter systems as well as economies usingcurrency as a medium of exchange. While banks store balances on aprivate ledger, cryptocurrencies store balances under unique addresseson a distributed public ledger. The cryptographic private keys to accessthe balance stored on each public address are therefore the object ofvalue in this system. This section of the documentation discussesdifferent practical methods of keeping these keys safe in wallets, whilestill remaining useful for day-to-day needs.
For safety, it is not recommended to store significant funds onexchanges or software wallets. If you are holding cryptocurrency worthmore than the device you use to store it, you should purchase ahardware wallet.
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Dash Core Wallet¶
Dash Core Wallet is the full official release of Dash, and supports allDash features as they are released, including InstantSend andPrivateSend, as well as an RPC console and governance features. DashCore Wallet (sometimes known as the QT wallet, due to the QT softwareframework used in development) is a professional or heavy wallet whichdownloads the full blockchain (several GB in size) and can operate asboth a full node or masternode on the network. Because of therequirement to hold a full copy of the blockchain, some time is requiredfor synchronisation when starting the wallet. Once this is done, thecorrect balances will be displayed and the functions in the wallet canbe used. Dash Core Wallet is available for macOS, Linux, Raspberry Piand Windows.
Coin control and fee control
QR code generation and address book
Masternode commands and voting
Dash Electrum Wallet¶
Dash Electrum is a light wallet which uses powerful external servers toindex the blockchain, while still securing the keys on your personalcomputer. Transactions are verified on the Dash blockchain using atechnique called Secure Payment Verification (SPV), which only requiresthe block headers and not the full block. This means that wallet startupis almost instant, while still keeping your funds secure and mobile.Dash Electrum also supports advanced InstantSend, PrivateSend andmasternode features.
Dash Electrum is a fork of the Electrum wallet for Bitcoin. While thisdocumentation focuses on using Dash Electrum, full documentation of allBitcoin Electrum features (mostly identical in Dash Electrum) isavailable at the official documentation site.
Dash Android Wallet¶
Dash offers a standalone wallet for Android, with development supportedby the Dash budget. The Dash Android Wallet supports advanced Dashfeatures, including contact management and InstantSend. You can scan anddisplay QR codes for quick transfers, backup and restore your wallet,keep an address book of frequently used addresses, pay with NFC, sweeppaper wallets and more.
Dash Android Wallet
Dash iOS Wallet¶
Dash offers a standalone wallet for iOS, with development supported bythe Dash budget. The official Dash Wallet supports advanced Dashfeatures such as InstantSend sending and receiving. You can also scanand display QR codes for quick transfers and backup your wallet using asecure recovery phrase.
Dash iOS Wallet
Dash Paper Wallet¶
The Dash Paper Wallet generator allows youto generate, encrypt and secure the keys to a single Dash address on aclean computer without ever connecting to the internet. Perfect for longterm secure storage.
Sigmatel audio download. A hardware wallet is a type of device which stores private keys for ablockchain in a secure hardware device, instead of in a database filesuch as wallet.dat used with common software wallets. This offers majorsecurity advantages over software wallets, as well as practical benefitsover paper wallets. To date, there is no verifiable evidence of hardwarewallets being compromised by viruses, and they are also immune tokeylogger attacks that could be used to steal passwords to unlock theprivate keys used with software wallets.
Hardware wallets function by storing your private keys in a protectedarea of a microcontroller. It is impossible for the private key to leavethe device in plain text - only the signed output of the cryptographichash is ever transmitted to the device interacting with the blockchain,such as your computer or smartphone. Most hardware wallets feature ascreen which allows you to independently confirm the address you aresending to is correct.
This section lists the most common commercial hardware wallets supportingDash, although some other enthusiast projects may also be available.
Trezor Web Wallet¶
Dash Wallet Check
Third Party Wallets¶
These wallets have been developed by external developers to supportDash. Many third party wallets support multiple differentcryptocurrencies at the same time, or integrate instant cryptocurrencyexchanges.
Web wallets are services which keep a Dash balance for you, whilemaintaining control of the private keys on your behalf. Any Dash storedon exchanges falls under this category, but there arealso some services able to store Dash for you through simpleGoogle/Facebook login systems. Be extremely careful with web storage, asyour Dash is only as secure as the reputation of the company storing itfor you. A particular exception is MyDashWallet.org, which provides asecure web interface to the Dash blockchain while leaving you with fullcontrol of your private keys.
Dash Wallet Online
My Dash Wallet¶
Text wallets (or SMS wallets) allow users without smartphones orinternet access to transact in Dash using text messages on simplefeature phones. Innovative shortcodes, usually in collaboration withnational mobile service providers, make it relatively simple to createtransactions to both send and receive Dash.
Documentation in this section describes common tasks and questionsrelating to all wallets.