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Why we recommend BlueWallet
BlueWallet is a free and open-source, Bitcoin-only wallet for mobile and Mac. Create a Bitcoin wallet and backup in a few clicks. It is easy to use, with a very gentle learning curve. The Bitcoin wallet is fully non-custodial, allowing for complete control over use of funds. Advanced features are available for enhanced usability and security. As mobile wallets go, this one is very secure.
This is a great choice for individuals that are beginning their self-custody journey or those that use Bitcoin on a daily basis.
- You can use Blue Wallet in combination with all major hardware wallets.
- It is also a custodial Lightning wallet but you can connect it to your own LND hub for greater autonomy, as well as connect it to your own Bitcoin node via an Electrum server.
- ✅Good security with password and biometrics
- ✅Easy backup and recovery
- ✅Very simple to use
- ✅Advanced transactions features
- ✅Beginner friendly
- ✅Compatible with hardware wallets
- ✅Reputable and renown
- ✅Setup time: 30 minutes
- ❌Not available on Linux or Windows
- ❌Less secure than a hardware wallet
- Buying bitcoin from a non-custodial exchange.
- Ability to transact with Bitcoin on mobile (funding exchanges, making payments).
- Storing bitcoin with backups for long-term before upgrading to a hardware wallet.
- Managing different wallets for different purposes.
- Transacting easily using the QR code capabilities.