What is a Ethereum Wallet?
When you create a Happycoins account you will need to give us one of your Ethereum addresses. In this way we know where to send your purchased Ethereum. This Ethereum address has to be a Ethereum address from your own Ethereum wallet because HappyCoins does not hold on to Ethereum from our clients. You can find your Ethereum addresses in your Ethereum wallet. If you don’t have a Ethereum wallet yet, you’ll need to download one.
Start with a mobile Ethereum Wallet
Now a days there are many different kind of Ethereum wallets you can download on your phone or desktop. Are you a Ethereum novice and do not want to store a substantial amount of Ethereum? Than we advise you strongly to download a simple wallet on your mobile phone. Mobile wallets will automatically synchronize with the Ethereum network so that installation will be fast and easy. At Happycoins we believe it is important that you keep full control of your crypyo currency any time anywhere. That means that we prefer crypto currency wallets where you are the only owner of your private keys (the codes that validate the ownership of your crypto currency) instead of wallets with third party ownership. In this way no one can freeze your crypto currency. For this reason we advise the Breadwallet for Android and iPhone.
- Download your Wallet for Android here.
- Download your Wallet for Android (< 6.0) here.
- Download your Wallet for iPhone here.
Desktop solution for advanced crypto currency users
If you are a little more advanced as crypto currency user or want to store a larger amount of crypto currency, you will find Electrum Wallet for desktop a good solution. This wallet is a “lightweight” client and it is quite easy to set up. It is also a full deterministic crypto currency wallet. That means that if your original crypto currency Wallet gets “lost”, you only need to remember the seed words of your deterministic wallet to be able to “recover” your crypto currency addresses and private keys. This last feature makes storage of larger amounts of crypto currency a lot more safe.
Backup your crypto currency Wallet
Please be aware that you are the only one responsible for the crypto currency stored in your own wallet, so don’t forget to back it up, if you lose your private keys, you lose your money as well. Fortunately the crypto currency wallets have a backup and/or a deterministic recovery function, so this shouldn’t be a problem. Backup your wallet!