A cryptocurrency wallet stores your public and/or private keys (passwords) that allow you to access the tokens you have stored on the blockchain.
In addition to sending, receiving, and spending your cryptocurrency with a wallet, you can also use it to interact with decentralized applications and smart contracts.
Wallets can be either hardware or software. A hardware wallet, such as Ledger, allows you to keep your keys offline and only connect them to a computer when making transactions. A software wallet, such as Coinbase Wallet or Metamask, stores the keys online. Hardware wallets are considered more secure but less efficient for transacting quickly. Software wallets require more trust in the software provider but are simpler to use.
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Bison Trails is a blockchain infrastructure platform-as-a-service (PaaS) company based in New York City. We built a platform for anyone who wants to participate in 21 new chains effortlessly.
We also make it easy for anyone building Web 3.0 applications to connect to blockchain data from 32 protocols with Query & Transact (QT). Our goal is for the entire blockchain ecosystem to flourish by providing robust infrastructure for the pioneers of tomorrow.
In January, 2021, we announced Bison Trails joined Coinbase to accelerate our mission to provide easy-to-use blockchain infrastructure, now as a standalone product line. The Bison Trails platform will continue to support our customers. With Coinbase’s backing, we will enhance our infrastructure platform and make it even easier to participate in decentralized networks and build applications that connect to blockchain data.