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    What is Cryptocurrency?

    Cryptocurrency refers to a digital asset which is created and designed in a way that makes it qualify as a medium of exchange as well as storing assets digitally. Cryptocurrency very much completes the uses of the physical money, only that this time it is designed digitally. The use of cryptocurrency is seen with completing payment processes via the internet.



    Cryptocurrency come in coin or token as they are being referred to, with the most popular cryptocurrencies known in the world being Bitcoin and Ethereum following accordingly. Some organizations issue the use of cryptocurrency to their investors and customers, to use in holding part of the stocks of the company as well as completing payment processes with the company respectively.


    Cryptocurrency operates a decentralized system of network, making it out of government domination. The digital asset is being created with the use of the computer and the transactions completed with them are recorded on a block chain network.



    Digital Wallet?

    Just like we need our conventional banks and the banking system to store our funds and complete transaction processes respectively, digital wallet strikes as a platform used for the storage of cryptocurrencies.

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    Digital wallet is also referred to as e-wallet (electronic wallet) which makes it to store assets digitally. Digital wallets that are ERC20 compatible will usually only take tokens that meet the requirements to be stored on it.


    Digital wallets can also be used to send tokens across other platforms, used to make payments on the internet and can receive cryptocurrencies as well. The wallet will show the history of the holder with the use of it and will also hold the detail of the transactions completed with the holder. The owner of the wallet will have some authentication code which would guarantee unique access to his digital wallet.



    Digital wallet do not neccesarily store cryptocurrencies alone, other digital assets can be stored on it as long as the wallet has been designed to fit in the process.



    Hot Wallet?


    Hot wallet would refer to a cryptocurrency wallet that is directly connected to the internet. This is to say that there is an online presence of the use of the digital wallet and the transaction completed can be traced on the web. Sending, receiving and storing cryptocurrency with the use of the hot wallet basically has to do with connection to the internet.

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    The use of the hot wallet makes the completion of payment exercises via the internet swift and easy to complete since it supports transfer and receival of cryptocurrency across the internet.


    Researchers have posit that hot wallets have more probability of being access by web crawlers and hackers because their connectivity to the internet gives more access to third party with the hack of the wallet.


    How secure an hot wallet would operate and survive is largely dependent on the activities of the holder of the wallet. If the holder makes sure to maintain high level of security with the use of the wallet, there might be less threat to it. Exposing the use of the wallet to the internet without care could jeopardize the wallet.




    Cold Wallet?


    Cold wallet is the direct opposite of the hot wallet. As explained above, cold wallet is able to carry out all the activities as with the use of the hot wallet, only that this time this wallet type is not connected to the internet.

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    This way, the security with the use of the digital wallet is guaranteed to a much more higher level. Individuals that own this wallet type would have to give their full consent on transactions completed before they can be finally executed.


    The reason as with the use of the cold wallet is to provide more security with the use of the digital wallet. Unlike the conventional banking system which makes it possible for frauds to be tracked, with the use of cryptocurrency, this is quite impossible because of the decentralized system of network. However, there have been ways designed to protect cryptocurrency holders and part of it is the use of an offline storage system which is the cold wallet.


    Since the system is not associated with direct connection to the internet, owners of cryptocurrency will have cold storage for their tokens and operate within a less vulnerable system. The use of the cold wallet is more comforting with storing digital assets.
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    When it comes to selecting an option for your digital assets, there are many options you can look into. While at that, a lot of newbies get frustrated and confused trying to decide which method to use. You cant blame them, its all about securing the bag. When youre making your storage decision it is important to think about your cold wallet or hot wallet options. They both have their advantages and disadvantages. So you want to think about them carefully.

    Hot wallet vs cold wallet: ever heard of them?

    Hot wallets = Connected to internet
    Cold wallets = Offline

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    In case you dont get that, hot wallets are linked to the net, while cold wallets are kept offline. Thus, any assets which are kept online (hot) wont be hard to access, unlike assets stored in a cold wallet. When youre considering a hot wallet against a cold wallet, you need to think about them thoroughly. From security to ease of accessibility and other factors that might be important to you.

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    Note: the good news is that youre not compelled to choose either a hot wallet or a cold cold storage, you can split your funds in any percentage then store them differently to minimize risk while maintaining accessibility and security as needed.

    More on Cold wallets

    If you have any cryptocurrency asset you wont be needing for a while, Id advise you to send them straight to cold jail. Since its offline, you can be well assured its secure. There are different types of cold wallet you can use, a paper wallet or hardware wallet.

    Pros of Cold Wallets

    - Definitely the most secure out of the two
    - Since its offline, it cant be hacked or accessed by a third party online.

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    Cons of Cold Wallet

    Safety can be quite expensive, the least you can get is $80.
    Its not a good idea for an investor that access his or her funds from time to time.

    More on Hot wallets

    Hot wallets are more common, however they come with more risk. There are different hot wallets for Ether network which can be deployed on your browser. If you have any wallet on your mobile device, its definitely a hot wallet because its linked to the net. A lot of these payment processors make use of hot wallets to an extent. Because with it, there user can easily access their funds.

    Pros of Hot Wallets

    - It is definitely free, all you need to do is install the software on your device.

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    - Very fast to access
    - Comes with great GUI and easy to navigate

    Cons of Hot Wallets

    The problem with a hot wallet as you know is the issue of security. You need to be extremely careful with your personal details and try not to click phishing links, else you might be attacked.

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    The simplest way to describe the difference between a cold wallet and a hot one is this: hot wallets are connected to the internet while cold wallets are not. Most people who hold digital assets have both cold and hot wallet because they are designed for different purposes. Hot wallets are like checking accounts while cold wallets are similar to savings account. People who have digital assets keep a small amount of money in their hot wallet for purchasing stuff. They keep the vast majority of their digital coins in their cold wallet. There are different kinds of cold wallet but I will talk a bit on the hardware variety. A hardware wallet is a physical device that is kept offline but has the ability to be plugged into a computer when needed.

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    What is the difference between hot wallet and cold wallet in crypto-currencies.

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    A crypto-currency covers all forms digital or virtual currencies designed to work as a medium of exchange for electronic transactions. And just like the conventional currency that's is required to be kept safe inside an enclose objects or material to prevent it from damage or being stolen. Likewise crypto-currency just that in this case you keep the currency inside what is called wallet, to protect it from online criminals.

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    A wallet is a small software program design to keep electronics valuables such as crypto-currency used for online purchase transactions. Good example is the blockchain wallet where bitcoins and some few crypto-currency are stored. The bitcoin or blockchain wallet are design for users to store and manage bitcoins. Because crypto-currency can't just be stored any, the wallet gives you the platform to secure and accurately manage your crypto-currency by giving you a secret number pin for you transactions. In fact the blockchain understand the importance of wallet security so they have a three levels security to ensure adequate security of your wallet. Moreso, the wallet has two main type which are hot wallet and cold wallet.

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    Hot wallet refers to any crypto-currency wallet that requires internet connection to work.This type of wallets are easier to set up, access and user friendly, allow usage of many crypto-currencies and accept more tokens. But can be susceptible to hackers and some other technical vulnerabilities. An example of hot wallet is the coin-base Vault.

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    Cold wallet on the other hand refers to any crypto-currency wallet that that does not requires internet connection to function. Cold wallet is more secure, but don't accept all types of crypto-currencies. They quite expensive unlike hot wallet that are mostly free but guarantee higher level of safety though with avoidance of irregular and quick transactions. Some good examples of cold wallet are Trezor for storing BTC, BCH, BTG, ETH and ZCash. We also have ledger wallet for storing BTC, BCH, BTG, ETH, ZCash, Ripple, Dash, ARK and Stellar. In conclusion wallet is needed by all dealing in cypto-currencies to protect the crypto-currency adequate from harm and ensure proper management.

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    Hot wallet and cold wallet

    Being present on the cryptocurrencies world one way or another we must have heard about hot wallet and cold wallet.

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    Unraveling what cold wallet and hot wallet means.
    What's hot wallet.

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    Hot wallet are pretty popular, and it's the most use among the cryptocurrencies investors, most especially in smaller scales.
    Hot wallet simply is the digital cryptocurrencies wallet where we store our cryptocurrencies through which we can send and receive coin or token. This is more like a bank account, where we save our coin, but the difference is there is no banks or physical wallets that can be used to keep cryptocurrency it has to be digital.

    Advantage of hot wallet
    1. There is no limit to the amount of coin that can be saved
    2. It's mobile, with the use of mobile phone, coin can be sent and received
    3. It's totally free to save coin.

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    Cold wallet

    This on the other hand is also a means of storing and sending cryptocurrencies, but not in digital form, and cold wallets are physical devices which are design to store cryptos inside of them, They are like external drives which needed to be slot into a computer system to have access to it content.

    This devices are small, durable, and easy to carry along and it provides ease of use.
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    1. It's also mobile as it's a small device.
    2. Easier for transaction
    3. It's safe, compare to hot wallet which can be subjected to hacking.
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    Hot Wallet vs. Cold Storage:
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    Hot Wallet:
    Hot wallet applies to any internet linked cryptocurrency wallet. In general, the setup, access and acceptance of hot wallets is much easier. Nevertheless, the hot wallets often become more susceptible to hackers, regulatory risks and other technological weaknesses.

    Pros:
    1-Free
    2-Quick access (many hot wallets are made accessible via your cell phone) the cryptocurrency

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    3-Easy to use, and user-friendly

    Cons:
    1-Hot wallets are, by nature, Internet linked, which implies the cryptocurrency is less secure (e.g. hackers, legal possibilities and other technological faults)

    Cold Wallet:
    Cold storage applies to any wallet that is notlinked to the Internet. Cold storage generally is safer, but it does not accept as many cryptocurrencies as many hot wallets. Cold storage device (including Trezor and Ledger) cost around USD $80, whereas hot wallets are free.

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    Pros:
    1-The most secure option
    2-It provides a higher level of protection as it is completely offline.

    Cons:
    1-Expensive to buy ($80 USD+)
    2-Not ideal for simple and ordinary transfers (because I leave one of my own at home, while another one is in a secure deposit box. I personally know no one carries a payment Trezor.

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    Hot wallet or cold wallet?
    This question doesn't have a simple answer. The user must evaluate their requirements in every cryptocurrency. Cold storage is the way to do if you're just stopping. Get a hot wallet if you intend to carry out major business in a distant future. Share funds in hot and cold storage if you want to do a little more, or if you want to trade, just to minimize the harm.

    It doesn't necessarily mean that crypt is unsafe to store in a hot wallet, it just means that your funds are more likely to hack. Using through forms of wallets as frequently as possible to may the danger whilst preserving the exposure. Look for Liquid if you need any support to save money safely. We have protected you.
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    crypto-currency used for online purchase transactions. Good example is the blockchain wallet where bitcoins and some few crypto-currency are stored. The bitcoin or blockchain wallet are design for users to store and manage bitcoins. Because crypto-currency can't just be stored any, the wallet gives you the platform to secure and accurately manage your crypto-currency by giving you a secret number pin for you transactionsdigital assets keep a small amount of money in their hot wallet for purchasing stuff. They keep the vast majority of their digital coins in their cold wallet. There are different kinds of cold wallet but I will talk a bit on the hardware varietycryptocurrencies as well. The wallet will show the history of the holder with the use of it and will also hold the detail of the transactions completed with the holder. The owner of the wallet will have some authentication code which would guarantee unique access to his digital walletdifferent hot wallets for Ether network which can be deployed on your browser. If you have any wallet on your mobile device, its definitely a hot wallet because its linked to the net. A lot of these payment processors make use of hot wallets to an exten

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    Hey, elssayed. I see that you are a newbie, let me help you, I've been investing in bitcoin for 3 years so I know what I'm talking about. If you want to know what's the difference between these two wallets, I advise you to read Mastering Bitcoin, there you can find all the information you need. Also, I want to advise you to use special sites called mixers, they will help you make transactions without being tracked by someone, if you don't know which one to use, you can try this one, I think that's the best crypto mixer, it's easy to use and you can make transactions really fast.

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    The main difference between the hot wallet and cold wallet is that the hot wallet is an online wallet that is basically connected to the internet. While cold wallet can be described as a as a wallet that is operated offline.

    WHAT IS HOT WALLET
    The concept of hot wallet talk about cryptocurrency wallet is basically connected to the internet. This is a digital wallet where cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Etherum, Ripple, Tron and other types of cryptrocurrency are kept.

    Advantages of Hot Wallet
    1. You can easily get access to it from any part of the world the world through your mobile phone or computer.
    2. Ease transanction whenever you are connected with internet.

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    3. Easy to use and understandable.

    Disavantages of Hot Wallet
    1. It is not totally secure, it is easily hacked by web fraudsters or hackers.
    2. Sometimes you don't have full access to your funds.

    WHAT IS COLD WALLET
    Cold wallet can be referred to as wallet where cryptocurrencies are kept, but this type of wallet is not connected to online, it is typically kept offline. The cold wallet is quite safer than the hot wallet. The reason for using cold wallet is to keep cryptocurrencies that investors won't be trading for a long time. It is used to store cryptocurrencies for future purpose, which keeps it safe until it is meant for use.

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    Advantages of Cold Wallet
    1. It is more secure than the hot wallet.
    2. It is used to keep cryptocurrencies that are not traded by the investor currently.
    3. It keeps investors private key secret.

    Disavantages of Cold Wallet
    1. They are harder to use more than hot wallet.

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    2. It is usually inconvenient.

    CONCLUSION
    Both hot wallet and cold wallet have their specific use. The hot wallet is the best to keep cryptocurrencies that are meant for transanction. While cold wallet are the best and meant to keep cryptocurrencies for future use i.e cryptocurrencies for investment.

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