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Best Ethereum Classic Wallets: Hardware And Online Wallets To Store ETC

Best Ethereum Classic Wallets

  • Do you know some blockchains are hard to kill?

One such blockchain that has faced all odds and continued to survive is Ethereum Classic. For those of you who don’t know about Ethereum Classic (aka ETC), here is a little something for you to read.

Ethereum Classic is a hard fork of Ethereum. The majority of the Ethereum community at the time of DAO hack supported the hard fork of Ethereum chain. But a minority of users were against the hard fork, so they continued on the old blockchain and called themselves “Ethereum Classic”. Ethereum Classic’s blockchain is the same in every way with Ethereum’s until Block 192000, where the hard fork was applied.

Also, read:

  • Ethereum Classic (ETC): Everything Beginners Need To Know
  • Ethereum vs Ethereum Classic: Everything You Need To Know

But now that it has survived the test of the time, it is important to keep it safe in secure wallets that have developed over the period of time.

Also, ETC was like free money that was airdropped due to the hard fork so most of the investors are still holding ETC and waiting for its “To The Moon” moment.

Best Hardware and online wallets for Ethereum Classic

1. Ledger Nano S


Ledger Nano S is the best hardware wallet one can ask for right now.

It is developed and maintained by a French start-up, that also justifies its sleek design. All the basic USPs that you want in a secure wallet are available in Ledger Nano S, some of which are:

  • OLED Screen with physical buttons
  • Backup seed Keys & PIN code feature
  • Offline private keys
  • HD Wallet
  • Passphrase feature
  • Usable in infected computers
  • Multi-coin support [over 22 currencies Including ETC]

Ledger was one of the first wallets to support Ethereum Classic fork as soon as it was out. You can still store your ETC on Ledger Nano S safely.

Harsh has made few video guides about Ledger Nano S that you must check out. This will help you learn more about Ledger Nano S.

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2. Trezor


Trezor, the very first hardware wallet in the crypto space, has earned quite a huge fan following. And it does not come as a surprise considering it is the pioneer that supports multiple currencies with all the necessary features one can ask for. Some of those features are:

  • OLED Screen
  • Backup seed Keys & PIN code feature
  • Offline private keys
  • Passphrase feature
  • HD Wallet
  • Usable in infected computers
  • Multi-coin support [over 7 Currencies Including ETC]

Trezor can be used with apps such as TREZOR Wallet, Mycelium, and Multibit HD.

It is now available for Windows (version 7 and higher), OS X (version 10.8 and higher), and Linux. You can also use it on your Android devices.

It is available in 3 colors – white, gray, and black – and costs $99.

Here is a video tutorial series on how to start using Trezor by our CEO Harsh Agrawal.

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3. Atomic wallet

Atomic Wallet is a secure and reliable non-custody wallet. The wallet gains more and more popularity among crypto HODLers due to its clear and simple interface. The wallet takes all the information on your balance from the blockchain and operates by signing your transactions with a private key which is generated out of a mnemonic seed. Atomic is a completely decentralized solution that keeps your funds safe and gives full control over funds.

What’s more remarkable is that Atomic tends to become an all-in-one application enabling to “store”, manage, exchange and buy cryptocurrency. For some cryptocurrencies, the wallet provides Atomic Swaps, a technology allowing to exchange cryptocurrency in a fully decentralized way.

Currently, Atomic Wallet is available as a multi-platform desktop application only. A mobile Android app is set to be released by the end of 2018. The iOS application is bound to be launched a bit later.

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4. Coinomi


Coinomi is another reliable wallet based out of the UK which has earned a lot of respect in this space, especially for supporting forked coins. (Ignore some minor hype stories around this wallet)

It is a popular multi-currency HD wallet that supports a plethora of cryptos, including Ethereum Classic and Ethereum Classic tokens.

On Coinomi, private keys never leave the device, and features like seed keys enable you to restore your funds whenever required.

Another feature that I believe makes this wallet unique is its inbuilt coin exchange integration with both Changelly and ShapeShift, which I haven’t seen in any other wallet.

It is only available for Android as of now, but expect the iOS support soon.

Download Coinomi mobile wallet

4. Jaxx


Created, developed and maintained by Canda-based startup Decentral, Jaxx is another popular multi-currency wallet that supports many cryptocurrencies including Ethereum Classic.

It has an amazing development community which looks after innovation and maintenance of the product.

Being a non-hosted HD wallet, it means your private keys on Jaxx are in your control and that’s why it is your responsibility of taking care of its 12-word seed phrase.

Supported Platforms Desktop (Windows, Mac OS, Linux), Extension (Chrome, Firefox), Mobile/Tablet (Apple, Android)
Privacy No registration or personal information needed
Smart Contracts Support Yes

Jaxx is available for Android, iOS, Mac OS, Windows, Linux. They are also launching hardware wallets in coming months.

Use Jaxx Wallet

5. ClassicEtherWallet [aka CEW Web Wallet]


ClassicEtherWallet is a web wallet but is different from other traditional web wallets.

Why? Because unlike other web wallets, here, you control Ethereum Classic’s private key on your machine.

It claims to be an offline wallet as it uses a machine’s browser to generate necessary data, and nothing is ever stored on MyEtherWallet servers.

It is an open-source wallet, with no third-party servers, where you can write and access smart contracts. It has an inbuilt BTC to ETC (and vice-versa) swap facility. You can also connect your Trezor or Ledger Nano S to access your funds in ClassicEther’s browser environment.

Supported Platforms Web Wallet
Privacy No registration or personal information needed
Smart Contracts Support Yes

Use CEW Wallet Now

6. Trust Wallet [Mobile Wallet]

Trust wallet is another multi-currency wallet for ETC users but this wallet doesn’t support Bitcoin.

Trust wallet is the wallet for Ethereum and Ethereum based ERC20 tokens and ERC223 tokens. Here in this wallet your private key is only stored locally and protected with many layers of security.

Using this wallet send, receive, store and track Ethereum (ETH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Callisto (CLO) and over 30,000 supported ERC20 tokens, including EOS, OmiseGO, Qtum, Kyber Network, EOS, BAT, TenXPay and Augur.

Trust wallet also acts like a Web3 Browser that allows you to interact with decentralized applications (DApp) directly from the app.

Supported Platforms Mobile Wallet
Privacy No registration or personal information needed
Smart Contracts Support DApp Support

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Top 6 Ethereum Classic Wallets

Ethereum Classic is actually the minority blockchain and since it has been only two years since its launch, the wallet ecosystem currently has limited options.

But I am very sure as the technology matures, new Ethereum Classic/ETC wallets and will be available for each type of user. Be on the lookout for exciting Ethereum Classic news!

I hope this list of Ethereum Classic wallets will help you make the right decision when choosing where to store your Ether Classic tokens.

 I would love to hear your experience if you have used any of the above wallets or any other Ethereum Classic wallet. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

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