Desktop Wallet

Daedalus Wallet

Daedalus is a full node, this means it downloads and synchronizes with the blockchain.

It's developed by IOHK, the blockchain research and development company behind Cardano.

Download Daedalus

fully validates every block and transaction, you don't need to trust anyone

create secure and fancy looking paper wallets

supports as many wallets as you like

needs time to synchronize when opening, cumbersome on bad internet connections

needs a lot of disk space (more than 4.5 GB)

since it's a full node some users do have some problems from time to time, for several reasons

no support for hardware wallets like Trezor or Ledger Nano (will change soon)

Chrome Extension

Yoroi Wallet

Yoroi is a lightweight node, this means it doesn't need to download and synchronize with the blockchain.

It's developed by Emurgo, the commercial arm of Cardano.

Download Yoroi

just open and use it - instantly

it doesn't need much space (less than 20 MB)

as a Chrome browser extension Yoroi is sandboxed by design

supports Trezor hardware wallet, soon also Ledger Nano

a lightweight node has to connect to a full node, this means you need to trust a 3rd party (of course not with your private key, but e.g. reliability)

does not support paper wallets

currently no multi wallet support

Android and iOS Wallet

Mobile Wallets

Yoroi is available for Android and soon for iOS.

There is no Daedalus mobile wallet, and btw you don't want to run a full node on a mobile. Don't fall for scams that appear in the App Stores from time to time.

Android Version iOS Version (soon)

There are others

Other Wallets

There are other wallets like Infinito, Ada Lite or Atomic Wallet and we know people that are happy with them.

For now, we would not use them personally for different reasons and therefore can't endorse them on this site. This does not mean they are insecure or bad.