Guarda Wallet is a multi-currency non-custodial crypto wallet available on various platforms: Web, Desktop, Chrome Extension, and Mobile. Currently, Guarda Wallet supports 50 blockchains and more than 10k tokens.
With Guarda, you can buy, exchange, stake, delegate, borrow crypto, send funds to smart contracts, and much more. Thanks to integrations with promising projects, it is possible to manage crypto by using HRA, like UD or FIO, send and receive to multi-signature addresses for BTC and ETH, and more.
Apart from storing, sending, and receiving ONT, with Guarda, you can also exchange and stake ONT. The great thing about Guarda for the ones into staking is that Guarda Wallet has recently launched its own node, letting users get about 50% of the annual yield.
Ontology is stored in special wallets that consist of private and public keys (see above). There’s a huge number of cryptocurrency wallets with different features and it’s hard to recommend one that would cover all your needs. Let’s see the major differences between various wallets.
They represent the so-called cold wallets, meaning they operate offline - unless a payment needs to be made. Hardware wallets store your private keys on a storage medium, and usually connect to a computer via USB to make a payment transaction, after entering a pin. Easy to use with a high level of security. The best Ontology hardware wallets are Ledger Blue, Ledger Stax.
You can download and install these on your computer. They will only work and be accessible on this single computer. They are among the most secure wallets, unless your computer gets hacked or attacked by a virus. The best desktop Ontology wallets are Ledger Blue, MyEtherWallet, Blockchain wallet.
These don’t offer as much functionality compared to desktop wallets, however their convenience lies in the fact that you always have the wallet with you and can use it anywhere, e.g. to pay at a retail store. The best mobile Ontology wallets are MyEtherWallet, Blockchain wallet, Coinbase Wallet.
Online wallets run on a server and can be accessed from any device at any location. They are the most convenient to use, but remember that your private keys are stored online and with a third-party - the probability of hackers’ attacks and theft is higher. The most reliable online Ontology wallets are Blockchain wallet, Coinbase Wallet, Guarda wallet.
Although it sounds strange or even funny to talk about paper wallets in connection with a digital currency, they exist - in the form of printed-out private and public keys. Because of their physical (and offline) nature, they provide a very high level of online security.
There’s no single answer. It is best to realize what is the desired purpose of the wallet. If you want to use it to regularly pay and receive small amounts of Ontology, then mobile or online wallet makes sense due to their ease of use. If however, you want to use the wallet to hold a small Ontology fortune then security should be your priority. The range of devices you use the most often will also help determine what wallets are best for you, as there is at least one for each type of device.
It is best to approach Ontology wallets as you would your regular money - cash and credit card is used for small payments (hot wallets-mobile), while your savings sit securely in a saving account (cold wallet-hardware), or spread out in several investments. Choosing a wallet which makes the private key with which you dispose of your cryptocurrency visible only to you is most important. Our top picks for Ontology would be Ledger Blue and MyEtherWallet for a secure storage of your private keys.
Getting a Ontology adress is easier than it looks. For this you will need to set up a Ontology wallet of your choice. Check out our wallets section for advice on which type of wallet will suit you best. Once you've set up a wallet, for receiving or sending coins your wallet client will each time generate a unique Ontology adress.