Which is the best wallet for PIVX? Pivx is still a fairly new currency and it is obvious that companies like coinbase and cex.io will take some time to adopt this currency. But that does not mean there is shortage of Pivx wallets. There are some pretty amazing offline, mobile and web wallets for Pivx. There is even a Pivx wallet for Raspberry Pi.
Exchange Pivx Wallets
If you are looking for something like MyEtherWallet for Pivx, there are none. Fortunately, there are several exchange wallets that you can use to buy and trade Pivx.
The one that I use is bittrex.com as I trade some other popular crypto currencies there as well. The design of the website is slick and does not slow down the computer like poloniex.
That being said, if all you are looking is bitcoin to PIVX conversion or vice-versa, then Changelly is the best option. Of course, you can do that on an exchange but Changelly is better if you are using a non-exchange wallet – for instance, if you have bitcoin stored on coinbase / cex.io and you want to change some of your bitcoin to Pivx, then Changelly is a better option.
Other exchanges that give you a Pivx wallet are binance, anycoindirect.eu, litebit.eu and bitsquare.io.
Best Pivx wallet for Android and iPhone
Pivx offers an official Pivx android wallet as well. This is their first mobile wallet. The feature list of the Pivx android wallet includes:
* Security – Use of existing decentralized network nodes, use of checkpoints, PIN app security
* Privacy – No account creation required, no identity linking, locally stored private key, one-time encrypted file backup
* Lightweight – Does not download full blockchain, so it’s very light on phone’s resources.
* Ease of use – Ready to use immediately after install, Address book, QR scanner
* Multilingual – Support of language translated XML files
* Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) wallet – it only requires a single backup for all addresses.
* Easy backup & restore GUI option in-wallet
Coinomi wallet for Android and iOS
This is another app wallet for Pivx but this one is made by Coinomi. This is a multi-currency wallet and does not require you download entire blockchain. In order words, you will be up and running within couple of minutes. This is an android app so you can manage your Pivx funds on the move. An iPhone Coinomi app is available as well.
Here are the features of Coinomi Pivx wallet.
Native support for bitcoin and most major altcoins and tokens. Continuous integration of key altcoins and tokens.
Convert between altcoins like Litecoin instantly from within the app, through our strategic partner ShapeShift.
Hierarchical Deterministic Wallet (BIP44) enables you to keep everything accessible and secure with just one super-passphrase which you only have to back-up once and for all.
Top engineered, runs smoothly even in older, low-spec devices. Reduced power consumption and data usage. No need to download huge blockchain files locally. New features are constantly crowdsourced.
Advanced technology enables you to use your altcoins like Ethereum to pay directly to bitcoin addresses and vice versa. No extra steps, no endless sign-ups/ins. One-click cross-chain payment process.
English, Chinese, Russian and many other languages supported, with more translations coming soon.
No hidden code, no malicious modules, no exploits, no small letters. Our code is publicly available for anyone to review.
No KYC bureaucracy to access your funds, no IP association, no identity linking, no transactions tracking. Our servers anonymize your requests by hiding your IP address from prying eyes.
Desktop Pivx Wallets
Desktop wallets are popular among those who want complete control over their wallet. This requires you to download a piece of software and entire blockchain – that can run into many gigabytes. But, they are not prone to hacking attacks and Pivx stored on them is completely safe. They take considerably more time to setup and running.
Desktop Pivx wallets are available for windows (64bit, 32bit), Mac, Linux(x32, x64) and even Raspberry Pi (Rpi2, Rpi3).
If you are planning to store your PivX coins for long term or do not want to store them online, going with the paper wallet makes most sense. In this, you generate address and private key and send the Pivs to the address. Then, you can use a desktop wallet to import the private key to send the funds.
On a desktop, the only option is to download entire blockchain. PivX recently released a light wallet client for Windows, Mac and Linux that lets you manage your PivX without downloading blockchain. This saves time and makes it ideal for a normal user or merchant.