Before buying your first ethereum, you will need a digital wallet to store them!
Fortunately, there are plenty of options available for you to choose from, and almost all of them are free-of-charge.
Mobile wallets are the most convenient, and you can download them from the “App Store” (iOS) and “Play Store” (Android) right on your phone.
Desktop wallets you download on your computer are generally more secure, but less convenient. The security of a desktop wallet relies on the security of your computer. If you use a Windows-based operating system, we suggest not using a desktop wallet.
Hardware wallets are physical wallets you plug into your computer. This makes them less convenient, but high in security. Hardware wallets typically vary in price ranges of $30-$120.
Web wallets are typically very convenient since you can access them from any computer or web browser. This feature is also one of the reasons it is generally less secure. All web wallets have a 2 factor authentication feature that we suggest enabling to add another layer of security to your web wallet.
Note: EtherXATM is not a wallet service. We do not store customer funds, or provide any warranty/guarantee for the services mentioned above. We have put together this tutorial as a starting point to help you find a wallet that works for you. Please do your own research!