We have tested several Dash wallets extensively and in this article we will show you the best and most trustworthy Dash wallet providers on the market. The presented wallets differ in the degree of security as well as in the range of functions. Some wallets cost money, others are free. It is also important to know which wallets support private transactions with Dash. Not every Dash transaction is completely anonymous!
In the following article, we will explain all this and much more in more detail by presenting the best DASH hardware wallets, desktop wallets, mobile wallets, web wallets and paper wallets. In order to be able to use the respective wallets to their full extent, however, you should first have a basic understanding of the technology. Therefore we want to give you a short theoretical introduction to the topic in advance.
The best DASH hardware wallets put to the test
DASH hardware wallets offer the best possible protection to keep your DASH coins safe. You can also use a paper wallet to get offline protection. To send Dash, however, you must use a hot wallet. Your private keys will then be temporarily in contact with the Internet, which is why the paper wallet should be recreated afterwards. Hardware wallets, with which you can also carry out transactions, are much more practical. Thus they offer the crucial advantage that your private keys never come in connection with the Internet.
The private keys are stored in a separate partition of the hardware wallet. This makes it almost impossible for hackers to steal the private keys and gain access to the wallet. Even if your DASH hardware wallet is stolen, there are other security measures that need to be overcome first (unlike the paper wallet). All hardware wallets presented below offer the option of setting up a PIN and 2-factor authentication. It is therefore very well protected even in the event of theft.
A hardware wallet costs a little money. However, in our opinion, the investment is worth a lot. You’ll be upset if you don’t buy a hardware wallet if your DASHs are stolen. The following overview shows you an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of DASH hardware wallets:
1.Ledger Nano X – the best DASH hardware wallet
We have tested more than 8 different DASH hardware wallets and found the Ledger Nano X to be the test winner: The Nano X is the successor of the Ledger Nano S. Compared to its predecessor, the Nano X has been given some new features and functions by the manufacturer. For example, the Nano X has a Bluetooth function, which means that the wallet can also be used as a mobile DASH wallet.
In addition, the internal memory of the device has been increased, allowing more than 100 different cryptocurrency apps to be installed simultaneously. In addition, the display of the Nano X has also been enlarged so that wallet addresses can now be displayed completely without scrolling.
Bottom line: The new features as well as the strong security make the Nano X the best DASH wallet available on the market today. Setup and operation are kept very simple, making it also ideal for beginners.
2.Ledger Nano S
The Ledger Nano S is the predecessor of the Ledger Nano X and costs only 59 Euro (at the time of writing). However, it offers a similar safety standard as the Nano X. To date, there are no documented hacker attacks in which cryptocurrencies could be stolen. Overall, the NANO S offers a fantastic price-performance ratio and is also ideal for beginners. If you don’t want to spend so much money on the Nano X, then the Nano S is the perfect DASH hardware wallet for you.
3.Trezor Model T
The Trezor Model T is a direct competitor of the Ledger Nano X and the successor of the Trezor One. It has many new features, such as a new color touch display and an improved security chip. Furthermore, significantly more cryptocurrencies are supported, including DASH.
In addition, the software provided by Trezor, Trezor Bridge, has been revised. In addition, the user interface is now even easier and more intuitive to use. In contrast to other cryptocurrencies, DASH can be managed directly via the software without the need for third-party software. Overall, the Trezor Model T has the following new functions:
- Touchscreen: The Trezor Model T has been equipped with a 4 inch color touch display. It reacts immediately to touch and feels high-quality.
- Firmware update: Trezor Bridge now supports significantly more cryptocurrencies. In addition, both the user interface and security have been further improved.
- New security chip: The Model T has a new processor that is faster than its predecessor and provides smoother operation.
- Micro SD card slot: By using an SD card, the data can be encrypted.
- USB-C port: The old USB port has been replaced by the new USB-C industry standard.
Conclusion: The Trezor Model T is one of the best DASH hardware wallets currently available on the market. In our opinion, the new functions as well as the high security standard justify the comparatively high price of 180 Euros.
The best DASH desktop and mobile wallets
Both mobile and desktop wallets belong to the category of hot wallets, as devices which are in connection with the Internet are used to manage the cryptocurrencies. After the hardware wallets, they offer the highest protection for DASH. Compared to web wallets, they offer a higher level of protection, as the private keys are not stored on a company server, but on the user’s PC or smartphone.
However, the wallets presented in this section differ once again in terms of security and functionality. In addition, there are so-called multi-coin wallets that support not only DASH, but many other cryptocurrencies. Furthermore, all the desktop and mobile wallets presented here have one thing in common: they are free of charge and can be set up quickly and easily.
1.DASH Core Wallet
The DASH Core Wallet is published by the official developers of DASH. As a result, it is not only very safe, but also has many features that set it apart from multi-coin wallets. The wallet supports the following functions:
- Governance, Masternode and some other management functions.
PrivateSend allows you to send anonymous transactions. PrivateSend uses coin mixing to mix the different inputs of one user with those of two other users without the Dash leaving its own wallet.
InstaSend enables the user to send a transaction immediately, completely without waiting time. Dash wants to compete with transaction systems such as credit cards in a matter of seconds without having to rely on a central authority. The technical basis for this are the Masternodes, which can call a quorum to confirm that a transaction is valid. If the transaction is valid, the Masternodes “lock” the inputs of the transaction and pass this information on to the network. This ensures that the transaction is entered in the next block.
Despite these advantages, the Dash Core Wallet also has a big disadvantage. The wallet is a full-node wallet requires that the entire DASH blockchain is downloaded (well over 10 GB). In addition, the wallet must be continuously synchronized with the blockchain. Accordingly, you need enough memory and computing power to run the wallet.
Bottom line: With PrivateSend and InstandSend, the DASH Core wallet offers two very powerful functions. However, you must be aware that it is a full node wallet! Therefore it is our top recommendation for you if you are technically well equipped and want to actively participate in the Dash ecosystem. Otherwise, there are more user-friendly wallets, which we will introduce you to below.
You can download the wallet from the official website (click here!).
2.Dash Wallet Android / iOS
In addition to the Dash Core Wallet, the developers of the cryptocurrency also offer a standalone wallet for Android and iOS. Both versions support various Dash specific functions, including contact management and InstandSend. However, both versions do not offer support for PrivateSend. In return, they offer the advantage (compared to the Core Wallet) that it is a light client that does not require the download of the entire blockchain.
A further function of the Dash Android and iOS wallet is the possibility to scan QR codes and with that enabling faster transactions. Otherwise, the wallet can be backed up and restored, you can pay with it by NFC and a paper wallet can be imported. It is also important to know that the Dash Android and iOS wallets do not require registration and do not use a web service or cloud service. The wallet is decentralized and peer-to-peer.
The Atomic wallet belongs to the multi coin wallets and supports DASH and 300 other cryptocurrencies. It is developed and offered for download by the founder of the platform changelly.com. One more reason for the popularity of the wallet is that it concentrates on three core requirements of the crypto market:
- anonymity and
According to these requirements, your private keys are stored locally on your smartphone or desktop PC. There is no registration before the download. In addition, no indication of personal data is necessary. The wallet realizes decentralization by supporting Atomic swaps. This allows users of the wallet to exchange cryptocurrencies peer-to-peer without a third party acting as an intermediary (exchange). However, Atomic swaps are not supported for all cryptocurrencies. For those, the service of Changelly or ShapeShift can be used.
Important: The Atomic wallet supports neither InstaSend nor PrivateSend! You can download the wallet on the official website (click) for Windows, Mac, Ubuntu, Debian and Fedora.
4.Jaxx Liberty Wallet
The Jaxx Liberty wallet can manage more than 80 different cryptocurrencies, including DASH. The wallet was developed by the company of Anthony Di Iorio, a co-founder of Ethereum, and is updated regularly. The wallet does not only have a prominent developer, but also a lot of helpful functions:
- latest news,
- current market data and
- a multi blockchain explorer
In addition, the security of the wallet can be rated as very good. Your private keys are stored locally on your PC or smartphone. No one but yourself has access to your private keys. You can also create a backup that can be used for recovery. This is useful if you lose or break your PC or mobile phone. There is also much praised customer support that can be contacted 24 hours a day.
Important: The Jaxx Liberty wallet supports neither InstaSend nor PrivateSend! You can download the wallet from the official website (click this link!).
The Coinomi Wallet is a multi coin wallet that supports more than 275 cryptocurrencies besides DASH. The wallet can be downloaded as desktop or mobile version for iOS and Android. The use of the wallet is completely free of charge. It is also praiseworthy that Coinomi attaches great importance to a high level of user privacy.
So both your private keys and your transaction data are only stored locally on your PC or smartphone. A special feature is that your IP address is encrypted and is not stored on an external server. Another feature of the wallet is the connection to the cryptocurrency exchange Coinomi. This allows you to buy and sell all cryptocurrencies directly from the wallet without going through another exchange. Nevertheless, we also have one point of criticism to make: It is not possible to set up two-factor authentication.
Furthermore the Coinomi wallet does not support InstaSend nor PrivateSend! You can download the wallet from the official website (click on this link).
The best online wallets for Dash
Dash online wallets are very popular because they do not require an installation, only a registration to set them up. In addition, they offer the advantage that the user interface is normally simple and clearly laid out.
It is important to know that there are basically two different types of online wallets: Exchange wallets and DASH specific online wallets. All known cryptocurrency exchanges such as Binance, Coinbase or eToro are online wallets, as you can store Dash and other cryptocurrencies on them by setting up an account. The main advantage is that an account can be set up without major problems and detours. You can also set up additional security features, such as 2-factor authentication.
However, be aware that you are surrendering control over your private keys. You have access to your DASH with your password, but you have to trust the exchange completely regarding the storage of the privacy key. Since cryptocurrency exchanges were popular targets for hackers, we recommend that you keep your DASH on an exchange wallet only as long as you actively trade it.
1.My Dash Wallet
The My Dash wallet is a web interface that gives you direct access to the Dash blockchain. The setup is quick and easy as only an account, username and password are required. The wallet was developed by DeltaEngine.net and allows full control over your own private keys. These are not stored on an external server (as with other online wallets).
It is also pleasing that the My Dash wallet supports the functions InstantSend and PrivateSend. As an online wallet, it is also compatible with Trezor’s and Ledger’s hardware wallets and allows you to create a local Key Store wallet Dash.
To set up the wallet online, you should visit the official website at this link.
2.Guarda web wallet
The Guarda wallet is a multi-coin wallet that supports over 50 different cryptocurrencies, including Dash. The Guarda Dash wallet can be used as web wallet, desktop wallet, mobile wallet and as Google Chrome extension. Depending on how important your safety is to you, you can choose the wallet that suits you best. The desktop or mobile Dash wallet offers you the greatest security.
To set up the web Wallet, all you need to do is create an account and log in. This is enough to manage your DASH. However, you do not have access to your private keys, but must trust the provider blindly. The security of the wallet can therefore be classified as medium (in the web wallet version!).
3.Litebit Dash web wallet
Litebit is a exchange from the Netherlands that offers a web wallet for Dash as well as direct trading, buying and selling of Dash. The trading platform is clearly structured and an account can be set up quickly and easily. Litebit also offers the possibility to set up the 2-factor authentication and thus additionally secure your account.
Nevertheless, when using the Dash web wallet, be aware that you do not have access to your private keys, but delegate management to the exchange. You have to trust the exchange completely with that. To date, there are no known hacker attacks in which they were able to steal cryptocurrencies. Nevertheless, always remember that there is a real risk.
You can register an account here under this link*.
Binance is one of the most secure cryptocurrency exchanges in the world. Binance offers trading and storage of Dash and over 150 other cryptocurrencies. There is no charge for storing Dash. Furthermore the trading fees are low. Registration is quick and easy. It is pleasing that no personal data must be applied. Only if you want to buy Dash or other altcoins by credit card, you have to reveal more information about yourself. Otherwise there is a daily deposit and withdrawal limit of 2 Bitcoin.
Binance is generally regarded as one of the best and safest exchanges in the world. Nevertheless, the exchange was hacked in May 2019 where hackers stole a total of 7,000 BTC. At the time, Binance compensated all users from its own financial resources. Still, you shouldn’t count on that. We therefore recommend that you only store your Dash on Binance as long as you actively use it.
If you would like to set up an account with Binance, you can do so via this link* (click!).
Additional information about our test of the Dash wallets
We have compiled the available information in this article based on our own experience and hours of research. However, you should try different Dash wallets to find the perfect one for you.
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