Hi folks, this is the first in my series of cryptocurrency wallet reviews. I'll be focusing on a wallet I've used on and off for quite some time, Atomic Wallet. Please note that any wallet that I cover will be one that I've personally used and have experience with.
Download and Setup
Atomic Wallet has both a desktop and mobile version that can be synced to each other. You can find the wallet on the Google Play store, Apple App Store or you can download the APK directly from the Atomic website found here.
There are desktop versions that support Windows, Mac and Linux so you'll struggle to find a platform that can't run a variation of Atomic Wallet which is definitely a huge plus in its favour.
Set up is straightforward. You can either create a new wallet from scratch or restore a backup with ease. It will also ask you to set up a password that you'll use to access the wallet each time you open up the application.
Supported Crypto Assets
Plenty. There are no shortage of coins and tokens that you can have a wallet for within Atomic Wallet and, yes, it includes the all-important ERC20 token support. I'll run through a list of some of the bigger names that Atomic support:
- Bitcoin Cash
- Bitcoin SV
- And many more.
Interface and Features
Interface gets it's own little paragraph at the start of this section because I often find that to be make or break for whether I get invested in any sort of application or program, never mind a crypto wallet. There isn't an awful lot of customisation in the interface, but it follows a dark blue colour scheme and it has good readability and you won't find yourself getting lost in thirty different menu options. Overall, it looks pretty good.
Atomic Wallet offers a built in exchange that allows you to trade a large number of their support cryptocurrencies for other cryptocurrencies. For example, you can exchange ETH to BTC, XLM to BNB and even some less popular options like RVN to ATOM.
You can buy cryptocurrencies within the application using VISA or Mastercard. There are 5% fees so I wouldn't personally recommend this as the place to go to purchase all of your crypto.
There is also staking support for a number of currencies, including: Cosmos, Tezos, Tron, NEO and ALgorand. Cosmos comes with the highest annual yield at 10% with Tezos following in second place at 7%. It's honestly a fairly good rate as far as some places I've seen that offer Tezos staking.
Overall, Atomic Wallet is one of my favourite cryptocurrency wallets and that's largely due to the large amount of currencies supported, the interface and ability to sync between desktop and mobile versions. The exchange feature is handy to have for convenience, but you definitely won't get the best rate on it. I haven't used the staking feature although it's a great addition for those interested.
Questions for Readers
- Are you currently an Atomic Wallet user?
- If not, what would convince you to give it a try?
- What's your favourite wallet?
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