As one of the most popular altcoins out there, DASH seemingly grows stronger every day. Based on a Bitcoin fork that prioritizes ultra-low transaction fees, DASH is certainly poised to become a useful alternative for crypto enthusiasts.
Top 10 Best DASH Coin Cryptocurrency Wallets
Here's a list of ten of the best DASH wallets out there for storing your crypto.
1. DASH Core For Desktop
Created by the DASH development team, DASH Core is the official desktop wallet designed to store your crypto on your Mac, Windows, or Linux desktop or laptop. An interesting safety feature includes providing you a way to restore your private wallet keys in the event of your computer getting damaged; you can simply use your paraphrase to do so.
Since it's the official DASH wallet, DASH Core features full functionality for every feature of the crypto coin. This includes PrivateSend and InstantSend, the ability to manage and govern masternodes, and other related features. The only drawback is that you'll have to sync the entire blockchain, which will use a massive amount of storage space — not to mention take a long time.
2. Exodus Desktop Wallet
Another desktop wallet, Exodus is an old-school veteran that's been in use since 2015. It's also the first desktop wallet that supports multiple currencies — one of which just happens to be DASH. It's free to use, has ShapeShift built in to exchange one crypto for another, and features an attractive design with a beautiful and informative UI.
Exodus is HD wallet offers 12-word paraphrase security, allowing you to access your private keys anytime. It's easy to set up, with no identity registration or verification requirements, and it's system-agnostic, running on Mac, Linux, and Windows systems. The only downside is that it doesn't support InstantSend or PrivateSend for DASH transactions.
3. DASH Core For iOS
The iOS-specific mobile wallet version of Dash Core was also created by the official DASH development team. It's the only official one of its kind that you can find on the Apple Store. This HD wallet offers 12-word paraphrase functionality, providing fund recovery options in the event that you lose your mobile device or if it gets damaged.
The app connects directly to the DASH network and has InstantSend capability built right in. It also supports ShapeShift, which makes it easy to convert your DASH to Bitcoin. It also takes the guesswork out of making payments to vendors who are BTC-only. Bad news is that the app does not support PrivateSend.
4. Jaxx Wallet
Another multi-cryptocurrency wallet similar to Exodus, Jaxx is distinctive that it's not just a desktop wallet — it's also available as a mobile app as well. With support for 14 crypto coins, this 12-word backup seed key HD wallet offers private key import and export functionality and ShapeShift integration.
The Jaxx community is highly active. Its developers have been praised for their attention to detail and ease of access. They also have a reputation for adding support for new coins almost constantly. That being said, Jaxx doesn't allow you to use InstantSend or PrivateSend with DASH just yet.
5. DASH Mobile Wallet
An open-source Android mobile wallet, DASH Wallet is not developed by the official DASH team. Instead, it's the brainchild of Hash Engineering Solutions, and it's got a robust feature set that includes DASH private key control, direct P2P network access, and the ability to use Bluetooth to conduct offline transactions.
DASH Wallet isn't perfect, though – it's a BIP32 HD wallet, which means that you can't export your private keys to a different environment. It doesn't support PrivateSend, and the UI is a bit rough. Definitely not an app for newbies, as it could be a bit intimidating!
6. Coinomi Mobile Wallet
One of the most popular – and most versatile – multi-coin mobile crypto wallets out there, Coinomi can store up to 70 different types of cryptocurrencies. You can also use Coinomi to store upwards of 200 different tokens (such as those created through Ethereum's ERC-20 standard). Right now this is an Android-only app, but the dev team is working on an iOS version as well.
There's a lot to like about Coinomi. A solid UI makes it easy for newbies to navigate, and its HD security protocols offer backup services to safeguard your investments. Like most multi-coin wallets, Coinomi won't let you use InstantSend or PrivateSend DASH features, but this free, open-source wallet still has plenty to offer — especially if you have multiple cryptocurrencies.
7. Atomic Wallet
Another multi-coin wallet that has both desktop and mobile versions, Atomic Wallet supports more than 300 coins and tokens. Supported crypto assets are updated weekly, thanks to the dedicated development team, and features Linux, Mac, and Windows versions as well as iOS and Android mobile versions as well.
Atomic Wallet features both ShapeShift and Changelly crypto exchange functionalities, a proprietary low-fee exchange option of its own, and a built-in ability to buy new crypto through its Simplex integration.
8. Ledger Nano S Hardware Wallet
One of the most popular hardware wallets on the market, the Ledger Nano S is a highly secure storage option. It's also a versatile wallet choice, as DASH is just one of the 13 crypto coins it supports. This hardware wallet is also compatible with 20 crypto tokens as well.
The Ledger Nano S offers some of the best security out there thanks to its 24-word paraphrase. It may seem excessive, but this provides you with rock-solid private key ownership, enabling you to use your Ledger Nano S with any computer you like — even ones that have been compromised or hacked. It's cheap at just $65 as well, but bear in mind that like many other multi-coin wallets, InstantSend and PrivateSend are not yet available.
9. Trezor Hardware Wallet
The first hardware wallet ever designed, Trezor was created by SatoshiLabs in 2013. Similar in many ways to the Ledger Nano S, Trezor is light and durable, though it is a bit more expensive at $99. It also comes in your choice of three colors: white, gray, or black.
Trezor also features a 24-word paraphrase and supports about a dozen different crypto assets. Alas, it also does not support InstantSend and PrivateSend for DASH transactions — though the developers say this feature is planned for the future.
10. KeepKey Hardware Wallet
Another $99 hardware wallet, KeepKey doesn't necessarily compare favorably to the Trezor or the Ledger Nano S, except in one important area: it's much bigger. This means that the OLED screen on its front is a lot easier to read when it comes to your PIN code and seed paraphrase. This can be a major quality-of-life improvement if you're tired of squinting.
This hardware wallet doesn't support InstantSend or PrivateSend, but you can expect that with multi-coin wallets these days. Interestingly enough, KeepKey was recently bought out by ShapeShift, so you can look forward to ShapeShift exchange services being integrated very well into this hardware wallet in the future.