The best wallets Online for Ethereum 2017

1. Mist

Mist is not only the reference wallet, it also serves to create and observe smart contracts, tokens (custom tokens), and is integrated with ShapeShift to be able to quickly exchange different cryptocurrencies by ethers. Undoubtedly, a complete option, the main drawbacks of Mist are that it is a complete implementation, which means that when downloading, you must synchronize the chain of blocks of Ethereum, this supposes about 4 GB of additional data, this can be more or less fast depending on your internet connection.

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To make a backup, simply save the files that are in the folder C: \ Users \ YourUser \ AppData \ Roaming \ Ethereum \ keystore
Each .JSON file is an encrypted wallet, do not forget to write down the password you used to When creating the purse or your ethers will be lost forever. Mist is available in Windows, MacOSX and Linux.

Download site:  https://github.com/ethereum/mist/releases

2. Jaxx

Now you ask yourself: Is there any Ethereum wallet that is lightweight and portable (Android, iOS)? The answer is YES, there is Jaxx, the first multi-platform Ethereum wallet. This lightweight wallet works on Windows, Linux, MacOSX, Chrome, Firefox, Android, and iOS. Jaxx combines in one software a portfolio of Ethereum, Bitcoin and recently, tokens of DAO.

Jaxx is developed by the Canadian company Decentral, which is creating a complete ecosystem of tools for the Ethereum network, including Jaxx, RocketDAO (a platform for creating and voting proposals in the DAO), tools and APIs for Ethereum, support for other tokens of the network (Digix, MakerDAO, etc) and finally, the first physical wallet of Ether (Hardware wallet).

Jaxx has a very simple interface, and is managed with a code or security seed of 12 words which must be kept well protected, with it you can access your funds on any platform, and you can restore your wallet if you get to lose, you can Create a 4-digit PIN to authorize transactions and safeguard the seed. You can also synchronize your desktop wallet with your smartphone in a very simple way, to give you great mobility.

Official site:  https://jaxx.io/

3. Coinbase

There is a good reason why Coinbase is the most popular online wallet for bitcoin and ethereum . The company started operating in 2012 and since then it has not stopped growing. It is currently one of the safest online platforms to buy, sell, transfer and store digital currency. When you register with Coinbase, you get an instant wallet for Ethereum and another one for Bitcoin that you can see from our main account.

Your iOS and Android wallet has a polished design and comes with several additional features such as real-time and historical price charts, bank-level security measures, ability to set price alerts, and all the usual features such as shipping and receiving of payments.

The Coinbase wallet is perhaps the easiest option to obtain a free Wallet, it is easy to configure and use, although it has some limitations:

-The company will keep the private key of the wallet for you. This means that you do not have full control of your funds and Coinbase may decide to close your account if they detect any type of illegal activity.

-The Coinbase ETH wallet is not compatible with ETC (Ethereum Classic).

-It may be the case that it still does not operate in your country. To check if Coinbase is available in your country visit:  www.coinbase.com/global

Official site:  https://www.coinbase.com/

4. Exodus

Exodus is a portfolio compatible with Windows (64bits), Linux and MacOSX that allows multiple cryptocurrency storage. With exodus you can store Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Dash and Dogecoin in one place.

This wallet is free to use and has an attractive and easy-to-use user interface. As soon as you open the Exodus portfolio, a pie chart will show you your coin portfolio.

Supports seven cryptocurrencies in total (including Ethereum), and is the first desktop portfolio that has ShapeShift built for the exchange of cryptocurrencies. This means that we can convert any of the supported currencies quickly and easily, without having to leave the application.

It has some security features such as email recovery with a single click and backup keys to restore your wallet. Regarding limitations, it can be said that it is not 100% open source. Many components within Exodus are open source, but not all.

When using Exodus, you will need to be connected to the Internet, but you do not need to worry because your private keys will never leave your PC, since unlike Coinbase, Exodus is a standalone wallet that stores the private key on your machine and not on any server external. This means that you will have full control of your cryptocurrencies.

Official site: www.exodus.io

5. MyEtherWallet

Finally we have MyEtherWallet, a service that allows you to create portfolios of Ethereum safely using your browser, the website does not transmit your information to the servers, so you can load the website and disconnect from the internet to create your purses, you can also use the service to sign and send transactions, and manage your Digix and MakerDAO tokens.

It is an open source portfolio, without third-party servers, where you can write and access smart contracts. It has a built-in swap service that allows you to exchange Bitcoin to Ethereum (and vice versa), which is quite simple to use. You can also connect your hardware type wallet (such as Trezor or Ledger Nano S) to access your funds in the MyEther scanning environment.

Official site:  https://www.myetherwallet.com/

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