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The Best Cryptocurrency Wallets For American and Australian Gamblers

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Thirteen percent or an average of 1 in 10 Americans have traded or invested in cryptocurrency in 2020, according to data from a study completed by the University of Chicago, compared to seventeen percent of Australians who currently own crypto coins worth $8 billion. Moreover, according to fresh September 2021 data from the land Down Under, as many as 35% of Aussies think that Bitcoin is prone to be used more frequently than the AUD, and will eventually take over fiat currencies by the year 2050. Bitcoin also continues to remain the most popular cryptocurrency in the US, with a market cap of $1.1 trillion.

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With such a high request and interest in cryptocurrency, it is only normal for crypto exchanges and crypto wallets to be a hot topic for investors in the two countries that also share a similar passion for gaming. Gambling with the help of cryptocurrency as a banking method has started to gain more and more ground in Australia as well as the US, thus the increased desire to know which are the most advantageous crypto-exchanges and crypto-wallets players should be using right now. 

What Are The Most Popular Types Of Crypto Wallets For American and Australian Gamblers?

There are many different types of crypto-coin wallets American and Aussie players can choose from, with hot and cold wallets as primary options for most individuals. The main difference between a hot wallet and a cold wallet is represented by whether the wallet requires a connection to the internet or not.

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Hot Wallets

A hot wallet requires a permanent connection to the internet while allowing you to complete a large number of transactions on a daily basis. However, the same hot wallet can also prove to be more susceptible to cyber-attack risks precisely because of its ongoing connection to the internet. 

Cold Wallets

On the other hand, a cold wallet does not require a connection to the internet and, while less convenient to use, it can also provide higher levels of safety for users.

No matter which of these alternatives you might choose, you will get to:

  • safely process your transactions and store your coins

  • avoid making a direct transfer of your coins from the exchange to a crypto-friendly casino or bookie online. Since some of the most reputable crypto exchanges currently run on extremely strict anti-gambling policies, you may risk getting locked out of your exchange account or potentially lose all the stored funds there.

While there is no supreme crypto-wallet that Aussie or American gamers should exclusively use, there are a few types of wallets that manage to stick their heads out from the crowd:

Web crypto-wallets

Web wallets are special extensions that need to be installed on a browser. They work as wallets that enable users to easily send and receive crypto coins, with Metamask and blockchain.com being two of the most popular and trustworthy alternatives on the market. If you are searching for a wallet to use with a casino that mostly accepts Ethereum, USDT, or USDC, try Metamask first. Just add the wallet’s extension to your preferred wallet for free and take advantage of its simplicity and smoothness. Keep in mind Metamask does not support Bitcoin, Tron, or Cardano.

Crypto-wallets for desktop and mobile

A mobile wallet is a type of hot wallet that can be downloaded and installed on a mobile device. Such a wallet is available in the form of an app that can prove to be particularly handy when playing live casinos online. The user must first load the app on his phone, transfer the desired amount of cryptocurrency to the selected casino for a minimal fee and let the fun begin. One fine example of such a mobile wallet is Mycelium, a wallet with a top-notch reputation and many loyal users.

Desktop wallets are special types of software that can be downloaded on a computer. Exodus is a top-notch desktop wallet and a fantastic option for beginners due to its simplicity and popularity. Opt for Exodus if you are primarily interested in opting for Bitcoin-friendly casinos or sportsbooks online, especially if you are new to the scene of cryptocurrency wallets and you are looking for a highly intuitive, hassle-free experience. Exodus is compatible with a large number of virtual coins, thus turning it into a good choice for a variety of top cryptocurrency casinos and bookmakers online. The wallet is also incredibly lightweight, which means you will not have to worry about downloading large volumes of data.

Hardware wallets

These are physical devices that do not need to be constantly connected to the internet. Trezor Model T or Ledger Nano X are some of the most convenient types of cold crypto wallets thanks to their unparalleled level of protection. They will not only allow you to use any type of cryptocurrency of your liking when wagering online, as they support over 300 crypto coins, but they could even let you use the Bluetooth function on your smartphone to engage in wireless connectivity, which is the case of the Ledger Nano x wallet.

Final Thoughts

No matter which category of crypto wallet you might opt for, remember to keep a close eye on the latest cryptocurrency regulation upgrades in all parts of the world to make sure nothing will prevent you from enjoying a safe and legal gaming session at a crypto-friendly venue online. Also, remember to never share your seed phrase with a third party or store it on your personal computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, in the cloud, or as a photo/document.

Finally, double-check the exact link and website address you plan on downloading any software or app from to steer clear from scammers. 

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Disclaimer : The opinion expressed here is not investment advice – it is provided for informational purposes only. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of Coinpedia. Every investment and trading involves risk, so you should always perform your own research prior to making decisions. We do not recommend investing money you cannot afford to lose.

Coinpedia

Crypto Journalist and Editor of guest articles in CoinPedia. I am also handling Outreach & Partnerships Manager. Contact me: [email protected]

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