Cardano Light Wallet

Light Wallet

  • Begin

    The fun, simple, & secure way to explore Web3, NFTs, & Cardano.

    Begin, Cardano Wallets.
  • LodeWallet

    A functional Cardano wallet.

    LodeWallet, Cardano Wallets.
  • Lace

    A light wallet from IOG.

    Lace, Cardano Wallets.
  • RayWallet

    A light-wallet created by Ray Network with access to their suite of DeFi (when launched) inside the web wallet interface itself.

    RayWallet, Cardano Wallets.
  • CardWallet (C-Wallet)

    A non-custodial, mobile app wallet, offering interoperability across 3 blockchains.

    CardWallet (C-Wallet), Cardano Wallets.
    CardWallet (C-Wallet)
  • Bynet Wallet

    A non-custodial, open sourced, DeFi focused wallet for both Android and iOS, with plans to integrate a DEX and to operate across multiple chains.

    Bynet Wallet, Cardano Wallets.
    Bynet Wallet
  • Eternl

    A feature and information rich light wallet, that offers a mobile app, a web app and a browser extension.

    Eternl, Cardano Wallets.
  • C64 Wallet

    Browser Extension Wallet. Community-driven Wallet.

    C64 Wallet, Cardano Wallets.
    C64 Wallet
  • Flint

    A browser extension wallet available for mobile (Android and iOS). Delegate stake, interact with dApps, browser your NFTs, send funds to Milkomeda, and more!

    Flint, Cardano Wallets.
  • Exodus

    A multi-chain wallet supporting the sending, receiving and exchange of ADA.

    Exodus, Cardano Wallets.
  • Guarda

    A multi-chain, non-custodial, light wallet offering support for sending, receiving, and staking ADA.

    Guarda, Cardano Wallets.
  • AdaLite

    A non-custodial, light wallet for Cardano, offering hardware wallet support.

    AdaLite, Cardano Wallets.
  • Yoroi

    An open-source, light wallet from EMURGO. Offering wallets for both the Cardano and Ergo chains.

    Yoroi, Cardano Wallets.
  • Nami

    An open source, browser extension, light wallet.

    Nami, Cardano Wallets.
  • Typhon Wallet

    A non-custodial, browser extension, and web-app light wallet designed from scratch by Strica, using their own, open-sourced wallet libraries.

    Typhon Wallet, Cardano Wallets.
    Typhon Wallet
  • NuFi

    A non-custodial, crypto wealth management platform for PoS blockchains and digital assets.

    NuFi, Cardano Wallets.
  • Adaly

    A non-custodial wallet that works with Ledger hardware wallets and is available as a smartphone app for Android and Microsoft devices.

    Adaly, Cardano Wallets.
  • GameChanger

    A gamified wallet featuring and open source code allowing developers to connect their dApps to the wallet.

    GameChanger, Cardano Wallets.
  • Medusa Adawallet

    A light wallet, available in both Russian and English, supporting the sending, storing, receiving, and staking of ADA.

    Medusa Adawallet, Cardano Wallets.
    Medusa Adawallet
  • Atomic Wallet

    A non-custodial wallet platform supporting multiple crypto assets alongside ADA.

    Atomic Wallet, Cardano Wallets.
    Atomic Wallet
  • Gero Wallet

    A browser-based, light wallet that can interact with dApps that has plans to be a one-stop-shop for interacting with DeFi.

    Gero Wallet, Cardano Wallets.
    Gero Wallet
  • CoolWallet

    A credit card sized hardware wallet, connected to through an encrypted bluetooth connection, offering native support for ADA and many other cryptocurrencies.

    CoolWallet, Cardano Wallets.
  • Tangem

    A credit card sized wallet for cold storage of crypto currencies. ADA and your Cardano tokens.

    Tangem, Cardano Wallets.
  • Ellipal Titan

    The Ellipal Titan is the only air-gapped, hardware wallet where you can store your ADA and Cardano tokens.

    Ellipal Titan, Cardano Wallets.
    Ellipal Titan
  • Ledger

    A thumb drive style hardware wallet for storing multiple cryptocurrencies, including ADA and Cardano tokens, in cold storage.

    Ledger, Cardano Wallets.
  • Trezor

    A hardware wallet for storing multiple cryptocurrencies, including your ADA and Cardano tokens, in cold storage.

    Trezor, Cardano Wallets.
  • Revuto

    A subscription management and micro-lending and borrowing platform aiming to redefine their user's personal management of subscription services.

    Revuto, Cardano DeFi.

Basic Wallet Science Cryptocurrency wallets function through a pair of cryptographic keys, one public and one private. The public key is the wallet’s address, the private key is securely stored in the wallet. Both are required to send an asset from the wallet.

Wallets are split into two categories: custodial and non-custodial. With a custodial wallet a 3rd party, e.g. an exchange or service provider, possesses the wallet’s private key. With a non-custodial wallet you alone possess the private key. Whoever controls the private key controls the wallet’s funds. Hence the mantra: Not your keys not your coins. A wallet’s security can also be increased by storing it on a hardware wallet.

Wallets are either light or full node. Full node wallets download the whole Cardano blockchain, interacting directly with it, and are less affected by network congestion than light wallets, which require other nodes to send their transactions. Full node wallets exist on computers, light wallets exist on devices and as browser extensions.

A basic wallet allows for the viewing of its balance and the sending and receiving of funds, but wallets can have many other functions, including: delegating the wallet’s funds to a stake pool, registering to vote in Project Catalyst, displaying the wallets NFTs, hardware wallet integration, and using integrated DeFi services.