Non Custodial Wallet

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A non-custodial wallet is a crypto wallet where the user has entire responsibility for the management of his assets. He has full access to the content of the wallet, and thus, the assets security is left to his discretion.

The key point of a Non Custodial wallet is that the user has to manage his private key, either in the form of a 12 to 24 randomly generated words, known as a 'passphrase', or a file, containing the raw private key.

The knowledge of such a passphrase, or key, allows anyone to have full and unrestricted access to the funds, non-custodial wallets are sometimes linked to a hardware wallet, in order to protect the private key.

This is the reason why a passphrase will never be asked by any legitimate support, and should never be communicated to a third party. For more information, see Private Key#Security.

The following tables compare general and technical information for a number of Non Custodial Cardano wallets.

General information[edit | edit source]

Basic general information about the wallets

Wallet Website Platforms
Eternl https://eternl.io/ Chrome Edge Brave Opera AppStore PlayStore
Daedalus https://daedaluswallet.io/ Windows MacOS Linux
Flint https://www.gerowallet.io/ Chrome Brave
GeroWallet https://www.gerowallet.io/ Chrome
Nami https://namiwallet.io/ Chrome Brave Edge
Yoroi https://yoroi-wallet.com Firefox Chrome Edge AppStore PlayStore

Advanced Features[edit | edit source]

Smart-contracts, Dapps connector, Multi-wallet...