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The Distinction Between A Cold And A Hot Wallet by asgharali

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The Distinction Between A Cold And A Hot Wallet
These wallets, known as hot and cold wallets, are designed to protect your assets. These two styles of wallets are quite important and are extensively used all over the world. Especially when it comes to online activities such as trading bitcoin, stocks, and other online platforms. It should be emphasised that wallets are vital in our lives, and in physical life, we utilise this wallet to keep our money safe and secure.

![important 2.png](https://i.imgur.com/TdVKlEt.png)


# TWO TYPES OF WALLETS

There are other sorts of wallets, but we will focus on cold and hot wallets today. Let us use an example to make it more obvious and understanding. Assume a person has a large sum of money but only keeps a small portion of it in his wallet for daily critical transactions. But the other he won't display to the public or doesn't want to attract attention to its money, which is why the individual uses a cold wallet.

# HOT WALLET OR ONLINE WALLET

The same is true for hot and cold wallets, of which I will define the hot wallet first. A hot wallet is any wallet that is online and connected to the internet in some way. As an example, consider the HIVE wallet, in which we purchase hive tokens and then use them to purchase powerups, which are then withdrawn from our wallet. The wallet is online, and you can access it at any moment over the internet. These wallets are simple to set up and use for sending and receiving funds. Hot wallets are designed to be simple to use, allowing for easy fund transfers.

# COLD WALLET FOR THE STORAGE OF VALUABLE FUNDS

A cold wallet, on the other hand, is an offline wallet that is not connected to the internet. It is difficult to access and inconvenient to withdraw and deposit funds; rather, the actions to unlock the wallet are required. These wallets use a physical medium to keep the key offline, making them secure against hackers. This wallet is preferred for storing high-value assets since it is well-protected against hackers and theft. People who have large fund values and plan to hold them for a long time will prefer this wallet.

Hot wallets are typically utilised by persons who conduct everyday transactions and do not have access to large sums of money at the moment. As an example, we can use Binance to transfer funds to the Binance wallet, which is known as a hot wallet. You may quickly access your wallet at any moment for transactions and other usage. However, it is possible that it may be hacked and your funds will be taken. Furthermore, if you take preventative measures, your investment will be secure.


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Cold wallets are frequently utilised by large investors or those who conduct online transactions with large sums of money. They choose cold wallets because they have large sums of money that they do not want to expose to the public and run the risk of being hacked. In the crypto market, where coin holdings have high fund value, long-term investors store their assets and crypto coins in cold wallets to protect them. As a result, this type of wallet is used for long-term holdings as well as holdings of high fund value assets.

These are some of the primary distinctions between these two types of wallets. Learn how to use these wallets and what they are used for. I hope you find the knowledge in this post useful and that you like reading it. If you like the post, please leave feedback in the comments section so that the next one is even better. Thank you for sticking with me until the end.

**IMAGES AND GIF TAKEN FROM CANVA, EDITED IN CANVA**

# REMEMBER: We should prepare for the unexpected and hope for the best. Life may not be easy, but you must do your best and leave the rest to God.

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@mikezillo ·
Even if this definitions should be very clear to people today, it's always good to remind them (and us as well) what every wallet is done for, to avoid too many more people losing funds in FTX-similar scenarios
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@asgharali ·
People who have interacted with cryptocurrency should be aware of these types of wallets, as they will be very useful in the future. Unfortunately, many users are still unaware of the names. Anyway, thanks for the feedback.
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