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Ledger Nano S
The Ledger team opened up support for the mainnet ICX coins in Aug 2018.
The Ledger Nano S is truly a class above when it comes to hardware wallets. It is an extremely popular wallet that supports a whole slew of cryptocurrencies and is shaped like a USB drive. It boasts a robust security chip — the same that is found in credit cards and passports — and has more positive reviews from buyers and media outlets than you can count.
The price point is also very attractive at only $100 — a small price to pay to sleep easy at night, especially if you have heavy ICX bags.
It should be noted that the Ledger Nano S only supports mainnet ICX coins, which came about after the ICX token swap — which is what everyone should have by now, anyway. The previous ERC20 ICX tokens stored in 0x wallets are not supported.
ICONex is the official wallet of ICON.
ICONex supports various cryptocurrencies and claims to boast faster transaction times while maintaining secure payments and liquid exchange with an attractive UX and UI. It can be used by way of a Google Chrome extension or a smartphone app supported by both iOS and Android. Users can also create an ICONex ETH wallet.
Note that the ICX token swap feature is no longer available.
We at BeInCrypto are not big fans of using Chrome extensions, though other users may not take any issue with this method.
Given the choice, we recommend the Ledger Nano S — thanks to its proven and robust security and user-friendly nature with private keys and your wallet address.
That said, it’s hard to go wrong with official wallets, so ICONex is also an acceptable choice — especially for small amounts. Large amounts may be better stored on the Ledger Nano S.
We do not recommend using any other wallet to store ICX mainnet coins at this time.
What wallet do you use to store ICON (ICX)? Did we miss any you think should be added to this list? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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Full Disclosure: The author of this article does not hold any ICON (ICX). This article should not be taken as an explicit endorsement of any of the products by the author and BeInCrypto and is for educational and information purposes only. Storing cryptocurrency is a serious matter, so readers should always do their own research and exercise the utmost caution when storing cryptocurrencies.