In blockchain projects, various wallet applications exist to help users manage their own private keys, enabling them to sign transactions and transfer assets.
For the Helium Network, a wallet maintains ownership of Hotspots themselves, the Helium Network Tokens (HNT), and/or Data Credits (DC).
Depending on your situation, one of the wallets here may be the best fit.
Helium Wallet App
In February 2022, the Helium Core Team announced the future of Helium Apps - splitting the existing Helium Hotspot app into its two functional components; managing Hotspots and managing Tokens.
The Helium Wallet App is a single App to manage your Tokens and identity on the Helium Network!
Some notable features:
- Multiple Account Support
- Ledger Balance
- Address Book
- Verify your Helium Identity
- Helium Vote
- Multiple Recipient Payment Support
Command Line Interface Wallet
The Helium Command Line Interface (CLI) wallet is the most flexible but it also requires more technical knowledge. As such, it is suitable for all types of transactions, but requires more caution on behalf of its users.
The Helium Ledger Wallet is an application that runs on the Ledger Hardware wallet. The Ledger Hardware wallet is the most secure way to send and receive the Helium Network Token (HNT), but currently supports no other transactions.
Helium Hotspot App
Wallet-related functionality in the Helium Hotspot app will be sunsetted over the coming months. More information on the Helium Hotspot App
12-Word and 24-Word Seed Phrases
When a Helium Wallet is created with the Helium Wallet App or Helium Hotspot App, a 12-word or 24-word "Seed Phrase" is generated.
Users who created their Helium Wallet using the Helium Hotspot App will have a 12-word seed phrase, while the Helium Wallet App accepts 12-word seed phrases, all new wallets are created with 24-word seed phrases.
Read more about Helium 12-word and 24-word here:
Transferring Hotspot ownership between 12-word and 24-word wallets can only be done using the Wallet CLI