Aeternity, also known as æternity or AE, is a smart contract platform. The Aeternity ICO took place in Q2 2017 and the Aeternity tokens were distributed. They later launched the Aeternity blockchain and the ERC20 tokens were swapped for mainnet Aeternity coins.
Aeternity boasts Built-in Oracles and 3-second block confirmations. Don’t forget to check out the updates for March 2020.
There are a few different wallet options to choose for Aeternity. Some advanced users might prefer æternity CLI but many would prefer a user-friendly experience. Let’s take a look at the best Aeternity wallet options for 2020.
Best AE Wallets for 2020
Atomic is an open-source wallet with over 300 different crypto coins/tokens. This multi-coin wallet is available for desktop download or as a mobile. You can also trade cryptocurrency without leaving the wallet application. You can download Atomic Wallet on macOS, Windows, Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, iOS, and Android.
They have a membership program that rewards AWC token holders for trading on the app. AWC is a Binance chain token (BEP2). There are 4 different membership levels.
Atomic supports staking for Cosmos, Tezos, Ontology, Komodo, Tron, NEO, VeChain, Algorand, and Cardano.
You can also buy crypto with a credit card in-app.
TrustWallet is an open-source mobile wallet owned by Binance.
There are thousands of supported coins. You can use Trust to interact with BEP2, ERC20, and ERC721 tokens. You can install the moble app for iOS or Android. Users can also buy crypto with a credit card.
Trust Wallet works with the Kyber Network protocol and Binance DEX for decentralized crypto trading.
Trust allows you to stake the following coins: Tron, VeChain, IoTeX, Tezos, Callisto, Algorand, Cosmos, TomoChain. They say more coins will be added soon.
Don’t forget to check out the DApp browser.
Base aepp is a mobile wallet but you can link it to your browser (web app) You can also connect the web app with a Ledger Nano hardware wallet.
The built-in aepp feature can be used to authenticate other applications in the Aerternity ecosystem. In other words, you can use Base aepp to interact with apps running on the Aeternity blockchain.
Other features that will be added in the future include name registrations, oracle operator registrations and queries, state channel transactions, and governance-related voting.
AirGap allows you to turn your old smartphone into a hardware wallet. It is open-source and allows users to keep AE and Aerternity tokens in cold storage. AirGap also supports Tezos, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Groestlcoin. Support for Cosmos is currently being developed.
A browser extension exists but is only currently compatible with Ethereum. Support for Aeternity is currently being developed.
Tezos (XTZ) staking is supported on AirGap. Users can also swap between coins in-app.
Waellet is a browser extension (like Metamask for ETH). You can install it from the Chrome Store, Firefox Store, or Github.
This wallet will allow you to use your browser to access features such as smart contracts, state channels, oracles, the Aeternity naming system (AENS), and integrate decentralized applications. Feel free to create your own tokens on the Aeternity network.
Ledger Hardware Wallets
AE can’t be managed on the Ledger Live app, but you can use Ledger to store your coins and use it in conjunction with Base æpp. If you need help, check out this tutorial.