Owning a smartphone, like owning bitcoin, is obligatory these days. All the cool kids are doing it, along with all the uncool kids who were hodling hard back when bitcoin was ripe for mockery. Not any more. Whether you’re a bitcoin veteran or are new enough to believe HODL means Hold On for Dear Life, you might find something interesting in this list of 10 great cryptocurrency apps.
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The go-to portfolio checker for pretty much everyone, Blockfolio is clean and simple. You need to enter your cryptocurrency holdings manually, so it’s not great for day traders who are jumping from coin to coin. For everyone else though, Blockfolio lets you set and forget. Setting’s easy; forgetting the urge to refresh your portfolio every 30 seconds is a lot harder. Get it on Android and iPhone.
As alternatives, Acrypto for Android and Condex and Crypton for iOS also look tasty. So does Delta, which is available for both platforms, and likewise with Coincap.
One for Android users only, Bitcoin Checker is a neat little widget that can be resized and used to display any cryptocurrency from any exchange. Whether you want to check arbitrage opportunities by monitoring bitcoin at multiple exchanges or keep track of your altcoin bags on obscure exchanges, Bitcoin Checker has got you covered.
For serious cryptocurrency trading, Coin Tracking is fricking awesome. It creates pretty pie charts of your portfolio and allows you to calculate such metrics as realized and unrealized gains and reports for tax declaration. You do pay your taxes, right? Course you do. You’ll need to subscribe to benefit from all of Coin Tracking’s features. The service comes with a nifty iOS and Android app.
Lawnmower doesn’t cut your grass, but it does cut through a lot of the noise regarding cryptocurrency investing. A clean interface makes it easy to view historical charts, market data, and news, and to invest fixed amounts on a weekly or monthly basis. It’s available on Android and iOS.
If your cryptocurrency exchange of choice doesn’t have a mobile trading app (such as Bittrex or Poloniex), Ztrader allows Android owners to connect via API and execute trades. Exchanges such as Bitfinex, Binance, and Coinbase all have excellent mobile apps, but not all platforms are as accommodating.
Earn.com is an Android and iOS app that lets you earn cryptocurrency for answering messages and completing tasks. Getting paid bitcoin for answering email sounds too good to be true, but it’s legit. There’s a caveat though: to earn anything of consequence, you’ll need to be an influencer whose wisdom is sought out by the crypto community. Better up your Twitter game.
You didn’t think we were gonna omit our own wallet did you? The user-friendly Android and iOS Bitcoin.com wallet is the perfect repository for your bitcoin and bitcoin cash. Lest we be accused of trying to monopolize the wallet market, there’s a number of other well-rated mobile wallets out there including Bread for Android and iOS.
If you’re not using Google Authenticator for iOS and Android to secure your accounts via 2FA, you’re asking to have your coins stolen.
And now for two non-essential but still pretty nifty apps: Coinpaper is an Android app that converts the charts for bitcoin, ethereum, and litecoin into a live wallpaper. Crypto Ladder displays real-time cryptocurrency rankings by market cap for Android and iOS. It’s mesmerizing, but don’t stare too long or you’ll get giddy.
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