A Bitcoin wallet is a digital wallet that stores the keys to your Bitcoin balance and allows you to transact with other Bitcoin users
You can think of it as a physical wallet, but instead of storing cash or credit cards, it stores the ‚keys‘ to your Bitcoin.
A Bitcoin wallet contains a public key and a private key. The public key is similar to your bank account number, and is used to receive Bitcoin. The private key is like your PIN number, and is used to send Bitcoin.
When you want to send someone Bitcoin, you use your Bitcoin wallet to create a transaction. This transaction is then forwarded to the Bitcoin network and verified by miners. Once the transaction is verified, the Bitcoin will be transferred from your wallet to the recipient’s wallet.
A Bitcoin wallet can be software, hardware, or even paper
Paper wallets are the simplest type of wallet. They are simply a piece of paper with public and private keys written on it. Paper wallets are very secure, but not very convenient to use.
Hardware wallets are physical devices that store your private keys. They are the most secure type of wallet, and also the most expensive.
Online wallets are web-based wallets, that store your private keys online. They are the least secure type of wallet, but also the most convenient.