A super brief summary of the chapter
What is a Blockchain Wallet?
A blockchain or crypto wallet is a software program or physical device that allows you to store your crypto and allow for the sending and receiving of crypto transactions
Cryptocurrencies exist on a blockchain and the wallet software allows you to interact with the balances held on that blockchain
Hardware / Software Wallet
Hardware and software wallets have tradeoffs in self-ownership, ease of access, user experience, learning curves and cendorship resistance
Hardware wallets may be more secure and censorship-resistant, but they are more difficult to interact with and less intuitive than software wallets
How to Get Your First Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and others can be purchased on centralized exchanges
Setting up MetaMask Wallet
MetaMask is one of the most popular crypto software wallets, and setting one up yourself requires a browser extension