Welcome back to the crazy crypto world!
Today I am going to discuss one of the most trailblazing cryptocurrencies of this year – NEO.
In my last article on NEO, I covered everything that you should know about the NEO project and its two cryptocurrencies (NEO and GAS). If you haven’t yet checked out that article, you can do so here.
But one thing that I deliberately left out in my previous NEO article was about NEO wallets.
At the start of 2017, NEO was around $0.14 and now, it has settled down to its current price of around $11.60.
But while interest in the company grows, NEO’s project development hasn’t grown at the same pace, and it is still lagging in basic infrastructure like wallets which deal with the GAS cryptocurrency. Moreover, some scam NEO wallets like myneowallet.io bring in more confusion to this speculative market.
However, it would be wrong on my part to say that NEO doesn’t have any good wallets, but many NEO users are still facing a lot of basic issues.
Some of the challenges that NEO users/HODLERS face:
- Users don’t know which NEO wallet to use.
- They don’t know which NEO wallet generates GAS or not.
- They don’t know which NEO wallets support sending/receiving of NEO and GAS.
- They don’t know which NEO wallets are legit and which ones are scams.
All that said, NEO is a relatively new crypto-project, which is why it doesn’t have many wallet options available yet. But to support early adopters, there are still a few good options out there for storing it.
Here are some of the top exchanges that support NEO:
After a lot of research, I have found these 7 wallets to be the best as they allow NEO users to get the most out of their cryptocurrencies.
Top 8 Best NEO Wallets
1. Ledger Nano S
If you are holding NEO for the mid-term or long-term, hardware wallet is your best bet to keep it secure and safe from prying eyes of the hackers. Ledger Nano S added support for NEO wallet in last quarter of 2017 and it works with the NEON wallet. You will also be able to claim your earned GAS using Ledger Nano S + NEON combination. Out of all the NEO wallets listed here, this is the most secure wallet.
The best thing that I liked after using the combination of Ledger Nano S + Neon wallet is; I don’t have to enter the private key or keep it on my computer. This reduces the chances of getting hacked by a great extent. Apart from that, one can send NEO or GAS only when they have access to my Ledger Nano S hardware device which makes it the most secure wallet for holding Neo.
Here is a video tutorial showing how to use Ledger Neon Wallet:
Ledger also supports other cryptocurrencies you can find all supported cryptocurrencies list here.
2. NEON Wallet (Desktop Wallet)
NEON Wallet is one of the best NEO wallets available right now in the market. It allows you to store, receive, and send both NEO assets i.e. (NEO & GAS).
The awesome thing about it is that you can claim your automatically generated GAS if you hold NEO cryptocurrency in the NEON Wallet.
While using the NEON Wallet for your NEO funds, you need not worry about security because your private keys are never stored on NEON’s servers. This means you control your funds.
I personally use this wallet and like it very much because of all these features.
This wallet was not developed by NEO developers (City Of Zion), but NEO developers have reviewed it thoroughly and found it to be 100% safe.
The NEON lightweight client is available currently on Windows, Mac, and Linux (in English only).
Download NEON Wallet for Windows, Mac, or Linux, and also check out the introductory video of NEON Wallet below:
3. Binance (Web Wallet)
Binance as well all know is a fast-growing exchange for buying/selling cryptocurrencies from anywhere in the world.
Binance exchange also has inbuilt wallets for HODLing different cryptocurrencies but there is a special thing about NEO wallet of Binance.
The NEO wallet of Binance also gives you access to the NeoGAS tokens on the 2nd of each month which is not done by any exchange wallet so far now.
That’s why HOLDing your NEO in Binance’s NEO wallet is highly rewarding unlike keeping it on other exchanges.
Note: However we are not telling you explicitly to go and store your NEO in a centralized exchange instead we are giving you an option if you are already holding your NEO in an exchange.
4. NEO GUI (Desktop Wallet)
This is the official desktop wallet for NEO developed by NEO developers.
It is a GUI wallet, meaning it will allow you to use it by interacting with a graphical user interface.
It is a synchronizing wallet, which means it will take some time to sync with the entire NEO blockchain. Once the sync is complete, you can make a new wallet with password protection and also take a back up of your wallet by importing your private key in WIF or HEX format.
As expected, this wallet will also allow you to store and transact in both NEO and GAS along with GAS generation rewards for holding your NEO tokens.
At present, it is available only for Windows 7 SP1 and later (in English and Chinese).
5. NEO Tracker (Web Wallet)
It is officially an offline wallet as it uses your machine’s browser to generate the necessary data, and nothing is ever stored on NEO Tracker’s servers.
It was not developed by NEO developers, but it uses some best practices to ensure the safety of your funds. When you generate an NEO wallet using this, it gives you a keystore file to download which contains your keys in an encrypted form.
For more specific details on development, visit here.
It is currently available through Chrome/Edge browsers (in English only).
6. NEO Wallet (Web Wallet)
NEO Wallet is a lightweight wallet developed and maintained by the NEO community. Though being a web wallet, it takes care of your NEO funds as nothing is ever sent to NEO Wallet’s servers. It allows you to create a wallet back up so that you control the private keys of your NEO funds.
In this wallet, you can store, send, and receive both NEO and GAS. It also allows you to claim GAS generation for holding your NEO tokens.
It is currently available through Chrome/Edge browsers (in English and Chinese).
7. Ansy (Paper Wallet)
Neo paper wallets are pieces of paper with the public address and the private address printed on them.
You can use the public address to send any amount of NEO to this wallet. The paper also contains a private address for you to use when you want to spend your tokens.
Since the keys are offline, printed, and secured by the owner, there is no threat of loss as long as the paper is secured.
You can use this for storing and spending NEO and GAS, but you won’t be able to claim GAS generated tokens with this wallet.
It is currently available through Chrome/Edge browsers (in English only).
8. NEO CLI (Desktop Wallet)
This is another official NEO wallet developed and maintained by the NEO team. The difference is that this is a CLI wallet, meaning it’s controlled by Command line prompts.
This wallet is for advanced users who are comfortable with the Command language. In this wallet, you can store, send, and receive both NEO and GAS. It also allows you to claim GAS generated tokens for holding your NEO tokens here.
At present, it is available only for Windows and Linux (in English only).
Best NEO Wallets Available
So that’s all from my side in this article. Hope this detailed insight on NEO wallets helps you in choosing the right wallet for yourself.
Always remember, never leave your tokens on an exchange.
In particular, with NEO, if you put your tokens into a wallet which supports GAS, you can earn free money!
So go ahead and find yourself a good NEO wallet!
Now it’s your turn to tell me: Are you invested in NEO? If yes, which NEO wallet are you using? Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below!
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39 thoughts on “9 Best NEO Wallets to Store NEO & GAS Crypto”
My Neo wallet, in the first selector, where it says `select wallet.’ It is ghosted. Name should have been saved, but it’s not showing to let me log in, so I have to use one of the other options, going back to home. Also if I create a new wallet, does that mean I generate a whole new passphrase and private key. Not sure I understand?
myneowallet.io is a scam don’t use it. See this
Use Neon wallet easy to use and trustable. Yes in case of Neon wallet if you create a new wallet, it does mean that you generate a whole new passphrase and private key.
how do i purchase NEO ? and after purchase how shall i transfer it to wallet ?
once added to wallet how to sell or transfer funds to bank account in india?
No need for this lengthy process.
You can buy/sell NEO in India from https://www.buyucoin.com/altcoin-rate-inr-india.
But Still, if you want to go the long way then follow these steps:
#1 Buy NEO from Bittrex in exchange of BTC.
#2 Transfer whole numbers of NEO from Bittrex to NEON wallet. See NEON wallet video in the above article for that.
#3 And when the price appreciates transfer whole numbers of NEO out of NEON wallet and send it Bittrex to sell it in exchange of BTC.
#4 Finally send this BTC to any Indian exchange like Unocoin/Zebpay etc where your Bank account is linked. Sell here your BTCs and get the equivalent INR in your bank account after withdrawal.
is buyucoin.com really an exchange ? From the looks of it seems to be very unprofessional/unreal and so kind of scary!!
Hi. Thank you for the Great article on neo Wallets. I decided to use the neon wallet but two major problems occur which do not allow me to do much with My neo:
1. when trying to send neo to another wallet/public adress, it always says: „transaction failed“
2. when claiming gas it says „transferring neo to yourself“ but it does not proceed even after 2 hours of waiting
Do you have a Solution. As these are severe problems that make neo suffer from credibility…
Ah perhaps one more info: i have Version 0.0.6
Thanks for reaching out.
No, you have to raise this to its developer and seek their advice as we didn’t build it.
But we have used it quite a bit times and works fine.
I agree that point your made about credibility but let’s give it some time as it is still very early days of blockchain based projects.
Thank you for your immediate Reply.
I just thought you May have Heard of this Problem before and there is a workaround to circumvent the issue…
Will try to ask the Dev meanwhile you also reach out to them. This way this ecosystem will become more mature. Thanks.
Turned to github Regarding my issue. Hope that was correct
In any case —> thx for the Support and Great page 👍
A cryptocurrency is a medium of exchange like normal currencies such as USD, but designed for the purpose of exchanging digital information through a process made possible by certain principles of cryptography. Cryptography is used to secure the transactions and to control the creation of new coins.The first cryptocurrency to be created was Bitcoin back in 2009. Today there are hundreds of other cryptocurrencies, often referred to as Altcoins.
Hi, thanks for the great articles. I have neon wallet and want to just view my balance without entering private key like I do with etherscan for myetherwallet. Can I do that with NEO?
Take your NEO address & save it in a doc and check that every time on NEO blockchain explorer. As of now, this is the only way to check without entering seed/private key again and again.
thanx for giving such a information for wallet, please share article on best site to buy top 10 currency
NEO online Wallet is best E Wallet technology that help you to Flow such a bitcoin from one Place to another and Our technology is best in this Field
Which NEO/GAS wallet can also store NEO based tokens like TKY (thekey.vip) or the like pls.?
First of all I would like to appreciate you guys for providing this wonderful blog as a “Teaching Aid” online for the “crypto-thirsters”, for this is really helpful to guide many new beginners of the crypto world since you share the ideas, infos. and views after self investigation and self- experience. Keep up the Good Work!
These many days I was within the boundary myself and was quite happy with BTC and ETH alone so never even bothered to put a light on any other Altcoins in my portfolio. But when I decided to diversify more with the best ones online I just came across your blog searching for. Great! After that I had no troubles to get clarified online unlike googling for hours before as far as “Coinsutra is a Repository” where I could get all the information that I need to carry forward confidently.
Now I come to the point where I need an information on this neowallet.cn App which I tried for the first time. The problem is it is not syncing or showing the funds that I received on to this wallet but the GAS is generating under ‘unavailable GAS’ only that I could see. But ‘no transaction history’ of funds received or ‘no balance under NEO’ is showing on in the wallet. I even tried to restore the wallet after removing cookies but still no sync. happened. I have kept it open connected online for hours too now but still no improvement.
So how long does it takes and is this how it is usually with the offline desktop apps? I know you have mentioned many other better wallets but I preferred this one because all the others need 64bit that I don’t have. Sorry!
Awaiting your reply! Thanks in Advance!
I followed your advice and purchased the Ledger Nano S. It is great and have used for multiple coins. However, I am running into a problem that may not be a ledger issue but impacts my ability to put NEO/NEON wallet into my Ledger. In my learning stage I opened 3 NEON wallets as in the first two cases I thought I exposed my private keys to Google so did a 3rd which I protected my keys. Now when I log onto NEON wallet and click on “Login using a Ledger” it gives me a different Public Address than the one on my 3rd NEON wallet. How do I direct it to my new wallet?
You can use Harsh’s article of reference- https://coinsutra.com/neo-claim-gas-ledger-nano-s/
As far as I’m concerned, I consider Binance to be the best exchange, crazy things happened on that exchange recently, keep an eye on it.
Crazy as such?
i am currently keeping my noe balance in binnace
can you please explain how do i claim my GAS coins
You need not do anything, Binance does it for your according to this statement.
Hi Sudir – Thanks for the details.
Can you help by letting know what would happen to coins if system is crashed or data lost in case of desktop wallets ?
Can we install and recover again with private key ?
As long as you have the back up of private keys or seed keys, doesn’t matter if your desktop crashes you can still claim your coins.
Although its not about the wallets, still.
You article states “it has settled down to its current price of around $37”
Going by the article update date, seems incorrect.
Will update the price action and regarding wallet wat you want to say.
Thank you SUDHIR KHATWANI for sharing wallets, I’m using at this time Binance as a Neo coin wallet but today I decided to Move on Ledger Nano S Hardware wallet.
Thanks for the wholesome article. It is much appreciated. I plan to transfer my NEO tokens from an exchange to a paper wallet. That part is well documented on the net and I have no problem with that. However there is no clear guideline on how to import the tokens from a paper wallet into an online or exchange wallet. The online wallets and exchanges do not seem to provide for the importation of tokens from paper wallets.
You need to take them in a software wallet & then transfer from there to exchange, no direct exchange support.
Thanks for the advice.
What about O3 wallet? How come it is not on this list? Is it a bad wallet? I have had no problems with using it, however it only allows NEO and GAS, and you can claim extra GAS tokens
Is the Binance and Kucoin pays the same rate of GAS for NEO?
Need to check, thanks for a heads-up
Hi KHATWANI, I see Infinito wallet which a new wallet support NEO, NEP5. Do you think it OK to use? Please review for me. Thank you.
Do we have to keep the NEON wallet open to claim GAS or can we transfer NEO to it and then just close it and it will generate GAS like that?
You can close it, you need not be online all the time to generate gas.