Dogecoin Core wallet review

Dogecoin Core
Dogecoin Core
Intuitive Ease of use,  High Privacy,  User Private Keys Stored

Dogecoin Core is the official desktop wallet from the Dogecoin foundation, and it is maintained by the Dogecoin community. It provides the basic features of a Cryptocurrency wallet like sending/receiving and transaction history, along with the friendly doge logo and the popular, fun language used by the online community.

Dogecoin Core is easy to use and has classic wallet features like making transactions, checking balances and viewing the account's history. There are no exchange features included. Installation takes a long time because of the need to download the full blockchain, but users are informed beforehand. They also offer a mobile version.

Company / organization behind the wallets

The Dogecoin Core wallet is backed by the official Dogecoin Foundation. It was recently turned into a non-profit. The community is very large and it aims to expand positive community ideals. Jackson Palmer is the creator of Dogecoin, initially starting as a joke currency but quickly turning into a valuable asset.

Crypto Currencies Support

Language Support

  • English

Supported Systems

  • Windows
  • OSX
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iOS

Dogecoin Core has reasonable security as the user has full control over their private keys. Unfortunately keys are on the users computer which is connected to the internet. The passphrase the user chooses should to be strong and complex in order to prevent theft.

Summary:

Security
Low
2 Factor Authentication
No
Multi-Signature
No
Private Keys Stored On
User
Storage Type
Hot storage
Transactions Validation
Full Node
Hierarchical Deterministic
No

What happens in the event of a disaster/theft/loss?

The user has a 'root key', 'recovery phrase' or 'word seed' that can be used to regenerate private keys.

This wallet is quite easy to use, but users need to be careful about how they store their private data and must perform backups, which are explained online. Storing large amounts of Dogecoin is possible but because of the hot storage it might not be the best idea, unless the user makes sure that the private keys are truly secured. The design is basic but the program is friendly and uncluttered.

Summary:

Dogecoin Core is a user-friendly wallet that uses the typical fun approach of the Dogecoin community. It has had a good security track record and is permanently maintained by the community as an open-source project. Being a full node wallet, downloading the blockchain does take a long time but it provides more stability and security for users.

Ease of use
Intuitive
Suitable For
Millennials
Account activation process
Comprehensive
Transaction fees
Dynamic Transaction fees
Setup fee
$0.00

Dogecoin Core is easy to use and has classic wallet features like making transactions, checking balances and viewing the account's history. There are no exchange features included. Installation takes a long time because of the need to download the full blockchain, but users are informed beforehand. They also offer a mobile version.

There are none

Help and
support:

  • Peer to Peer assistance
  • Reddit community
  • GitHub

Most common
customer complaint:

Slow transactions