About ordinal inscriptions
Each Bitcoin is made up of small units called satoshis, much like how cents make up dollars. As introduced by the Ordinal Theory Handbook, individual satoshis can be inscribed with content, such as images or text, to create unique Bitcoin-native digital artifacts that can be held in Bitcoin wallets and transferred using Bitcoin transactions. Inscriptions are as durable, immutable, secure, and decentralized as Bitcoin itself.
|Web3 Wallets||Ordinals Features||Download|
|Leather (formerly Hiro)||Send/receive BTC, receive ordinals, make Bitcoin payments to Taproot address, native SegWit supported||https://leather.io/|
|Xverse||Send/receive BTC, receive ordinals, make Bitcoin payments to Taproot address||xverse.app|
|Unisat||Send/receive BTC, receive ordinals, make Bitcoin payments to Taproot address, native SegWit supported||unisat.io|
|Custom Desktop Wallets||Ordinals Features||Download|
|Sparrow Wallet||Send/receive BTC, send/receive ordinals, make Bitcoin payments to Taproot address, native SegWit supported||sparrowwallet.com|
More information on wallet compatibility
Ordinal inscriptions are a new technology, which means options for viewing and managing them are currently limited. It's a good idea to use a new and unused address to receive your ordinal. This way, you will know for sure that the ordinal containing your inscription will be the only satoshi associated with that address. This will help to ensure your wallet is "forward-compatible" with new developments for managing ordinal inscriptions.
Bitcoin wallets like Sparrow (quick setup guide here) can be used to create new and unused Taproot addresses. Please note that if you use these options, you should not use the wallet you create to send BTC, unless you perform manual coin-selection to avoid sending ordinals as payment or fees. You should also be sure to set up your wallet with Taproot-based addresses. Taproot addresses can still receive bitcoin from other Bitcoin addresses, like more common Segwit addresses.
You can also use the specialized command line viewer if you have the technical knowledge to do so, which you can access from the Ordinal Theory Handbook.