The Hive wallet system goes beyond just a place to store your Bitcoin accounts. Hive's developers are selling the wallet as an overall resource for new Bitcoin traders, and the application contains links to other companies and applications to help traders with their investments. For example, users of the Hive wallet will also have access to the Bitstamp exchange, where they can buy and sell Bitcoins without having to hunt for an exchange or leave the Hive application. The Hive wallet also contains tabs for contacts and transactions, which help traders not only find trusted investors easily, but they can also review the details of the transactions they've made. The easy-to-use user interface (UI) isn't all, however; Hive is also security-minded—all transactions made through their wallet system are encrypted, and are allowed to remain anonymous, should traders so choose. The Hive wallet is available for the Mac OS operating system, and will be available on Android starting in the spring of 2014. Due to Apple's policies, an iOS mobile version is not likely to be available anytime soon. There are future plans for the Hive wallet to support additional cryptocurrencies such as Litecoin.
The Hive Bitcoin wallet was designed by developer Wendell Davies, and it was introduced to the general public in September 2013.