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August 31, 2012, 02:58:55 PM
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Hello, I'm pretty new to this whole BitCoin concept and it seems pretty sweet Grin

I'm looking for a portable version of the Bitcoin-Qt client that I could store on my USB drive and be able to run on all platforms (win, linux, mac).

Any suggestions?

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August 31, 2012, 03:00:33 PM
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Hello, I'm pretty new to this whole BitCoin concept and it seems pretty sweet Grin

I'm looking for a portable version of the Bitcoin-Qt client that I could store on my USB drive and be able to run on all platforms (win, linux, mac).

Any suggestions?

How big is the USB drive? (current blockchain is >3 Gigabytes)

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August 31, 2012, 03:04:10 PM
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How big is the USB drive?

8GB, I think it could hold the block-chain for a year or two.

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August 31, 2012, 03:16:48 PM
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Try VanillaWallet (I'm the developer). It's a simple Bitcoin wallet that's easy to use. It stores its files in the same directory as the program, which makes it good for portability on USB drives. It's a light-weight client, which only has to store the block-chain headers -- that means that the block store file is only about 20MB.

I currently call it Alpha, but it's fully-functional and has been entirely stable for me (read the caveats). I'd love to get more feedback on it, so please let me know how I can make it suit your needs!

You're situation is exactly what VanillaWallet is all about!

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August 31, 2012, 05:16:44 PM
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Use brainwallet.org to generate public/private key.  Monitor balance via blockchain.info.  Send transactions using the brainwallet.org transaction generator (only use if sending full amount - not 100% setup for change).  Now you don't even need a USB, just the internet & a good memory.

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August 31, 2012, 05:33:01 PM
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Hello, I'm pretty new to this whole BitCoin concept and it seems pretty sweet Grin

I'm looking for a portable version of the Bitcoin-Qt client that I could store on my USB drive and be able to run on all platforms (win, linux, mac).

Any suggestions?

For an everyday wallet, consider the hybrid EWallet - BlockChain.info/wallet, accessible from your browser (yet their server only has an encrypted copy of the private keys)

 - http://Blockchain.info/wallet


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September 01, 2012, 04:30:53 PM
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Thank you for the response. I'll try both options see which one fits me best Smiley

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