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Question: now that the client dont any generate option should be renamed to Bitcoin Wallet ?
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June 07, 2011, 12:17:48 AM
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There are several different types of Bitcoin clients. Header-only clients like MultiBit trust that the majority of mining power is honest for the purposes of enforcing network rules such as the 21 million BTC limit. Full clients do not trust miners in this way.
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June 27, 2011, 06:48:50 PM
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no because i expect the client to be able to handle multiple wallets. for example a "load" function which pops up a file-search-dialog followed by a password prompt (or maybe usb dongle or stuff).

i would call it "bitcoin banking application" or stuff...

"bitcoin wallet" is misleading and confusing, as a thing named "bitcoin wallet" already exists, naimly the wallet file itself.

sry for pushing this up if the thread was just a cheap attempt to troll.

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June 27, 2011, 07:36:00 PM
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Bitcoin manager?

And have Bitcoin generators more visible.

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June 27, 2011, 07:42:50 PM
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I think renaming the client to Bitcoin Wallet is very good idea.

During an interview, I used the term "Bitcoin Client" and had to go on a tangent about what a "client" was.  If I had said "Bitcoin Wallet" it would have instantly clicked.  I don't think people are interested in a technical lesson on what a client is.

What does it do?  It's where you store (and to a lesser extent manage) your money.  It's a wallet.

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no because i expect the client to be able to handle multiple wallets. for example a "load" function which pops up a file-search-dialog followed by a password prompt (or maybe usb dongle or stuff).



Technically, yes, you are correct.  (load function search dialogue password prompt usb dongle.  Roll Eyes)

I would definitely prefer to call the client a "bitcoin wallet", and say "technically, it stores multiple wallets".  I would also prefer to call the actual wallet.dat a "bitcoin wallet file", or "bitcoin wallet.dat file", instead of the misleading bitcoin wallet.
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June 27, 2011, 08:20:17 PM
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The stock client is much more useful as a network node than as a wallet.  It just isn't obvious yet because almost no one has ever used an alternative client.

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June 28, 2011, 12:40:32 AM
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Bitcoin is the software, your balance within your bitcoin account which is stored within a wallet.dat file is the balance you have within bitcoin the software.

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June 28, 2011, 01:36:17 AM
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Well, I voted "don't know/care" but have since changed my mind to "yes" for the reasons stated by Mark Oates. I also think the UI of the client exposes too much of the technical details, it needs pretty icons and user-friendly metaphors.
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July 07, 2011, 10:15:09 PM
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Although not technically correct, yes, btc wallet is more understandable to public(where public mean potentional bitcoin beginners or less IT oriented people). And what bitcoin needs is more people using it.

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July 07, 2011, 11:10:35 PM
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The general population will refer to the client as their bitcoin wallet anyway.

I just know it.
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