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Question: Which one do you use?
BitcoinQt (original) - 33 (41.3%)
Electrum (seeds) - 17 (21.3%)
Armory (advanced) - 10 (12.5%)
online wallet (simple?) - 8 (10%)
MultiBit (some like it) - 6 (7.5%)
etc (tell us) - 6 (7.5%)
Total Voters: 80

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January 28, 2013, 12:32:30 PM
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Why? What's the major requirement for your btc client software?

1. Security > 2. Style/Neat > 3. Local Resources (cpu, mem, storage) > 4. ?
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January 28, 2013, 12:42:09 PM
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Blockchain.info and Electrum.

Voted Electrum since it's where I have most of my Bitcoins.
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January 28, 2013, 12:55:46 PM
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Being very new to all of this, I went with the original (Bitcoin-qt) client.

It seems to do the job, I'm not sure what else a client is supposed to do other than store coins, and offer encryption?
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January 28, 2013, 01:08:19 PM
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Where is MultiBit in this survey???

I use MultiBit, no blockchain, a good interface, it's what i need.
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January 28, 2013, 01:15:50 PM
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Where is MultiBit in this survey???

I use MultiBit, no blockchain, a good interface, it's what i need.
MultiBit uses the blockchain, it's just significantly smaller for reasons I can't remember. Anyways, your right, MultiBit should be in the poll.

I use Electrum.

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January 28, 2013, 01:25:39 PM
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It loads in few seconds, it is not the qt client blockchain.
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January 28, 2013, 01:32:59 PM
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MultiBit uses the blockchain, it's just significantly smaller for reasons I can't remember. Anyways, your right, MultiBit should be in the poll.

It's significantly smaller because it only stores the block headers, which are tiny. Currently it downloads the entire blocks (but downloading isn't the hardest part, storing them in an indexed database is). As soon as bloom filters are implemented, bitcoinj will be capable of only downloading the transactions that concerns the client.

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January 28, 2013, 01:38:36 PM
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Do you guys use offline/paper wallets as well?
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January 28, 2013, 02:30:08 PM
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It seems to do the job, I'm not sure what else a client is supposed to do other than store coins, and offer encryption?

Presumably many other things, that's why there are different clients being developed.
Usability, style, everexpanding blockchain in the cloud instead of our storage (Electr & MultiBit),
Electrum for instance provides some recovery options as well (seeds), what else?

A shame but many clients keep the wallet.dat file in the same directory with other files (blkchidx)
this way it's impossible to utilize symlinks and move the wallet to another truecrypted partition..

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January 28, 2013, 02:37:13 PM
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I use Electrum for its low bandwidth requirements. Its also pretty neat.

Keep clam & hodl on
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January 28, 2013, 02:39:01 PM
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Where is MultiBit in this survey???
Now it's there..

I use Electrum for its low bandwidth requirements. Its also pretty neat.
Yes it is pretty neat..
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January 28, 2013, 07:42:42 PM
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Just the standard QT bitcoin Client.  It's only I love QT framework Wink
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January 28, 2013, 08:19:05 PM
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Original ftw!
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January 28, 2013, 09:13:14 PM
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I actually installed a bunch of clients, but I find electrum the best. Multibit would be good, but there's no way to encrypt the wallet.
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January 28, 2013, 10:04:50 PM
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I'm liking Armory, seems to have the best feature set. I like the click to copy address as I'm always worried Ill mess it up with a right click and cut!

Its also got some anti-corruption ability or something... cant be safe enough.
Oh and it runs on linux which I am about to install on a laptop just for my coins... my precious!
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January 28, 2013, 10:49:43 PM
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I use BlockChain.info becuse it is easy to use an very light and fast!
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January 28, 2013, 11:05:36 PM
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I use BlockChain.info becuse it is easy to use an very light and fast!
Do you have to trust your private key to the server?


Hmmm.. Actually Qt is quite popular...
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January 28, 2013, 11:31:50 PM
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I use BlockChain.info becuse it is easy to use an very light and fast!
Do you have to trust your private key to the server?
When it is working as intended, the server only has access to an encrypted copy of your private key.  The private key is decrypted in your browser locally when needed.

It could be possible for the site to provide you with an altered version that could capture your password and send it to the server, but I think there is a browser plug-in that you can install to alert you if this happens.

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January 28, 2013, 11:39:14 PM
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bitcoind. it uses much less memory and cpu.

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January 28, 2013, 11:40:19 PM
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I use BlockChain.info becuse it is easy to use an very light and fast!
Do you have to trust your private key to the server?
When it is working as intended, the server only has access to an encrypted copy of your private key.  The private key is decrypted in your browser locally when needed.

It could be possible for the site to provide you with an altered version that could capture your password and send it to the server, but I think there is a browser plug-in that you can install to alert you if this happens.

That's correct. There's a plugin you can get for your browser that checks the javascript of blockchain.info against the javascript in blockchain.info's github, and if something's not right it will notify you.

EDIT: Also, to answer the poll, I started with blockchain.info's hybrid e-wallet, but decided I wanted a desktop program for my wallet and am now happily using electrum. nothing wrong with blockchain.info, just personal preference.

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