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February 07, 2013, 11:30:04 AM
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As a newbie, I'd like to know what the most popular bitcoin client other newbies and experienced users alike are using.
Perhaps I've made a bad choice? - Mine (who will not be mentioned in case it prejudices the poll) is a bit clunky.
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February 07, 2013, 12:40:05 PM
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I use multiple clients. Each client serves a different purpose.  The poll might have been better if it allowed us to choose more than one answer. Also blockchain.info/wallet isn't on the poll. I suppose I could have just marked "OTHER" for that.  I don't see MtGox or BitFloor either (both could be considered extremely limited web hosted wallets).

EDIT: As of 2013-04-17 BitFloor has ceased all operations.

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February 07, 2013, 01:19:48 PM
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I use multiple clients. Each client serves a different purpose.  The poll might have been better if it allowed us to choose more than one answer. Also blockchain.info/wallet isn't on the poll. I suppose I could have just marked "OTHER" for that.  I don't see MtGox or BitFloor either (both could be considered extremely limited web hosted wallets).

DannyHamilton, you're right about choosing multiple answers. I thought I'd clicked the right checkbox, but it won't let me go back and edit it now! Embarrassed
Regarding blockchain.info, MtGox etc.. I kept this poll specific to client software which runs on the computer itself, so I guess they would fall under the category of "other"
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February 07, 2013, 01:30:15 PM
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For daily use, definitely Multibit.
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February 07, 2013, 02:21:44 PM
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VanillaWallet is designed to be simple/friendly (for casual or new users), but it's only in Beta (v0.5). Also good as a USB key wallet.

That said, I rely on bitcoin-qt most of the time. I also use blockchain.info/wallet (and associated Android app) to hold a couple coins for alternate access.

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February 07, 2013, 02:39:41 PM
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amory with bitcoin-qt because without the latter the first won't work ... Roll Eyes
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February 07, 2013, 02:46:28 PM
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Just bitcoin-qt Wink
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February 07, 2013, 04:25:37 PM
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amory with bitcoin-qt and Electrum
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February 07, 2013, 05:42:21 PM
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Probably a lot of newbies know only the qt client...
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February 07, 2013, 05:50:29 PM
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Armory and bitcoin-qt is the way to go. I keep most of my funds in armory and like maybe 10-20 bitcoins in qt for quick transactions.

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February 07, 2013, 09:14:46 PM
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Probably a lot of newbies know only the qt client...

Bitcoin-qt works well for tech-savvy folks, but I feel it's confusing for new users (it confused me when I first started). Of course, full credit for developing this solid client from the beginning with no other point of reference.

Regarding online/Web wallets, I'm aware of blockchain.info's MyWallet service. It's not too hard to use. What other online/Web wallets are there (not exchanges; just services that strictly act as an online wallet)?

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February 07, 2013, 09:35:37 PM
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What other online/Web wallets are there (not exchanges; just services that strictly act as an online wallet)?
For the sake of knowledge of it's existence I'll mention:
https://www.instawallet.org

But I wouldn't recommend it for anything except very briefly holding extremely small amounts of bitcoin.  You don't have control of the private keys, and therefore there is no way to back up your wallet, or prevent people at the wallet hosting company from running off with your bitcoin.

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February 07, 2013, 09:59:37 PM
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And does this poll do anything positive for those who have yet to choose a bitcoin client? Would a solid majority vote be a reliable endorsement for that particular client?
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February 07, 2013, 10:03:22 PM
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. . . Would a solid majority vote be a reliable endorsement for that particular client?
No.

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February 07, 2013, 10:08:22 PM
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And does this poll do anything positive for those who have yet to choose a bitcoin client? Would a solid majority vote be a reliable endorsement for that particular client?
No. Especially when in this subforum most people know only the qt client.
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February 07, 2013, 10:16:30 PM
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February 07, 2013, 10:22:14 PM
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. . . Would a solid majority vote be a reliable endorsement for that particular client?
No.

And does this poll do anything positive for those who have yet to choose a bitcoin client? Would a solid majority vote be a reliable endorsement for that particular client?
No. Especially when in this subforum most people know only the qt client.

Didn't think so.

So then what are your recommendations, and why?
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February 07, 2013, 10:57:24 PM
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So then what are your recommendations, and why?
That's like telling someone you are thinking of purchasing a vehicle and asking which vehicle you should buy and why. It depends on the purpose of the vehicle.  Is it for a large family?  Do you need to tow heavy loads? How many miles do you expect to put on the vehicle each year? Do you intend to keep the vehicle for many years, or sell it after a few?  How tall are you? Will you spend a lot of time driving in hot environments? Cold environments? Is comfort important to you? Is fuel efficiency important to you? Etc.

It's the same with a wallet. It depends on the purpose of the wallet.

Will you be storing a very large amount of bitcoin in the wallet?  Will you need access to the bitcoins while mobile? Will you only be receiving bitcoins, or will you be sending them as well?  Will you be sending a lot of transactions frequently? How important is security to you? What level of technical ability do you have?  How important is anonymity to you? There are many other factors as well.  Each wallet has it's benefits and it's shortcomings.

When I'm ready to purchase a vehicle, I learn as much as I can about several vehicles that seem like they might fit my needs, and then make an educated decision about the best fit for my purposes.  I recommend that anyone choosing a bitcoin wallet do the same.  (Learn about the various features and limitations of the available wallets and make an educated decision about which wallet will best fit your purposes.)

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February 08, 2013, 01:44:23 AM
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. . . Would a solid majority vote be a reliable endorsement for that particular client?
No.

And does this poll do anything positive for those who have yet to choose a bitcoin client? Would a solid majority vote be a reliable endorsement for that particular client?
No. Especially when in this subforum most people know only the qt client.

Didn't think so.

So then what are your recommendations, and why?

How do you see yourself using it?  Personally, I have BitcoinSpinner on my android smartphone and Electrum on my desktop.  I can't really recommend a full client anymore, the bootstrapping is a huge burden; and we don't really need more full clients anymore.  10K copies distributed across the Internet is enough.

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February 08, 2013, 07:05:25 AM
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If you are running a Bitcoin business selling goods/services and need to receive Bitcoins, a full client is your only logical choice.
A full client is the only way to verify transactions, check for double spends without having to trust anyone else.

For a spending account with small balance, monitoring your balance, other clients are great.

The inconveniences of the full client give you something no other client can, trustless verification.
For anyone else who does not receive bitcoins often or does not need to receive bitcoins from untrusted parties, it might make sense to use the ligher/web clients.

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