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March 18, 2013, 08:57:57 PM
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Has anyone here used Electrum? Thoughts?
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There are several different types of Bitcoin clients. Hybrid server-assisted clients like Electrum get a lot of their network information from centralized servers, but they also check the server's results using blockchain header data. This is perhaps somewhat more secure than either server-assisted clients or header-only clients.
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March 18, 2013, 09:03:12 PM
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I use it, and haven't had any issues with it.  It doesn't download the blockchain all the time, which is nice Grin  Especially if you have a data transfer limit.

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March 18, 2013, 09:07:11 PM
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I started out with the original client and wasn't too crazy about it downloading the entire blockchain so I gave Electrum a shot and love it.  I am using version 1.6.2 on Windows and not the latest 1.7 version until a few of the bugs are worked out.

But overall I recommend it.

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March 18, 2013, 09:07:56 PM
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Electrum is awesome. It's a perfect "light" version of Bitcoin, ideal for mobile devices. I use electrum on my laptop because I'm typically tethered to my phone which is a metered connection.

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March 18, 2013, 09:14:25 PM
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Electrum is a must for me. Easy to use, you don't have to download the blockchain, haven't had any issues with it yet. How much better can it get?
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March 18, 2013, 09:18:33 PM
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Electrum is a must for me. Easy to use, you don't have to download the blockchain, haven't had any issues with it yet. How much better can it get?

Cool. I've been thinking of trying it out. Do you guys know if it's as secure as the alternatives?
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March 18, 2013, 09:20:54 PM
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Electrum is a must for me. Easy to use, you don't have to download the blockchain, haven't had any issues with it yet. How much better can it get?

Cool. I've been thinking of trying it out. Do you guys know if it's as secure as the alternatives?

AFAIK it is, as long as you're taking proper precautions described in the stickied threads here.  Armory is a good choice if you want absolute control, but, Electrum is safe enough as well.  If you're really crazy about security, Electrum should be able to help you out with a paper wallet...

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