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December 17, 2017, 02:17:17 PM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?

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December 17, 2017, 02:18:52 PM
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In my opinion It is the best alternative. However, you should avoid using online wallets.

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December 17, 2017, 02:21:37 PM
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In my opinion It is the best alternative. However, you should avoid using online wallets.

yes please avoid if possible ,, there is no reason to use web wallet in this day and age but best web wallet i have use and never encounter issue is localbitcoin web wallet maybe they are only exchange who never create any problem at all for their user that team is very impressive to me , blockchain.info is also very good and high security they have too
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December 17, 2017, 02:24:34 PM
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Yes, I use multiple air gapped offline wallets, however, it's curious that there is no serious competition to Blockchain.info    Web wallets are useful for some situations where you don't want your real wallets anywhere near you.   


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December 17, 2017, 02:25:19 PM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?
There is no better alternative to blockchain.info when it comes to online web wallets in terms of security and customer service.
I'd say Coinkite would be the next alternative, but blockchain.info is better.
With that said, you shouldn't use it for amounts that you can't afford to lose as you're entrusting your money to a third-party. You should use a hardware wallet or at the very least an offline wallet such as Electrum.
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December 17, 2017, 02:29:30 PM
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Yes, I use multiple air gapped offline wallets, however, it's curious that there is no serious competition to Blockchain.info    Web wallets are useful for some situations where you don't want your real wallets anywhere near you.   


Blockchain.info actually has the majority of users in the industry and its largely due to either the domain name or the time they have spent in the industry. But there are still several alternatives that are doing fine depending on which one you want to go with just do your review right and some exchange sites offer wallet services as well. BTC.com, Xapo, Coinomi, etc. Web wallets are very useful in case you want to quickly do some transaction but just as a precaution is not to keep the bulk of your funds there since you are not using everything at once
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December 17, 2017, 02:39:10 PM
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Yes, I use multiple air gapped offline wallets, however, it's curious that there is no serious competition to Blockchain.info    Web wallets are useful for some situations where you don't want your real wallets anywhere near you.   

according to https://bitcoin.org/en/wallets/web/ these are the other web wallets:
Bitgo
coinapult
coin.space
greenaddress

there are also others that bitcoin.org doesn't list including blockchain.info!
BTC.com
StrongCoin
Eidoo

and of course the wallets that you do not control private keys to but they are web wallets:
Coinbase
Xapo

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December 17, 2017, 02:57:30 PM
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They expanded the service.
Have added a new purse.
Now serve three currencies BTC,ETH,BCH
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December 17, 2017, 03:01:31 PM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?
They are the online alternatives to the original Core wallet,I don't know why would you for an alternative of an alternative.It is never safe to store your coins in an online exchange/wallet.Try using Electrum instead.It is as user-friendly as blockchain.info and has a better fee structure.The best part about it,it's open-sourced.
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December 17, 2017, 03:43:07 PM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?
They are the online alternatives to the original Core wallet,I don't know why would you for an alternative of an alternative.

that is the weirdest definition that anybody has ever given for blockchain.info!!!

they are actually one of the worst wallets of all times. there have been bugs that led to money losses (for example usage of random.org for their random generator when creating a new private key!) and they have had lots of bugs, also they had the worst fee estimations which usually gave 100 sat/byte no matter what!

and they have not yet implemented SegWit after all this time!

There is a FOMO brewing...
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December 17, 2017, 03:47:44 PM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?
It isn't good if you store ypur coins on an online wallet there are many cases happens that they're account being hacked, locked and anything that similar happening about it. I think ot would be best if you store it in a hardware wallets like Ledger Nano and Trezor they are the best wallets you could have. Hot and cold wallets are best alternative too.
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December 17, 2017, 07:13:21 PM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?

Coinbase is perfect competitor for blockchain. Most of the both these wallet fees and usge specification all would be same but from the past 6 months Coinbase team working better than blockchain and their fees also little lower always than blockchain.
You will be able add the multiple addresses only in blockchain but coinbase would give multiple wallets in one email signed up. Re Ven time BTG hard fork also coinbase team provides the support notice to all their wallet users. So it is being always ahead.
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December 17, 2017, 07:33:47 PM
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Coinbase is perfect competitor for blockchain.
Except that Coinbase is an exchange where you don't have access over your private keys. Meanwhile, Blockchain.info is a wallet which you can export your private keys. Not the best comparison.

Most of the both these wallet fees and usge specification all would be same but from the past 6 months Coinbase team working better than blockchain
Why is the Coinbase team working better than Blockchain? What have they accomplished?

and their fees also little lower always than blockchain.
They are not...? You can actually choose the fee you want in Blockchain.

Re Ven time BTG hard fork also coinbase team provides the support notice to all their wallet users. So it is being always ahead.
Coinbase doesn't support BTG or BCH. Blockchain does fully support BCH (including send and receive). How are they ahead?

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December 17, 2017, 08:15:45 PM
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I find Mycelium as the best alternative to blockchain.info. Mycelium has some amazing features like custom tx fees which helps you to transfer your funds at low transaction fees, Easy to recover by 12/24 passphrase words.
Even Mycelium has been recognized as one of the best mobile wallets in the bitcoin industry, so much that it was awarded the 2014 “Best Mobile App” by Blockchain.info
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December 17, 2017, 10:12:13 PM
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I don't trust any web wallet as of now i just wanted to safe all of my bitcoin into bitcoin wallet that i have backup seed phrase that anytime soon i can recover it in other wallet.. Electrum is the best option for me since i never had any problem saving my bitcoins for a long time ..
Like the above said mycelium for mobile would also the best option and safe secured..  Remember those online wallet are always having problem bugs or glitch or sometimes auto send to other wallet. so if you wanted to be safe you bitcoin wallet wisely..

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December 17, 2017, 11:51:30 PM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?

i'm not sure that's actually true. as a company they've claimed some impressive numbers, but i've seen some compelling arguments that they are drastically exaggerated. they use unverifiable things like "number of wallets" as data, when many of those wallets are abandoned and inactive. i've had dozens of blockchain.info wallets over the years, used as throwaway wallets. they're probably counting all of them. they also count transactions that use their "broadcast" service as being transactions made by blockchain.info "users." i use their push service all the time, but i'm using my electrum wallet to craft and sign the transactions.

i'd avoid web wallets altogether. if you must, use greenaddress. they are recommended by bitcoin.org, they have implemented segwit and multi-sig, and they are generally more secure and reliable than blockchain.info.

as i implied, though, i prefer a lightweight desktop client like electrum myself.

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December 18, 2017, 04:15:01 PM
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I wouldn't suggest any third party wallet. If you look for a mobile wallet, I can recommend mycelium or coinomi for android. If you want to save your funds on longterm, you could generate a paper or mind wallet on bitaddress.org
Look also to this thread in beginners and help section.
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1631151.0
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December 18, 2017, 07:25:53 PM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?

Every online wallet are not safe because your private key is shared to wallet provider. That is the most of the people avoid in online wallet. Still people are using it in that blockchain and coinbase wallets top in the market and those wallet address dynamic nowadays and it is good option to being anonymous.
You can go xapo or mycelium which can be convenient to work in the mobile itself.
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December 18, 2017, 08:37:33 PM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?
Where's the basis? Just because most of us here are using it that will your assumed statement regarding on who's the market leader when it comes to web wallets?

There are still some good web wallets out there that you can use, I prefer to get with greenaddress and I tried it out before and if something happened to blockchain.info I'll switch back to it.
Also refer to these wallets https://bitcoin.org/en/wallets/web/
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December 19, 2017, 05:15:31 AM
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They are clearly the market leaders in terms of online btc wallet.   What are the alternatives?

If you're satisfied with what blockchain.info brings to the table then just keep on using them.

But if you want suggestions:

- Electrum(you have to download it though)
- BTC.com(multisig wallet, trusted)
- Coinbase(easy to buy and sell but at the same time, you don't control your own private keys and support is bad)
- Greenaddress(many options, including nlocktime and multisig i believe)
- Coinb.in(advanced users)

There's also a bunch of others which are more like exchanges than wallets, which i do not recommend using.
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