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October 09, 2013, 04:55:14 AM
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Hey guys/gals,

I have just gotten into Bitcoins in the last week or so although I have seen threads on it multiple times on Reddit. I should have invested into it long ago when I first saw it, but here I am now! I am trying to figure out a good way to secure my wallet, would it be best to use Electrum (currently using as main wallet)?
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October 09, 2013, 04:57:16 AM
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welcome!

depends on your preferences. if you want a rock solid secure wallet use armory in offline mode.

I moved to Electrum though Smiley
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October 09, 2013, 07:15:22 AM
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Hey guys/gals,

I have just gotten into Bitcoins in the last week or so although I have seen threads on it multiple times on Reddit. I should have invested into it long ago when I first saw it, but here I am now! I am trying to figure out a good way to secure my wallet, would it be best to use Electrum (currently using as main wallet)?


For bigger sums is any client on your online computer risky, as you might get malware with keylogger now or later  Smiley
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October 09, 2013, 09:31:25 AM
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I am trying to figure out a good way to secure my wallet, would it be best to use Electrum (currently using as main wallet)?


For hot wallet it is ok. For cold wallet, best is paper wallet or offline armoury
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October 09, 2013, 03:19:56 PM
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I am trying to figure out a good way to secure my wallet, would it be best to use Electrum (currently using as main wallet)?


I personally preffer Bitcoin-QT, but Electrum should be fine. Either way, use long password to encrypt your wallet, and write it on paper hiden in secure location so you dont forget it
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October 09, 2013, 04:31:36 PM
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I have just gotten into Bitcoins in the last week or so although I have seen threads on it multiple times on Reddit. I should have invested into it long ago when I first saw it, but here I am now!


Dont worry, most of us waited and gathered more info before investing, myselves included
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October 09, 2013, 05:34:50 PM
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Hey guys/gals,

I have just gotten into Bitcoins in the last week or so although I have seen threads on it multiple times on Reddit. I should have invested into it long ago when I first saw it, but here I am now! I am trying to figure out a good way to secure my wallet, would it be best to use Electrum (currently using as main wallet)?

Hehey! I use MultiBit, it's awesome. Check it out.

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October 09, 2013, 05:51:21 PM
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Hello and welcome gio3505.
You can use the search button and find a lot of techniques to secure your wallet.
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October 09, 2013, 08:58:33 PM
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better use armory in offline mode then!!!!
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October 09, 2013, 10:57:27 PM
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better use armory in offline mode then!!!!

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October 10, 2013, 01:46:18 AM
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The best way is to put things in cold storage, there are various methods of doing this generally, but I like the idea of personal servers being offline and backed up Smiley

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October 10, 2013, 01:51:12 AM
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Hey guys/gals,

I have just gotten into Bitcoins in the last week or so although I have seen threads on it multiple times on Reddit. I should have invested into it long ago when I first saw it, but here I am now! I am trying to figure out a good way to secure my wallet, would it be best to use Electrum (currently using as main wallet)?

I would sugest bitcoin-qt instead for a wallet. I have never heard of Electrum and don't know if its secure.

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October 10, 2013, 04:30:16 AM
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Alright, thanks for the replies.
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October 10, 2013, 09:31:37 AM
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Your welcome, Electrum is safe, I using it without any problems
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October 14, 2013, 09:45:17 PM
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I'd say the main thing is to store your private keys off the network.  That will keep them secure.

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October 14, 2013, 09:50:15 PM
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I'd say the main thing is to store your private keys off the network.  That will keep them secure.

Not only store, but create as well on a computer not connected (now and in future as well) to internet (NSA nightmare, BTW  Smiley)
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October 16, 2013, 04:50:36 AM
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Welcome! Armory is the most secure wallet out there, but I would just go with an online wallet like coinbase...

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