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November 03, 2013, 07:43:00 PM
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Hi,

I tried electrum this week and I totally love it. It perfectly fits my needs. I like the fact that uses a deterministic wallet and also that it shows the number of transactions of each address. Probably I will discover more things that I like as I keep using it.

My only concern is the fact that it is dependent on servers. Will it be possible to recover my bitcoins if electrum servers disappear?

I know this is probably a newbee question. I have tried to look for a FAQ at the documentation web and couldn't find any.

Thanks for creating this great wallet Smiley

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November 03, 2013, 08:12:00 PM
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Hi,

I tried electrum this week and I totally love it. It perfectly fits my needs. I like the fact that uses a deterministic wallet and also that it shows the number of transactions of each address. Probably I will discover more things that I like as I keep using it.

My only concern is the fact that it is dependent on servers. Will it be possible to recover my bitcoins if electrum servers disappear?

I know this is probably a newbee question. I have tried to look for a FAQ at the documentation web and couldn't find any.

Thanks for creating this great wallet Smiley

Short answer: Yes, of course. You can just export your private keys at any time, even if all servers were to be destroyed by a big nuclear bomb one day.

Long discussion about it:

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=174373.5

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November 04, 2013, 08:03:31 AM
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Great. Now that I read the answer ... it is so obvious! This gives me peace of mind.

Thanks for your answer and the pointer Smiley

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