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November 22, 2013, 03:18:37 PM
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Bitcoin-Qt is the "official" client. I currently use that, but it has some limitations.

Armory has a lot of great features.

Would you recommend it? Is it as trustworthy as Bitcoin-Qt? Is it as well "peer-reviewed" as Bitcoin-Qt?

Do you have estimates on roughly how many people across the globe review the Bitcoin-Qt source code, and how many the Armory source code, before each release?

For example, if tens of thousands of people review Bitcoin-Qt, but only a dozen people review Armory, there may be a reason to worry about fraudulent activities in Armory development.
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November 22, 2013, 05:27:39 PM
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Good questions. 

Armory version 0.88.1, which I believe is the current version, uses a lot of RAM.  About 5GB on my machine.

It's my understanding that there is a big update coming out soon which improves things.

Version 0.88.1 seems to be working pretty good, aside from the RAM issue.
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November 22, 2013, 05:32:15 PM
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Bitcoin-Qt is the "official" client. I currently use that, but it has some limitations.

Armory has a lot of great features.

Would you recommend it? Is it as trustworthy as Bitcoin-Qt? Is it as well "peer-reviewed" as Bitcoin-Qt?

Do you have estimates on roughly how many people across the globe review the Bitcoin-Qt source code, and how many the Armory source code, before each release?

For example, if tens of thousands of people review Bitcoin-Qt, but only a dozen people review Armory, there may be a reason to worry about fraudulent activities in Armory development.

I think armory received a generous funding from venturers to better improve the client. I don't think it's in their interest to turn it to a malware  Tongue
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November 22, 2013, 05:33:21 PM
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Bitcoin-Qt is the "official" client. I currently use that, but it has some limitations.

Armory has a lot of great features.

Would you recommend it? Is it as trustworthy as Bitcoin-Qt? Is it as well "peer-reviewed" as Bitcoin-Qt?

Do you have estimates on roughly how many people across the globe review the Bitcoin-Qt source code, and how many the Armory source code, before each release?

For example, if tens of thousands of people review Bitcoin-Qt, but only a dozen people review Armory, there may be a reason to worry about fraudulent activities in Armory development.

I think armory received a generous funding from venturers to better improve the client. I don't think it's in their interest to turn it to a malware  Tongue

Plus it is open source, so you can check it and make sure it will not steal your bitcoins.

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November 22, 2013, 05:38:25 PM
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Plus it is open source, so you can check it and make sure it will not steal your bitcoins.

OP's concern is about how many people are actually reviewing the code.
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November 22, 2013, 05:43:38 PM
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Plus it is open source, so you can check it and make sure it will not steal your bitcoins.

OP's concern is about how many people are actually reviewing the code.

I know I look at the source before updating, I can't put a number on it, but there's a big community clearly but the subforum.

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