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January 28, 2014, 09:43:22 AM
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Hi trying to find a good and trusted bit coin wallet ?

Any advise on good ones or ones to avoid would be great.
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January 28, 2014, 09:49:43 AM
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You don't specify what kind of wallet you want:
- local storage or web
- mobile or desktop
- full or partial blockchain

Whatever you choose, the security of your local computer is of the highest importance.
If it gets infected with malware, hackers could get access to your local wallet file just as well as they could grab your password for a web wallet.
So if you want to store nontrivial amoounts of bitcoins, make absolutely sure that the computer on which the wallet or wallet password information is stored is secure.

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January 28, 2014, 10:24:00 AM
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Otter skin is all the rage in Finland right now!

To rich for me, so I use Bitcoin-qt. I do not trust the online wallets.
I would rather take my chances and get key logged than let a online wallet get hacked.
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January 28, 2014, 10:34:57 AM
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if web, blockchain.info, atleast i use it with no problems
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January 28, 2014, 11:06:17 AM
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Hi trying to find a good and trusted bit coin wallet ?

Any advise on good ones or ones to avoid would be great.

Try an online blockchain.info one first which is good for beginners. Just make sure you set up all the security features - second password 2 factor auth etc.

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January 28, 2014, 12:30:09 PM
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A good way to store your bitcoin safely is by diversifying your money in different places.

I currently have all these wallets:
Android bitcoin wallet
Mycelium
Blockchain
Coinbase
Bitcoin Qt
Cold storage paper wallet
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January 28, 2014, 01:55:13 PM
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if web, blockchain.info, atleast i use it with no problems

I really like blockchain.info.  Real simple to use, don't need to download anything, allows for paper wallets for offline storage, and there are apps for mobile use to keep track of everything!  Plus they have 2 factor, plus you can limit it to specific IPs only that can access your account as well.

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January 28, 2014, 02:15:51 PM
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I'd say multibit was a good wallet to choose  Smiley
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January 28, 2014, 02:19:32 PM
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if web, blockchain.info, atleast i use it with no problems

I really like blockchain.info.  Real simple to use, don't need to download anything, allows for paper wallets for offline storage, and there are apps for mobile use to keep track of everything!  Plus they have 2 factor, plus you can limit it to specific IPs only that can access your account as well.

What happens if your IP changes?  lol.

But I also recommend blockchain.info.
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January 28, 2014, 05:03:06 PM
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Hi trying to find a good and trusted bit coin wallet ?

Any advise on good ones or ones to avoid would be great.

For now, kryptokit is growing on me - http://www.coindesk.com/kryptokit-partners-bitpay-two-click-shopping/
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January 28, 2014, 05:13:33 PM
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MultiBit is good for the freshman
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January 29, 2014, 03:27:10 AM
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Thank you all I will look over what you all suggested and see what one i like the best.
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January 29, 2014, 03:55:42 AM
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I use Electrum, seems very good.
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January 29, 2014, 04:21:56 AM
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Electrum or Multibit is good.
You don't need to have the full blockchain with them.
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January 29, 2014, 04:29:17 AM
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I use electrum on Mac, thoroughly recommended
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January 29, 2014, 11:21:49 AM
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I have one for sale- a complete wallet system:

www.terrawallet.com

more or less retired.
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January 29, 2014, 11:52:24 AM
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why would people pay for a wallet when all others are free?
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January 29, 2014, 01:01:17 PM
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why would people pay for a wallet when all others are free?

Because it does what they need better than the others?
As a software developer, I see the need for both free software and paid software - sometimes your needs as a user are not met well by the free options, and then buying software is appropriate. Most of the software I use is free, but I do use some that I bought (I have also donated bitcoins for free software that I use  Smiley ).

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January 29, 2014, 01:04:58 PM
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why would people pay for a wallet when all others are free?

Because it does what they need better than the others?
As a software developer, I see the need for both free software and paid software - sometimes your needs as a user are not met well by the free options, and then buying software is appropriate. Most of the software I use is free, but I do use some that I bought (I have also donated bitcoins for free software that I use  Smiley ).

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How is it better?
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January 29, 2014, 01:08:33 PM
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How is it better?

I have no idea, I don't even know it.
"Better" is a matter of opinion, and it is up to the users to decide whether something is better in their view.

Onkel Paul

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