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July 03, 2018, 12:43:46 AM
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Im newber & i wan't download data of BTC and Ethereum to my computer. But omg, BItcoin data size is ~200GB and ETH Data size ~ 700GB> What that? I want creater a wallet.
I want to create a wallet but lose a $ 60 hard drive for BTC data & a 1TB hard drive for ETH data?

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July 03, 2018, 01:11:46 AM
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Use an SPV wallet that doesn't require the whole Blockchain.

For Bitcoin: Electrum
For Ethereum: MyEtherWallet

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July 03, 2018, 06:44:30 AM
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It sounds like a lightweight wallet (as suggested above) is probably fine for your purposes. Electrum is great.

But if you're receiving large payments, you might consider running Core with a pruned blockchain. It's always safest to run a full node when receiving payments.
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July 03, 2018, 09:01:48 AM
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Im newber & i wan't download data of BTC and Ethereum to my computer. But omg, BItcoin data size is ~200GB and ETH Data size ~ 700GB> What that? I want creater a wallet.
I want to create a wallet but lose a $ 60 hard drive for BTC data & a 1TB hard drive for ETH data?

Please help
I would not recommended if you want to install desktop wallet on your computer, cause it will taking much data size disk, even it will give you a backup wallet, but it will takes time when synchronize after installing. so, i prefer you open wallet using https://bitcoin.org/en/wallets/mobile/android/ or iOs, some of them offered you to have backup private key wallet, that can you open on another wallet after.
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July 03, 2018, 10:53:38 AM
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Though it would be great, running a full node(through bitcoin core) isn't necessary to use and store bitcoin.

For a list of wallets: https://cryptosec.info/resources/#resources_wallets

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July 03, 2018, 12:00:14 PM
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Can I ask why do you want to use a desktop wallet? If you only want to store some bitcoins for daily use and you have limited storage capacity, rather use other methods. For example : Online wallets / Paper wallets / Hardware wallets.

https://www.ccn.com/why-choosing-the-right-bitcoin-wallet-is-important/

https://www.coindesk.com/information/how-to-store-your-bitcoins/

I use a combination between the different types of wallets for different reasons :

1. I store 80%+ of all my coins on Paper wallets <Most secure method for me>
2. I then store about 15% on Hardware wallets, because it is convenient and also safe.
3. About 1% is stored on a desktop wallet for experimentation.
4. Lastly, about 4% is stored on online wallets to give me easy remote access to coins, when I need them.

Hope my strategy works for you too.  Cool

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