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March 01, 2012, 06:53:43 PM
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I hate the initial block download delay and don't care about mining myself for now.
what are the best ways to get started with bitcoin without installing the client?
I know it's possible, but would love to have some specific suggestions.

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March 01, 2012, 11:04:24 PM
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I hate the initial block download delay and don't care about mining myself for now.
what are the best ways to get started with bitcoin without installing the client?
I know it's possible, but would love to have some specific suggestions.

Electrum client, or My Wallet from http://BlockChain.info/wallet are two.

  - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Category:Frontends

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Thanks for the helpful replies. I will check those options.

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March 03, 2012, 08:20:28 AM
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depends on what you mean by "get started".

If it's trading - you can plainly have wallets in exchanges directly. E.g. I decided to get rid of litecoin/rucoin clients totally - mined coins go to the exchanges directly (they go as transfers, not as "generated" - this is important). The truck may work with BTC as well - it depends on how pool does the payouts. If it's "normal transfers" - the approach may work, if it's "generated" - you definitely need a client.

BTC chain download is not the only problem. Crashing a PC with bitcoin client running can lead to database corruption=redownload. Size matters as well - it's rather expensive on SSD andyou never know how much you'll need tomorrow
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