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July 03, 2012, 08:06:05 PM
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Which client do you recommend?

And I don't understand something about Armory. They give you a passphrase that can restore your wallet. So can anyone just sit at home and attempt to "restore" other people's wallets? What am I missing?

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July 04, 2012, 01:10:13 AM
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A good comparison site:

Open-Source Bitcoin Clients for the Desktop
 - http://dre.tx0.org/compare.htm

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July 04, 2012, 07:40:43 AM
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And I don't understand something about Armory. They give you a passphrase that can restore your wallet. So can anyone just sit at home and attempt to "restore" other people's wallets? What am I missing?

It's a private key, not a passphrase. It's a tad too long to be used as a passphrase unless you have a very good memory. Wink But yes, you could sit at home and keep entering private keys until you get one that someone's already using (note that the use of private keys is fundamental to how Bitcoin works, and is not limited to Armory or any other specific software). What you're missing is that it would require more time and energy than the universe contains to do so.

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July 04, 2012, 10:05:02 PM
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A good comparison site:

Open-Source Bitcoin Clients for the Desktop
 - http://dre.tx0.org/compare.htm

This is excellent. Is there anything similar for mobile Bitcoin clients?

Once Bitcoin is understood, the consequences of a bank-only system are evident: your wallet is your national identity card and all private keys are handed to the government
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July 05, 2012, 07:41:17 AM
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This is excellent. Is there anything similar for mobile Bitcoin clients?

Yup!

 - http://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mobile_Payment_Apps

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July 05, 2012, 09:33:40 AM
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I am also using Armory as my Bitcoin client and what i like about it most is the ability to make so called 'paper backups' (printing your wallet key on paper). One could ask whether it would be required to print countless times for each new adress you are generating. In fact, your Armory wallet is deterministic, that means all future adresses which are to be generated are predictable. So there are no annoying backups anymore, one single backup after creating the wallet and keeping it in a safe place, whether it be digital or physical, is sufficient.
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July 05, 2012, 09:22:16 PM
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http://multibit.org/

very nice client for Linux.

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July 05, 2012, 11:10:40 PM
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Thanks for these lists. Now I have some new clients to play with.

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