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Traditional Bitcoin Client/Wallet

Traditional Bitcoin clients are ordinary programs that you download onto your computer. Receiving, verifying and sending transactions is all done from your machine and your computer connects to the Bitcoin network directly. Advantages include: Not reliant on any outside service except for the Bitcoin blockchain itself The possibility of much more privacy – your transactions […]

Feb 29, 2012

Lightweight Bitcoin Clients/Wallets

Lightweight bitcoin clients differ mainly in that the blockchain is not stored on your computer, so they rely on a server to receive and send transactions. Advantages are: Allows almost the same level of security as locally stored desktop wallets Work well in environments with a slow or limited internet connection, such as mobile phones […]

Feb 29, 2012