plommer Posted November 3, 2015 Report Share Posted November 3, 2015 https://electrum.org/#home Electrum is a lightweight Bitcoin client, based on a client-server protocol. It was released on november 5, 2011. Main features: Encrypted wallet: the file that contains your bitcoins is protected with a password. You are protected from thieves.Deterministic key generation: If you lose your wallet, you can recover it from its seed. You are protected from your own mistakes. Instant on: the client does not download the blockchain, it requests that information from a server. No delays, always up-to-date. Transactions are signed locally: Your private keys are not shared with the server. You do not have to trust the server with your money. Freedom and Privacy: The server does not store user accounts. You are not tied to a particular server, and the server does not need to know you. You can export your private keys. No scripts: Electrum does not download any script. A compromised server cannot send you arbitrary code and steal your bitcoins. No single point of failure: The server code is open source, anyone can run a server. Firewall friendly: The client does not need to open a port, it simply polls the server for updates. Free software: Gnu GPL v3. Anyone can audit the code. Written in Python. The code is short, and easy to review. Support for Bitcoin URIs, signed URIs and Bitcoin aliases Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.