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Need a Good Bitcoin Client?

Need a Good Bitcoin Client?

Bitcoin is a decentralized peer-to-peer payment system and digital currency that is powered by its users with no central authority, central server or middlemen. Instead, managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is controlled by all Bitcoin users around the world.

Bitcoin is a digital currency that enables instant payments. It offers a path to lower payment processing and more secure transaction. It has often attracted attention for its popularity in black markets, and for its volatility in its value. However, there is a growing number of organisations and individuals that use Bitcoin for mainstream transactions, attracted to the lower payment processing charges, and the ability to receive micropayments, payments much smaller than what the traditional financial system can handle.

In exchange for its low-cost peer-to-peer system, Bitcoin's network contains no recourse if bitcoins are lost or hacked. Consequently, security is a vital concern with Bitcoin. How to store Bitcoins is therefore a very important decision for a Bitcoin user to make. Desktop bitcoin clients offer a reasonably secure and advanced way to store. Bitcoin supports native wallet encryption so that people who steal your wallet file do not obtain access to your Bitcoins.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 5 highly promising Bitcoin clients. Hopefully, there will be something of interest here for anyone who wants ease of use, security and advanced features.

Now, let's explore the 5 Bitcoin clients at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, screenshots, together with links to relevant resources and reviews.

Bitcoin Clients
Electrum Lightweight, easy to use, open source client
MultiBit Secure, lightweight, international Bitcoin wallet
Armory Advanced bitcoin wallet management software
Bitcoin-Qt Arguably the most trustworthy client
Gocoin Full bitcoin client solution written in the Go language

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