All the Lands Shall Adopt Anonymous Currency
After first learning of Bitcoin, I was initially skeptical, myself. I took about three days to give myself enough research and mulling time. In that time and since then, I have found absolutely no logical reason to not like Bitcoin! I personally use both of these wallets that I have listed in this article.
In my opinion, the best option for obtaining a Bitcoin wallet is to simply go to Bitcoin.org and download the Bitcoin-Qt (which is a wallet application that runs on the desktop).
Then just extract the archive and open the file labeled 32 or 64 which will be located in the bin file and double-click on the “bitcoin-qt” executable. I have only done this using linux, but if anyone who is reading this is having trouble using Bitcoin-Qt, please feel free to contact me and I will try my best to assist you.
The best reason for using the Bitcoin-Qt is that you, yourself, ensure it’s security, unlike online wallet services which may falter or become manipulated. It takes more vigilance on the wallet keeper’s part, but it is a luxury that a lot of people prefer.
Remember that once you open the wallet, it will need to connect to the network and sync with all of the blocks that have been previously mined. Expect it to take quite a while! Also, whenever you close the wallet and reopen it at a later time, the same thing will happen because blocks are mined every few minutes. The wallet will need to sync with the blocks mined during the time the wallet was closed.
This is my favorite wallet to use because I have such bad luck keeping my laptops healthy… I like that they keep everything as secure as they are able to on their end and that I am able to easily back up my wallet as many times as I want in preparation for the possibility of their site going down and/or their files getting tampered with.
To get started is so easy! Click the “wallet” link in the upper menu area and then follow the instructions provided. What I like about the wallet at blockchain.info is that you can easily back up your wallet onto several different mediums each time you receive a payment.
Another reason why I feel confident in the blockchain.info wallet is that it is well established and trusted.