[Bitcoin-development] Proposal: MultiBit as default desktop client on bitcoin.org

Alex Kravets kravets at gmail.com
Thu Jun 27 18:05:47 UTC 2013

Hi guys,

This would be a big step forward.  Anecdotally I can report that <5% of *
non-nerds* who don't abandon Bitcoin after waiting for the initial
blockchain download and *ongoing* sync on every restart, end up using
blockchain.info simply because it just works and works on their iPads &

Conversely, all the serious nerds end up using Armory and/or Brainwallets
for ultimate control.

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:56 AM, Gregory Maxwell <gmaxwell at gmail.com>wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 10:10 AM, Jim <jim618 at fastmail.co.uk> wrote:
> > Let me know if you think this is a good idea (or not!)
> > and if you have any questions.
> Being able to promote a fast SPV desktop wallet would be great!
> I went through an cycle of testing on multibit after I saw some
> complaints when it went up on the page before without at lot of
> discussion. There were a number of issues with it at the time, in
> particular the frequent deadlocks— though Mike was saying that those
> should be fixed.
> I see some of the the other things that were concerning for me at the
> time are still uncorrected though, e.g. no proxy support (so users
> can't follow our recommended best practices of using it with Tor),
> that it reuses addresses (esp for change), that it doesn't clearly
> distinguish confirmation level. It also make repeated https
> connections to (I'm not seeing the IP in the source,
> and it doesn't have a useful reverse dns entry, so I can't tell what
> its for).  Is there any timeframe for changing any of this stuff?
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