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

Caleb James DeLisle calebdelisle at lavabit.com
Thu Jun 27 23:45:59 UTC 2013

On 06/27/2013 01:56 PM, Gregory Maxwell 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),

If I were a Bitcoin dev, I would not want to talk about anonymity or
TOR because that's likely to attract people with paranoid dilutions
and they're really terrible users to support :)

Also yay for promoting fast, easy to use clients for casual users!


> 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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