[Bitcoin-development] Bitcoind-in-background mode for SPV wallets

Alex Mizrahi alex.mizrahi at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 17:33:19 UTC 2014

> 1) It's more private. Bloom filters gives away quite accurate statistical
> information about what coins you own to whom ever you happen to be
> connected too. An attacker can easily use this to deanonymize you even if
> you don't reuse addresses; Tor does not help much against this attack.

There is also an option to download everything, but do only a very basic
surface validation (without keeping track of UTXOs).
You do not need a full node for that.
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