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

Wladimir laanwj at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 17:38:21 UTC 2014

On Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 7:33 PM, Alex Mizrahi <alex.mizrahi at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.

You may not *need* a full node, but the point of this (which I clearly
explained in my opening post) would be to support the network.

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