[Bitcoin-development] Plans to separate wallet from core

Justus Ranvier justusranvier at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 15:33:41 UTC 2014


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On 06/24/2014 09:07 AM, Wladimir wrote:
> My main argument for the split is that full nodes and wallets have 
> completely different usage scenarios:
> 
> - A wallet should be online as little as possible, ideally only
> when you do transactions or want to check for them.
> 
> - A full node should be online 24/7 or it is virtually useless to
> the network.

I think btcd has done this right.

A wallet is a daemon that runs constantly in the background, just like
the full node.

The GUI (which is distinct from the wallet) runs as little as
possible. Presumably there's no need for a 1:1 relationship between
wallets and GUIs.


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