Whats The Best Wallet?

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  1. vinnyfraser

    vinnyfraser New Member

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    I'm looking to get my coins off the exchange I use. I've been looking up wallets to use and all i can find is wallet.decred.org How safe is this webwallet? I know typically webwallets can be hacked. Which wallet do you use?
     
  2. jcv

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    The webwallet is a fork of copay. It has the nice feature that your private keys are NEVER on our server and just live in the localStorage for your broswer. The downside of that is that a modern web browser is a fairly large attack surface. So the security depends a lot on how secure you think your local computer and local browser are.
    If you want a GUI wallet that is does not use your web broswer, there is Paymetheus for windows and Decrediton for Linux and OSX (should have windows for next release I hope). Both of those use dcrwallet internally (which is also a good choice if you are happy with cmd line tools).
     
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    I strongly believe that the best wallet is the CLI dcrwallet if you don't have a problem using command line.

    If you need a wallet just for transferring and receiving funds I think you won't have any problem with any other official GUI wallet. The official web wallet is also a GUI wallet you can use through your browser, most users mentioned that it works better with chromium based browsers. (It's not working like blockchain.info online wallet works for BTC).
     
  5. jcv

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    As for the chromium thing, there is a bug in the version of copay that we are using that makes it not work with recent versions of firefox (and I think safari) so yes, you do need a chrome or chromium browser (or older firefox) to use the webwallet. It is definitely on our list to deal with. I for one only use firefox (other than testing things with chromium occasionally) so it isn't likely we will totally forget about the issue :)
     
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  6. vinnyfraser

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    I can't seem to find a link for the official GUI wallet?
     
  7. jcv

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    Wallet is stuck at "fetching headers". How long does this usually take? I don't have the fastest internet connect, around 300kb/s, gotta love Canada :)
     
  10. zero

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    Good to know it's a bug on Copay's code side. Anyway I mostly care for the stability of dcrwallet which is stable, the web wallet will be my last choice.
    I also prefer using Firefox or Cyberfox. If someone doesn't want to use Chrome, I think Opera and Slimjet are the best chromium browsers at this time.
    You may got confused with Paymetheus filenames. In the link @jcv gave you the filenames are decred_0.8.2-beta_x64.msi for the 64-bit version and decred_0.8.2-beta_x86.msi for the 32-bit version.

    Don't know if these links will change in the future, but you can also check for latest releases at those:

    https://github.com/decred/decred-release/releases/

    https://github.com/decred/decred-binaries/releases/

    But with every new release there is an announcement on the forum.
     
  11. sub-80

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    the address of wallet seems to keep changing, how to set it to one permanent address and other additional addresses?
     
  12. jcv

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    What do you mean by the address of the wallet? Do you mean the decred address it shows you? That is supposed to change since the best practice is to only use each address a single time.
     
  13. sub-80

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    But that means you can't use automated payout as the address changes.
     
  14. davecgh

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    You can reuse an address, it's just discouraged.

    That said, from a purely technical perspective, it's very much possible to do automated payouts to multiple addresses. You could create a new account for the specific "stream" of automatic payments and provide the associated xpub with the account. That in turn allows each payment to go to the next address associated with the extended pubkey.
     
  15. jcv

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    The old addresses are still yours, the wallet just doesn't show them to you to discourage reuse. But the is nothing to stop you from putting the address on a website or signature as a donation link for example. For most uses though, it really is better to treat them as single use.
     
  16. hejohoo

    hejohoo New Member

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    Could someone please explain in way that someone who is very bad at computers on how to set up a desktop wallet and use it for decred? I don't even understand what I am supposed to do at these gethub links. Is there a download button somewhere? Why is there no step by step guide to set up wallet like with some other coins?
     
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