Bitcoin Core Digital Currency Wallet

What is the Bitcoin Core Wallet?

The Bitcoin Core wallet is part of The Bitcoin Network and The Original Bitcoin Wallet.

What does is do?

Bitcoin Core allows users to engage with the entire decentralised bitcoin network by validating transactions and storing a copy of the entire blockchain (150GB), so you’ll need space.

Bitcoin Core overview by Altcoinium

Bitcoin Core is secure and free but is less popular due to its quite complicated set-up procedure. You need to have patience with this puppy. We particularly like the fact that you can fully validate bitcoin transactions yourself rather than relying on a third-party service.

If you are unlucky enough to have data limits imposed on you by your ISP look elsewhere. What's worth noting is due to its direct interaction with the blockchain Bitcoin Core can be more susceptible to errors caused by virus detection Software. Viruses on the blockchain will not affect your actual computer but may be detected by your anti-virus software amongst the data Bitcoin Core is processing resulting in undesirable consequences.

Compatible with Windows 7/8.x/10, Mac OS X or Linux operating system.

Download the latest version here.