Bitcoin Core

Full Validation: the best possible decentralized security
Strong privacy
Requirements and warnings
User interface
Support the network

Full Validation

Bitcoin Core ensures every block and transaction it accepts is valid, increasing not only your security but also helping prevent miners and banks from taking control of Bitcoin.

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Better Privacy

Bitcoin Core provides exclusive privacy features that can make it hard for anyone to link you to your transactions.

Discover the privacy advantages

Warning: Better Security Has Costs

Bitcoin Core uses more resources than other wallets, but it’s still convenient to run on most computers and Internet connections.

System requirements & warnings

A Better User Interface

Bitcoin Core wallet has features most other wallets don’t have. But if you don’t need them, you can use several other wallets on top of Bitcoin Core without losing Bitcoin Core’s security and privacy benefits.

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Support The Network

Bitcoin Core helps support other peers. This isn’t as useful as helping to keep Bitcoin decentralized, but it’s an easy way for broadband users to contribute to less well-connected users.

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