Warning: you only get the security and privacy benefits in supported
lightweight wallets if they make a secure and private connection to your
Bitcoin Core every time you use them. This usually requires special
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Lightweight wallets usually connect to several random full nodes (like
Bitcoin Core) to send and receive all of their data. In the process they
leak private data and make themselves more
vulnerable to attacks.
But it’s also possible to connect certain lightweight wallets solely to
your own Bitcoin Core full node, called a trusted peer. If you do this
with a secure and private connection every time you use that
lightweight wallet, you’ll get most of the security and privacy
benefits of a full node as well as help protect decentralization.
Create a raw transaction:
Sign the above raw transaction:
Send the above signed raw transaction:
The returned value is the transaction’s identifier (TXID).