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How do I switch from Bitcoin-QT to a lighter, faster (SPV) Bitcoin client?

So, keeping up to date with the blockchain is getting ridiculous in Bitcoin-QT, especially on my laptop. If I leave it off or away from the internet for even a short period of time, it takes forever ...
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What are the privacy implications of filtered blockchain downloads?

There is now "Bloom filter" support in the network protocol for sending only relevant transactions to lightweight clients. What are the privacy implications of the bloom filter? Does it leak any ...
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Does the official Bitcoin version 0.8. client still download the whole blockchain?

The release notes for version 0.8 of the "Satoshi" client say "Bloom filter" support in the network protocol for sending only relevant transactions to lightweight clients. Is this an optional ...