Some people are saying Bitcoin XT is faster and more secure, but I don't know how to migrate from Bitcoin Core to Bitcoin XT, because I have all my coins on Bitcoin Core.

What are the steps I need to perform to safely migrate from Bitcoin Core to Bitcoin XT?

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    It is unclear what you're asking: Are you asking what is better, or how to migrate from one to the other? Please be more specific.
    – Murch
    Jun 21 '15 at 13:08
  • first thing i want to is better is stay remain with core or migrate xt? second wanted to know how to move my coins into new xt client,
    – amiryaqot
    Jun 21 '15 at 15:33
  • We just do one topic per question post, so I'll leave it at the "how to move". "Which one is better" is primarily opinion based, so I don't think it would be a useful question, but if you are still interested in that, please create a new question for that topic.
    – Murch
    Jun 24 '15 at 13:34

The two clients are based off of the same code base. To use Bitcoin-XT, you only need to make sure your Bitcoin Core client is shut off when you start the Bitcoin-XT client. The two programs use the same data directory and wallets, so all your coins will still be there.

See "Should I be running Bitcoin Core or Bitcoin-XT?" for more info regarding the differences between the two software packages.

In the README.md of Bitcoin-XT, it even says:

XT uses the same data directories as Core so you can easily switch back and forth.

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    Thanks for an answer which actually addresses the question at hand, and avoids (both here and in the other referenced answer) any statements of obvious opinion.... Jun 22 '15 at 17:30

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