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For large numbers of coins, software wallets (online or desktop), no matter how well designed, are not safe. Online clients aren't safe because the ones that are encrypted your side (like blockchain) might somewhat be susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks. As Lohoris mentioned, Blockchain uses js verification with Github, requiring both websites to be ...


Your wallet is only used to send coins. To receive coins you don't need access to the wallet.


Generally web wallets have you store the keys on your computer, because otherwise they would have control of your Bitcoins and could run off with them. The reason you need a site is because you can't broadcast transactions to the network without a full node, something that is running on the site's servers. Web wallets of this type allow you the best of ...

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