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I understand what GUI wallet softwares are and why those are important for end users. But in a backend application, if I understand correctly, a wallet is simply a seed that can generate some private/public keys pairs in a deterministic way. Is that correct? Correct, but you miss the most important feature of a wallet...crafting transaction / bitcoin script!...


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Although certain coins have a few available API providers (such as BitGo for Bitcoin), any sane and security conscious company should elect to run their own nodes for each supported currency, manage their own keys, and have their own wrapper to handle deposits and withdrawals by interacting with the nodes. This is especially relevant for coins like Monero ...


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There is a Bitcoin wallet extension for Chrome. It's apparently used by 1500 people and has 3.5 stars average review. Still, I would not trust this extension without first auditing its source code. I cannot find its code on its author's Github profile. CoinSpace is a web-based Bitcoin wallet. It's not exactly an extension but if you understand what Metamask ...


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There is a similar question from 6 years ago with different options and answers Is there a remote, trustless bitcoin API that doesn't require anything (blockchain/SPV headers) to be stored locally? Otherwise I suppose the options havent changed much, unless maybe the pruning mod which allow you to run a lightweight bitcoin node (550mb instead of 250giga+...


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