Bitcoin is an experimental new digital currency that enables instant payments to anyone, anywhere in the world. Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer technology to operate with no central authority: managing transactions and issuing money are carried out collectively by the network. Bitcoin is also the name of the open source software which enables the use of this currency.
Reviewing 0.5.0 (Nov 22, 2011)
This application (a Bitcoin wallet) works perfectly, and is designed well. You can debate whether BTCs will explode or implode in value, but this does work as good Bitcoin wallet. Further, this version is a massive improvement to the UI, so it is being actively developed. Better, it is open source and multi-platform. What's to complain about? Ah, I'm sure someone will find something ;p
One issue: It does not handle upgrades well under Windows, leaving the old version laying around, causing some confusion. The wallet is properly imported/discovered, so no worries there.
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