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Free and Open Source Desktop Wallets
Sparrow is a desktop only bitcoin wallet, available on all major platforms that provides a fantastic alternative to Electrum or Specter. Sparrow provides huge amounts of detail to the user relating to their UTXO’s, transactions and balances, but does so in a very user friendly manner...
As the name suggests, Specter is a desktop based Bitcoin wallet available on all popular operating systems. Unlike most other popular desktop wallets that rely on some form of Electrum Server, Specter speaks directly to Bitcoin Core which makes for a quick and easy setup process for those running core on an old laptop or desktop. Specter comes with the best user interface I have seen from a desktop wallet to date and makes single and multi-sig wallet setups an absolute breeze. When paired with Bitcoin core, it has to be the simplest hardware wallet/full node setup available...
Vires in numeris, or “strength in numbers”, perfectly captures Bitcoin’s unique strength, literally and figuratively. However, while Bitcoin was designed to be decentralized, the most common methods to store it still rely on single points of failure. Multisig technology solves that problem by enabling decentralized ownership, making Bitcoin custody much more resistant to accidents and attacks. Nevertheless, there are still major hurdles to overcome, the biggest of which is our own limited mental capacity. The burden of key management is simply too big for any individual to bear alone over an extended period of time. That is why our team has dedicated the last several years to develop Nunchuk into the world’s first multi-user multisig wallet (a.k.a., a “collaborative” wallet). Nunchuk collaborative wallet allows you to co-manage your bitcoin with your trusted ones, effectively reducing the burden of key management.