I just got into using bitcoins and I am using the bitcoin Knots client. I opened it up and it started synchronising. I had no clue what it was but I assumed it was needed. I went from 6 years to 1 year in around 12 hours...now it's taking forever and it filled up my SSD without even realising. This is ridiculous. It takes up so much space, is there no other way of using bitcoins? Someone help plox!
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I have downloaded the entire blockchain, the whole file will be about 80GB. As far as I know, this is one of the best ways to keep your bitcoins safe, the safest being a paper wallet of course. Many people get turned off by the fact that they have to download so much stuff and store in their computer, so they turn to mobile apps, web wallets like coinbase, blockchain.info etc. There's one drawback tho, security.
If you're not storing large amounts of coins (>10 BTC), i guess you could use the conventional web wallets or mobile wallets. it's just so much more convenient!