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* [https://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=15276.0 Forum thread] (includes screenshots)
* [https://forum.bitcoin.org/index.php?topic=15276.0 Forum thread] (includes screenshots)
* [https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin Current GitHub repository shared with bitcoind]
* [https://github.com/bitcoin/bitcoin Current GitHub repository shared with bitcoind]
==See also==
==See also==

Revision as of 00:57, 11 December 2012

Bitcoin-Qt is the first Bitcoin client, developed by Satoshi Nakamoto under its original name Bitcoind.[1][2][3]

The Bitcoin-Qt GUI was initially designed by Wladimir J. van der Laan. It is now maintained by the contributing developers of Bitcoind, which it has been bundled in since version 0.5.[4]


Historically, Bitcoin-Qt supported the mining of the Bitcoin currency; however, this feature has been since redacted due to increased computing requirements and the obsolence of regular CPU power.

Currently, Bitcoin-Qt can used as a desktop client for regular payments or as a server utility for merchants and other payment services.

Current version

Source code (and build instructions for supported platforms) can be found at the Bitcoin GitHub page.


  • Compatibility with Linux (both GNOME and KDE), Mac OS X and Windows
  • All functionality of the original wxWidgets client
  • Asks for confirmation before sending coins
  • CSV export of transactions
  • Clearer transaction list with status icons and real-time filtering
  • Progress bar on initial block download
  • Languages: Dutch, English, German, many more
  • Sendmany support in UI (send to multiple recipients in one transaction)
  • Multiple unit support, can show subdivided bitcoins (mBTC, µBTC) for users that like large numbers (only decimal units)
  • Splash screen that details progress


Bitcoin-Qt is often criticized for being slow in downloading and verifying the Bitcoin transaction database (often called the Blockchain).

External Links

  1. "Bitcoin Client Software". Bitcoin.org. http://bitcoin.org/clients.html. Retrieved 21 October 2012. "The original software written by Satoshi Nakamoto, the project's founder."
  2. http://gavintech.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/full-disclosure-bitcoin-qt-on-windows.html, Full disclosure: Bitcoin-Qt on Windows vulnerability, 21st October 2012
  3. http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2012-4682, Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-4682, 21st October 2012
  4. "Bitcoin-Qt/Bitcoind Releases". Bitcoin.org. http://bitcoin.org/news.html. Retrieved 21 October 2012.

See also