Own, control and understand bitcoin with sparrow wallet - Craig Raw

Own, control and understand bitcoin with sparrow wallet - Craig Raw

12 Feb • 57m
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Own, control and understand bitcoin with sparrow wallet.   In todays episode I spoke to Craig Raw the sole developer and maintainer of Sparrow wallet.Sparrow is a Bitcoin wallet for those who value financial self sovereignty. Sparrow’s emphasis is on security, privacy and usability. Sparrow does not hide information from you - on the contrary it attempts to provide as much detail as possible about your transactions and UTXOs, but in a way that is manageable and usable. Craigs hope is that sparrow is as much a tool for education as it is a tool for interacting with the bitcoin network. Ive found this wallet really usable while still having all of the features you would expect from a modern Bitcoin wallet.    Full support for single sig and multisig wallets on common script types A range of connection options: Public servers, Bitcoin Core and private Electrum servers Standards based including full PSBT support Support for all common hardware wallets in USB and airgapped modes Full coin and fee control with comprehensive coin selection Labeling of all transactions, inputs and outputs Lightweight and multi platform Send and receive to PayNyms, both directly (BIP47) and collaboratively Built in Tor Testnet, regtest and signet support   Sparrow is unique in that it contains a fully featured transaction editor that also functions as a blockchain explorer. This feature not only allows editing of all of a transaction’s fields, also easy inspection of the transaction bytes before broadcasting.   I asked Craig about some of the features in the new release v1.7.2 and we went into detail on unique visual fingerprints for a wallets now being displayed in the Settings tab and passphrase entry dialog. This makes it easy for more visual people like myself to quickly recognise colours and shapes rather than a string of letters and numbers. We also discussed BIP329 which defines a standard for importing and exporting wallet labels. I was happy to see Craig pushing this forward as its an issue I'm currently experiencing myself and I don’t think I'm alone. As other wallets implement this standard, it will become easier to migrate between different wallet implementations using seeds, output descriptors and label exports. It was a pleasure speaking to Craig and I hope you enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed recording. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out and ask me. Craig contact details. twitter - @SparrowWallet twitter - @craigraw Website -   Contact me.  twitter - @MaxBitbuybit twitter - @bitbuybitpod Website -   As always please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions. Today you can exchange $1 for 4572 Sats (Sale ends soon.)   Thank you Foundation Devices for sponsoring the show. Use code BITBUYBIT at check out for $10 off your purchase Website -
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21,000 sats
14 Feb
20,999 sats
16 Feb
gidday mate
19 Feb
10,000 sats
15 Feb
wish sparrow had a mobile version since i dont have a laptop and just a phone. but i can appreciare what craig has built. it seems to be the best in class. and FU @jon
19 Feb
Fucks appreciated sir 🫡
7,777 sats
13 Feb
sparrow wallet is my favourite wallet by far. craig is a hero.
5,000 sats
12 Feb
Sparrow wallet is top notch.
5,000 sats
19 Feb
great chat!
4,674 sats
13 Feb
BIP329 ... well needed, and who better than Craig Raw to get it done? Thanks max et al for another zero-noise episode.
@mrmr what are your thoughts on BIP300 / drivechains / sidechains by the way?
4,567 sats
15 Feb
Mad respect and appreciation for Craig. Sparrow is leaps and bounds ahead of any other desktop wallet out there and it's a pure joy using it. Thanks for the update and having him on. I'm digging the new Artwork as well.
4,444 sats
17 Feb
4,200 sats
13 Feb
Sparrow Wallet is best in class! #ThereIsNoSecondBest