Dogecoin has been one of the cryptocurrencies with a huge community, real world adoption on multiple fronts, strong marketing, merged mining with Litecoin through AUX PoW, and so much more. One of the things DOGE has lacked however, was an Electrum wallet. That, my friends, is no longer the case.
The Electrum wallet has finally been ported for Dogecoin by BitcoinTalk member Electrum-Doge. The DOGE Electrum wallet is forked from the Bitcoin Electrum wallet, and offers the same kind of functionalities :
– Minimalistic user interface
– Deterministic wallet (a wallet can be completely regenerated from a passphrase)
– Secure (the wallet can be encrypted with a password)
– Multiple translations
– View exchange rate value directly from wallet
– Benefits from improvements on the original Electrum and its reputation as an amazing lightweight wallet
One of the main reasons for using an Electrum wallet is because you won’t need to download the entire blockchain , but rather download block headers. This speeds up network synchronization tremendously, and it uses far less computer resources (including hard disk storage).
For people interesting in testing the Doge Electrum wallet, head over to this website. Or if you so prefer, the Dogecoin Electrum wallet code can also be found on GitHub, and if you encounter any bugs, issues, or maybe even have a suggestion to make, you can file those by clicking here.
The Dogecoin Electrum wallet has been provided to the community by a new user on BitcoinTalk. As there are a lot of services with shady operators, do your own research before using this service. We are not saying the person running this project is shady, but we cannot verify their intentions either.