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I want a BitCoin GUI wallet which doesn't use much disk space.

bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/features/requirements says that Bitcoin Core uses 200GB. It is clearly too much. I would prefer to take no more than 2-3GB (or a little more), including any data (such as blockchain data) the program creates on the user PC.

It must be able to run on Ubuntu Linux.

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  • How much is "much disk space"? What's an average for some big/small wallets? (Where's 60GB come from?)
    – Xen2050
    Commented Dec 11, 2018 at 2:11
  • @Xen2050 bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-core/features/requirements says that Bitcoin Core uses 200GB. It is clearly too much. I would prefer to take no more than 2-3GB (or a little more)
    – porton
    Commented Dec 11, 2018 at 6:05
  • Does your "2-3GB" include the stored blockchain data size?
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Dec 11, 2018 at 12:07
  • @NicolasRaoul Yes, it includes any data the application creates on the user's PC
    – porton
    Commented Dec 11, 2018 at 16:25
  • Thanks! Please add this information in the body of your question, I will delete the comments.
    – Nicolas Raoul
    Commented Dec 12, 2018 at 1:42

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Electrum.

From https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/6huw0r/how_much_space_does_electrum_use/

1 mb or something below 10 mb for sure.

the reason bitcoin core is 60 gb or whatever it is is because you download the whole blockchain.

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    valid point about Electrum, but must keep in mind that it used to have some security vulnerabilities. however, this comment of mine is not very constructive, since I'm not able to suggest any other bitcoin client that fits the requirement and is more secure Commented Dec 11, 2018 at 20:44

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