Is there any light client for Monero where I can create and import private keys/mnemonic-seed and send and receive transactions like electrum for Bitcoin / Dash ?


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This addresses part of your question:

The lightwallet by jwinterm is probably most similar thing to an SPV wallet so far https://getmonero.org/getting-started/choose

shen-noether is working on a mobile wallet that will connect to a remote node https://hellomonero.com/tags/shen-noether

Jaxx and Exodus wallets are also in development

Mnemonic seeds are avaible for Monero in several different forms

  • this lightwallet doesn't work for me :/ i am not able to import my mnemonic-seed . failure all the time any other way to import my mnemonic-seed ? on mymonero, i have to pay 10XMR to get my history, so i cant use the balance without it?
    – coinling
    Aug 12, 2016 at 16:44
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    works now, forgot the .dll s
    – coinling
    Aug 12, 2016 at 16:56
  • @coinling glad to hear it is working now! Aug 12, 2016 at 16:58
  • Unfortunately it just shut down after almost synced and now if i want to open it and type in the password it shuts down immediately all the time...
    – coinling
    Aug 13, 2016 at 20:18

I assume you mean "light" to mean that the wallet does not keep a copy of the blockchain. Well, if you have a node to point the wallet at, whether it be a trusted external node or whether it be your little Raspberry Pi for example, then you can configure monero-wallet-cli to act as a light client. Actually, very little configuration is needed at all. See this post for how to do it on your internal network.

If you use monero-wallet-cli, it uses mnemonic seeds, and it has full wallet functionality (aside from it not currently having a GUI wrapped around it).

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