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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 Using an SPV wallet can have privacy concerns because the node that you use to relay your transactions needs ...


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While it is true that relaying transactions to a node other than your own compromises (some) privacy, there are ways to create a mobile wallet that will address this concern. Basically, the wallet would only store the parts of the blockchain that are relevant to the outputs you own, plus some more to mix with when you create new transactions. There will ...


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Basically, you have to open the port to outside connections. A tutorial that covers this is on the getmonero.org webpage: https://getmonero.org/knowledge-base/user-guides/vps_run_node If you are running this from your home, you will likely have to configure your router as well to allow such connections. This will vary by router, but usually just involves ...


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Let's first start with what's needed to compute which outputs are destined for you: The tx public key (R) Each one-time output destination destination key in the tx (P) Your wallets private view key (a) Therefore, a wallet either needs to offload (trust) sending their private view key to some other node which can perform the scan, or they have to have all ...


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There are various things which have been implemented to aid in light, SPV-like wallets. E.g. light-wallet support for MyMonero, more recently and related, pruning. But you correctly identify one of the main obstacles - scanning the blockchain for receiving funds. The biggest problem with your suggested approach is divulging the view key to someone else. ...


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If we want to run wallets against potentially adversarial remote nodes, what problems can we run into? I'm interested in both points addressing privacy and opsec, as well as technical challenges related to consuming potentially malicious data. There are two categories of risks with malicious nodes. The first, most dangerous type of risks are the ...


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