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2. The Mist Browser

In the realm of cryptocurrency software, there are generally two essential types of client applications: wallets and full nodes

Chris Dannen

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Wallet usually denotes a lightweight node that connects to a blockchain to perform basic functions, such as sending and receiving cryptocurrency. Full nodes are command-line interfaces that can perform the full gamut of operations allowed by the network.

As we covered in the last chapter, Ethereum can refer to both the Ethereum protocol and the Ethereum network created by computers using the protocol. Operating a node on the network allows you to upload smart contracts. ...

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