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Merge branch 'doc/9713-electrum-2.5' (Closes: #9713)

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[<span class="application">Electrum</span>](https://electrum.org/) is a [[!wikipedia bitcoin]] client that is
particularly suited to the context of Tails because:
- Your wallet can be recovered entirely from a passphrase, called
*seed*. So you can use your wallet from different devices and avoid
- You can use your wallet from different devices and avoid
losing bitcoins in a backup mistake or computer failure.
- Electrum does not download the blockchain. So there is no waiting
- Electrum does not download the blockchain, so there is no waiting
time when starting.
- You can sign transactions from an offline working session.
<div class="caution">
<p>Bitcoin is <a href="https://bitcoin.org/en/faq#is-bitcoin-anonymous">not
anonymous</a>.</p>
<p>To make it harder to relate your different transactions, you should use
different receiving addresses for each transaction.</p>
</div>
- You can sign transactions from an offline working session for
additional security.
To start <span class="application">Electrum</span> choose
<span class="menuchoice">
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<div class="caution">
<p>If you loose your <em>seed</em>, then you loose your entire wallet.</p>
<p>Bitcoin is <a href="https://bitcoin.org/en/faq#is-bitcoin-anonymous">not
anonymous</a>.</p>
<p>To make it harder to relate your different transactions, you should use
a different receiving address for each transaction.
<span class="application">Electrum</span> automatically generates new
addresses for you to use.</p>
<p>That's why we recommend that you activate the [[<span class="guilabel">Bitcoin Client</span>
</div>
<div class="caution">
<p>Your wallet can be recovered entirely from its <em>seed</em>: the
chain of words generated by <span class="application">Electrum</span>
when creating the wallet. But if you loose your seed, you
loose your entire wallet.</p>
<p>That's why we recommend you both:</p>
<ul>
<li>Activate the [[<span class="guilabel">Bitcoin Client</span>
persistence feature|doc/first_steps/persistence/configure/#bitcoin]] to
store your bitcoin wallet and preferences across separate working
sessions.</p>
sessions.</li>
<li>Backup your seed outside of Tails. For example, you can
write it down on a piece of paper and keep it with you.</li>
</ul>
</div>
<div class="caution">
<div class="tip">
<p><span class="application">Electrum</span> uses <em>mBTC</em> as the
default base unit. 1 mBTC = 0.001 BTC. To change this setting choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Tools</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">Preference</span></span> and open the
<span class="guilabel">Appearance</span> tab.</p>
<p>Do not blindly trust the bitcoin balance that <span class="application">Electrum</span> displays.</p>
</div>
<div class="caution">
<p><span class="application">Electrum</span> relies on
<a href="https://bitcoin.org/en/developer-guide#simplified-payment-verification-spv">Simplified
Payment Verification</a> (SPV) to avoid downloading the full block
chain. But with this technique, the servers to which <span
class="application">Electrum</span> connects can withhold information
from their clients. Read more about the
<a href="https://bitcoin.org/en/developer-guide#potential-spv-weaknesses">weaknesses
of SPV</a> in the Bitcoin Developer Guide.</p>
<p>Do not blindly trust the bitcoin balance that <span class="application">Electrum</span> displays as *unconfirmed*.
Wait for transactions to be confirmed.</p>
</div>
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