MultiBit is a lightweight "thin client" Bitcoin wallet for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux based on bitcoin. Its main advantages over the original Bitcoin client include support for opening multiple wallets simultaneously, and not requiring the download of the entire multi-gigabyte blockchain (2.6 GB as of July 2012[1]). The project is lead by UK developer Jim Burton.[2]


  • Multiple wallets can be open at the same time
  • Synchronizes with the network in minutes
  • Shows the last BTC <--> USD rate from VirtEx and other exchanges
  • Import and export your private keys
  • Chart of your balance over the last 30 days
  • Free and open source (MIT license)
  • Localized in a variety of languages


MultiBit was announced on September 12, 2011.[3]

See alsoEdit

  • Thin Client Security

External linksEdit


  1. How big is the blockchain on disk as of 5th July 2012?
  2. European Bitcoin Conference 2012 - Jim Burton - Multibit
  3. MultiBit