A Dash walletwallet - Software that stores private keys and monitors the block chain (sometimes as a client of a server that does the processing) to allow users to spend and receive duffs. can refer to either a wallet program or a wallet file. Wallet programs create public keyspublic keys - The public portion of a keypair which can be used to verify signatures made with the private portion of the keypair. to receive duffsduffs - Denominations of Dash value, usually measured in fractions of a dash but sometimes measured in multiples of a duff. One dash equals 100,000,000 duffs. and use the corresponding private keysprivate keys - The private portion of a keypair which can create signatures that other people can verify using the public key. to spend those duffs. Wallet files store private keys and (optionally) other information related to transactionstransactions - A transaction spending satoshis. for the wallet program.

Wallet programs and wallet files are addressed below in separate subsections, and this document attempts to always make it clear whether we're talking about wallet programs or wallet files.

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