Install Specter-Desktop » Advanced Considerations
Enable Merkle Proofs
This optional feature in Specter-Desktop provides protection from a compromised Bitcoin Core node tricking you into believing you received a fake payment. Enabling this feature should be considered “nice to have” for locally hosted Bitcoin Core, but very important for cloud-hosted Bitcoin Core. Note that enabling this feature does not harm your privacy.
- Navigate to the Bitcoin Core settings in Specter-Desktop and click on the
Generaltab (this link should work if you have Specter-Desktop running).
- Enable the
Validate Merkle Proofsoption and click
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Note that this feature is currently only possible on non-pruned nodes.
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