An ionomy client is the program that uses information from your wallet file to participate in the ionomy network and blockchain. Currently there are two main types of clients the ionomy QT client and iond daemon.
Client Vs Wallet
While many refer to a client, such as a ionomy QT, as a "wallet", it is not. A wallet is the collection of private keys that the client uses to interact with the ionomy network. While programs like the ionomy QT client are not "wallets", it is common to refer to them as "wallets".
ionomy QT Client
The ionomy QT client is a program that runs on your computer that presents the user with an easy to use visual interface. The QT wallet is usually run on desktop machines or by users who prefer a graphical interface.
- The ionomy QT Client for Windows and Mac can be downloaded from https://ionomy.com/download
- You can also download and compile your QT wallet from the official GIT repository https://github.com/ionomy/ion
- The how to guide [] https://github.com/ionomy/ion/wiki/HOW-TO:-Compile-the-ION-QT-wallet-on-Ubuntu can guide you through the process of compiling and running the ionomy QT client on Linux installations.
ionomy iond Daemon
The iond daemon is a program that runs in the background.
A daemon is a computer program that runs as a background process, and usually does not have any GUI (Graphical User Interface). iond is usually run on server environments or by users with more experience.
- The how to guide [] https://github.com/ionomy/ion/wiki/HOW-TO:-Compile-the-ION-QT-wallet-on-Ubuntu can guide you through the process of compiling and running the ionomy iond daemon on Linux installations.