End-to-end encrypted with TLS (recommended)⌗
Plain text (legacy)⌗
Use this only if your client does not support the TLS version.
!!! Never use random Electrum servers !!!
Some modern Bitcoin wallets work on top of the Electrum server instead of directly connecting to a Bitcoin full node. The Electrum server is a powerful indexer giving wallets immediate and convenient access to the Bitcoin blockchain.
Originally Electrum server was developed for Electrum Wallet but it then became a widespread standard.
Always use a trusted backend (“Electrum server”) instead of random servers on the Internet, many of which are being ran by surveillance companies.
I run a fully public Electrum server for my friends and family, so they don’t accidentally dox their coins to surveillance companies.
I take care to not log any activity, but I cannot guarantee about underlying hosting providers. You should always prefer connecting with VPN or Tor to any 3rd party service.