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Is Internet connection necessary to use the wallet?

Do I need to have Internet connection in order to use my Sqrl wallet?

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You really do need internet access to use Sqrl wallet for anything useful. Sqrl interfaces with the Telos blockchain via API nodes that provide information based on requests from the wallet to get your balances, information on past account transactions, etc. Unlike some older types of cryptocurrency wallets, most eosio wallets like Telos do not keep track of your account on their own. They only store the names of the accounts you follow and the keys for signing. Think of it this way, why would the wallet store this information when the blockchains themselves are ultimate ledgers recording this. The wallets are just programs that make it more convenient to read and interact with the chains.

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