So I discovered Bitcoin, partly because of a news article, and installed the official client from the Ubuntu repositories. Before that though, I installed "Multibit", because I didn't know the official one was in the Ubuntu repos, and spent about an hour on some different websites taking surveys to rack up some free BitCoins. From what I understand, you're basically anonymous. I mean you can give out your "Receiving Address" for people to send funds to you, but that does not give them access to "withdraw" funds because the address is different, and even if you send/receive money with somebody, they won't have access to some of your more personal information. Is this all correct?
I've read the stuff on the website, and I'm aware that by using the client, my "wallet" is stored as a file on my computer, and if that file is lost, the BitCoins in it are lost. Outside of that however, I really don't know much about it.
Does anybody have anything they've learned about it that wasn't plainly obvious from the documentation? If I have a couple of receiving addresses set up on MultiBit, is there a way to transfer those receiving addresses over to the official client so I don't have two clients running to accomplish the same goal?
Just a wee nooblet here testing the waters to see how this all works.