I setup my own Blockstack Core node last night (or is it this morning?) and I created a new wallet. I’m really new to this space, so please pardon my questions. But is there any correlation between my Blockstack browser wallet and my Blockstack core wallet? I’m assuming this is a BIG no, but I just want to make sure. Also, what’s the difference between the owner and payment address? I know the latter is used to receive BTC, but what’s the former used for?
If so, what’s the benefit of having a Blockstack Core wallet versus having a Blockstack Browser wallet? I’m thinking that it just allows me to store my BTC offline easier. Are there any other benefits/cons?
Lastly, I’m taking it that as I’m running a “full node” now that my laptop is maintaining an entire directory of BNS directory, correct? If this is so, it means that I’m contributing to the overall health of the network, I believe. Pretty cool stuff if I’m actually doing this and making a difference on the network.
I’d really appreciate any of you smart people to just provide a brief explanation or how running a Blockstack Core node works or if you could point me to any other resources so I could read a little more.