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Title: how to create paper wallet
Post by: roboticmhd on December 27, 2017, 11:21:51 AM
Hi, I am new here. I have been in crypto world for a month, but only trading on exchange sites. Now I want to go more technical and I have a lot of questions. Hope there are technical people here who have understanding of how crypto works under the hood.


My first question is: How create a paper wallet manually (not using any website or programs), using a paper and pencil. If during this process I need to use sha256() function to calculate hash of something I can do that using a program or advanced calculator that has such function, that is not problem.


How to create paper wallet manually ? I want to know what is means to have a wallet, minimalistically.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: Adelle on December 30, 2017, 09:11:05 PM
An important part of creating a Bitcoin wallet is ensuring the random numbers used to create the wallet are truly random. Physical randomness is better than computer generated pseudo-randomness. The easiest way to generate physical randomness is with dice. To create a Bitcoin private key you only need one six sided die which you roll 99 times. Stopping each time to record the value of the die. When recording the values follow these rules: 1=1, 2=2, 3=3, 4=4, 5=5, 6=0. By doing this you are recording the big random number, your private key, in B6 or base 6 format.
 Note that; You would need to flip the coin more times due to not having the available randomness of 6 sides vs 2. Not sure how many, but the process would be the same.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: innate on February 08, 2018, 07:11:03 AM
Thanks for giving information, I truly appreciate your knowledge.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: Garden on April 18, 2018, 08:54:36 AM
It is basically a cold storage which helps to generate your own key for your wallet to work offline as well. As the name suggest it is a print out on the paper or plastic cover. There are many web sources which generate open paper wallets including bitcoinpaperwallet.org.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: Bandys on May 27, 2018, 10:32:28 PM
Paper Wallet is the way to work offline by generating a key of your wallet in order to print it out on a paper or plastic cover. I think cold storage is the best option to secure your wallet as well, as far as I think. What do you think guys?
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: ToughMiko on June 05, 2018, 09:33:51 AM
But why do you need paper wallet? Use hardware wallet it more comfortable for using.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: crypterum on June 08, 2018, 11:24:07 AM
Try cold storage)
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: emma.lee1890 on June 26, 2018, 12:35:42 PM
Hi, I am new here. I have been in crypto world for a month, but only trading on exchange sites. Now I want to go more technical and I have a lot of questions. Hope there are technical people here who have understanding of how crypto works under the hood.


My first question is: How create a paper wallet manually (not using any website or programs), using a paper and pencil. If during this process I need to use sha256() function to calculate hash of something I can do that using a program or advanced calculator that has such function, that is not problem.


How to create paper wallet manually ? I want to know what is means to have a wallet, minimalistically.
What is printed on the paper wallet are the private and public keys, usually in QR form, with the latter also serving as the address. You could just copy and paste the keys onto a text document and print that out (erasing the copy on the computer afterwards). Or you could use one of the free web services that generate the printable wallet for you. The key generation is usually done in your browser, so they are never transmitted on the internet. To be safe, you should clear your browser after printing. And never store an image of the paper wallet on your computer or phone.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: emma.lee1890 on June 26, 2018, 12:36:29 PM
But why do you need paper wallet? Use hardware wallet it more comfortable for using.
paper wallet services have a nifty design that you can cut, fold and seal, making them a lightweight and relatively secure form of storing bitcoin offline. You send your bitcoin to the public address displayed on the wallet, and then store it in a secure place.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: emma.lee1890 on June 26, 2018, 12:37:08 PM
Even with paper wallets, you can check your balance at any time using blockchain.info (just type your public key into the search box). And most online wallets allow you to import your paper wallet data. To spend those bitcoin, you will be asked to type in the private key information, or scan the private key QR code (sometimes called the "spend" QR code).

Some good paper wallet generators:

Bitaddress.org and Walletgenerator.net are open-source random address and key generators that uses your browser's JavaScript engine, so no keys are sent over the internet.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: emma.lee1890 on June 26, 2018, 12:38:48 PM
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Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: bitbud on August 10, 2018, 06:42:55 AM
Would you also recommend a Ledger Nano S as a Hardware wallet?
Some people swear by it but I'm a little bit skeptical.
Is this really safe? Are there many different types of Ledgers? Which one would you recommend, the Nano S?
Thanks in advance (:
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: traveller on August 10, 2018, 09:23:23 AM
Thank you for the information! So the Paper wallet seems like the most secure one. But I heard that it pretty complicated to use and is not suitable if you want permament access to the stored bitcoins - is that true? Don't you just have to scan the QR-code inside the wallet? And if you would want another wallet, what additional wallet would make sense? As I am only a beginner I would really appreciate the help, thanks in advance:)
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: brecalynch on August 27, 2018, 09:09:56 AM
Hi, in my opinion, paper wallet it the best way to keep your bitcoins safe, I would also recommend using encryption for the paper wallet so that I cloud not be readily understandable.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: qrcode on September 24, 2018, 08:00:55 AM
I've heard that there's a nice tool to compare available wallets, it's called coinario or sth similar.
Personally, I also would recommend using paper wallets, cause it's the purpose of creating them, to keep cyptocurrencies safe. I suppose there won't be safer place.
bitbud - what kind of crypto are you interested in?
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: crroman18 on October 01, 2018, 09:45:23 PM
I'm new here but still don't get why you can't use a computer random number generator? What is the risk
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: squadus on December 02, 2018, 03:24:21 AM
Just get yourself a secure bitcoin cold wallet (https://www.smartbitcoininvestments.com/#step_2_choose_a_secure_bitcoin_wallet_for_cloud_cold_storage) to keep your Bitcoin safe. A paper wallet can be lost over time or deteriorate while a hardware wallet will digitally encrypt your personal keys.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: FutureICO on January 15, 2019, 11:03:58 PM
I am not exactly someone who is master with these things, but I know something that will help in regard to Paper Wallet (https://cryptolinks.com/paper-wallet). It’s through Cryptolinks, as they have links of everything, including the proper guidance of Paper Wallet and the way towards the top site.

So, I believe these are the type of things that can be extremely helpful and beneficial for a beginner. At least, it is something that helped me. Good luck
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: letsgetit on February 03, 2019, 09:41:15 AM
but for what is this paper wallet? can't get the idea of it
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: johnmirake on April 05, 2019, 12:48:14 PM
Creating bitcoin wallet is easy or not? If, it's easy? then, any IT company can this for me, as well as how much they charge for the same?
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: WhoTookMyCrypto.com on May 04, 2019, 08:00:05 AM
Don't use paper wallets. They are theoretically more secure but the problem is how to securely generate them.

Can't share links for some reason but here check out the flaws of paper wallets here:

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Paper_wallet
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: FutureICO on May 20, 2019, 03:03:17 AM
I am not an expert but I can suggest something that should work very well. And that is Cryptolinks, where all details are available about Paper Wallet (https://cryptolinks.com/paper-wallet), it is something that a beginner must look into.

It is something that benefits greatly, so there is just no way could we skip this. Although it is fair to say that not everyone needs or will be interested, but having knowledge about this is something that can really benefit us in long run.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: killy_93 on May 24, 2019, 10:07:33 AM
I don't know if the paper wallet is the best. Maybe try hardware wallet or cold storage?
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: bart8e on May 24, 2019, 10:30:50 AM
I don't know if the paper wallet is the best. Maybe try hardware wallet or cold storage?
I have been using hardware wallet and this is the best way to keep your coins safe so I agree with you
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: capitalindo77 on June 20, 2019, 10:04:47 AM
hello, you can help me please?? i want to wallet in bitcoint but its not can....
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: WhoTookMyCrypto.com on June 23, 2019, 02:42:07 PM
I don't know if the paper wallet is the best. Maybe try hardware wallet or cold storage?


Yeah avoid paper wallets. Instead use hardware wallets like Ledger. However, be careful of fake Ledger scams like the following:
https://whotookmycrypto.com/ledger-wallet-scams/ (https://whotookmycrypto.com/ledger-wallet-scams/)
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: chilium on August 14, 2019, 07:09:02 PM
Good tutorial although personally I prefer a hardware wallet. I think it's better.
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: White_Unicorn on September 05, 2019, 10:28:53 AM
Thanks for giving information
Title: Re: how to create paper wallet
Post by: AskGamblers on September 18, 2019, 09:58:05 AM
I'll go for the cold storage then. Thanks for the tip.