Bitcoin Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Bitcoin crypto-currency enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've finally managed to figure out bitcoin, it's fantastic, now I have a goal of buying some coins while they're still affordable.

Please provide some advice for a fellow hoarder. Just keeping all the sum in one wallet on a home PC is dangerous - what are the best ways to spread the storage? Physical bitcoins? Can you print one on paper (QR perhaps) and stash it somewhere? When keeping wallet on a removable media (e.g. flash drive), how many copies should I make? Should I even bother?

What's your favourite approach to keeping bitcoins you're not planning to spend right now?

Hints on the general strategy - how much to buy, how often, when to sell - are welcome too. Currently I plan to buy a few coins I can afford without noticing - a dinner worth of coins per month perhaps?

share|improve this question
For storing them, I recommend a paper wallet – Nick ODell Feb 17 '13 at 17:40
I recommend storing them in a wallet, making some backup copies of course. – o0'. Feb 18 '13 at 0:28
I recommend storing your wallet on one of these – MaxSan Feb 18 '13 at 16:36

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.