Besides using the send bitcoins option, is there a way I can transfer my bitcoins from my online Coinbase account to an offline wallet? I mainly want to do this because I'd recently found out that Bitcoin is located in the US and can be seized by the Obama Regime at any time.

Edit: I guess what I'm trying to ask here is: is it possible to export an Online Wallet Private Key and import it on an Offline Wallet? If so, how?

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Yes, coinbase allows you to create a paper wallet.


  • Is there a way I can export my Coinbase online private key and import it in an offline wallet though? Nov 30, 2013 at 6:20
  • No. You will need to create a paper wallet and send your bitcoin to that new address.
    – DAC
    Nov 30, 2013 at 6:22
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    so it's basically transferring bitcoins then, meaning you'll have to pay a fee for every transfer Nov 30, 2013 at 8:17

Do not use coinbase to create the offline wallet. Instead, use an offline tool or an hardware wallet, take note of the public address and send the bitcoins to that address

  • Gianluca - What offline tool or hardware wallet would you suggest then and how do you do this? Withdraw all crypto and then re-establish at new location?
    – Susan P
    May 24, 2017 at 18:32
  • I would suggest an hardware wallet like Trezor or Ledger. A paper wallet would be ok (bitaddress.org) but make sure to run it when you are offline! May 25, 2017 at 16:11

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