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?

2 Answers 2


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? Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 6:20
  • No. You will need to create a paper wallet and send your bitcoin to that new address.
    – DAC
    Commented Nov 30, 2013 at 6:22
  • 1
    so it's basically transferring bitcoins then, meaning you'll have to pay a fee for every transfer Commented 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
    Commented 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! Commented May 25, 2017 at 16:11

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.