I just wanted to post this here to make sure I am doing this exactly right.
- I created an online wallet with block chain dot info (cant post links with my rep)
- I am going to buy BTC's from bit bargain dot co dot uk and transfer the bitcoins to my online wallet created in step 1.
- I used this tutorial (http://fieryspinningsword.com/2013/12/01/how-to-create-a-reasonably-secure-bitcoin-paper-wallet/) to create a 'reasonably secure' paper wallet (I even wrote down my keys instead of printing them off as noted in the 'extra security' bit at the end)
- I shall then send all the BTC's from my Online wallet (step 1) to my paper wallet (step 3).
My question(s) are:
My paper wallet will still be secure? because I've only used the public key online — correct?
How can I confirm that the BTC's are in my paper wallet? I don't want to hold on to these suckers for 10 years, for them to be worth billions, to realise that I lost them in the ether when I come to sell/use them.
I used the tutorial to the letter, and took no further steps to create my paper wallet, if I missed something and it's not created properly, please let me know.