The site does not have a download option.

I can save the page using Google Crome by CTR-S, but the version I have saved in this way does not work.

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Update 2024 (10 years later):

bitaddress.org has not changed in 8 years and may contain bugs & outdated tech such as BIP38 encryption.

Instead, I recommend to use a modern BIP39 tool with a very good track record such as this: https://github.com/iancoleman/bip39

You should do your research and ensure that you create the wallet on an offline system which is also (ideally) stateless like TailsOS. This will minimize (but not eliminate) the chances of malware being able to affect your wallets.

Once you have the downloaded files in a secure environment, ensure you properly check the gpg signature before loading the html file into a browser and using it to generate a paper wallet.


Paper wallets generated in a browser may be fun and free, but they present many security risks, not least from the computer you are using. Instead: consider using an Open Source mobile app or, if securing larger amounts, get a hardware wallet.

  • "Make your paper wallet and several prints (do not save a copy anywhere on the computer)." Can you save on a pendrive while not connected to internet - and never have that pendrive inserted when the computer is internet enabled?
    – Peter
    Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 15:42
  • You can do whatever you like, but if you are going to put it on a pendrive / usb stick, I'd suggest putting it inside a TrueCrypt encrypted file container. One of the best parts of a paper wallet is that you can rest assured that the private keys are nowhere at all except on that piece of paper (and even then they are encrypted). This means that an attacker must have physical access to that piece of paper to even begin an attack. I do not know how crackable BIP38 is, but a lot of it will depend on the length of your password. Commented Feb 13, 2014 at 16:10
  • > I do not know how crackable BIP38 is... I checked up on this, it is very safe, there is no concerns with the encryption itself. Commented Mar 29, 2014 at 18:28
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    Drag the bitaddress.org.html file into your browser. seriously? why not just double-click it?
    – ericn
    Commented May 28, 2017 at 12:00
  • PSA: For users of http://bitcoinpaperwallet.com Note, the website and all related business was sold to an unknown individual and is no longer being maintained at github.com/cantonbecker/bitcoinpaperwallet Info on the website does not match the signed info on GitHub and provides no link to a new repo. Commented Apr 1, 2019 at 0:47

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