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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.

8

It is better to download the actual code from: https://github.com/pointbiz/bitaddress.org
(this link is from the bitaddress.org site, no need to trust me :-)

  1. Click the "Download ZIP" button.
  2. Restart your computer. **
  3. Make sure you do not have an internet connection enabled (WIFI disabled, Ethernet unplugged).
  4. Open the zip file.
  5. Open Chrome or Firefox.
  6. Drag the bitaddress.org.html file into your browser.
  7. Make your paper wallet using a complex, but impossible to forget password. Ideally it is 16+ characters + numbers and punctuation. You might want to write this password somewhere so it is impossible to forget, but then you are opening up another potential attack surface to be careful.
  8. Make several prints (do not save a copy anywhere on the computer).
  9. When done, close the tab and clear your browser cache and delete the printer spool file.**
  10. Restart the computer to clear all memory, etc.

** For extra security, boot from a Linux LiveCD so that any trojans, viruses, key-loggers, etc you have on your "normal" computer are not able to interfere with the paper wallet creation process.

More good security tips here: https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com/#security

  • "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 Feb 13 '14 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. – Jonathan Cross Feb 13 '14 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. – Jonathan Cross Mar 29 '14 at 18:28
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    Drag the bitaddress.org.html file into your browser. seriously? why not just double-click it? – ericn May 28 '17 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. – Jonathan Cross Apr 1 at 0:47

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