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How can I withdraw my Litecoin from a paperwallet?

I have tried to use blockchain.info but it seems like it is only bitcoin that I can withdraw with that.

I used the bitcoinpaperwallet.com webpage to make the wallet.

Thanks guys!

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Both blockchain.info and bitcoinpaperwallet.com are for Bitcoin, you need a Litecoin wallet and then import your private key to that.

The most reliable way to have a Litecoin wallet is to download and run the official Litecoin Core client, although you can use web based wallets as well but as I have no experience using them I can only give you a search link.

With Litecoin Core you will have full ownership over your wallet and you will not be depending on the service availability of the website, but this also means you will need to backup your wallet as the wallet.dat will contain your coins.

Importing a private key in Litecoin Core is the same as with Bitcoin (based on this question):

  • click on 'help' in the menu bar (top right)

  • click on 'debug window'

  • select the 'console' tab type: walletpassphrase "passphrase here" 600 (only if you set up a passphrase to protect your wallet earlier (you should!))

  • type importprivkey [private key here]

You will have to wait the synchronization to finish to see your balance.

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Go onto a credible website download the HTML then turn off your internet ensure the code is fine.

If browser has privacy turn it on then make your paper wallet print it out then put in fake data as well then clear you browser cache. Recommend you use a fresh browser on USB stick or something as well during this.

Next turn on your internet if you haven't already downloaded some wallet, do so. Either Litecoin client or some credible wallet if not litecoin client be aware where you download also note their fees, privacy policy, credibility and EULA.

Next search how to import private keys into your specific wallet for LiteCoin -- help - Debug importprivkey "litecoinprivkey" ( "label" ) ( rescan ) importpubkey "pubkey" ( "label" rescan )

If your using going to use it continuously after you imported private key should be good to go. If it has extra security you should use it such as pin numbers, 2 part verification. If it's not large amounts at least a pin along with encryption. Your ready to use it for donating to charity or buying things know your countries laws or policy before doing so.

if you only want to put coins into your paper wallet and not spend them you should need only to generate a temporary software wallet put money in it then send it to your public address for your paper wallet. So your paper wallet private key is never loaded into the wallet.

  • There are two downvotes, but no explanation as to why. I think the answer shows a good way of using paperwallet to fill a wallet, and takes security considerations into account. – pebwindkraft Jan 14 '18 at 8:34

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