I want to create a paper wallet for cold storage and am not sure of the best way to do that. I heard of https://www.bitaddress.org/, but is it safe if booted from an offline PC?

Thank you!


Yes it is, because the 100% of entropy (randomness) is generated by the user.

Just make sure you're downloading it from https://github.com/pointbiz/bitaddress.org > green "clone and download" button > download as zip.

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    @Hollossy Your wallet (Electrum preferred) > Sweep private keys. Instructions for Electrum: Set up your wallet as you would do normally > Wallet > Private Keys > Sweep – MCCCS Nov 17 '17 at 11:11
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    @Hollossy The only issue with Electrum is that usual Electrum wallets can't import private keys, but instead they can "sweep", which means withdrawing the private key funds to one of Electrum's address. That is not a problem. – MCCCS Nov 17 '17 at 11:16
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    @Hollossy No, there won't be any problems. – MCCCS Nov 17 '17 at 11:23
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    @Hollossy If there is problem (100% there shouldn't be): Electrum asks for wallet file every time you run it. Change the wallet name from wallet to paperwallet or something to create a new wallet. Then choose "import Bitcoin private keys". That's your backup plan. – MCCCS Nov 17 '17 at 11:27
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    @Hollossy Nope, bitaddress.org's brainwallet can be cracked easily, but if you really want to use a brainwallet, use keybase.io/warp . – MCCCS Nov 17 '17 at 12:18

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