Questions tagged [coldstorage]

Storing a wallet offline, i.e. making the private keys inaccessible from the web. This is e.g. implemented through use of Paper and Hardware Wallets.

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What kinds of wallets are there?

Can I get short a explanation about cryptocurrency cold/hot wallets? Are there more kinds?
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Can I spend/transfer bitcoins directly from cold storage?

From reading previous articles I understand that you can receive bitcoins to an address even if your wallet is in cold storage because the bitcoins sent to this address is recorded by someone on the ...
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Estate planning: how can I ensure my bitcoins are inheritable?

What are good ways to ensure my bitcoins can be inherited by my family when I die or become permanently incapacitated? I think there are probably two significantly different situations to account for,...
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How do I transfer BTC in cold storage?

I understand how to send BTC to cold storage or offline wallets, but I can't seem to find information on how to send BTC from cold storage to, let's say, a wallet on my computer, or a website, or a ...
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Secure way to store BTC over a long time - and its risks?

What are the most secure way to store a huge amount of BTC over a long time and its (detailed) risks? A other assumption is that the owner does not have a very technical background, thus it will not ...
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What is the best method for creating a paper wallet?

I am looking to move some of my bitcoins from cold storage to a paper wallet. I have heard that metal stamping is one of the better long term strategies since paper can burn or fade. Any other ...
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What is the safest physical to store a private key only to be accessed after death?

Assume that my friend would like to encrypt his Bitcoin private key(s) and safely store them in a secret location. This located would only be identified to heirs after death in his will. Should he put ...
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How to send bitcoin from an offline Bitcoin Core that doesn't have a synced balance?

I am setting up a cold wallet. How can I generate a signed raw transaction from bitcoin core wallet that controls some bitcoins? PS: I generated the wallet using getnewaddress in console from the ...
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How to securely store Bitcoin server-side?

I am working on a web application that needs to hold users Bitcoin for an extended amount of time (escrow-like scenario), and I was wondering what are some good steps/precautions and principles (dos &...
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Are all 'metal wallets' functionally equivalent?

Within the context of wallets, is it correct that a metal bitcoin wallet needs to store both public and private keys? I'm looking at some metal wallets and want to clarify that the're all basically ...
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Bitcoin Cold Storage Question

I am ready to put some of my BTC holdings into a couple different cold storage wallets. I went through the process already moving around a few mBits as tests, created the keys on an offline PC, sent ...
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Security implications of regular saving into cold storage

I am thinking about following this plan: Regularly buy bitcoins in an online exchange, 100€/month at market prices. Once the balance in the exchange exceeds a certain limit (500€), move those ...
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How to generate a paper wallet?

What do you find the best way to generate a paper wallet for BTC? I've heard of this one: https://keybase.io/warp/warp_1.0.9_SHA256_a2067491ab582bde779f4505055807c2479354633a2216b22cf1e92d1a6e4a87....
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Is it possible to have complete cold storage in NXT?

BTC has capability to create new account on offline computer and send some coins to and from that account without ever going online. Sending coins to that account is trivial. Sending from that ...
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Is holding funds in a Bitcoin paper wallet safe?

If you received lots of bitcoins, like 100, and you are not comfortable holding them in your personal blockchain wallet, is it preferable to move them and hold them in a paper wallet for safety ...
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How to securly move bitcoins from a wallet.dat file to a paper wallet? [duplicate]

I have an old wallet.dat file with a few Bitcoins. It is stored in an isolated computer that is not connected to the internet. I would like to get rid of the wallet.dat file, and move all the ...
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How to generate a very secure wallet with Electrum?

For a poor-mans glacier protocol, looking for: One private key – an alphanumeric string used to secure the funds The cold storage address – an alphanumeric string designating the virtual “location” of ...
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How to create a signed transaction offline using electrum?

I remember that on Electrum, it used to have a Preview button inside the Send tab. By clicking the Preview button I could export the unsigned transaction, and then sign it. I cannot find this button ...
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distinction in types of wallets: on a device, physical medium or in a program? [duplicate]

What is the distinction between a paper wallet, cold storage, and off-line storage? Perhaps I'm naively lumping them together. To my understanding, a wallet is: A cryptocurrency wallet is a device,1 ...
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Starting bitcoind for the express purpose of creating a wallet?

Referencing this solution: My favorite method: grab out a old/unused pc/mac install a linux over usb (maybe Talis) (make sure your USB stick is clean!) download a recent version of bitcoin-core (...
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What needs to be written down for a paper wallet?

I'm installing bitcoin-core with snap on Ubuntu for a dry-run at generating a paper wallet. Perhaps naively, I thought to "write down" something like: nicholas@mordor:~/bitcoin$ nicholas@...
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How do exchanges use cold bitcoin wallet while still able to automate transfers?

Some exchanges mentions they use a cold wallet to keep the private key. As far as I understand cold wallet is a wallet either in an offline machine or kept in hardware. However, it appears that ...
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Transactions for multiple crypto-currency coins in cold storage without downloading full block-chains

I've searched on the internet and still unable to understand the usage of cold storage. Actually, I want to buy a few types of low price crypto currency coins and save them in my personal devices or ...