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Generating a BCH address offline

To generate offline BTC addresses, I use the bitcoin-core app from bitcoincore.org. What is the BCH equivalent of this? Is it the bitcoin-unlimited app?
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How to most efficiently keep in sync blockchain on offline computer (including through bitcoin-qt upgrades)?

I have bitcoin-qt running on online computer. I want to: copy blockchain to offline computer (preferably using WORM media for security reasons) from time to time update offline copy with newest ...
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What really happen when user moves fund between Main Account and Trading Account in HitBTC?

I am building a crypto exchange and I wonder how HitBTC exchange (https://hitbtc.com/) is handling "Main account" and "Trading account", as the image below: According to them, Main Account is like ...
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Signing a bitcoin transaction OFFLINE fails

I know this subject has been discussed quite a lot, but after several days looking for this to work, I give up. I want to create a transaction on a view-only wallet which is connected to the internet ...
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Bitcoin Core Offline Reinstallation

It is possible to reinstall Bitcoin Core Offline? I copied all the files to my external HDD. I use Ubuntu. Thanks
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Generating paper wallet offline with liteaddress GitHub download

After extracting all the files from the .zip file available at GitHub, which of the files do I need to open from the download in order to generate keys offline. Is it the bitaddress.org html file? ...
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Eliminating all private keys records from pc

Suppose I buy a new wifi router and a new pc. I set up both the wifi network (of course, with a password) and the pc. Now I access the internet for a few seconds in order to download bitaddress.org ...
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Bitcoin stolen from Electrum 2.9.3

my btc were stolen with an anonymous transaction. How was possible? Electrum should be a offline secure wallet, besides they were stolen during the night , with my desktop offline. The receiver ...
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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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What if I receive bitcoins when my device is powered off?

What happens if I receive bitcoins when my computer or smartphone is not online or powered off?
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Settling offline transactions

Use Case My use case is around a scenario where both customer and merchant possess offline wallets with a balance that has had confirmation on the blockchain. To begin with, let us say that, the ...
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How to BIP38 existing private keys offline

How do I go about encrypting some existing private keys using BIP38 in an offline manner? I have looked at bitaddress.org and that site only lets you BIP38 keys which the bitaddress.org site itself ...
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Does a thin client testnet wallet exist which allows offline signing?

I appreciate I can do offline singing with bitcoin-core, but it's complex. To make it easier, I would have to download the entire blockchain. I have searched up electrum, but can't seem to find a ...
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Does a long time storage wallet need to be online?

I have a offline computer that has never been connected to a network. I use this computer for long time storage of sensitive data, all data transfer to and from this computer is done by USB memory. I ...
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Noob questions about transfering and offline security

I created a wallet on a USB and one with coinbase. I bought a bunch of bitcoin on coinbase and transferred .01 bitcoin to my USB wallet to make sure I transferred it right before I transfer ...
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Safely transferring bitcoins from wallet.dat to cold storage

A similar question was asked by me in 2014, but I did not find the answer satisfactory back then, and I hope some things changed since in the last two or so years. I have a wallet.dat file with some ...
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Why does Bitcoin Core take up so much space?

I have downloaded Bitcoin Core and the blockchain has nearly filled my local storage. Can i move the wallet to a hard drive and then delete Core from my computer? I'm a newbie lol
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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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How to send/receive Bitcoins from cold wallet?

I have generated a Cold Wallet using bitaddress.org (pub + priv key) How do I send / receive Bitcoins from / to the generated addresses? Is there something I should mind about? Receiving seems to be ...
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Cold storage companies?

I was curious to know if anyone knows of any bitcoin business that stores people's wallets offline? I'm looking to diversify my backup methods for cold storage and am wanting to send my backups to a ...
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Bitcoin-Qt wallet shows outgoing transaction as “Offline (0 confirmations)”

What is the meaning of a transaction status of "Offline (0 confirmations)" as opposed to "Unconfirmed (0 confirmations)" ? Does it mean that the transaction has not even been sent to the network yet? ...
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Verify Offline Bitcoin Bundle on Ubuntu

I'm having difficulty GPG-verifying my offline Armory installer for Ubuntu, using the suggested steps: $ cd Downloads # the directory containing the *.deb $ gpg --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver....
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Do you need to be connected to the internet to send someone bitcoin?

Say I walk into a store that accepts bitcoin. I decide to buy something and go to the counter. I get my smartphone out to pay the bitcoin. Does my smartphone need to have an internet connection to ...
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How can I install a bitcoin wallet on Kali Linux?

I got Kali Linux installed on my laptop and I want to install a good bitcoin wallet to store my bitcoins offline.As I know,top 5 best bitcoin wallets would be Bitcoin Core (the first offline wallet),...
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is it necessary to stay connected to internet [duplicate]

it could be a basic question for you guys, but i'm new in this. is it necessary to stay connected to internet while doing solo-mining ? is there any method to keep mining without permanent internet ...
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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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Extracting information from utxo for offline processing

I would like to extract as much information about the utxo set (all unspent transactions) up to a given block height, including value and scriptpubkey. This information is meant to be inserted into ...
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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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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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How to confirm offline a transaction

Is it possible to confirm a transaction offline in the following scenario: the "receiving" device is first online. There is no restriction at this point. Especially, it can prepare anything needed ...
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Can I cancel an offline transaction with this approach? (opposite of nLocktime)

I would like to cancel a transaction I sent offline, and am looking for ways to prevent it from being accepted by the network. Will the Bitcoin client prohibit the entire Tx if there is even on input ...
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Deposits to an Offline Wallet

What happens when I put a deposit into my wallet, while my computer is offline? Lets say for example, I automatically deposit btc from a pool to the wallet on my computer, but I shut my computer down ...
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How to download bitaddress.org to use offline?

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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Selecting a computer for the OFFLINE Electrum Wallet

Would a Samsung Chromebook be a suitable choice to run the offline wallet??? I read that Chromebooks run a Unix based OS. (I would obviously disable networking, bluetooth etc.) Thanks
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Electrum Offline Storage - two different OS, multiple wallets

Regarding the instructions to create watch-only wallets in Electrum, I am clear on the intial setup and functionality, signing transactions, etc. but I have a few questions about going forward: Is it ...
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Is bitaddress.org compromised?

When I tried accessing https://www.bitaddress.org with Firefox, I was redirected to https://www.bitaddress.org/bitaddress.org-v2.7.2-SHA1-364542f1ccc5777c79aebb1692a6265cf3e42e7e.html and got a ...
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Holding all your money in one address = Paper wallet?

A paper wallet is a very misnamed term, since it's in fact a "paper address" indeed (contrary to a "wallet" which stores multiples addresses, for ewample inside the wallet.dat file). Lots of people ...
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Making a read-only Linux SD card, where are the security loopholes? (offline key generation and signing)

I have already identified a way to make an SD card truly read-only on HackaDay. So let's consider this situation: A third party have used dd to transfer the Linux image to an SD card The ...
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How to do Bitcoin transactions, if major Internet connections are broken? [duplicate]

If major Internet connections are broken, what happens to BitCoin transactions? For example, the Internet connection is broken between three major areas (North America, Europa, and Asia) for a couple ...
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What is a UTX 0 Proof? (as discussed in this video)

This video discusses how off chain transactions can be accomplished as an alternative to increasing the block size. At the 21:25 marker he discusses "UTX 0 Proofs". What is that?
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Preparing a “send” order offline the same way you can create an offline wallet? [duplicate]

If I have several bitcoins in an offline wallet / cold storage and want to send a few bitcoins to some address, can I somehow prepare and sign the send order offline and only copy the result (say ...
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get offline Bitcoin transaction id, chain multiple offline transactions

let's say i create a valid transaction (offline without sending it, such as like this: http://brainwallet.org/#tx. let's call this "A" a)before having sent A, can i get the transaction ID of A? b)I ...
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How to safely spend from a compressed key offline?

Armory supports offline transactions nicely, but doesn't support compressed keys. A number of other ways exist for creating offline transactions, but all of them - every single one I've seen - ...
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Make sure my offline Wallet is ok?

Let's say I make an offline wallet from a live cd with bitcoins-qt. I make some addresses (10 pcs.) I encrypt the wallet. Save it on a usb (wallet.dat). I then send over some bitcoins to one of my ...
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Paper wallet vs wallet.dat on memory stick for long term storage?

What does everyone think? Also what are the advantages and disadvantages of each one?
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Private key generation bitaddress.org vs application wallet (armory / bitcoin-qt)

Is an application like armory or bitcoin-qt more secure/ trustable in generating the public and private keys than a locally installed version of bitaddress.org ?
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How to withdraw from an offline / paper wallet into Bitcoin-Qt on Mac? [duplicate]

I understand how to create and deposit into an offline wallet, but how do I retrieve the BitCoins back onto a local Bitcoin-Qt wallet on a Mac?
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Offline Wallets: Electrum vs Armory?

I'd like to secure my bitcoin with an offline wallet. A lot of security conscious people seem to use Armory. I am trying to get a better understanding of the differences between these two clients. I ...
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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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Offline Bitcoin payments

how secure and time efficient is offline bitcoin transactions or payments through bluetooth or NFC? The scenario of paying through your mobile (offline) and the receiver checks the transaction. And ...