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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 ...
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Backing up wallet with pen and paper, destroying electronic copy, restoring from keyboard — how?

I have bitcoinQT with some coins on it. I want to use the internet on a regular basis from this computer. I do not trust the authors of internet applications and commercial operating systems. I ...
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Can Multibit be used as an offline cold storage solution similar to a setup with Bitcoin-QT?

Currently have my cold setup offline in Bitcoin-QT. Downloading the blockchain from zero is rough. It's time to update. Can I create a similar cold storage solution with Multibit? Will this speed up ...
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Electrum only offers online wallet, does it not?

I am currently using Bitcoin-Qt and have just surfed to Electrum's website. It seems that Electrum only offers an online wallet, not offline. Is that correct?
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Can the Bitcoin Miner run offline?

Is it possible to run a Bitcoin Miner offline and calculate hashes without being connected to the Internet?
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Watching and spending from a huge number of offline private keys

We plan to accept bitcoins on our eshop website. What we want plan on doing is: 1) Keep all private keys always offline (cold storage). 2) Generate at least 100,000 keypairs of which only one will ...
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Do any of the Android-based wallets support cold storage?

Specifically I'm looking for Armory-like functionality where the transaction can be generated on an online system, transported to an offline android tablet or netbook via USB or QR code where it can ...
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What is a cost-efficient, fast and easy method of transferring btc between own computers?

I use a few computers and would like to perform bitcoin transactions from any of them. Thing is, I'm not very fond of the idea of paying the fee and waiting every time I want to transfer the coins ...
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Keeping a portable long-term offline wallet

I'd like to keep some bitcoins as a long-term investment - store them to a pen drive which I stash in some safe place, or otherwise backup it securely, then remove all traces from my online computer ...
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Can a transfer be done over postal mail?

Suppose I'm stuck in the middle of nowhere with no internet access and I want to make a payment to a certain Bitcoin address. Is it possible to do a transfer via postal mail, and if so what ...
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How to sign a transaction using only an offline computer?

I think it is possible to generate keys on an offline computer and sign. To create a transaction I need to input transactions detail, and somehow I have to transfer signed transaction from offline ...
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Sending bitcoins programatically without running a node [duplicate]

How can I send bitcoins in my web app without running the daemon on my server? Is there a way to do it? Do third parties allow you to send through them?

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