Questions tagged [paper-wallet]

Related to the creation and usage of paper wallets, mostly used for cold storage.

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How to correctly create and import a SegWit paper wallet

I use Bitcoin Core to create SegWit paper wallets for friends and family. After creating the wallet via the GUI, the steps I take are as follows: getnewaddress # Carry this public key back to the ...
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Multi-destination transaction from paper wallet

As far as I know, I can make a transaction to a single destination by sweeping/importing private key. How can I make a transaction to multiple destinations?
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BIP39 English Word List

Looking through the 2048 words on the English BIP39 list on GitHub, I could see there are lots of words that differ from one or more others by just one letter. This is inherently weak as it is too ...
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How can I withdraw Litecoin from a paperwallet?

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 ...
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What does a wallet do?

what are the actual requirements for a bitcoin transaction? Not the simple inputs, outputs, verification or amounts, but in the technical sense. what does your wallet do? every thing I read says you ...
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How can i trace a transaction where my bitcoin has been withdrawn from my paper wallet?

My bitcoin has been stolen from my paper wallet, can I track where its gone and is it possible to do so with my paper wallet?
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How can I recover dogecoins sent to a Bitcoin address?

I had transferred my Poloniex dogecoin cryptocurrency and accidentally sent it to a Bitcoin paperwallet using walletgenerator.net. It did go somewhere but do not know where. Is there someone to ...
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How Can I Ensure Private Key is Valid on my Paper Wallet?

I have recently created a paper wallet using the tool at bitaddress.org. Now I will soon be transferring a large sum of money to the paper wallet, however before I do so I would like to be sure that ...
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Windows 7 and paper wallets

I was wondering if BTC cold storage or paper wallets can work with Windows 7 and / or Linux Mint? Please advise. Many thanks indeed.
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Should I send the remaining balance from a paper wallet to a new paper wallet?

If I withdraw all my money from a paper wallet, but don't end up spending the whole balance, should I create a new paper wallet and send that remaining balance to it as opposed to the old wallet?
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Electrum Wallet: zero mBTC balance after sweeping private address

Have the newest (3.+) ver. of Electrum Wallet. I performed the sweep of the private address to acquire BTC from paper wallet . Wallet menu->Private Keys-> Sweep. Performed the operation, the screen ...
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“Sweep failed” message when sweeping a paper wallet into a Bitcoin.com wallet

I have a bunch of coin in BTC cold storage (paper wallets). And for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to sweep them out of there. The best attempt I've had so far was to download the Bitcoin....
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Online wallet to redeem pre-fork paper wallet for both Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash

I have BTC (pre-fork) and now BCH(BCC) on a paper wallet. What's the best online wallet to transfer them into to ensure I retain both coins and also to be able to transact with them?
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bitaddress.org: is the public key the same as the Bitcoin address?

For paper wallets generated at bitaddress.org, are the public keys and BTC addresses the same thing?
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Store Bitcoins offline

I have some bitcoins and ether at Blockchain.info and I am really scared of losing them. How do I best secure them? Right now I have a paper with the code to restore my wallet, but my coins are still ...
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Easy, low fee way to move fro one paper wallet to another?

Newbie here. I am looking for an online wallet that will support me to import Bitcoin paper wallets, then sweep each one to a new paper wallet, at the lowest fee. I had a few accounts from three years ...
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Bitcoin paper wallet and Bitcoincash withdrawal?

Let's say I have a bitcoin paper wallet with a public and a private key, with an amount of X bitcoin on it. On the 25th of November, the hardfork of bitcoin gold will take place, so I will get the ...
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send to online wallet ie spend bitcoin from cold paper wallet ,without losing the remainder

All the answers I see here are just confusing me. What is a ' client '? Is it me, my computer, my online wallet, the person selling to me or buying my bit coin or what ? I just want to know how to ...
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Importing a private key (paper wallet) to Bitcoin Core client, while offline, is not actually importing

Trying to import a paper wallet to bitcoin core, while not having a fully synced node. I've used: importprivkey 1Lblablablablabla "MyLabel" false It returns "null", which I ...
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Can I send bitcoin from paper wallet directly to hardware wallet?

Can I send bitcoin from my paper wallet to my hardware Ledger wallet without using blockchain wallet?
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Print wallet.dat with base64

I just wanted to ask If it makes sense if I want to print out my wallet.dat to encode it with base64? I also read that the backup would become useless, if I get any receivements or make deposits and ...
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How do I make a Bitcoin “memory wallet” (or paper wallet without paper)?

I'd like to see a video tutorial that explains in detail how to make a paper wallet without paper, AKA, a "memory wallet" -- thx.
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Selling bitcoin from a paper wallet

I'm looking to sell bitcoin from a paper wallet into fiat. So far my research is suggesting that a good way of doing this may be to transfer the paper wallet to LocalBitcoins wallet and sell from ...
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Can I check if an old *.aes.json file has some value?

Several years ago after 2012 I was doing some bitcoin work, had some accounts but then stopped doing anything after 2017. Now, I just came across a file in my file system called "...
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Paper wallet imported to blockchain.info with private keys

Recently I added my paper wallet address and private key to my blockchain.info account. Now I cannot find an option in the app or in the website to delete the imported private key, does that mean that ...
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How to move paper wallet funds to another wallet

I have an old paper wallet and private key. I want to transfer bitcoin from this wallet to another wallet? How can I accomplish this? I tried this on coinbase for example by going to: I click “...
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Getting insufficient funds when trying to send from a watch only wallet on blockchain.info android app

i currently have stored some btc on a paper wallet and have it as watch only on my blockchain.info account. now when i tried to send it out from the paper wallet, i'm getting an insufficient funds ...
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How can I convert my private key from bitaddress.org to WIF without putting the key into a website or a programme?

Rule number 1 says: don't put your private key into any website or programme, unless you're performing a transfer. This way you won't be robbed. Then, I want to "sweep" my money off a paper ...
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What's the deal with “legacy” and “segwit” wallets?

I'm new to bitcoin, but I've already read about "legacy" and "segwit" wallets. At the beginning, I created a segwit wallet, given that it was described as a new standard. But then ...
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Connect Trezor (T) directly to a printer to generate paper wallets

Is it possible for a Trezor or Trezor T to connect with and directly interface with a printer? The Mycelium Entropy device is very useful to print paper wallets while minimizing MITM attacks. I'd like ...
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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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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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How to accelerate the long time for bitcoin-core to sync the blockchain? [duplicate]

How can I accelerate: the process of sync'ing bitcoin-core for console usage? Pokey internet. Can't I sync recursively and in the background? Just looking to learn by playing and using console ...
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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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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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How can I sign a bitcoin address that is on a paper wallet?

I have a bitcoin address that shows I held the BTC prior to December 2019. I need to verify this but as the address refers to a paper wallet I don't seem to be able to do so. If I move the coin to ...
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Recovery from theft - Tracing money to exchanges

I created a paper wallet on bitcoinpaperwallet.com and lost all my coins. Only later did I google to realize this is all a scam. The coins were moved on the 22nd Aug. can anything be done? Pls help, I ...
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What did I do wrong that caused me to lose bitcoin?

I've been accumulating bitcoin into a paper wallet for a couple weeks. It's all been stolen. I'm trying to figure out what I did wrong: https://www.blockchain.com/btc/address/...
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Bitcoin Core private key import

I would like to import the private keys from a multisig paper wallet to Bitcoin Core. My aim is to convert the paper wallet to an electronic wallet and to be able to export the corresponding wallet....
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How to import multisig private keys

I've been trying to import my multisig paper wallet to Bitcoin Core. I am in possession of the private keys and the redeem script. The private keys are in uncompressed WIF format (i.e. start with a '5'...
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Importing paper wallet into Electrum

I'm attempting to understand the workflow of sending bitcoin to a paper wallet and retrieving it. I'm using small amounts until I get the hang of things. I've created and sent bitcoin successfully to ...
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BTC and BCH and paper wallet

I have been gifted a paper wallet prior to the BTC/BCH fork. I have set up a Blockchain account and a Coinbase account (both empty at this time) on my computer and my tablet. Do I need 2 accounts ...
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Electrum & BitAddress Wallets Creation

Can anyone please tell me if my procedure is correct and enough. I've always heard and read that I must disconnect from the internet when creating Electrum Wallets, to keep away from hacks, viruses, ...
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Transfer BTC from paper wallet without 3rd party (like blockchain.com etc)

I have btc on my paper wallet and I want to transfer to some other address. How can I do this without sharing my private key to some other site like blockchain.com or electrum?
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Electrum paper wallet exploit

I want to generate a paper wallet with Electrum using my personal computer that I've been using for a few years now, meaning that I'm online with it daily. I know that the optimal solution is to use a ...
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Import bitcoin address only with public key [closed]

I want to import a none spendable paper wallet. This was possible in the past. But now I am only allowed to import an adress with the private key. So this address won´t be none spendable. Was there an ...
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How to access bitcoins with my private key but no passphrase?

I utilized a website, bitcoinpaperwallet.com, to randomly generate a Private and Public key pair for Bitcoins storage. This new Public address is now available for anyone to send bitcoins into....
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Paper wallet safety

I'm using the mobile "trust wallet" app, and my plan is (was?) to write down the mnemonic key and keep it in a safe place, then delete the app. Then whenever I need to receive or send money to a ...
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Verify Receive and Change Addresses

I run a coldcard with Electrum and Electrum-Personal-Server. As I understand it, we use hardware wallets because we don't trust our laptops. However, I've only been able to verify the sending ...
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Words to seed translation

In bitcoin wallet that support bip39 mnemonic code, is there a way to get the 12/24 words from the seed generated by them? Or the translation is one-way only (from words to seed)?