Questions tagged [paper-wallet]

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

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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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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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Cold storage, transferable to hardware wallet

As far as I understand, hardware wallets generate a deterministic key space using standard algorithms: starting with a (random) passphrase (and more security tokens?), they are able to rebuild 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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Differences between types of paper wallets at bitaddress.org

What are the differences between the different types of paper wallets offered at bitaddress.org? I think the same question applies for the paper wallets offered at bitcoinpaperwallet.com. On ...
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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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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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How do I obtain the “Private Key” from my Armory Paper Backup

1) My laptop with Armory and bitcoin has been stolen. However, I have a Paper Backup - which gives: Wallet Version / Wallet ID / Wallet Name / Backup Type / Root Key (72 letters) - but NO "Chain ...
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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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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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“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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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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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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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 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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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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Bitcoin wallet address

I generated a paper wallet. Then search Blockchain.com with the public key. There are 2 blockchain results with same public key. 1) BTC address and 2) BCH address. This is confusing. How can I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Examples of trustworthy ripple paper wallets?

Which are examples of trustworthy ripple paper wallets? I've been reading on the internet and I have found several websites for generating ripple paper wallets: ripply.eu, bithomp.com, gatehub, ...
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Blockchain.info Paper Wallet

I created a Blockchain.info paper wallet back in 2014. At the time I used a passphrase which only contained 8 words as the recovery seed as per the instructions. When I try to scan the public key QR ...