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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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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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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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Offline Paper Wallet Creation

I was wanting create an offline Paper Wallet, ideally, without using a computer for nothing more that verification. So, that's how I came across Entropy. What is the risk of attempting to create a ...
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Is it possible to generate SegWit bc1 public/private key pair using Electrum command line?

I am looking for a way to generate SegWit bc1 public/private key pair that one can use as a paper wallet. Thanks for helping out!
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Claimed Bitcoin before high security

I claimed a paper wallet on Crypto.com before the high security went into affect. I am unable to get into my account and access my currency. Pass phrases, I.D., s.s., were not part of the process at ...
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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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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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How to import legacy wallet from a private key

The private key is a Base58 format, with uncompressed public key. The private key is a mini key with 22 characters. I bought Bitcoin in February 2009 and had forgotten what I had invested in,founded ...
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Lightning Wallet bulk creation

I want to giveaway small amounts of BTC on lightning. The ideal method is a wallet paper equivalent, this means no coupons, websites or redemption procedures. I still have some doubts about the ...
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What is the purpose of a Bitcoin wallet. How does It work?

I'm attempting to understand the workflow of sending bitcoin to a paper wallet and retrieving it. How does it works? What is the purposes of this? I don't understand if what's the meaning of this to ...
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Need in my Bitcoin client wallets to restore

It's been a very very long time and I need a refresher on how I get into my Bitcoin client wallet I have the seed phase to restore it I do know to do it offline to cash out some. I mined on the ...
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Newbie running full node (Bitcoin Core): Commands to import wallet with passphrase from external USB stick? And how to sweep paper wallet?

I need help with: Which console commands (Linux) to use to import external USB stick wallet (with passphrase) created by an earlier version of (Linux) Bitcoin Core? How to sweep paper wallet (with ...
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Generate Paper Wallet using Electrum

Question: How do I generate a BTC paper wallet from an Electrum wallet. Context: I have created a new wallet in Electrum and transferred a small amount of BTC there. That is the only transaction that ...
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How to write down an entire Bitcoin Core wallet through text

I have unclear ideas and I write because I would like some good soul to clear them up. I'm looking for a way to be able to recover a wallet created with Bitcoin Core, having only a short sequence of ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Bitcoin wallet Bip38

What is the safes way to tranfer funds from a bitcoin bip38 paper wallet to an online exchange or offline like electrum? Any suggestions?
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old paper wallet shows missing balance after import; hacked? Bug? Confused?

I have an old (2014) paper wallet I've deposited coins into over the years. I have another paper wallet that was generated around the same time, but wasn't used until last year. I just finished ...
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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 ...
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