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bitaddress.org: is the public key the same as the Bitcoin address?

No, they're not the same thing. Paper wallets are not generated differently as/in to comparison to normal wallets. a bitcoin adress is part of a public key. The address is at its most basic just a ...
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bitaddress.org paper wallet vs. single wallet

bitaddress.org does not use the same private keys for paper wallet generation as for the single wallet. It uses the same initial entropy that you provide, but new private keys are generated for the ...
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What would be a safe way to store large amounts of Bitcoin long term to ensure safety from loss?

NO. Using an online source to generate private keys is incredibly unsafe for a variety of reasons. The best way would be to produce the private keys offline either with a Hardware Wallet or private ...
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How to use Bitaddress.org and Blockchain.info with Testnet coins?

In order to reach the testnet version of bitaddress you must append ?testnet=true to the url: https://www.bitaddress.org/bitaddress.org-v2.9.3-SHA1-7d47ab312789b7b3c1792e4abdb8f2d95b726d64.html?...
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Encrypting Bitcoin private keys instead of printing out paper

It's challenging to answer this without a clear definition of what you mean by "safe." I'll assume your two main concerns are (A) loss by theft; and (B) loss by user error. For (A) you're "safe." You ...
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Are wallet address generators considered a dapp? like bitaddress or warp wallet?

I think this comes down more to semantics than anything else (and thus might make the question off-topic as opinion based), but I'll give it a shot. I would classify BitAddress or WarpWallet as ...
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Eliminating all private keys records from pc

What you describe has some risks: The new PC and router likely won't have the latest software updates, which could increase the chance of it being compromised immediately The bitaddress.org website ...
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Verifying a legitimate version of bitaddress.org on Windows

1) Google how to verify a PGP signature 2) Import author's PGP sig (from the main Web site), use procedure from 1) to verify contents of https://www.bitaddress.org/CHANGELOG.txt.asc (and obtain ...
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Cannot access blockchain.info through Tor browser?

This has been an issue with their TOR service for over a year. They claim that they're trying to fix the problem, but I don't believe them anymore. They can't be this incompetent. Their service is ...
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How vulnerable are offline users of bitaddress.org, who don’t use Ubuntu?

Depends on what you are going to do with your address. As for me there are three main cases to consider: Will you store so huge amouts of bitcoin to fear attackers who are targeting yourself directly?...
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