Creating a btc paper wallet

Many believe ( including our very own 0 hunter Dre ) that a paper wallet is the best way to hold your bitcoin , safe from hackers , as it's private keys are kept offline .

A paper wallet is a piece of paper containing both your private key and public key and they've been popular since the early days of bitcoin.

Here's how you can make your very own Btc paper wallet :

  1. Scan your computer and make sure there's no malware on it , once that's done set up an offline printer.

  2. Download an paper wallet generator ( you can do this online aswell , but it's safest to download a zip copy of the website - after downloading the zip file scan it first for any malware ) - best one which I'd recommend is Bitaddress.org

  3. Before generating a paper wallet, disconnect the computer and printer from the internet. Choose a web browser such as Chrome or Firefox to use and disable all of its add-ons and extensions.

  4. Once you disconnected from the internet click the Bitaddress.org.html file from the unzipped files , and open it with your browser ( make sure you have extensions and add-ons disabled)

    • you can write random words , letters etc in the text box to add more randomness while generating your paper wallet.

    • Once generated your desired wallets print them out using an offline printer.

5 . Once you've printed your wallet , deleted all downloaded files , clear the printer's cache and restart your computer before going online.

And voila ( excuse my french) now you have a safe btc paper wallet.

Pro-tip : Don't let your dog check the paper wallet .

Hint: First try to create a paper wallet, transfer a small amount to it and try to get the funds out of it again. 😉

Paper wallet is actually not so great idea :) ill stick to hardware ones ;)

ill still go for a nano ledger... ah i really need to save to buy one.

I'll go for hardware wallet any day :)) paper ones aren't so safe as they seem and should be ..if ya do the reading and research you'll see that there were numerous cases where people actually have sent funds to an adress that someone else have the actual keys ..saw a report about guy that lost 50 mill like that ..and he's just one of many xdxd ...guess that's partly what dre meant when he said go ahead and test with small amount first :))

miki said:

I'll go for hardware wallet any day :)) paper ones aren't so safe as they seem and should be ..if ya do the reading and research you'll see that there were numerous cases where people actually have sent funds to an adress that someone else have the actual keys ..saw a report about guy that lost 50 mill like that ..and he's just one of many xdxd ...guess that's partly what dre meant when he said go ahead and test with small amount first :))

i agree... my friend once told me that better to keep coins in hardware wallets.

I use duckdice wallet because that way it never gets stolen it just gets donated to the duck god!

The main thing is to make sure that whichever wallet you use, it is you only who holds and knows the "Private Key (s)" 😎

ah well trezor is indemand nowadays... more people know how their funds will be safe. good sign really.

I'm kind of a ledger nano guy myself , but yeah , trezor is a viable option also.