How to use Bitcoin Key to create offline private keys


Chuck Batson

The Bitcoin Key app (discussed here) takes the place of rolling dice when creating offline private keys. This is a tutorial of how to use it to create your offline keys.

The process is a bit involved, whether you use dice or the app. So why go to the trouble? Because when done right, keys generated in this way are never exposed to an online computer, and therefore not susceptible to online hacking or digital theft.

When you use an offline computer and print your keys for cold storage, then the problem of security for your keys is limited to securing the physical piece of paper on which your keys are printed, which can be much more manageable than trying to secure an online computer system.

You will need…

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