Make Paper Wallets to Keep Your Bitcoin Addresses Safe.
For long-term storage of bitcoins (or giving as gifts) it's not safe to store your bitcoins in an exchange or online wallet. These types of sites are regularly hacked. Even keeping a live wallet on your own computer can be risky.
Your Keys, Your Bitcoin.
By printing out your own tamper-resistant bitcoin wallets and generating your own addresses, you can minimize your exposure to hackers as well as untrustworthy people in your home or office. Just transfer your bitcoins into your new wallets, and use common sense to keep your wallets safe the way you would jewels and ordinary cash. Or give them away!
Safer than Hardware Wallets
Although hardware wallets can be secure, they still have their faults. Many hardware wallets running closed-source software leave your seed phrase and private keys vulnerable to theft. Paper wallets give you direct control over your Bitcoin without a third party.
What's special about this design?
But first read everything on this page since you should take some precautions to make sure your new wallets are secure.
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Wallets come in 12 different languages, as well as special Christmas and "red envelope" / Chinese New Year designs. Here's a PDF template for making an envelope for giving away Bitcoin for the holidays.
1. Tri-Fold Template
This bitcoin key generator guides you to print both a front side and a back side for your paper wallet. All sensitive details on the front side (the private key and QR code) are folded up and securely taped shut so as to stay hidden. For additional security, you can seal your wallets with the tamper-evident serialized hologram stickers available for purchase on this site—though any sufficiently opaque (light-blocking) tape will work fine.
2. Tamper Resistant
One risk with a paper wallet is that someone with physical access to your wallet may "sneak a peek" at the private key and withdraw your funds without your knowledge. This wallet's folding design and obfuscating security patterns resist "candling" -- the process of shining a bright light through the paper to reveal what's printed inside. Serialized tamper-evident hologram stickers destory themselves when removed, preventing stickers from being replaced with new ones.
3. Perfect for Giving
Want to give bitcoins to someone who isn't tech-savvy? Need to send bitcoins by mail? Use a pre-loaded paper wallet. The sealed-shut folded design helps to ensure that the recipient won't accidentally reveal the private key. For recipients unfamiliar with bitcoin, the reverse side of the wallet has printed instructions for checking the wallet balance and withdrawing funds.