I am relatively new to cryptocurrencies and would like your feedback on how to safely generate paper wallets for BTC, ETH, LTC and XMR tokens. I intended to follow these steps:

  1. Download and install Tails on a USB flash drive using the Tor browser.
  2. Boot Tails (without activating any persistent volume) and download an offline copy of the following paper wallet generators: BTC, ETH, LTC and XMR.
  3. Disable any internet connection.
  4. Generate the adresses and private keys using the paper walletsg enerators.
  5. Hand write each of these adresses and private keys on a paper.
  6. As a digital backup, save pdf files containing the adresses and private keys on a new USB flash drive.
  7. Restart the computer in order to clear any trace of the private keys from the Tails USB flash drive.

Also, is there a safe way to verify that the recently generated private keys and adresses work properly (i.e. no bugs/mistyping)?

Please let me know if you spot a flaw or if you have any advice. Thank you for your inputs!

    Your Answer

    By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

    Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.