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Hi! I printed a bitcoin on paper and gave it to a friend for his birthday. How? It's simple. I'll tell you, and you can easily do the same thing again.
I had the idea to give a bitcoin as a gift a year ago. But I only came up with the idea of just printing them a week ago. I usually used this way to change btc to ppI and decided to gift bitcoins as well: I used to send postcards with the postcard "Call me on Skype, tell me your bitcoin wallet and I'll make a translation". I'm surprised none of my friends have approached me yet. I reminded them of my gift, and I heard back: "Yes, yes, I remember. If I have time, I'll cash it in." Funny thing is, one of my friends has doubled his wallet balance since he got the gift. In order not to forget about all my gifts, I decided to give my friends a paper check at once. So, the recipient of the gift himself decides whether to hold the check or spend it immediately.
Now let's start making a gift.
1) The first thing I did was order a stylized bitcoin coin at Aliexpress. I received a parcel of 50 coins to make it enough for a couple of years. Sometimes I give these coins for nothing, without adding real bitcoins, all my friends are happy. You have to consider that the package from China usually takes 2-4 weeks.
2) The second step - go to https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com. Here the bitcoin address and the private key are generated. We get 2 barcodes: The 1st is our address, where you can check your balance and deposit any amount; the 2nd barcode - private key - is necessary to control all bitcoins lying on this address. Simply put, we create an empty wallet, refill it with any amount we want to give to a friend. A friend can put this paper in the safe or immediately import the wallet into his smartphone.
Generate your wallet for printing:
a) Go to the above site - https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com.
b) press the Generate Keys&Print Paper Wallets button;
c) Switch to offline mode for security reasons, so that no one can intercept the access key; in addition, the site can generate an address without access to the Internet, because it is already uploaded to the browser (you can generate the address online, but it is your own risk);
d) start moving the mouse to randomly generate the address;
f) Print the calibration page on the printer, bring it to the monitor screen and adjust the ruler on the screen with the ruler on paper;
g) Now print the front side;
h) Printing the back side of the sheet;
i) Roll up as shown in the picture.
The printed wallet number and the private key, thanks to the paper design, are perfectly hidden inside and not readable.
Now you need to refill your paper wallet by transferring any number of bitcoins to the public address on the front side.
We put the wallet in gift wrapping and the gift is ready! Do not forget to put a coin!
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