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November 29, 2010, 11:32:16 PM
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Heres my scenerio.

I want to load a key (or a few keys) up with bitcoin, then put those keys on a disk/cd/whatever and physically hand that medium to someone, then i want them to be able to add these keys to their wallet to receive the coins. is it possible?

I know i could just transfer the coins over the network, but i am wondering if my physical way is possible
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November 29, 2010, 11:47:09 PM
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It's possible, but not yet implemented.

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November 29, 2010, 11:54:32 PM
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... and the person you hand the keys to will have to trust that you didn't keep a copy of them (or if you did, that you won't spend them before they do).

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November 29, 2010, 11:57:09 PM
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... and the person you hand the keys to will have to trust that you didn't keep a copy of them (or if you did, that you won't spend them before they do).


Right, im assuming theres a high level of trust between the two parties
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November 30, 2010, 03:34:54 AM
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Make a new wallet, send coins to it, then pass that wallet file onwards.

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November 30, 2010, 03:47:02 AM
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Make a new wallet, send coins to it, then pass that wallet file onwards.

I thought about that, how do you "generate a new wallet"? if you remove your wallet.dat does it just generate new keys and create a new wallet?
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November 30, 2010, 03:50:55 AM
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correct make sure to move it not delete it

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