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December 14, 2017, 01:34:02 PM
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Hi all,

i really need help if you can help me please.

I'm wondering if i use paper wallet how i can check my balance on it.
I mean i need to be sure the paper wallet is working (because we can do it offline) first to send coin...



I read but can't find, there is an app or internet site where we can put our number wallet and tell us how much money we have...


but could work with lot of coin, is it possible ?

Thank you
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December 14, 2017, 01:34:38 PM
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Hi all,

i really need help if you can help me please.

I'm wondering if i use paper wallet how i can check my balance on it.
I mean i need to be sure the paper wallet is working (because we can do it offline) first to send coin...



I read but can't find, there is an app or internet site where we can put our number wallet and tell us how much money we have...


but could work with lot of coin, is it possible ?

Thank you

You can just look up your address on a block explorer like blockchain.info
If you are unsure about the procedure of creating, loading, checking and swiping paper wallet, i'd suggest trying it out with a testnet paper wallet first...

testnet paper wallet:
https://bitaddress.org/?testnet=true

testnet faucet:
https://testnet.manu.backend.hamburg/faucet

testnet wallet:
https://electrum.org/#download (start it up from the command line, with the -testnet parameter)

Since promoting privacy has become suspicious for some governements... I'll just promote something that'll keep your funds safer than an online wallet (or a desktop wallet). This is not a privacy tool, but a tool to "be your own bank" in a safer way.
I use a =>Ledger<= to keep my (limited) funds as secure as possible... If you still keep your coins on an online exchange, it might be a good idear to look into them (or other hardware wallet vendors). By the way: not everybody likes ledger (but i do), DYOR!
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December 14, 2017, 01:57:08 PM
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Thank you Mocacinno,

so it works just for bitcoins ?
or if i want to make verge monero or other currency i have always have to go on their own blockchain

or it exist an application or place where we can put all the number of wallet of all the coins we have and he give us the balance ?


Mille grazie
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December 14, 2017, 02:19:10 PM
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Thank you Mocacinno,

so it works just for bitcoins ?
or if i want to make verge monero or other currency i have always have to go on their own blockchain

or it exist an application or place where we can put all the number of wallet of all the coins we have and he give us the balance ?


Mille grazie

Well, if you're making a monero paper wallet, you're right, you'll have to look for a monero block explorer... There are plenty of altcoins that have a free online block explorer available.
There are websites around on which you can store a number of altcoin addresses and it monitors them for new unspent outputs (incoming transactions), however, i can't remember their url's.

Since promoting privacy has become suspicious for some governements... I'll just promote something that'll keep your funds safer than an online wallet (or a desktop wallet). This is not a privacy tool, but a tool to "be your own bank" in a safer way.
I use a =>Ledger<= to keep my (limited) funds as secure as possible... If you still keep your coins on an online exchange, it might be a good idear to look into them (or other hardware wallet vendors). By the way: not everybody likes ledger (but i do), DYOR!
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December 14, 2017, 10:31:09 PM
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To lessen mistakes in typing out the public key from the paper wallet, and so also as to not import the address anywhere, there are OCR (optical character recognition) apps available for smartphones than can read and translate the public key into plain text, could be helpful and speedier in this situation.
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December 14, 2017, 11:08:47 PM
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Thank you guys for yours info  Wink
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December 15, 2017, 03:53:07 AM
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To lessen mistakes in typing out the public key from the paper wallet, and so also as to not import the address anywhere, there are OCR (optical character recognition) apps available for smartphones than can read and translate the public key into plain text, could be helpful and speedier in this situation.

These apps are a very bad idea, they are not secure.
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December 15, 2017, 06:37:00 AM
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To lessen mistakes in typing out the public key from the paper wallet, and so also as to not import the address anywhere, there are OCR (optical character recognition) apps available for smartphones than can read and translate the public key into plain text, could be helpful and speedier in this situation.

A little correction, you don't need to type out the public key from the paper wallet... I don't think a lot of paper wallets even show the public key.
The private key can be used to calculate the public key, the public key goes trough a hashing function to create the address... The address is usually printed on the paper wallet.
When creating a transaction, you usually fund the address, while the public key (and certainly the private key) remain unknown to the network. It is only when you (the owner of the paper wallet) spends the unspent output in a transaction, you reveil your public key Wink


Since promoting privacy has become suspicious for some governements... I'll just promote something that'll keep your funds safer than an online wallet (or a desktop wallet). This is not a privacy tool, but a tool to "be your own bank" in a safer way.
I use a =>Ledger<= to keep my (limited) funds as secure as possible... If you still keep your coins on an online exchange, it might be a good idear to look into them (or other hardware wallet vendors). By the way: not everybody likes ledger (but i do), DYOR!
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