Bitcoin Forum
December 13, 2017, 10:03:53 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.15.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Question About Blockchain.Info Paper Wallet  (Read 1546 times)
btcd
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 5



View Profile
July 26, 2013, 12:46:40 AM
 #1

I use a blockchain.info online wallet to store my bitcoin. My understanding that if blockchain.info servers were ever to experience problems, I would be able to transfer my wallet to the Multibit client using the backup that is sent to me the last time I made a change to my wallet.

However, what if both blockchain.info and multibit servers are not functioning at once?
Blockchain.info appears to provide me with the ability to create a paper wallet version of my blockchain.info wallet.

If I have a paper wallet copy of my blockchain.info wallet -- and both multibit and blockchain.info servers were down -- would I have everything I need to transfer my bitcoins to the Bitcoin QT Wallet?
1513159433
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1513159433

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1513159433
Reply with quote  #2

1513159433
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
stevenh512
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 137



View Profile
July 26, 2013, 09:55:29 AM
 #2

If I'm not mistaken (I've never used that feature), a blockchain.info paper wallet is essentially the same thing as a bitaddress.org paper wallet, a private key printed out on paper. In that case, you can import that private key into any Bitcoin client (Multibit, bitcoin-qt, Electrum, probably most of the Android wallets that support scanning a QR code) and spend the funds with that client.

This signature intentionally left blank.
btcd
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 5



View Profile
July 26, 2013, 03:11:47 PM
 #3

Thanks.
Abdussamad
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1582



View Profile WWW
July 29, 2013, 06:58:49 PM
 #4

The answer to your question is yes. I recommend reading this article I wrote. It explains some of the basic things behind bitcoin. Might save you from loss in future:

http://bitcoinspakistan.com/blog/private-key-public-key-bitcoin-address-and-the-blockchain/

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!