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May 14, 2018, 03:45:05 AM
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This thread is to know how you get your own private key. The purpose is to know what way you use and in order to find the most security way to get your private key, without mattering what for people want to get it. Just let your way how you get. Be the most specific possible and by this way we and many people can know how much ways there are for this...

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May 14, 2018, 04:23:13 AM
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Wow dude, your question is barely understandable. That said i'm not even sure if i get it but I'm assuming that your asking how people store their private keys? So thats the question im going to respond to, and i only mildly apologise if that's not what your after.

I've read some pretty interesting methods that go to pretty lengthy lengths in order to make sure it is super secure.
The most interesting being creating a paper wallet split into 3+ and printed via an airgapped laptop into a usb printer, then taking those pieces, laminating them and burying them in 3+ separate locations or storing them in 3+ safety deposit boxes. That's a little extreme for me but if you had Pablo Escobar kind of money in a wallet then why not.
I personally prefer the ease of a hardware wallet, although i understand there are concerns that come with them. I just find that the ease risk ratio sits nicely there for me.
I know friends that have laminated paper wallets that were printed on their usual PCs and stored in safety deposit boxes.
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May 14, 2018, 04:27:57 AM
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I download a wallet and let it generate the private keys for me.

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May 14, 2018, 05:25:37 AM
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I download a wallet and let it generate the private keys for me.
Why do you believe so much in the download. is not that your personal data, why are you so sure?

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May 14, 2018, 05:46:18 AM
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asking a vague question is not going to get you the answer you are looking for! be more specific. start with why you need your private key? and also what wallet are you using?

I download a wallet and let it generate the private keys for me.
Why do you believe so much in the download. is not that your personal data, why are you so sure?

bitcoin wallets are open source, anything that isn't open source and on your desktop is not a wallet then. so because of that you can either check the code yourself or trust the many others that have done it already.

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May 14, 2018, 05:51:51 AM
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I download a wallet and let it generate the private keys for me.
Why do you believe so much in the download. is not that your personal data, why are you so sure?
He download bitcoin wallet, and i use downloaded wallet too (electrum) and it can generate private key without using 3rd program.
Did you just using online wallet or exchange wallet? Huh Looks like you don't know about downloaded wallet.

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May 14, 2018, 06:06:44 AM
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If you want your own key password, use MetaMask. In general, myetherWallet users are opening this title.
There's no turning back the error because it's an untraceable system. People want to be safe.
We have to be careful.
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May 14, 2018, 06:11:29 AM
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I use https://www.bitaddress.org/ to create my own paper wallets. Just make sure that you disconnect from the internet when you create these wallets. The most secure method is when you use a old computer and printer to do this and then not to connect to the internet with that computer to the internet again. <This way nobody can access any information that might have been stored, whilst the addresses were created>  The script to do this can be downloaded and run without internet access.  Grin

Hope this answers your question.  Wink

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May 14, 2018, 06:12:56 AM
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I download a wallet and let it generate the private keys for me.
Why do you believe so much in the download. is not that your personal data, why are you so sure?
It is true that if you let the wallet generate the private key, you must trust the wallet developer (unless you have the source code), but consider this:

Even if you generate a private key offline using an extremely secure method, at some point you must still give that private key to a wallet in order to spend the bitcoins that it holds.

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June 07, 2018, 10:21:13 PM
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First you enter into my Ether wallet and give password, then my Ether wallet provide a download file which contains your personal private key.

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June 08, 2018, 02:53:51 AM
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This thread is to know how you get your own private key. The purpose is to know what way you use and in order to find the most security way to get your private key, without mattering what for people want to get it. Just let your way how you get. Be the most specific possible and by this way we and many people can know how much ways there are for this...

You can get your private key when you create the wallet for first time. Or you can try to export your wallet if you have any information required.
in ETH, you can get your private key by login using your keystore file and password in myetherwallet.

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July 12, 2018, 09:05:42 AM
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You can get your private key when you create the wallet for first time. Or you can try to export your wallet if you have any information required.
in ETH, you can get your private key by login using your keystore file and password in myetherwallet.

Your answer is too general. At the beginning, you should mention that not every Bitcoin wallet allows you to export your private keys. The most popular software wallets will allow you to do so. Electrum, for example, gives you a 12 word seed which you can later use to recover your wallet. Web wallets in general does not allow their users to export private keys, that's why it's not advised to use them even though they are convenient. If you are looking for a wallet which also works on a mobile phone then you can create a new wallet in Electrum and re-enter the seed you were given in, for example, Samourai (Android) which is a good wallet if you are concerned about your privacy. Thanks to this, you will be able to spend your bitcoins on both phone and computer.

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July 12, 2018, 09:19:16 AM
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This thread is to know how you get your own private key. The purpose is to know what way you use and in order to find the most security way to get your private key, without mattering what for people want to get it. Just let your way how you get. Be the most specific possible and by this way we and many people can know how much ways there are for this...

I do not understand your question. But if  from the little I make out of it is that you are asking how you can super secure your private wallet. Once you have your private keys  and kept it safe maybe storing it offline. But if you still want it online what you will do is to remove some figures or numbers at the middle of the private keys sequence but you must identify what was removed or added to the sequence so that once you need your private keys you can add or remove same figures or letters. No machine or human can guess what was added or removed.

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July 15, 2018, 03:22:17 AM
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Your question is hardly understandable. So that's the question im going to answer, and I just gently apologize if that's not what your following. The most interesting is creating a 3+ pound wallet and printing it through an airgapped laptop to a usb printer, then taking those pieces, rolling them and burying them in 3+ separate locations or archives. They are in 3 + safe. Personally I like the ease of a hardware wallet, although I understand there are concerns attached to them. I know friends have many wallets printed on their regular computer and stored in a safe deposit box. Just make sure that you disconnect from the Internet when you create these wallets. Scenarios for doing this can be downloaded and run without internet access.
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July 15, 2018, 03:26:24 AM
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if you talk about security, this is how the blockchain works, they run the internet world. who knows the form of the internet itself. it's clear from the wallet's address, it's safe.

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if you talk about security, this is how the blockchain works, they run the internet world. who knows the form of the internet itself. it's clear from the wallet's address, it's safe.
And your words don't relate to OP, s/he is not talking about the security of Bitcoin, but talking about how do you get your own private keys.

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July 20, 2018, 07:38:38 AM
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I download a wallet and let it generate the private keys for me.
Why do you believe so much in the download. is not that your personal data, why are you so sure?

I think that is right because it is security thread of each person
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September 24, 2018, 01:53:31 PM
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This thread is to know how you get your own private key. The purpose is to know what way you use and in order to find the most security way to get your private key, without mattering what for people want to get it. Just let your way how you get. Be the most specific possible and by this way we and many people can know how much ways there are for this...


Private keys are generated automatically by the wallet or address you are using I don't if there's any wrong it. But however having a trusted site is one of the major problem in the crypto word today

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September 24, 2018, 02:05:09 PM
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1. Download a recognized, open source wallet.  I recommend bitcoin core.  But it needs to be open source, in my opinion.

2. Install the software.

3. Run the software. When it runs it will check for the private key and if it does not find one it will create a "wallet.dat" file with a new private key. 

4. BACK UP THE "wallet.dat" file. Very important! Make several copies and keep them safe. Never expose them to ANYONE.  Protecting your wallet.dat file is protecting your private keys.


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September 24, 2018, 02:05:44 PM
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This thread is to know how you get your own private key. The purpose is to know what way you use and in order to find the most security way to get your private key, without mattering what for people want to get it. Just let your way how you get. Be the most specific possible and by this way we and many people can know how much ways there are for this...
usually when we register to create a wallet account from several sites the wallet team of the wallet developer will give us a private key even the wallet account developer does not know the private key that we have and of course only the wallet account owner knows the private key. and for security issues, you must store the private key that you have without being noticed by others.





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