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July 05, 2012, 10:29:09 PM
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 I have a very good friend in a foreign continent who I'd like to help send me BTC. I know how they can purchase BTC locally.

However, they have no clue regarding security. They're just not very computer literate and scamming in their country is widespread.

 What is the best and most direct way for them to hold BTC bought at say, Intersango?

 Originally I would have recommended the BitcoinSpinner Android client but they have a Blackberry.
Last year I might have recommended various websites but now after the problems at various places I don't fancy that.

 They would (should) be using it for small amounts but even so I wouldn't want them to mess up and that to effect our friendship after I've recommended the system to them.


 I guess what I could do is bypass them holding the Bitcoins altogether and get the place they are purchasing from to send direct to me... but it seems like a cop-out

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July 05, 2012, 11:00:28 PM
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https://www.bitaddress.org

Have them make an offline wallet, make multiple copies and put them copies in safe places.

Then send them the coins to the public address.  They can check the value using a public site like blockchain.info.  As long as the private keys always remain offline and they have multiple copies in safe locations the risk of loss is minimal.
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July 05, 2012, 11:41:28 PM
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https://www.bitaddress.org

Have them make an offline wallet, make multiple copies and put them copies in safe places.

Then send them the coins to the public address.  They can check the value using a public site like blockchain.info.  As long as the private keys always remain offline and they have multiple copies in safe locations the risk of loss is minimal.

How do you recommend they transfer the bitcoins off the address without having to install a client?

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July 06, 2012, 12:18:33 AM
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How do you recommend they transfer the bitcoins off the address without having to install a client?

https://blockchain.info/wallet/ has good security options and will allow you to import coins from offline wallets and send them.

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