You can’t make up this stuff.
From an Ars Technica article:
Carlson continues to store bitcoins both on hosted platforms like Coinbase and Blockchain.info. He also keeps bitcoins on his own hardware and uses paper wallets stored in a bank vault as a sort of low-tech backup. Bitcoin paper wallets contain a wallet’s Bitcoin address and private key, and, if secured properly, it can be one of the safest ways to store bitcoins.
From Blockchain.info – self-described as “Bitcoin’s most popular bitcoin wallet and block explorer.”
Paper Wallet Advantages
- Protection from malware and keyloggers.
- Maintain 100% ownership of your private keys. You own the coins not a 3rd party service.
- No dependence on the security of any website.
- Keeping a piece of paper safe is easier than keeping your computer secure.
That’s right – keeping a piece of paper safe is easier than keeping your computer secure.
Here’s another idea:
Want to communicate with no risk of interception by the NSA? Use the mail – the one with stamps and envelopes. The only code you’ll need is a zip code. Plus – it’s open source technology. Get some stationery and ask someone over 50 how it works.
Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night can stop it!
This is fun.