Brain Wallets Aren’t Just For Spies – How to store bitcoins in your brain

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How would you like to be able to carry your wealth with you everywhere you go and yet have it totally undetectable by any outside observer? Imagine crossing borders, fleeing from dictators, or simply passing time in the gulag while confidently knowing that you can conjure up your wealth at the time of your choosing. You can do this now with the advent of Bitcoin. Bitcoin is the new, spendable financial asset that some are calling the ultimate offshore bank account. As a useful and scarce digital commodity, this data has become quite valuable. It is its nature as data that makes it exquisitely manipulable. Without getting into a high-level technical discussion, bitcoins are simply entries in an open, global ledger. They are represented by a string of digits known as a “public address.” This public address is controlled by another string of digits known as the “private key.” A good analogy is email. People can send (or “sign over”) bitcoins to your public address much like people can send emails to your email address. For email, the person with the password is the only one who can send emails from that address. The bitcoin private key acts much like the …

Tutorial: How To Create Super-Secure and Easily Memorable Passphrases

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So I’m sure once you start accumulating your precious coins you’re going to want to keep them  safe & secure.   In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a super- secure and easily memorable passphrase of between 10 – 20 random words. Let’s get started: Get 5 dice (standard six-sided) Take the 5 dice, put them in a shoe box or cup, shake them up and let them drop on a table. Record the 5 numbers from left to right. Example: 25361 Repeat steps 2 thru 3 for a minimum of 10 times and write them down in a column. Open this dictionary list of 7,774 words and find the corresponding words then write them in a second column next to the numbers. Discard the numbers, connect the words and create your passphrase. I like to use all upper case letters with no spaces in between. You can choose your own formula. The rolls of the dice are what generate randomness and the word list gives you a large enough data set to pull from. Using this method a 20-word passphrase has256 bits of entropy but a 10-word passphrase at 128 bits is more than enough. How to memorize …

How to Get a Custom Bitcoin Address

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Probably one of the most “uncomfortable” issues about Bitcoin is the fact that your Bitcoin address looks like you just made up a bunch of random numbers and characters. Luckily there are a few ways you can customize your Bitcoin address so it will look more appealing. None of the ways I will present in this post will be perfect but you can choose the one the suits you the most. Option #1 – 3rd party fully customized name Onename.io is a service that claims to be “your digital passport around the web”. By creating a simple username of Onename (for example mine is simply “Ofir”), you can have people send you Bitcoins to that username. Unfortunately this will only work with wallets that are compatible with the Onename API and there aren’t many at the moment. This is the equivalent of having a username at Coinabse for example and then being restricted to using it only when someone sends you Bitcoins through Coinbase. So the pros are very obvious – it’s easy to use and the name looks pretty. The cons are that you don’t have full control over you private key (which is a big no no in the Bitcoin …