Easiest way yet to backup your MAIDsafe coins

I see what you did there :slight_smile:

Soon my brothers soon. MAID safe will be the answer to all of life’s most persistent questions.


Personally when ever I’m explaining to people how to do paper wallets I feel like the whole process is intimidating for them.

This method is not… optimal, but still way better than leaving your coins on poloniex or some exchange like that.


I have my MAID in my Electrum wallet on a frozen address. When I want to move them I go to omni. I find that way easier

Yeah. After all, what’s paper? A tree! Why kill a tree? And that online stuff is just so easy and addicting!

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The process of storing MAIDsafe coins without using an exchange is quite intimidating for people who are not techies. It would be awesome if somebody could make a video showing the process :slight_smile:

It would also help that when you backup your wallet on your harddrive, that you upload your backup online and overwrite the existing backup on your harddrive. This way, when somebody gets access to your computer they can’t use your backup to access your Maidsafecoins.

Never leave a backup on your computer’s harddrive.

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Paper wallets don’t need paper. You can just as easily store the keys in an encrypted file.

The term paper wallet was simply someone coining the phrase because you could be as low tech about it as you want, simply write the keys on paper. But reality is that few will and probably no less than would write the keys down from any other wallet for “safe keeping”

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Reminds me of the running joke we have here, about MaidSafe solving all our problems.

We say things like, “Ouch, I stubbed my toe! I can’t wait for MaidSafe to come and solve all this!”

. …ok maybe it’s not that funny, but it’s our inside joke :stuck_out_tongue:


I say “maidsafe will fix that” almost daily, though it’s usually internet related :slight_smile:

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That, and “I don’t have to do that, thanks to SAFEnet”, were my thoughts in relation to the “first sentence” thread, in the situation where someone describes or complains about something they have to do or some shit they have to put up with:

Data backup to inconvenient and unreliable services and media.
Anything related to IP.
Forced religion (e.g., political correctness, and mandated historical fables)
“Know your customer.”
“Money laundering” regulations.
Asset forfeiture
(probably others)


I think paper wallet means exactly that. Record the address on paper because it has certain useful security properties.

Anything stored on computer, USB etc has other properties so I think its an important distinction to make - certainly for me. I can be overly literal but I don’t accept that few people actually use paper for these reasons.

Some people, I mention no names (but not me) even have a tiny standalone printer that only prints bitcoin addresses (alongside QR codes) and is never connected to a computer or network. :slight_smile:


I print out each of my Maidsafe coins and stuff them under my mattress.


Mine are on a Bitcoin paper wallet that’s copied and stored in 2 locations.

Okay, I’ve got OpenLedger set up. Will move a few MAIDs in there to test. Thanks!

Is this as safe as a Paper Wallet? Certainly it is easier.

Hmm, another option is OMNI core, which is likely the most secure route. Here’s a fuller list of storage options: [How To]: Buy/Move/Store OMNI MAID :safe: hardware and software wallets


How does it print the file then?

EDIT: I must buy some thermal paper for the ex-EPOS printer I “won” at a decommissing job a while back.
EDIT2: Duh, I just realised what a totally dumb idea that would be…
EDIT3: Anybody want to buy a small thermal printer? - (paper not included) - Offers >50MAID

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Yeah, do NOT use OpenLedger! They confiscated my 20,000 MAID. I doubt that you can even transfer it to them even if you wanted to. They disabled all MAID transactions a year or so ago, and if you didn’t see their short-lived blog post to withdraw it, they kept it.


What file?

It’s a printer, without a connection to a computer, which generates a bitcoin address and prints it: private key and public key.

To receive you scan the public key. When you eventually want to send you scan the private key.

So you can receive without ever exposing the private key, except on a piece of paper and in the air gapped printer.

At least that’s what I deduce, I don’t have one and haven’t seen a description.


I got one for the company a while back. It was just a printer with a small cpu. It could print and store on usb drive. No network connection at all.


OK now I get it - so just a printer. No recycling of stuff from The Pile yet.