It’s been a long standing tradition for the more lazy among us to give cash or gift cards to relatives on Christmas instead of more… well, thoughtful gifts. But what about a “Bitcoincard” for the holidays? It might just be the gift that keeps on giving.
Here’s Our Christmas Suggestion
This article describes a process for creating holiday cards with an integrated bitcoinwallet, ensuring “Bitcoin evangelists” can subject their relatives to a thoughtful and merry dose of the crypto craze over the coming days of gift exchanges.
Step 1: Generate Your Addresses
So, you’ve decided to give your relatives wallet cards for Christmas. The least you can do is make it look like you put some thought into the idea, so make a few vanity addresses instead of just using whatever random keys one of those paper wallet generators gives you. The wholepoint of this is to go the extra mile, right?
Remember that your address has to start with 1, and that each letter you add to the vanity will take longer to calculate. For more than six characters you’re going to wait a very long time, unless you have some powerful GPUs to speed up the process.
Recommended short vanity addresses to use include:
You get the idea, so on and so forth.
Step 2: Make Your QR Codes
After this, you’ll have your private key and the associated vanity address. Now download a paper wallet generator, disconnect your wi-fi, unzip the package, click the .html, and enter the private key in “wallet details.”
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