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Encrypting your wallet. This may take up to several minutes on a slower computer.

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Decrypting the private key. This may take up to several minutes on a slower computer.

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Bitcoin Paper Wallet Generator V4 - Open Source Client-side

Please move your mouse and/or type random keystrokes into this box:

Secure random number generation requires that you provide some unpredictable data, also called "entropy".

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You may safely skip this step if you do not need to use the random wallet generator.

Print Your Front Wallet

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  BIP38 Encrypt

About "BIP38" Encryption

The advantage with BIP38 is that if your paper wallet is stolen or compromised, the private key cannot be recovered without your password. Even a very short password adds a strong degree of protection. However, if you encrypt your private key with BIP38 and you lose your password, it will be impossible for you to recover the funds you have sent to this wallet.

Also, note that not all wallet applications or web services are able to import or "sweep" BIP38 encrypted keys. In this case, you will have to use the Validate or Decrypt feature on this webpage to reveal the unencrypted Wallet Import Format (WIF) key as an intermediate step before sweeping the balance.

WARNING: Before sending any funds to a BIP38-encrypted wallet, first do a test make sure you are able to decrypt the printed private key back to ordinary WIF format.

Unless you have a strong understanding of the BIP38 encryption and decryption workflow, click cancel, print your paper wallet without BIP38, and just keep it safe and hidden like you would jewels or cash.

Do not forget it! It cannot be recovered if you lose it.

Do not share Private key !It should never be shared publicly because it controls access to your funds.

Make a backup! Secure it, like banknotes, one day they will be worth millions of dollars

Print Your Back Wallet

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Reload the front page into your printer first. Note: The back design is intentionally larger than the front side. Use the front side as your guide when cutting out your wallet.

Balance Checker

Here you can check balance of your Bitcoin Paper Wallet. You can check any Bitcoin address.
Enter Your Public Address to check funds.

Where is my Public Address ?


Unlock Wallet Details

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This "6P..." private key is BIP38-encrypted.

Validate or decrypt Private Key

This feature works for private keys made here as well as those generated using any other Bitcoin service or software, e.g. or

Enter or scan any private key to verify that the key is valid and show its corresponding public key. If your private key validates, then you may be reassured that you will able to retrieve any funds sent to that wallet.

To duplicate or BIP38-encrypt any paper wallet, just validate its private key and click the "Use these details to print a paper wallet" button.

Is your wallet BIP38 encrypted? If so, you can use this form to decrypt your private key and recover the standard Wallet Import Format (WIF) key suitable for wallet software and services that don't directly support BIP38 importing.

You may also type in a "brain wallet" passphrase to see the corresponding SHA256 hashed keys.

Public and private details for:

Check Balance

Use the Public Address to receive funds or check your balance online. The Private Key WIF is a code that needs to be keep secret since it can be used to spend any funds that have been sent to the corresponding public key. Keys can be encoded in a number of different formats. The most popular encoding formats (WIF, WIFC, HEX, B64) are shown below.
Public Address (SHARE)

Public Key (130 characters [0-9A-F]):
Public Key (compressed, 66 characters [0-9A-F]):

Private Key WIF(SECRET)
51 characters base58, starts with a

Private Key Hexadecimal Format (64 characters [0-9A-F]):
Private Key Base64 (44 characters): does not hold keys for you. We can not access accounts, recover keys, reset passwords, or reverse transactions. Protect your keys and always check that you are on the correct URL. You are responsible for your safety.