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Step-by-Step Guide to Making A Secure Bitcoin Wallet

I posted this in another thread, and figured it deserved its own post, since I don't think I've ever seen a simple guide like this published before. Enjoy!
1) Download the official bitcoin-qt client. It is the most reliable since it has by far the most developers. If possible, don't run it on Windows, period. Use Mac Or Linux.
2) Encrypt your wallet with a password you can remember, preferably one you don't use on any web site so that if you're hacked and your wallet is stolen, a hacker won't be able to figure out your password. You can encrypt your wallet within the bitcoin-qt program. Also, keep in mind that bitcoin-qt will not ask you for the password when the program starts up. It will only ask for the password when you try to send Bitcoins.
3) Backup your wallet.dat everywhere. Look up on Google to find where this file is. It is different depending on your operating system. Back up to external hard drives, jumpdrives, Gmail, Dropbox, etc. More is better, assuming you're using a good password.
4) Once bitcoin-qt is fully synced with the network, you will see a green check mark in the bottom-right of the program. Now you can send funds to your Bitcoin receive address! As soon as you send them, you will see a notification box pop up from bitcoin-qt telling you that you received funds. Technically, you can transfer the bitcoin even before the blockchain syncs and you get the green checkmark, but you will have to wait much longer to see that your Bitcoin arrived safely. I like to see it immediately, so that's why I wait for the check.
5) You can take your wallet.dat file, and import it into another computer running bitcoin-qt. If it synchronizes with the blockchain and picks up your transactions and correct balance, then you know you did it right! You can even leave your wallet running on two (or more) computers if you want! I keep it on two computers, myself. Remember to make a new backup of your wallet.dat file every couple of months or so just to be safe. If you forget, it's fine. An old backup will work, it's just that only 100 addresses are stored in the wallet file, and if you go over that amount the wallet may add new private keys that you will want in your backups. So back up at least once every 100 transactions, in case these transactions all used unique "change" addresses. If you don't understand how this works, type Bitcoin change address on Google. Just know to back it up every once in awhile and you will be fine.
Good luck! But you won't need it...if you follow this guide your bitcoin will be ridiculously safe. :)
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The No-BS, short and simple, step-by-step guide for making a secure Bitcoin wallet. Handy for newbies.

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@cz_binance: These guys will end up in crypto sooner or later. Just a matter of time. Bitcoin is easier to carry. We need to make wallet back ups easier to use. @CRYPTO_TAG is probably a good choice for this guys who like to secure physical items. https://t.co/pQAtcZ6LTM

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A secure Bitcoin wallet that won't make you wait for days for transactions (and preferably anonymous)?

I am new to Bitcoin. I was suggested to look into Coinbase. There were two things I didn't like about it:
#1 (the major one): It seems to make you wait for days (sometimes a week, or 10 days) for the transactions to clear and go through
#2 It asks for lots of personal info like SSN to verify identity.

#2 is less of a concern but #1 seems to be really annoying.
Is there a Bitcoin wallet you'd suggest that overcomes these?
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Monthly reminder for newbies: The Bitcoins you store on an exchange ARE NOT YOUR BITCOINS - they are an IOU. If you hold a decent amount of bitcoins, please make the intelligent decision NOW to transfer your coins to a secure mobile or hardware wallet that you control.

Hacks on exchanges are rare, but they happen. Freezing of exchange-accounts can happen. The point of bitcoin is to be your own bank, a bank that no one can shut-down. The only way to be your own bank is to control your bitcoins yourself.
Popular mobile wallets (great for beginners) include: Breadwallet for IOS, Mycelium for Android. Also, if your phone is rooted, please research how this affects security on mobile devices. Note: losing your phone will not lose your bitcoins if you back-up your private key seed that these apps provide you.
Hardware wallets (gold-standard of security after a bit of research) include: Ledger, Trezor, and Keepkey.

EDIT: This post is meant to WARN newbies of a risk they might not have considered. Keeping your BTC in an exchange can be a completely valid choice - but you need to know the risks and do the research yourself. Exchanges are not banks - they are not insured by the FDIC in case of theft. If your exchange is hacked you're out of luck. People are still waiting for the Mt.Gox lawsuit to see their lost coins.
COUNTERPOINT: To be your own bank, you also need to trust yourself. If you get a wallet, but forget the private key or "seed" - your bitcoins are gone. If you make a mistake and send it to a wrong address - your bitcoins are gone. The bottom line is: if you don't understand bitcoins, please do your research on proper storage. If you determine that you'd rather run with the risk of an exchange hack, at least you will be informed.
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Monthly reminder for newbies: The bitcoins you hold on an exchange ARE NOT YOUR BITCOINS - they are an IOU. If you hold a decent amount of bitcoins, make the intelligent decision NOW to transfer your coins to a secure mobile wallet or hardware wallet that you control.

Hacks on exchanges are rare, but they will happen again. Freezing of exchange-accounts can happen. The point of bitcoin is to be your own bank, a bank that no one can shut-down. The only way to be your own bank is to control your bitcoins yourself.
Popular mobile wallets (great for beginners) include: Breadwallet for IOS, Mycelium for Android. Also, if your phone is rooted, please research how this affects security on mobile devices. Note: losing your phone will not lose your bitcoins if you back-up your private key seed that these apps provide you.
Hardware wallets (gold-standard of security after a bit of research) include: Ledger, Trezor, and Keepkey.

COUNTERPOINT: This post is meant to WARN newbies of a risk they might not have considered. Keeping your BTC in an exchange can be a completely valid choice - but you need to know the risks and do the research yourself. Exchanges are not banks - they are not insured by the FDIC in case of theft. If your exchange is hacked you're out of luck. People are still waiting for the Mt.Gox lawsuit to see their lost coins.
To be your own bank, you also need to trust yourself. If you get a wallet, but forget the private key or "seed" - your bitcoins are gone. The bottom line is: if you don't understand bitcoins, please do your research on proper storage. If you determine that you'd rather run with the risk of an exchange hack, at least you will be informed.
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Get a Bitcoin Wallet and Make a Secure Purchase – Bitcoin Australia

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Get a Bitcoin Wallet and Make a Secure Purchase – Bitcoin Australia

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Semi-annual reminder for newbies: The Bitcoins you store on an exchange website ARE NOT YOUR BITCOINS - they are an IOU. If the exchange is hacked, you lose your bitcoins. Please make the intelligent decision NOW to transfer your coins to a secure mobile or hardware wallet that you control.

Hacks on exchanges are rare, but they happen. Freezing of exchange-accounts can happen. The point of bitcoin is to be your own bank, a bank that no one can shut-down. The only way to be your own bank is to control your bitcoins yourself.
Popular mobile wallets (great for beginners) include: Breadwallet for IOS, Mycelium for Android. Also, if your phone is rooted or jail-broken, please research how this affects security on mobile devices. Note: Losing your phone will not lose your bitcoins if you back-up your private key seed that these apps provide you.
Hardware wallets (gold-standard of security after a bit of research) include: Ledger, Trezor, and Keepkey.

Counterpoint and NOTE:
This post is meant to WARN newbies of a risk they might not have considered. Keeping your BTC in an exchange can be a completely valid choice - but you need to know the risks and do the research yourself. Exchanges are not banks - they are not insured by the FDIC in case of theft. If your exchange is hacked you're out of luck. People are still waiting for the 2013 Mt.Gox lawsuit to see their lost coins.
Additional note:
To be your own bank, you also need to trust yourself. If you get a wallet, but forget the private key or "seed" - your bitcoins are gone. If you make a mistake and send it to a wrong address - your bitcoins are gone. The bottom line is: if you don't understand bitcoins, please do your research on proper storage. If you determine that you'd rather run with the risk of an exchange hack, at least you will be informed.
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If you are planning to buy bitcoins, make sure to have a secure wallet which will protect your coins from being lost.

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How To Make A Secure BIP 38 Encrypted Bitcoin Paper Wallet – TUTORIAL

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If you are planning to buy bitcoins, make sure to have a secure wallet which will protect your coins from being lost.

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If you are planning to buy bitcoins, make sure to have a secure wallet which will protect your coins from being lost.

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Make a secure paper wallet /r/Bitcoin

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What is the best way to get bitcoin out of coinbase and make a secure wallet?

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Bitcoin Discussion • How to make my LTC secure with a wallet?

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Semi-annual reminder for newbies: The Bitcoins you store on an exchange website ARE NOT YOUR BITCOINS - they are an IOU. If the exchange is hacked, you lose your bitcoins. Please make the intelligent decision NOW to transfer your coins to a secure mobile or hardware wallet that yo /r/Bitcoin

Semi-annual reminder for newbies: The Bitcoins you store on an exchange website ARE NOT YOUR BITCOINS - they are an IOU. If the exchange is hacked, you lose your bitcoins. Please make the intelligent decision NOW to transfer your coins to a secure mobile or hardware wallet that yo /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Does testing a paper wallet make it no longer secure? /r/Bitcoin

Does testing a paper wallet make it no longer secure? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Monthly reminder for newbies: The bitcoins you hold on an exchange ARE NOT YOUR BITCOINS - they are an IOU. If you hold a decent amount of bitcoins, make the intelligent decision NOW to transfer your coins to a secure mobile wallet or hardware wallet that you control. /r/Bitcoin

Monthly reminder for newbies: The bitcoins you hold on an exchange ARE NOT YOUR BITCOINS - they are an IOU. If you hold a decent amount of bitcoins, make the intelligent decision NOW to transfer your coins to a secure mobile wallet or hardware wallet that you control. /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Monthly reminder for newbies: The Bitcoins you store on an exchange ARE NOT YOUR BITCOINS - they are an IOU. If you hold a decent amount of bitcoins, please make the intelligent decision NOW to transfer your coins to a secure mobile or hardware wallet that you control. /r/Bitcoin

Monthly reminder for newbies: The Bitcoins you store on an exchange ARE NOT YOUR BITCOINS - they are an IOU. If you hold a decent amount of bitcoins, please make the intelligent decision NOW to transfer your coins to a secure mobile or hardware wallet that you control. /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Would using an MD5 hash generator for a digital wallet password make my bitcoins more secure?

Or is there a reason I wouldn't do this?
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How To Make A Secure BIP 38 Encrypted Bitcoin Paper Wallet ...

This video details creating Bitcoin paper wallets securely for cold storage and prepare for the UASF-BIP148 soft fork coming August 1, 2017. This howto will guide you through creating a bootable ... This is a how to video on creating bitcoin paper wallets. While there are other more secure ways of creating paper wallets for bitcoin, the method that I sho... This is a how to video on creating bitcoin paper wallets. While there are other more secure ways of creating paper wallets for bitcoin, the method that I show you in this video is moderatly. The following is a tutorial about creating a 99.9% secure paper wallet for storing your Bitcoins in cold storage. Link to Ubuntu download: http://www.ubuntu.... Choose your Bitcoin Wallet - An in-depth review of BitcoinQT, Electrum and Multibit - Duration: 27:32. Secure Your Wallet 24,335 views. 27:32. Language: English Location: United States ...

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