Wallets and Backups
11-15, 13:30–14:15 (America/El_Salvador), DIGTL Room
Language: English

A practical guide to bitcoin wallet generation and backup practices focusing on secret generation. Intermediate/Advanced

Host vs Cold

  • The risk calculus behind the actual deployment of a bitcoin secret into software/hardware.

Seed Generation

  • The actual hands on process. Pitfalls. An algorithm for success.


  • How to backup a seed for success without screwing yourself in 5/10/20 years.

The process of reasonably safe seed generation will be described and then demonstrated.
This is an interactive workshop, bring materials and hardware wallets for testing if you'd like.

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Bitcoin Dad is a bitcoiner from the class of 2017 that loves computers, self hosting, thinking about economic and political structures, and the subversive qualities of bitcoin. He's lived around the world and observed how political structures are based on social control, a large part of which is exerted through the financial system. This year, he started a podcast because he felt like the existing voices in the bitcoin space began to feel stale. His goal is to foster debate and nuanced thought about a path for bitcoin that preserves its decentralization and political properties while simultaneously being a technology that works for people. Another goal is to build up his credibility in the community and then, if a contentious soft fork emerges, throw his name behind what looks like the best technical/long term path.

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