Spending from Iota Paper Wallet

Bitcoin Questions and AnswersCategory: General questionsSpending from Iota Paper Wallet

Ben asked 6 months ago

If I’ve transferred Iota to a paper wallet, how do I later spend them once I want to get them off the paper wallet?

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Steven Hay answered 6 months ago

Hi Ben,
You’ll have to import or sweep the private key from the IOTA paper wallet into an IOTA software or webwallet. Once you’ve made your payment, you should then generate a fresh paper wallet for purposes of returning the IOTA to cold storage. The reason for this is that the old paper wallet’s privkey will have been exposed (potentially) and so it can no longer be considered as fully secure for storage.

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