Last updated on October 13th, 2017 at 11:40 pm
How do I build a cold storage wallet to transfer my bitcoins from my exchange web wallet?
Hi Harvey, we have gathered the best Bitcoin wallets on the market into one article, a couple of them also has reviews. Check them out and choose one which suits your needs the best.
It’s always a good idea to store your bitcoins securely. However, if you’re relatively new to Bitcoin, I would tend to recommend a hardware wallet over creating your own cold storage wallet. A hardware wallet will make the process easier and more secure, and they’re available for under $100.
We have a review of the two most popular options in hardware wallets here:
If you wish to go the cold wallet route, the “offically” recommended method is to boot from the BitKey Live CD / USB Debian distro on an airgapped computer, which has never been and will never be connected to the internet or any other devices.
I suggest you then download BitKey and follow the “cold-offline” guide on their site:
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