Cli wallet vs paper wallet


#1

Hi

I have a few questions regarding cli and paper wallets.

If i create a cli wallet, i only have to store the mnemonic seed on a safe place right?
And i can always restore my wallet on any computer with my mnemonic seed?

If i have a paper wallet, do i have to create a cli wallet with the keys of my paper wallet if i want to send some ETN from that wallet? And after sending ETN i can just delete the cli wallet because i can recreate it anytime with my paper wallet keys?

What is more secure, a cli wallet or a paper wallet?
What happens if i dont update my cli wallet to the newest version for a long time?
Can i lose my ETNs this way?

Sorry, maybe my questions are a bit confusing and i am working on my english :slight_smile:
I just want to be sure my ETNs are safe


#2

Yes you can restore a lost CLI wallet with the 25 word seed (@cuddlesquid :grin:)
electroneum-wallet-cli.exe --restore-deterministic-wallet

https://www.monero.how/tutorial-restore-monero-command-line-wallet-from-seed


#3

Yes you can, if you do best practice would be to transfer the remaining balance to a new paper wallet

If you choose (to hand over the keys to the electroneum team) and import paper wallet balance with app or web-wallet, everything inside paper wallet will be transferred


#4

Yes you can, you can access it again using the keys.
I would be careful doing so, keeping track of whats safe to delete or not could be a daunting task


#5

If you are up for it (not recommended), you could just memorize the 25 word mnemonic seed for every wallet you have and keep them safe inside your brain (aka brain-wallet @cuddlesquid) :joy:


#6

Converted version sits here :joy:

Thanks to buddy :handshake:


#7

Thank you guys @RSKNOR @cuddlesquid for answering my questions.
My brain would definetly not be the safest place to store something :joy:


#8

Just a quick question, I already have a paper wallet but is it possible to creat a new one?

And by the way , what do we call a CLI wallet?

Thanks


#9

You can create as many paper wallets as you like , just remember to do them offline with no access to the internet at all .

As for cli wallet

It stands for command line interface

Chris


#10

How can I generate a paper wallet without to be connected I don’t understand :confused: sorry


#11

You can download the ZIP version of the HTML page so you can run it offline.

Download that, disconnect web, load the HTML page and run it.


#12

hmmm ok thank you :wink:


#13

Download the zip file.for the paper wallet generator from here before turning off your WiFi.

https://downloads.electroneum.com/offline_paper_electroneum_walletV1.5.html

Then Turn off your WiFi , then open the wallet generator and follow the steps to create your offline paper wallet
save it as a PDF which you can keep offline in a secure usb drive or print out in paper form .

You could quite easily do it on a smartphone too just turn your data off once the download is done . The save it in a secure folder ( if is a Samsung galaxy )


#14

Thing is, how do you do when you wanna use it? I mean when you will have to copy/paste the privates spend, view and the public address wallet to put your tokens on the online wallet for example, you will have at least a pdf page (I put my keys on one) opened on your screen…
So is it still possible to be hacked this way?
You know what I mean?


#15

importing a paper wallet is very easy if you use the app, just by scanning your keys (QR-codes) with a phone
https://community.electroneum.com/t/how-to-import-electroneum-from-paper-wallet-to-online-or-mobile-wallet/960?u=rsknor


#16

in linux os:
what are the files not to delete?
files to set aside for future restoration?