Something you should know before we begin
There are two ways to generate a paper wallet. Second method is the most secure
First Method - By visiting a direct official link to generate paper (offline) wallet online in Incognito Window or Private Window
Second Method (Maximum Security) - By downloading a ZIP file containing ‘Offline Wallet Generator’ to run from a USB stick on a PC or MAC that is not connected to the Internet
Step 1: For security reasons "Open in New Incognito Window or New Private Window with your browser extensions switched off.” and go to https://downloads.electroneum.com/offline_paper_electroneum_walletV1.6.html
Step 2: Read the instructions carefully and then click on “Lets Get Started” button.
Step 3: To add lots of randomness to your wallet wiggle your mouse within the red area until the “Randomness” bar at the bottom is full.
Step 4: Your wallet is now ready for download. Click on “Save Wallet as PDF” and choose a location to store your PDF wallet.
Step 5: Once downloaded, you can open the PDF and print it out. It should look like the one below (Note: don’t use this wallet. Create your own!)
Second Method - maximum security
Step 2: Click on “Download a Zip Here” link.
Step 3: Copy the downloaded ZIP file on to a USB stick.
Step 4: Extract ZIP file on to your offline PC or MAC that is not connected to the internet.
Step 5: Read the instructions carefully and then click on “Lets Get Started” button.
Step 6: To add lots of randomness to your wallet wiggle your mouse within the red area until the “Randomness” bar at the bottom is full.
Step 7: Your wallet is now ready. Click on “Save Wallet as PDF” and choose a location to store your PDF wallet.
Step 8: You can open the saved PDF and print it out. It should look like the one below ( Note: don’t use this wallet. Create your own!)
Securing your offline wallet
Remember that even though the offline wallet is a more secure method of storing your ETN, anyone that gets access to those keys will have complete control over your wallet so the print out must be kept secure. Consider making backups as if you lose the print out or it gets water damaged or burns up in a house fire for example then the wallet will be lost forever. You might want to consider keeping a digital copy or two somewhere safe on a USB stick (simple keep the PDF file safe). If you are more experienced you can even encrypt the PDF file with your chosen encryption software for additional security. Just remember if you lose access to the Private Keys you have lost the ETN and nobody can ever recover it.
Using your offline wallet
It is also recommended that for added security, when you have imported ETN from an offline wallet (this would require you to use the private keys either within our app or CLI tools) that you transfer the FULL BALANCE (our app does this automatically) and then create another offline wallet which has never been used and transfer any surplus ETN you’d like to protect to that new offline wallet. If you have a very large ETN balance you might want to use a number of offline wallets (remember you can have as many as you like at no cost except the small transfer fee to move the ETN to and back from the wallet).