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The Bitcoin Game #56: Paper Wallet Inventor Peter Kroll

Welcome to episode 56 of The Bitcoin Game, I’m Rob Mitchell. I met Peter Kroll at a Bitcoin conference about a year ago. When I asked Peter what his involvement was with Bitcoin, he told me he created the original Bitcoin paper wallet at BitAddress.org. I was pretty impressed, having used his tool often! Peter had kept it a secret that he was behind BitAddress.org until late 2014, and even since then, he’s kept a pretty low profile. We cover a ton of topics in this exclusive interview, including Peter’s introduction to Bitcoin, his paper wallet system, Bitcoin’s division, and much more.

EPISODE LINKS

The First Bitcoin Paper Wallet
https://BitAddress.org

Peter’s SlashDot introduction to Bitcoin
https://news.slashdot.org/story/11/05/19/0149234/mint-it-yourself-with-a-browser-based-bitcoin-miner

Curaçao
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curaçao

Peter "PointBiz" Kroll on BitcoinTalk
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?action=profile;u=17857

First BitAddress.org thread on BitcoinTalk
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=43496

BitcoinTalk BitAddress.org art contest posted by Mike "Casascius" Caldwell
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=92969

BitAddress.org on GitHub
https://github.com/pointbiz/bitaddress.org

BitAddress Changelog
https://www.bitaddress.org/CHANGELOG.txt.asc

Entropy (Hackaday article)
https://hackaday.com/2017/11/02/what-is-entropy-and-how-do-i-get-more-of-it

BitcoinJS
https://github.com/bitcoinjs/bitcoinjs-lib

Tom Wu’s JSBN Library
http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~tjw/jsbn/

Live USB Linux
https://www.linuxliveusb.com

BitKey (bootable USB image for cold wallets)
https://bitkey.io

Tails
https://tails.boum.org

Canton Becker’s Bitcoin Paper Wallet
https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com

Ian Coleman’s BIP39 Mnemonic Converter Tool
https://iancoleman.io/bip39/

Coldlar (new hardware wallet)
https://www.coldlar.com

Coinbin (offline transaction signing library, uses QR codes)
https://coinb.in

My interview with Jochen “Johoe” Hoenicke, who discovered Android RNG issues related to insecure Bitcoin wallets
https://letstalkbitcoin.com/blog/post/the-bitcoin-game-7-bitcoin-hero-jochen-aka-johoe

Estonia – National ID Card RNG Flaw
https://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2017/09/security_flaw_i.html

Generating private keys with dice
http://kiararobles.com/blog/generating-private-keys-with-bitcoin-dice.html

Monero
https://getmonero.org

Decred
https://www.decred.org

The Future Of Bitcoin – Peter Kroll asks Craig Wright some questions @ 1:15:50

Counterparty
https://counterparty.io

ERC20
https://support.exodus.io/article/108-what-is-an-erc20-token-and-does-exodus-support-it

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