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.
The First Bitcoin Paper Wallet
Peter’s SlashDot introduction to Bitcoin
Peter "PointBiz" Kroll on BitcoinTalk
First BitAddress.org thread on BitcoinTalk
BitcoinTalk BitAddress.org art contest posted by Mike "Casascius" Caldwell
BitAddress.org on GitHub
Entropy (Hackaday article)
Tom Wu’s JSBN Library
Live USB Linux
BitKey (bootable USB image for cold wallets)
Canton Becker’s Bitcoin Paper Wallet
Ian Coleman’s BIP39 Mnemonic Converter Tool
Coldlar (new hardware wallet)
Coinbin (offline transaction signing library, uses QR codes)
My interview with Jochen “Johoe” Hoenicke, who discovered Android RNG issues related to insecure Bitcoin wallets
Estonia – National ID Card RNG Flaw
Generating private keys with dice
The Future Of Bitcoin – Peter Kroll asks Craig Wright some questions @ 1:15:50
Peter Kroll – Private Key Custody – Crypto Mexico – Ethereum Devcon 3
While much of a Bitcoiner’s time is spent in the world of digital assets, sometimes it’s nice to own a physical representation of the virtual things you care about. For just the price of a cup of coffee or two (at Starbucks), you can own the world famous Bitcoin Keychain, the growingly popular Litecoin Keychain, or even your own Bitcoin Fork – Pen.
As Seen On
The Guardian • TechCrunch • Engadget • Ars Technica • Popular Mechanics
Inforwars • Maxim • Inc. • Vice • RT • Bitcoin Magazine • VentureBeat
PRI • CoinDesk • Washington Post • Forbes • Fast Company
Bitcoin Keychains – BKeychain.com
Litecoin Keychains – LKeychain.com
Bitcoin Fork Pens – BitcoinForks.com
All of the above on Amazon – BitcoinNovelties.com
Here are some tipping addresses (Lightning tipping, coming soon!)
Bitcoin (Segwit) tipping address:
Litecoin tipping address:
Bitcoin Cash tipping address:
Ethereum tipping address:
All music in this episode of The Bitcoin Game was created by Rob Mitchell.
The Bitcoin Game box art was created from an illustration by Rock Barcellos.
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