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Setting Up a Paper Wallet

The main purpose of a paper wallet is to quickly create a wallet to start receiving funds.

You will not be able to spend or send your funds to other people until you set up a CLI wallet on an internet-connected machine

You can view a guide on how to make a wallet here

There are two options for a paper wallet.

Making A Paper Wallet on an Internet-Connected Machine

Go to this link and follow these steps.

Making a Paper Wallet on an Air-Gapped Machine

Go to this GitHub repository(on a machine connected to the internet).

To use it, follow these steps:

Windows - Click on Download repository

  • Extract the .zip file to a directory of your choice (say, C:/paper)

  • Copy/paste the files through a flash drive to your air-gapped machine.

  • Open the folder where you pasted the files, (say C:/paper)

  • Navigate to .../paperwallet/ (C:/paper/paperwallet)

  • Double click on index.html

  • Follow these steps.

Linux - Open the terminal

  • Install git if it's not already installed (apt-install git)

  • Type, git clone https://bitbucket.org/nerva-project/website.git nerva-paper-walletand press enter

  • Then enter cd nerva-paper-wallet/paperwallet

  • After doing so, enter index.html

  • A page should open up in your browser

  • Follow these steps.

Generating the Wallet

  • Click on GENERATE WALLET

  • The letters and numbers in the green box, starting with NV, is your public address. You can share it freely.

  • Save the Mnemonic seed, the 25 words in the red box, safely.
    DO NOT SHARE IT WITH ANYONE.
    Anyone who has access to this can access your funds and has complete control over your wallet.

  • Save the Spend Key and the View Key, the two very long strings of (seemingly) random letters and numbers, in the blue box, safely.
    DO NOT SHARE IT WITH ANYONE.
    Anyone who has access to this can access your funds and has complete control over your wallet.