I’d like to introduce you to a project I’ve been working on the last week or so. It’s a port of Bippy (my BIP0038 encryption tool) specifically for NuBits and NuShares.
With NuBippy you can encrypt existing private keys, generate brand new private keys (which can then be encrypted) or generate vanity addresses, with optional encryption on the private keys.
I really wish I could press a “tip” button right now =) I had the chance of trying it also! Its a great tool for both cold storage and vanity addresses. We could make a vanity challenge at some point =)
EDIT: maybe after a few more community testing and reviews we could link to it from the website. Altcoins usually have a “paper wallet” generator (aka a fork of bitaddress) . We will have this custome awesomeness superior tool!
I’m not familiar with BIP0038 and have just started to find out why and how to use it.
I stumbled upon this and need to say that it really caught my attention:
Although I’m not fully aware of NuBippy, I already like it!
I need to second the demand for a “tip” button!
If you post a NBT address, I’ll send you a tip just for motivating purposes and to honor your work!
A small update to NuBippy this morning.
On the vanity address generation screen there are two radio buttons which turn on ‘case-insensitive’ and ‘regex’ searching. These options can speed up a slow search if you don’t mind the case the vanity text appears in (case-insensitive), or the location in the address that the text appears (regex).
I’m going to try and get the compiled binaries working today. I’ll keep this post updated when I do
Good plan. That bit completely slipped my mind. Github and OP have been updated
And NuBippy has made it to the new docs! There’s my 15 minutes of fame!
Although web wallets are quite comfortable, I have some reservation using them due to security and availability aspects.
Multisig would help to recover the coins in case the services went offline.
And for storing small amounts it might be a feasible solution (at least for me).
So basically I think a web wallet can be fine - under certain circumstamces.
As both NuBits and NuShares are based on Bitcoin, most of the existing open source tools should be portable to work with Nu.
There are a few quirks of the Nu system but where would the fun be if everything was easy all the time?
Maybe it is me, but I couldn’t get the file to download. When I follow the link through reddit there is also a typo in the download link. But even when removing the space in front of the URL it still ends up with a message that it can’t find the file.
I did manage to download the zip from Github, but this is not an easy to install/ready to go version. Still hope that one can be made available as I just like to have a look at it and play with it.