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Question: What do you think is the best form to gift BTC?
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November 03, 2013, 02:09:10 PM
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but is my little sister really going to be impressed with a slip of paper versus a shiny silver coin?

How about a slip of shiny paper? Smiley

Seriously though, my project is specifically tailored for giving away BTC as paper wallets, and the design is (1) attractive, and (2) has optional hologram stickers which provide added tamper-proof measures... AND make it shiny and valuable-looking.



https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com

It is quite pretty.
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November 03, 2013, 08:39:09 PM
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There are some very nice looking paper wallets, it doesn't even have to be paper as long as it has the private key on it Smiley

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November 04, 2013, 03:16:34 PM
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There are some very nice looking paper wallets, it doesn't even have to be paper as long as it has the private key on it Smiley

Point of fact, I recommend "Teslin" synthetic paper over regular paper. It's waterproof and tear-proof. A bit expensive, but worth it.
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November 22, 2013, 03:03:32 AM
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Now even prettier (for the holiday season)

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November 22, 2013, 09:55:06 PM
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actually a nice coin is my favourite here. just a piece of paper seems for the most people cheap, buts not so bad at all ;-) .

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Here's a gift I made for someone back in June. Funny I paid $190 for the coin and they are selling for $1000+ now on eBay.  Gift that keeps on giving...



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November 23, 2013, 08:16:02 AM
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I like the paper wallet approach. Now a question.

I'd like to gift one to each of the grand-kids. But I would like to have a '2 of 2' authorization, so their parents can authorize their purchases. Any already-developed way to do this with an existing pretty paper wallet?

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I'd give a paper wallet to anybody older than, say, 14 or 15 years old, although probably on the proviso that I also kept a copy if they are under eighteen. There's definitely a novelty to owning a "physical" whole bitcoin, but once you start giving people 0.5 BTC in coin form it loses some of that charm. I don't see the problem with using paper, to be honest.
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November 23, 2013, 09:45:48 AM
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As the holiday season is approaching I was wondering what the best bitcoin gift would be. They all have pros and cons like the security of generating your own keys. I'm sure that we, as bitcoiners, would rather have the paper wallet, but is my little sister really going to be impressed with a slip of paper versus a shiny silver coin?

Firstly, how old is your sister? I mean, I don't really think a small child would be that impressed with some Bitcoin, even though it's a nice gesture from you as a potential investment. Personally if I was to gift somebody some BTC, I'd get a nice paper wallet printed out, maybe customise it for the person, and have a back-up of the keys just in case they lose it. Maybe you could design and print the paper wallet out as a Christmas card or whatever with a brief description of what Bitcoin is on the back, why it's potentially a decent investment and how to redeem the value at a later date

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November 23, 2013, 04:27:46 PM
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As the holiday season is approaching I was wondering what the best bitcoin gift would be. They all have pros and cons like the security of generating your own keys. I'm sure that we, as bitcoiners, would rather have the paper wallet, but is my little sister really going to be impressed with a slip of paper versus a shiny silver coin?

Firstly, how old is your sister?

She's a sophomore at university this year. 
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November 23, 2013, 04:45:40 PM
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As the holiday season is approaching I was wondering what the best bitcoin gift would be. They all have pros and cons like the security of generating your own keys. I'm sure that we, as bitcoiners, would rather have the paper wallet, but is my little sister really going to be impressed with a slip of paper versus a shiny silver coin?

Firstly, how old is your sister?

She's a sophomore at university this year. 

Got her phone number? Haha JK. I'd go for it, I know I would definitely appreciate an amount of bitcoin as a gift, but obviously not everybody would, but hopefully she'll appreciate the gesture and the potential investment value. You could casually ask her if she's heard of Bitcoin to gauge her interest.

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I just created new public addresses from my cold storage for everyone in my family and deposited some coins in each address. I was worried that if I gave them a paper wallet or a physical coin they would just lose it. I'm going to just give them a nice xmas card with their public address. If they ever want to spend or sell the coins all they have to do is ask and I will show them how! 
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Best form to gift BTC in traditions that give away "red envelopes" (in case you missed this post on Jan 31st the Chinese New Year (lunar new year)

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In Chinese and other Asian societies, a red envelope or red packet is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions. It is known as hóngbāo in Mandarin, angbao in Taiwanese (also Singaporean Hokkien), angpau in Min Nan and lai see (利市/利是) in Cantonese.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_envelope

This paper wallet design is available at https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com in both traditional and simplified chinese translations.

If you want perfectly sized envelopes try to find ones approximately 15cm x 8cm (6" x 3").





Thanks to "Libin" for the translations used in this design.

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https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com/bitcoinpaperwallet/generate-wallet.html?design=chinese-new-year
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February 03, 2014, 03:54:30 PM
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And if you have a friend who is obsessed with LOTR/Tolkien, there's a secret "hobbit" design available. You have to add ?design=hobbit to the end of the URL when loading the generator (locally or online) e.g.

https://bitcoinpaperwallet.com/bitcoinpaperwallet/generate-wallet.html?design=hobbit

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Front & Back:


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I think paper wallet would be the best.  You know the money is secure, and you can easily transfer it another wallet somewhere else.

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http://bitcoinsgifting.com/manxfella

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I think paper wallet would be the best.  You know the money is secure, and you can easily transfer it another wallet somewhere else.

I second that.  The red envelope and hobbit designs make paper wallets even better!
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Paper wallet seems to be the easiest, but the coins look way cooler.
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BTC gift for Valentine? Hmm..

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