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#1 Mike Hayes

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 01:28 AM

Turns out hex dice  (base 16) are for sale on amazon for 1.50 each.  Buy 16, roll twice, you have private key.  Might be worth suggesting to people as a way to create private keys and passwords.

http://www.amazon.co...ywords=hex dice

#2 Brian Goss

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 02:28 AM

I'm interested. Write up the method!

#3 Mike Hayes

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 12:23 PM

View PostBrian Goss, on 10 March 2014 - 02:28 AM, said:

I'm interested. Write up the method!

I can and will if it appears to be of general interest as a possible BF document.

basic method is described here...

http://www.swansonte...tcoin-dice.html

The idea is basically that one is not secure if he believes in and keeps for the long run the private key "given to him" by trusted others, eg, an exchange or a piece of software, such as a wallet.  And it's confusing that in one case, a wallet may give you a private key that is "new", and different from those internal that have value recorded in the blockchain, while in other cases, the wallet gives you the identical private key it uses internally.

In the latter case, the least secure of (printed paper wallet) OR online/offline wallet is the level of security achieved.

By using dice, essentially one is going "off the grid of the Internet/programs written by others".