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Is a paper wallet the same as doing.

$ cardano-wallet recovery-phrase generate > recovery-phrase.txt
$ cardano-wallet wallet from-recovery-phrase
$ cardano-wallet address list | grep_first_unused.sh | QR_code_generator.sh > wallet_qr.png
$ print_to_paper.sh < wallet_qr.png
$ print_to_paper.sh < recovery-phrase.txt

Or is there more to it than that? I have heard people talk about it but could not find the feature in the latest Daedalus.

Paper wallet as discussed by Charles here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwhB2YKYFKs&t=1s

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It depends on what you mean by "paper wallet". If you want to generate a 24 word mnemonic in secure, ultra-cold fashion, you'd need to use cardano-cli in conjunction with cardano-wallet on an airgapped machine.

If however you do not require something as sexy as a 24 word mnemonic, you can just use cardano-cli address key-gen on an airgapped machine and write down the cborHex of the skey on paper.

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  • Ok yeah I just tried the commands air-gapped. Works like normal, interesting. So you could share an airgapped address with somebody and it will just work? Oh I changed the command from address create to address list.
    – MaartenM
    Nov 11, 2021 at 11:53
  • Yes, when you key-gen on an airgapped machine, whatever addresses you then build using the created vkey can be accessed/authorized with the associated skey.
    – zhekson
    Nov 11, 2021 at 23:16

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