BitcoinZH Introduction: Issues with memory sticks, clouds and human frailty are all discussed, but no mention of hardware wallets.

You put your private keys on a memory stick. Where do you put the memory stick?

This is a question worthy of research…

Where do you store your private keys?, original Chinese poll from 8btc.com

A safe: 23.81%

The toilet: 6.67%

The ceiling: 6.67%

Under the bed: 6.67%

In a wallet: 14.29%

In a shoe sole: 9.52%

Other: 32.38%

Where do you store your private keys?, response by A Pa

A Pa:

Should be multi-select, I do a few.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by sunary100

sunary100:

I’m more worried about what happens if the memory stick breaks.

Where do you store your private keys?, response y A Pa

“I’m more worried about what happens if the memory stick breaks.”

I do a few, if your wallet software generates backup keys. Make a note of it, print a paper wallet backup or use a brainwallet.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by Little Ant

小蚂蚁 Little Ant:

Memory sticks break so put them on at least three different online cloud storage services, not only within China.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by aione110

aione110:

“memory sticks break so put them on at least three different online cloud storage services, not only within China.”

I don’t really trust uploading encryption keys to a cloud storage provider.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by sunary100

sunary100:

“I don’t really trust uploading my encryption keys to a cloud storage provider.”

Put a little bit on each one, all mixed up.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by aione110

aione110:

“Put a little bit on each one, all mixed up.”

I put a few like that on Baidu Cloud, they were all sealed. There’s no privacy at all.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by sunary100

sunary100:

This was done with a script, someone reported a similar script and now they don’t work.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by aione110

aione110:

“This was done with a script, someone reported a similar script and now they don’t work.”

I don’t really understand this.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by sunary100

sunary100:

“I don’t really understand this.”

All you need to know is you won’t have any trouble.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by ALL-IN

ALL-IN:

I give the memory stick to the wife.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by jsyzgaoyou

jsyzgaoyou:

Just in a drawer, split into a few different places.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by Dogecoin-Keeper

Dogecoin-Keeper:

Put it inside the bookcase.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by aione110

aione110:

“Compress them with RAR, split the private keys into three files, A, B and C. Keep the pass phrase with my phone numbers. Put the three RAR files on different cloud providers…”

This is awesome, much respect.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by 2061628027

2061628027:

They’re most secure on your computer.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by A Pa

A Pa:

Are you sure? Don’t be misleading the noobs.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by bilibili92

bilibili92:

Put the compressed private keys onto a memory stick or GDrive, keep the paper backup in your wallet.

Where do you store your private keys?, response by wangyisong72

wangyisong72:

In a bank vault.

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