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A quick script to generate "paper Bitcoins" which contain one-time-use keypairs and Bitcoin payment addresses. See also: http://carlos.bueno.org/2012/07/paper-bitcoins.html firstname.lastname@example.org 17 July 2012 BSD license: Share and enjoy, but give credit where it's due. INSTALLING This requires an astonishing collection of software in order to function. * Python, probably 2.7 or so. * The python-ecdsa library for crypto and light jazz music. * python-qrcode is needed to generate... QR codes. * python-qrcode requires PIL. * PIL requires Freetype2. * Freetype2 may, or may not, require the entire friggen X window system. * X will require autoconf. But not the version you have already. * You may get something like "_imagingft not found" * Soon after, your exit will be blocked by a Spectral Wolf. * The Spectral Wolf fears only fire. But if you master him, he will guide you. Usage: $ ./paper_bitcoin.py AMOUNT Where AMOUNT is a decimal number like "0.1". The default is "0.001". This will create a new keypair and bitcoin address, and generate the front and back images for printing complete with QR codes and text. The filename will be in the form "1SamPLE-0.01-front.png", where "1SamPLE" is the newly-minted Bitcoin address. Remember to actually send the Bitcoin to that address! If all you want is some hot crypto action, call generate_keypair by itself: $ ./generate_keypair.py secret: 7ef1a91551ce97801dce0966dc20460d80ace30deba1f9101d5dc6d5e54de734 pubkey: 043d6026722ffaa4803...d68b56e6b92782f90f0b94797b2e2ec0a95f6472dc address: 00878fbde5e26f9290060e7dbcc291efa6259f8334dba713a9 addr_58: 1DMnRFbi8J1Qkykmh9pGJbXLcnWSEnznfa