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[HOW TO]- Store Bitcoin On USB Stick - Guide

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In this video I'll show you how to make a secure and encrypted USB Bitcoin Wallet. I'm going to use MultiBit to create this wallet and then store it onto a USB thumb drive for safe keeping. I'm also going to copy the contents of the USB drive onto multiple other USB drives so that my money is backed up in multiple locations. This way, if anything happens to one of my USB wallets, I can fall back on a copy that I made, and recover the bitcoins (BTC). Even though there are copies of my wallet files, they will all be updated to the real balance if any one of them is modified. This is because the private keys, once accessed with your password or pass phrase, within the Bitcoin network ultimately keep track of the money associated with them. This is why we can create this wallet offline, and allow the network to synchronize and verify that the funds that are supposed to be in our wallet appear. If necessary, we can send the funds from the USB stick to another wallet, either Online, Cloud, or Offline cold storage. Thanks for watching! Bitcoin For Beginners on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bitcoin-For-Beginners/1413871525522163 Bitcoin For Beginners on Twitter! https://twitter.com/BTCBeginners TRUSTED DOWNLOAD LINKS: MultiBit: https://www.multibit.org/ INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAC OS AND LINUX: https://multibit.org/en/help/v0.4/help_runFromUSBDrive.html Thanks!
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Ryan a (26 days ago)
Hi How can you store non erc20 tokens on a wallet or is this not possible ? Thanks
Javier Rivera 7470 (1 month ago)
Sending to address , is this means to another person or your own bank account .?
Josh McIntosh (1 month ago)
why do you reccomed not using the usb for anything else? some explanation would be nice when explaining something..
Josh McIntosh (1 month ago)
same with other set up instructions, apart from that cheers for the video
Jannik (1 month ago)
Multibit is No Longer Supported, gg
Tyler Younce (1 month ago)
awesome man. thanks!
K3NNY O (1 month ago)
MrJayBusch I guess Multibit is no longer supported. Any other USB Bitcoin software you would recommend instead??
Death 4 us (2 months ago)
Thank you
Lacho Amaya (2 months ago)
So, Multibit don't work anymore ?
Ernestina Heller Kutz (2 months ago)
where and how to buy bitcoin. ?
Tazboy (3 months ago)
why not just buy a ledger nano s instead of ging over all this stuff??
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Daniel Orr (3 months ago)
Multibit is No Longer Supported
Daniel Orr (3 months ago)
can you store other coins in this wallet? or just Bitcoin
Alexandra Woods (3 months ago)
Hehehe 69
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Elmer Cuaton (4 months ago)
same dude is not safe because the one who develops Multibits the one who hack your wallet.
Casey Hu (4 months ago)
That's Great!!!It will be useful for our clients.
Heather Rodriguez (4 months ago)
since this video was made there has been hundreds of new cryptos created. can i store any and all cryptos this way onto a usb?
Bitcoin For Black People (4 months ago)
somebody told me today ( just now) that he bought 2 bitcoin at 200 years back and used multibit on his usb stick. he says that because "multibit went out of business" that he can only see all this money in his multibit wallet but he can no longer use it. This cant be true , i replied. and explianed to him that his bitcoin is actually "on the blockchain" NOT in his wallet. (then i gave him a long overly technical explanation). Am i wrong? why cant he just download another wallet and enter the exact same private key/public key combination and have access to his bitcoin?
minicomma (4 months ago)
maybe he relied on multiunit to store his keys and didn't have a back up written down to know what his secret keys/public keys were.  Yup, in that case, he probably lost his funds to the never-never-land :( Poor guy!
Sue the SEC !!! (4 months ago)
multi-bit is no longer in business. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this video is out of date
Pilap S (4 months ago)
Thanks great video bro.
Loni Chowdhury (4 months ago)
this is the video I was looking for. Now that we are in 2018, my question is can I also store all my other cryptos in one address or do I need to create a separate one for each? Thank you.
Stan whiskers Lee (4 months ago)
Show me da wae
GOLDMUSCLE (4 months ago)
Hi this is from the Multibit.org website Multibit is No Longer Supported Dear Bitcoin Community, It is time for us to let Multibit go. KeepKey acquired Multibit a little over 1 year ago. At the time, the engineers who originally built and supported Multibit had announced that they would no longer be working on it or providing support. Multibit played an important role in the Bitcoin infrastructure. We felt that it was important for Multibit to continue and hoped that with our existing support and development teams, we would be able to keep Multibit alive.
Alessia Aikley (4 months ago)
Sooo.. why couldn't you just put your private keys on a flash drive, say in a notepad format. Then erase your desktop wallet. Then, when you're ready to spend your bitcoin or cash out, just install another wallet on your PC, and put in your private key. Wam bam, your coins show up in the wallet and you can transfer it.
Rillwill (4 months ago)
I followed your instructions to store 50 bitcoin in 2014 I forgot about the bitcoins and now my multibit doesn't work.. wtf dude help
LampOfMagic (5 months ago)
thanks for the video really helped. but i have some questions. where is the blockchain? where do i access it? how does the program create a bitcoin address? where is the blockchain when i own a wallet?
David Edwards 12661 (4 months ago)
James Erasmus (5 months ago)
Thanks Jay, very helpful. Now all i need to figure out is how do i add say 100 EUR and buy various crypto
Wasim Mohammed (5 months ago)
So you can receive btc while not even connect usb to computer?
Greger Lindstrand (5 months ago)
What to do now when multibit is no more? Advice?
connor howarth (5 months ago)
canalfixe (5 months ago)
If u backup your USB stick and u have 10usd on it and later on u add +10usd, u need to backup again ? Thanks for the info
trevor mcginnis (5 months ago)
can you store any cryptocurrencies on the trezor ?
i Lateee (5 months ago)
Did you leave the 50 cents on the stick :->
Be happy (5 months ago)
he lost it
ZdaBoss29 (5 months ago)
Just an update, Multi bit no longer works.
Bizarius1 (5 months ago)
So just to be clear, I don't need to create a seperate Ripple, Cardano, and Stellar wallet on my desktop. I can just create 3 separate labeled wallet addresses onto a thumb drive inside of the Multibit program.
D Nnyed (5 months ago)
Hey dude thanx for vid hey will this also work for etherium or ripple ?
JAIME C (5 months ago)
multibit is dead now
RR SS (5 months ago)
Thisvideo is OUTDATED! multibit.org is no longer in service. sucks
Commander Crash (5 months ago)
This video is invalid now.
Sam Riffle (5 months ago)
My question is, if the wallet is offline and bitcoins are sent to your address. Does that transaction stay on the block chain and you get them when you go online and sync.??
Andrés (5 months ago)
Thanks bud!
Salman Khan (5 months ago)
And sir multibit is no longer supported. Kindly please tell about some other wallet.
Salman Khan (5 months ago)
Sir I wanted to know that what are the ways to send money to the wallet?
Matt Groening (5 months ago)
The program doesnt exist anymore in 2017 :/
Panos P (5 months ago)
Multibit is No Longer Supported
codAtomic (5 months ago)
dam good video homie!! STAY RICH!
Fis Shaw Tv (5 months ago)
Can you do this with any currency
Tim Timmins (6 months ago)
2 questions. How much storage is needed for a usb drive? And is it possible to make an exact copy of the usb with all of the same bitcoin?
Tim Timmins (6 months ago)
I watched for 3 more seconds and my second question was answered
Number White (6 months ago)
Your mouse is HUGE!!!
Anthony Bryant (6 months ago)
This is exactly what I've been looking for. Bless you for posting this video!. You've explained everything so perfectly that, even if a person don't understand anything they can still follow your instructions and have a perfect protection for their BITCOIN or TOKEN. You are GOD sent. IAM prophet Anthony that make this conformation known.
Faz mo (6 months ago)
Nicolas Brooks (6 months ago)
This guy is a real scrotum
Steve Kluze (6 months ago)
multibit is dead
ppns2726 (6 months ago)
very complicated. not very user friendly. need to write a check list.
Sharath kumar (6 months ago)
Looks like multibit is no more.
mizz unie (6 months ago)
Nicehash just got hacked..im going take my money and gone
john cabz (6 months ago)
Thank you really helpful bro!!
Mc Nobody (6 months ago)
So now that I see Multibit is no longer supported, is there any other way of creating your own usb thumb drive wallet in a similar manner that is secure, especially one capable of storing a variety of cryptocurrency?
HydroGamer79 XD (6 months ago)
Wtf I cant install wallet because it doesn't show anything except a letter
Luiz Rogerio Blumenthal (6 months ago)
Can't you use your finger print as a password?
Darren Munsell (6 months ago)
DjZephy (6 months ago)
If you added coin to your wallet when you're offline, how does a website know how much bitcoin is in it?!?! This stuff is difficult to understand.
diamondheat9 (6 months ago)
MrLovethyneighbor correct.
MrLovethyneighbor (6 months ago)
Sorry I new at this and am trying to understand. Instead of like a bank account having 1 routing and checking number to send and receive funds, Crypto has 2? 1 for receiving which is the public key, and 1 for sending out of the wallet which is the private key, correct?
diamondheat9 (6 months ago)
MrLovethyneighbor no. You are given what is called a public address and a private address. The private address or key is what is used to take money from the wallet and the public address(keys) are used to send currency to the wallet and don't expose your private address(key). Also, a private key is a longer string address compared to your public address.
MrLovethyneighbor (6 months ago)
diamondheat9 so what you are saying is that all of your coin is stored online and the only way it can be hacked is if the hacker can get their hands on the private keys? But aren't the private keys made public when you give someone who wants to pay you one of the addresses?!
diamondheat9 (6 months ago)
DjZephy you don't send BTC offline. What you do offline is create a wallet private/5 public keys that will point to a free wallet address on the blockchain(online) all the USB does is store your private key to get your btc out. Btc is always online but the address to point to your btc wallet is what is stored offline in your USB stick.
yoseph Davidovitch (6 months ago)
AMAZING video, wondering if there are any other software wallets that allow you to hold all kinds of cryptocurrencies not only bitcoin. looking to encrypt my own usb to store ripple, neo and ethereum but without buying a nano ledger
Jonathan M. (4 months ago)
Ok, thanks Yoseph
yoseph Davidovitch (4 months ago)
Jonathan M. I just ended up buying a Nano ledger s
Jonathan M. (4 months ago)
Hey Yoseph D., how did it go with encrypting your own USB? Planing on doing the same. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thanks
chighine storr (6 months ago)
MrJay dont be an asshole; update your channel!
mhypersonic (6 months ago)
Thank you so much you made this such a simple basic process!!!!! Again thank you so much!!!😁
TPB420 (6 months ago)
marzer lacindameda (6 months ago)
your usb will be read incorrect.Scurlious naive
Naamloos Persoon (6 months ago)
You dont store bitcoins on your device, the bitcoins are on the blockchain network.
Just a Guy (6 months ago)
that $0.50 then is worth a lot more now
Danial Esmaeli (6 months ago)
multibit doesn't exist anymore
cleaner1984 (6 months ago)
How can funds be transferred so quickly between the Coinbase account and paper wallet? Or between a paper wallet and other wallets? I thought it was taking some time before the transaction could be recorded on the Bitcoin blockchain. Does that mean that these transactions are so quick because they are nor recorded on the blockchain? In that case, how can we prove we own bitcoins?
Rochelle Douglass (6 months ago)
Thank you very informative! And I especially love the way you take time to explain everything. I'm older and very inexperienced in all of this, so it makes it much easier to listen to someone like yourself. Thanks again, Rochelle
Rochelle Douglass (6 months ago)
What do you mean? Is his video info false?
marzer lacindameda (6 months ago)
Absolutely not and this is incorrect
cleaner1984 (6 months ago)
So basically, MultiBit is creating a wallet and giving you a private key. Then, potentially, what could prevent developers/people working at Multibit to know and use your private key and have access to your wallet?
Tomek Samcik (6 months ago)
but isn't the wallet just a client to connect to these public addresses, it doesn't matter where it's installed, all the data is in the blockchain, the only thing that it stores really are these hashcodes
Michel Serra (6 months ago)
hi from venezuela what is the minimum capacity usb that i cant use for this? i hope i explain well. thank you.
Dr Boner (6 months ago)
multibit got bought by keepkey. i wonder if there are alternatives out there. great video. tobad its outdated.
pong jfood (6 months ago)
David Ombogo (6 months ago)
Is there something like this for multiple coins?
sparkle sprite (6 months ago)
so what happens if multibit goes bankrupt or seizes to exist? will the usb wallet still work? isnt the coin technically stored on the web? and the usb is merely the key to access the fund? also why didnt he use the first public address that was given? why did he generate 5 additional addresses?
Jerry O'Connor (6 months ago)
can you put any crypto in this or only bit coin?
dieter kalt (6 months ago)
Multibit is No Longer Supported !!!
One/Crypto/Revolutionary (6 months ago)
Had to downvote this video. Multibit no longer exists. FOR THOSE NEW TO THIS VIDEO, DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME.
Ersen Parlak (6 months ago)
https://www.multibit.org/ not download problem : ( ( uploadet please )
Len Hend (6 months ago)
The wallet that you used in this video is not available any more - please make a similar video
Pro- Motion (7 months ago)
Excellent, thanks.
Aventuro (7 months ago)
Hi man , thanks for this video. Can you maybe make a tutorial for what to do when i forgot my password or lost my wallet words / passphrase ? Thanks
chighine storr (7 months ago)
MrJay. You need to take this channel down or update it!
chighine storr (7 months ago)
Multibit is No Longer Supported Dear Bitcoin Community, It is time for us to let Multibit go. KeepKey acquired Multibit a little over 1 year ago. At the time, the engineers who originally built and supported Multibit had announced that they would no longer be working on it or providing support. Multibit played an important role in the Bitcoin infrastructure. We felt that it was important for Multibit to continue and hoped that with our existing support and development teams, we would be able to keep Multibit alive. The reality is that Multibit is in need of a lot of work. It has stubborn bugs that have caused us and Multibit users much grief. Additionally, Bitcoin has gone through a fundamental change in regards to the way fees work. The addition of SegWit in the coming weeks will mean the Multibit software has fallen still further behind. Unfortunately, KeepKey simply does not have the resources to support the current issues, nor to rebuild Multibit to ensure ideal user experience. By focusing our attention on the KeepKey device, we will continue building and improving the best hardware wallet available. Thus, KeepKey will discontinue support and maintenance of Multibit, effective immediately. We recommend that all Multibit users discontinue using it and you move your keys to other wallet software of your choosing. We wrote a blog post describes some options of your options in more detail. Multibit was a fantastic piece of software in its time, and we want to thank the Multibit developers for such an important contribution to Bitcoin's history. Sincerely, Ken Hodler Chief Technical Officer KeepKey
Matthew Lacoste (7 months ago)
How big does the usb need to be??
Stefan Bulat (7 months ago)
it says multibit is no longer available? what is another offline wallet?!? plz HELP
Ovidiu Mihai (7 months ago)
Thank you bro! Seems like my ledger takes a month to be delivered... until then its good to know i can keep my funds away from the grid.
B.C Drisk (7 months ago)
multibit is down https://multibit.org/
MYKEELOCC (7 months ago)
Question: 1. Regardless of the address that you use, all cryptos that you send will be sent to the same place. Is this correct? 2. Would it be safe to have these addresses written down in a document on your computer? Can the address provide a way for you to be hacked?
Marco Spinola (7 months ago)
So what happens if the USB key dies, or stop functioning like I have had several keys defective stop working out of the blue? Is money gone or I will have to pay thousands of dollars to recover hundreds of dollars?
kenneth miller (7 months ago)
i suggest everyone make about 5 or 6 backups because usb sticks do eventually fail and sometimes you can't recover anything that was on them.
Van Niyo (7 months ago)
how big of a usb stick do i need?
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shreyas patil (8 months ago)
how did you tranfer money to your usb wallet ?

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