Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

You can buy and sell bitcoins on Coinbase, which is also a wallet (bank). They keep 87% of their funds offline to prevent customers from loosing their funds in the case of hacking.

http://howdoyoubuybitcoins.com/from/coinbase/




There's no such thing as 'offline' Bitcoins. It's not like your client has to be connected to the Internet in order for someone to steal your shit.


I would suggest researching a little bit next time before making a post like this.

There are in fact some very clever ways to make completely offline and non-physical Bitcoin wallets.


Yeah, and I know what they are, although I wouldn't describe generating a wallet on an offline PC and keeping it offline as 'very clever'. At any rate, after reading it again I think I confused what the parent was insinuating, so nevermind.


You print the bitcoin hash. That's offline to me.




Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | DMCA | Apply to YC | Contact

Search: