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Last updated September 5, 2019

PiperWallet: Easy and secure Bitcoin paper wallets

The safest way to store Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies

PiperWallet: Easy and secure Bitcoin paper wallets

The safest way to store Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies

CA$ 3,082
pledged of CA$ 66,000pledged of CA$ 66,000 goal
12
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 5 2019 4:34 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated September 5, 2019

About

PiperWallet is the simplest way to make paper wallets for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other cryptocurrencies.

Storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies properly is hard, which is how over US$1 billion of it was lost or stolen last year. Paper wallets can’t be hacked if they’re created properly, but actually doing that is surprisingly complicated. The original PiperWallet changed that in 2013, and now we’re back with a new version for the modern crypto-enthusiast.

Why paper?

Paper doesn’t connect to the Internet. Spending a paper wallet’s coins is only possible if you’ve seen the private key written or printed on the wallet. The need to keep the private key hidden from cameras, scanners, and other people is a concept that anyone can understand regardless of their computer knowledge.

Why Piper?

PiperWallet is completely immune to all of the common ways computers and phones are exploited. Since it doesn’t connect to a computer or the Internet, there’s no possibility of accidentally installing malware, or having your private keys sent to anyone else. And unlike expert options that use a regular computer and a Linux DVD to accomplish a similar result, PiperWallet is fast and simple to use.

What is this exactly?

  • It’s a custom Game Boy Advance cartridge, featuring a dedicated crypto co-processor.
  • Works in any Nintendo system that plays Game Boy Advance games
  • Generates and displays wallet details (address and private key) for Bitcoin, Ethereum, and other coins
  • Supports connecting to our optional printer accessory 
  • Forgets everything when you turn it off, so you’ll need to write down or print the details for any wallet you want to use
  • It even has a game 😲
Our most recent prototype of the cartridge's circuit board
Our most recent prototype of the cartridge's circuit board

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Risks and challenges

We're building something (a GBA cartridge with crypto processor) that hasn't existed before, and Nintendo isn't exactly running to help us do it. Since this is a novel idea that extends an old device in a way that was never intended, there are plenty of limitations we could encounter that would need to be worked around. There are many alternate approaches for each of those possible limitations, but some of them may require additional time to develop and test.

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Reusability and recyclability

We're repurposing existing video game consoles rather than building something entirely new, giving new life to old electronics.

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    50 paper wallet cards

    Make 50 handwritten paper wallets; perfect for gift giving or if you just want something nicer than copy paper. Shipping will be added after the campaign in the post-campaign survey. The approximate cost of shipping to Canada and the Continental US will be US$5 and for international shipping US$10.

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    Your name in the game credits

    Have your name included on the credits screen in the GBA cartridge software

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    Pledge CA$ 55 or more About $42

    One PiperWallet

    Includes Game Boy Advance cartridge and 5 cards for making handwritten paper wallets. Shipping will be added after the campaign in the post-campaign survey. The approximate cost of shipping to Canada and the Continental US will be US$5 and for international shipping US$10.

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    Two PiperWallets

    Twice as good! Shipping will be added after the campaign in the post-campaign survey. The approximate cost of shipping to Canada and the Continental US will be US$5 and for international shipping US$10.

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    Pledge CA$ 300 or more About $228

    Six PiperWallets with display case

    The case of games comes in a collectible box with a set of 100 paper wallet cards. Shipping will be added after the campaign in the post-campaign survey. The approximate cost of shipping to Canada and the Continental US will be US$10 and for international shipping US$20.

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    Design one of the game characters

    You get to design 1 of the 12 game characters. You'll submit pixel art for the character's design, and we'll include it on every cartridge. (Obscene designs will be rejected)

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    Pledge CA$ 38 or more About $29

    One PiperWallet (Early Bird)

    Includes Game Boy Advance cartridge and 5 cards for making handwritten paper wallets. Shipping will be added after the campaign in the post-campaign survey. The approximate cost of shipping to Canada and the Continental US will be US$5 and for international shipping US$10.

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