So I have been seduced by Cardano’s third generation view of BLockchain evolution. I have installed a Node in my dedicated server where I alrerady have the BTC Blockchain as well.
I have read a lot but still find several questions unanswered that quite bother me to be honest.
I want to create an address offline the same way I was able to create my addresses for BTC where I am hording a nice amount of Satoshis, to this day that address has not been cracked and has not moved funds. So I want the same versatility when creating my Address to store another good amount of ADA. I saw a tutorial that asked to download the wallet and then erase everything and so on, but I do not like it, I want a python program I can audit and install in my offline laptop running Linux Debian 10 and create my addresses. Anyone can tell me where to go to do this?
I am so confused with the Mainnet and Testnet stuff… so if I am not wrong, now all transactions are centralized in a Mainnet controlled by some institution and in the future there is going to be a decentralized Mainnet? My node, in Shelley, what is the purpose of it right now? detect bugs?
I am really interesting in ADA and willing to contribute to its adoption, I am attached to BTC, BCH, ETH, and XLM but want to include ADA as soon as I can have a way to cold storage and fully control my assets.
Thanks in advance to anyone willing to guide me a little.