So now the Shelley Mainnet is live! I’ve been waiting for this day to ask this question: How can I create a paper wallet offline? I have already opened a thread on this subject: Paper wallet for the pledge address?
I’ve been told I should wait for the Shelley Mainnet. I’m sure there’s a way to create it from source code, I just can’t find the article.
I am willing to create this wallet for the pledge address. Another question: when I choose the pledge address should I use the private key at some point? Or shall I only transfer the pledge amount to this address?
Ok, so I have built my own node and found the documentation for creating the keys, so I know how I should do it for a paper wallet, no need for Daedalus or Yoroi.
But the thing is the command Cardano-cli does not find the command Shelley. A check of the “Cardano-cli” command shows only Byron era functionalities! Although I have done exactly what was asked on this documentation: https://docs.cardano.org/projects/cardano-node/en/latest/getting-started/install.html
and I built the node from source. The only thing that was different is at the end:
cp -p dist-newstyle/build/x86_64-linux/ghc-8.6.5/cardano-cli-/x/cardano-cli/build/cardano-cli/cardano-cli ~/.local/bin/
Ubuntu could not find the directory “Cardano-cli-1.9.3” directory, but it worked for “Cardano-node 1.9.3” so I supposed it was a mistake from website.
I have reinstalled my operating system and reinstalled the node: same problem.
How come I don’t have Shelley functionalities?Thank you for anyone who could help
Ok guys, I’ve finally solved the problem:) pretty good feeling to do it by myself. I had to learn linux, then how to install, then find the documentation on how to create keys.
But honestly, and take it as a positive criticism, I don’t see everyone who is concerned about security doing that. Why don’t you just let people create their private keys from Daedalus offline? And I don’t want Samsung to get involved or buy their devices. That being said, I’m not even going to be a stake pool operator anytime soon because I have a very demanding profession.
I think this is a serious thing to consider for people.
Next step for me is to delegate with my staking keys on ubuntu.
Paper wallet has been available since 2017/8 for Cardano to create wallets offline. It is just that we’ve had a major release bump and not all the features are ready OOTB, but these existed before in Byron era and will resume soon for Shelley wallets