Today I wanted to create a wallet for cold storage. I’m a bit tin-foil-hatty, so I intended to do this on my “secure machine” which is a diskless laptop and a tails-usb-drive. I was disappointed to find that Daedalus will not let me generate an address until I download the blockchain. Also, my usb drive is fairly small so I don’t think the blockchain would fit anyhow.
Is there anything about address generation that requires the blockchain? If not, can that functionality be made available before/during block sync?