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Looking for secure offline wallet generation, also confused about address reuse.

Looking for secure offline wallet generation, also confused about address reuse.

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I'm not really looking to buy anything with btc. At this point, I'm just trying to expand my portfolio to include crypto. So my plan is, when I add investment funds, I take 5% of the total and throw it into crypto.

The problem with leaving my crypto in coinbase is obvious. And since it's a buy-and-hold situation, I really don't need my key to ever touch a network until I want to sell. So I set up my FDE offline debian box with the bitaddress git repository, generated a paper wallet, and printed it to an offline printer.

Then I start reading more, and it's all "DANGER! PAPER WALLETS ARE INSECURE!"

One of the big ones they hammer on is address reuse. Am I supposed to hold every btc chunk I buy in a separate wallet? I'll have 80 different wallets to keep track of in 5 years time.

There's also been some concern expressed with regards to the algorithm itself, and I can see this. I don't particularly trust anything that hinges on javascript. So what can I use for offline generation of key/address pairs? I'm not looking for advanced mnemonics or anything else between me and the key (notwithstanding the AES on my backups.) I manage physical silver and gold, and key management is a part of my career.

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