Why can I create a bitcoin wallet offline and still have the public and private keys correspond?
Using the website bitaddress.org with my wifi turned off, I can create a bitcoin paper wallet. Did the specific wallet already exist before I "discovered" it? How do the public and private keys correspond? The website creates a random public key but how does it know how to create the correct private key?
- ∅Lv 76 months ago
it won't...until you connect back to wifi and it autoupdates.
after all, you cannot even USE the BitCoin offline...
- ChrisLv 76 months ago
The algorithm that creates both keys is downloaded in full when you open the website. Why would it need to be online to create a key pair?
Your question is based on a wrong assumption.