Meet Smartwords – Distributed Backup for Cryptocurrency Keys (news.bitcoin.com)

On the first day of the three-day event Satoshi’s Vision Conference in Tokyo the creator of a project called Safewords presented a new solution to safeguard cryptocurrency ”passwords”. Smartwords is a 2-out-of-3 distributed backup kit for your mnemonic seed words. 
Also read: Zhao Dong Recounts How He Lost 9,000 BTC
Safewords – a 2/3 Distributed…

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Malware warning: Bitcoin.com wallet needs a network connection for generating new keys. This should not be the case! Possibly this wallet is going to steal your bitcoins.

https://np.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/7jt1tp/i_am_searching_for_an_android_bitcoin_cash_wallet/dr8ybxy

Roger Ver alias /u/memorydealers who owns and operates bitcoin.com does not explain why this wallet behaves this way.

Anyway, there is no reason! If a wallet cannot generate a private key due to missing network connection, it is either due to malware or due to incapable developers. Both is bad for a Bitcoin wallet, so stay away!

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DETERMINING A COMMON SECRET FOR THE SECURE EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION AND HIERARCHICAL, DETERMINISTIC CRYPTOGRAPHIC KEYS (patentscope.wipo.int)

A method (300) and system (1) of determining a common secret for two nodes (3, 7). Each node (3, 7) has a respective asymmetric cryptography pair, each pair including a master private key and a master public key. Respective second private and public keys may be determined based on the master private key, master public key and a deterministic key. A common secret may be determined at each of the nodes based on the second private and public keys. In one example, a node (3, 7) may determine the…

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