Do you have loved ones going crazy over Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies this year? Let me help you find the perfect gifts for cryptocurrency lovers. The holiday 2018 report by investment bank Piper Jaffray revealed that, for the first time ever, American teenagers nowadays prefer cryptocurrency and V-bucks (used in the Fortnite game for special skins) over cash, gift-cards and gas money. With Black Friday and Cyber Monday coming up soon, now is the time to start looking at your options.
Paper wallets is the way to go. Or depending on the amount you plan to give, hardware wallets are recommended. But the question that needs to be asnwered first is this one; How to give Bitcoin as a Christmas gift? If you do end up giving away crypto, the best way to go is Bitcoin. Your kids or partner can spend Bitcoin to buy any other cryptocurrency out there if they wish. So you don’t have to worry about what cryptocurrency to put in their Christmas card. The only worry is. How to get Bitcoin and gift it in a safe way?
How to gift Bitcoin as a Christmas present.
Creating a paper wallet is pretty easy. You can generate a Christmas holiday paper wallet here and just print it out. It generates a public key and private key for you. The public key is the wallet address. Remember that wallet is empty of course and you still need to purchase Bitcoins. That wallet is only used to transfer the Bitcoin to. You can easily buy (a fraction of) a Bitcoin on Changelly. And once you’ve done that, you just transfer the Bitcoin to the Christmas holiday gifting paper wallet address through your account.
Below is an example of the wallet you get with the paper wallet generator. You generate the keys, print the front and the back, cut, fold, seal and done. If you prefer to make your own card or get extra creative, you can also just open a Bitcoin wallet on Blockchain.info and use those keys. As you can see you will recieve a public key and a private key. It is important to never lose the private key and never share it. This gives you, your kids or your loved ones access to the Bitcoins. The public key is the wallet address. This is where you send the Bitcoins to that you just bought on Changelly with your creditcard.
Your public key is: 1DMNUHSv4arWW8nNNmbs7koAttBkekheCj
Receive bitcoin to your wallet using your PUBLIC key.
Your private key is: 5Hw83eHfPQKZB5M4xDs3Mszgq1d9wJtNXqMAU8UjsFY4Rnk2uKe
Access bitcoin in your wallet using your PRIVATE key.
Let’s say you plan to gift $10 to $250 worth of Bitcoin for Christmas this year, a paper wallet will do. If you plan to give more, for example a whole Bitcoin worth well over $5000 today, definitely add a hardware wallet under the Christmas tree. If this is all too complicated for you, there is another way to do it. Just create your account on Changelly, load it up with the amount of Bitcoin you want to give. And write down the login credentials on the Christmas gift card. This way your kids or loved ones simply login to the account and transfer it on their own. Just create an account you will only use for this purpose one time.
Add a little salt.
In for a joke? Prices all over the crypto market went down this year. And many ‘hodlers’ are a bit salty (slang term for angry, agitated or upset) because of that. If you think it’s fitting you could write a funny Christmas poem about it and add some salt to it. Real salt. Buy a bunch of salt, it probably has more value than a Bitcoin by next year! 😉 Very salty, but your husband or wife is guaranteed to have a good laugh. As long as he/she has a good sense of humor…
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency merchandise presents for Christmas 2018.
Besides giftingreal Bitcoins you can also stick to merchandise. Any product you can think of has a Bitcoin version. Or any other cryptocurrency version like Ethereum, NEO, EOS, you name it. Bitcoin socks? Check! Bitcoin soap? Check! Crypto baby one-sies? Yep! Some crypto apparel for crypto lovers this Christmas is a safe bet. 1 Doge = 1 Doge, even during Christmas.
Books about Bitcoin and crypto for Christmas!
If buying Bitcoin is too much out of your comfort zone, try some books. There are dozens of intellectual books about Bitcoin, cryptocurreny and blockchain available. Depending on the current knowledge of the reciever, you might want to do some research before you decide what book to give. ‘Blockchain for dummies’? Or a traders handbook? What about a book about blockchain disruption? Or perhaps… The world history of salt?
Salt: A World History Paperback – January 28, 2003$12.23 View product
Digital Cash: The Unknown History of the Anarchists, Utopians, and Technologists Who Created Cryptocurrency Hardcover – June 25, 2019$26.95 View product
Decrypted: A financial trader’s take on cryptocurrency Paperback – June 7, 2019$18.00 View product
Bitcoin Billionaires: A True Story of Genius, Betrayal, and Redemption Hardcover – May 21, 2019$27.99 View product
Blockchain For Dummies 2nd Edition$29.34 View product
CRYPTO 101: Johnny’s Guide to Cryptocurrency Paperback – August 25, 2018$19.99 View product
Crypto Taxes Made Happy: The Definitive How-To Guide For Preparing Cryptocurrency Tax Returns In The United States Paperback – March 24, 2018$10.40 View product
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