Step 1 - Login to your hot wallet
Soon, you'll be able to use the Cold Storage Coin app to easily purchase cryptocurrency and send it to your coin. For now, simply log in to your favorite hot wallet provider - you'll need to do this from a smartphone or device with a camera, since you'll soon be scanning QR code on the coin's security seal.
On iOS devices, we prefer the Blockchain Wallet app. There are lots of good options and alternatives, so feel free to use the app you are most familiar with.
Step 2 - Initiate a new transfer
The most important part of this step is to ENSURE you're transferring the right cryptocurrency to a matching coin. With all the many blockchain forks, quite often it's possible to send Bitcoin to Bitcoin Cash and many other bad combinations.
Luckily, each Cold Storage Coin is clearly marked on the security seal the type of wallet and private key containted in the laser etching. The recognized currency code is located on the bottom of the holographic security seal, in enlarging/reducing text that shifts when tilted in light.
From your smartphone app, choose the send option that allows you to scan a QR code.
Step 3 - Scan the sticker QR code
This step is important, so pay close attention.
Your Cold Storage Coin is manufactured with a strict adherence to the highest quality standards. Each Cold Storage Coin, created exclusively at our facility under constant supervision, is protected by a government-level security seal, then sealed using ultrasonic technology in a protective plastic case, and finally glued inside paper packaging. Starting with a Cold Storage Coin in any other form increases the risk of use.
Before adding any value to your Cold Storage Coin, make sure there is no sticker or obtrusion interferring with the original security seal on the coin - this is called a MAN IN THE MIDDLE hack. Before you scan the QR code on the Cold Storage Coin security seal, make sure that you have clear and unobstructed access to the original, untampered sticker.
The security seal on each coin features a 6-digit wallet "SNIP" - this code is the 2nd through 7th digits of your wallet address. It's a shortened preview of your coin's public key, and it's an easy way to make sure that the address you scanned matches the address on the coin. Just quickly review the TO address in your hot wallet and make sure that the 2nd-7th digits match the coin "SNIP". Confusing? Check this page for more info.
For added protection, use our SNIP lookup tool. This handy little tool will tell you all there is to know about your Cold Storage Coin, including the complete public key (wallet address). Compare our public key against the key that you scanned to make sure you're sending cryptocurrency to the right address!
We also encourage you to visit our website and lookup the manufacturing data for your Cold Storage Coin - we'll be able to show you what your coin looks like and confirm we did in fact manufacture the product you're about to use!
Step 4 - Enter the amount you want to send
Did we mention it's really important to make sure the sticker you scanned matches the TO address in your app?
Once you're SUPER sure you've got a matching address, enter the amount of crypto you want to add to your Cold Storage Coin. Remember that each Cold Storage Coin is insured, so be certain to follow the best practices to maximize your protection.
Complete the transaction and take a deep breath! You just put your cryptocurency risks on ICE!
Step 5 - Confirm the transfer
It's a great idea to do a small test transaction before you send your entire portfolio.
You can add value to your Cold Storage Coin as often as you like - there's no limit to the number of times you can top up, or the amount you can store on a single coin! So, it's a great idea to send a small test amount.
We recommend using the Bitcoin Paper Wallet Checker app for iOS.
Just open the app, scan the QR code on the coin's security seal, and the coin balance will display on your screen. Again, be sure to check if the 6 digit SNIP matches the 2nd-7th digits of the wallet address.