Creating a new address safely

Hi!

I wanted to create some new Avalanche addresses today using wallet AVAX network https://wallet.avax.network/
However, I have to access my new address first before I know which address it actually is (X-avax1…). I’m not a friend to access my address and funding it afterwards because accessing may compromise it.

For my last addresses, I’ve used keygen AVAX network https://keygen.avax.network/, where it was possible to see my X-avax1… address after creating before accessing it.

Here my questions:

  • is creation via keygen AVAX network still safe to use? (because I can see my addresses and no need to accesss it to find out)
  • is it possible to view my address at wallet AVAX network directly after creating but before accessing it? I don’t want to access my address to find out which address I have to send to; accesss = compromised)
  • is it possible to have a legit tool oficially developed by AVA Labs to generate addresses (private key / mnemonic) offline like BitAddress or SegWit address? (Download from GitHub and generate keys offline)

Looking forward to answers.

Mehrschweinchen =)

I don’t know what you mean by “access my address” but most likely you’re wrong about it. Even generating the address on a PC is risky. Using a browser-based webpage to generate an address is a bit more risky.

Currently there is a beta quality app for HW wallet Ledger (mine is on the way). You can also download the source code for the Avalanche Wallet and run it offline (after downloading all the dependencies) … which doesn’t eliminate all attack vectors but might help a bit.

Access my address means:
I create my new address at wallet AVAX network where I note my 24 words. I prove it where 4 words are requested again. I’m done, wallet is created. But now I need to access it to find out my address (X-avax1…)
Where should I be wrong? You can test it yourself, I don’t see a way to know my address before accessing my wallet. I always need to access it.

I know, my best solution would be to create it offline like MEW. But always I need to access my wallet if I want to know which address is attached to my 24 words.

Beta quality app sounds risky, in addition I’m not a friend of foreign party applications like Ledger where recently was a big hack of personal data. Suffering people told about criminals sending mails and even postale letters of criminals planning a robbery.

Is really no dev around here? I just want to create an address safely, so:

  • is creation via keygen AVAX network still safe to use? (because I can see my addresses and no need to accesss it to find out). Keygen was used some time before ICO.

  • is it possible to view my address at wallet AVAX network directly after creating but before accessing it? I don’t want to access my address to find out which address I have to send to; accesss = compromised)

  • is it possible to have a legit tool oficially developed by AVA Labs to generate addresses (private key / mnemonic) offline like MEW / BitAddress or SegWit address? (Download from GitHub and generate keys offline)

Would be nice to get an answer from an dev.