Give the Gift of Xaya Christmas Crypto CHI

WHY GIVE CHI OR CRYPTO FOR CHRISTMAS?

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re already sold on the idea of cryptocurrency or blockchain gaming. Not only is it a pretty cool gift that they’re unlikely to get from anyone else, it’s a conversation starter. Also, it requires some personal effort from you as each gift must be unique. You can’t just buy 10 of them off the shelf then wrap them up. There’s a personal touch here, and very often, that’s what matters most — that you put some thought and effort into giving someone a gift.

GIVING CHI FOR CHRISTMAS

Giving CHI to a few select people/gamers is pretty easy though. Here’s how you can do it a few different ways.

  1. Give a seed phrase that they can import into a supported wallet, i.e. Xaya Electrum
  2. Give a USB flash memory stick with everything on it. They only need to run the Electrum wallet then
  3. Give a paper wallet

GIVE A SEED PHRASE FOR PEOPLE TO IMPORT

Seed phrases are 12 (or more) words that you can use to restore a wallet. Very easy.

  • Engrave the words on a steel plate or steel business card
  • Use newspaper/magazine letter clippings for a “ransom note” feel
  • Create a crossword puzzle where the words are the answer (example below). You can decorate this in numerous ways. (Lots of free “create your own crossword puzzles” websites out there to choose from.)
  • Any darn way you feel like!
Xaya Electrum CHI wallet seed phrase encoded as a crossword puzzle

BONUS!

Here’s a Christmas bonus for the first person to do it… the wallet in the seed phrase example above has some CHI in it. The first person to claim it, gets it!

SECURITY WARNING!

As you can see in the “BONUS!”, it’s possible to steal the CHI if it’s intercepted. Consider the chain of custody. You can always send the CHI to them after they receive and import their wallet. A best practice would be for them to immediately move the CHI to a new wallet that they securely created. This may or may not be practical for some people depending upon their abilities.

SETTING UP A WALLET ON A USB STICK

Copy the portable version of the Xaya Electrum wallet on a USB stick, create a wallet, then send CHI to it.

  1. Run the portable wallet from the USB stick
  2. Choose “Auto connect” and click Next
  3. Leave the “default_wallet” as is and click Next (optionally you can create the wallet with the person’s name, e.g. “my_brother_mike”)
  4. Choose “Standard wallet” then click Next
  5. Choose “Create a new seed” then click Next
  6. Choose “Segwit” then click Next
  7. Copy the seed phrase exactly, save it securely, then click Next and verify them
  8. Leave the password empty in order to use it for games then click Next (this poses a security risk, and you may wish to password protect the wallet then have them create another for games)
  9. Click “Yes” to enable updates
  10. Click View then “Show Addresses” and “Show Coins” (optionally, copy and save all the addresses for your reference to assist them later)
  11. Click Tools > Preferences then choose CHI as the base unit and set “Zeros after decimal point” to 8
  12. Done

DECORATIONS

Ok, giving CHI for Christmas is already pretty cool, but presentation is everything.

TECHY STUFF

To decorate the actual USB drive when they put it in their computer, using your favourite text editor, add an “autorun.inf” file to the root of the USB drive with these contents:

NORMIE STUFF

Your local dollar store will have gift boxes and different craft supplies that you can use to accentuate your gift.

PAPER WALLETS

Paper wallets are a common way for people to give coins to other people.

KEEPING COPIES OF WALLETS, SEEDS, OR PRIVATE KEYS

“Not your keys, not your coins.”

HAVE FUN & A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

There’s a lot that you can do creatively to make your CHI gifts fun for people.

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