How To Use FactoidPapermill

Below is an introduction to the FactoidPapermill a useful app to create private and public factoid addresses key pairs, an equivalent to a paper wallet for factoids. 

Before attempting to transact factoids read this guide fully, at least once. 

Factoids can be managed using the command line following our previous guide, and the wallet GUI which is simply more intuitive, easy, and visually appealing. Also remember that both the command-line and GUI wallets allow to import private keys generated with FactoidPapermill.

This is early beta software you should use this guide at your own risk, we suggest not to use large amount of factoids in case there may be issues and/or bugs.

Note the difference when using the command line on different platforms:

  • Mac:

  • Windows:

  • Linux:

Using FactoidPapermill

FactoidPapermill is really simple to use and available for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Download the version for your OS, locate it and double click it. Once launched it will automatically generate a new Factoid Private Key and its relative Factoid Address as from the below screenshot taken on a Mac.


All you need is take note of the FA Address and Private Key and keep them in a safe place. If you need more addresses and private keys simply repeat the process. 

Failure to backup the Private Keys generated by FactoidPapermill for a given Factoid Address will cause the loss of all factoids held, sent or received at those addresses.


If on Mac and Linux FactoidPapermill doesn’t launch because of missing execute permissions simply open a Terminal window and type:

chmod +x (with a space after the x)

Then drag and drop the app onto the Terminal window to populate its path, then click enter. You should then be able to run FactoidPapermill as described above.