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Recover a bitcoin wallet in Hive

I've recently reformatted my Mac, and reinstalled Hive. I have a back up to Dropbox option enabled in Hive, and my old bitcoin wallet file is there. But I cannot find any way to recover my old ...
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Bitcoins mysteriously transferred out of my wallet?

I started mining bitcoins a few months ago, picked up a couple ASIC miners and have had my computer using them. I've been mining using Slush pool. I had my settings set to send bitcoins to my address ...
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Recovering Bitcoin / Litcoin wallet with partial PyWallet recovery

My wallet disappeared over a year ago with 200+ LTC in it, possibly due to me running CCleaner for Mac over my machine (which looks for and deletes .dat files as part of its sweep as far as i can ...
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Will “all” bitcoins ultimately vanish? (be unusable)

During this CCC conference from 2011, starting from 00:18:55, the presenter suggests that as bitcoins can be lost (lost private key, dead owner, sending to an "eater" address that nobody posses, ...
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Lost mining shares when restarted GUIMiner

I am new to BTC mining even totally new to bitcoins. I closed and restarted my GUIMiner and all my bitcoin shares were gone :( what am I doing wrong? Is there a way to persist these shares across ...
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How to recover an old wallet.dat file

Back in 2011 when bitcoin started to make the news, I created a wallet and let it run for a bit (no pun intended). It almost fried my computer so I stopped. In the process, I think I remember I ...
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Need help with encrypted wallet.dat. I can't access it with my expected pass-phrase

I created an offline wallet in 7/13 via a Ubuntu live CD. I recently imported the encrypted wallet.dat file into the bitcoin-qt wallet on Windows 7. Coins appeared. But, my expected passphrase is ...
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Exported wallet.dat from bitcoin-qt. Then uninstalled bitcoin-qt. Now the wallet is empty!

Some months ago, I installed bitcoin-qt on Ubuntu, created a wallet and address, then transferred funds to it from MtGox. I let it sync up for over 10 days, but it never fully synced. So I exported a ...
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Need help recovering my bitcoins

It's a bit of a long and ridiculous story, but please bear with me. I need help, badly. A few years ago I purchased some bitcoins from mtgox and decided to retrieve them to the wallet on my PC. Now ...
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Moved btc qt wallet to blockchain - can see my funds but can't send them?

please, I need some advice. It all started the other day when I sent some coins to bitcoin qt, a 'safer' wallet ... was soooo slow to sync and was crashing etc.. Anyway, I imported the wallet.dat to ...
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Help! Tried sending bitcoins to myself and they disappeared

I'm using the bitcoin-qt client on v0.8.1-beta on Mac OSX I have 3 addresses. I tried sending .01BTC from one address to another. 1K3BjT1y2X2v3PGhqHh33dRb6kVGdR5CBA -> ...
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Salvaged possible wallet from corrupt HDD … now what?

In short, I bought a few BTC years ago when they were very cheap. I reformatted my HDD and reinstalled the OS. I have used PhotoRec and ...
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Why is my withdrawal from the 50BTC pool not visible in the blockchain yet?

I did a bitcoin transaction of 216 BTC from the 50BTC mining-pool to my wallet (Bitcoin-Qt). It has been 3 days now and I have not received anything yet. I've tried to search my address on ...
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Bitcoin Transaction from MtGox hasn't shown up after several hours

I have withdrawn bitcoins from my account in MtGox to my Multibit installed in my computer. Several hours after BTC are not in MtGox and neither in my account. I have verified the address and it is ...
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Corrupt wallet.dat file - Try quitting bitcoin and running this again

I have made a few major mistakes and am making a last ditch effort to recover my bitcoins. I had a wallet.dat file on a previous installation of windows, after reformatting (with no previous back up, ...
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No confirmations, waited for months!

I sent a payment of 0.9995 bitcoins back in April to my MtGox account. However I just checked and it has 0 confirmations. Additionally it doesn't show in my wallet or my MtGox account. Is it lost? Can ...
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Do any Virtual Currencies use coins that have an expiration date?

Bitcoin has no way of knowing if a given Bitcoin is "expired" or has a Base58 address that no one has a key for One way of ensuring that coins are never lost is to expire coins and add them back to ...
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How long does it take to gives again into circulation after loss Bitcoins [duplicate]

How long does it take to gives again into circulation after loss Bitcoins ?
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if your wallet.dat back up is outdated, do you lose your coins since the back up?

My last back up of wallet.dat was from the beginning of the year. My computer crashed recently and I don't have the most recent wallet.dat after receiving bitcoins. If I use my outdated wallet.dat, do ...
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I never encrypted my wallet.

When I installed it I never encrypted it. I then funded the address and I now have 1.1 bitcoins. But when I tried to send or create a new address it asked for a passphrase. I tried every possible ...
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What happens if Bitcoins are sent to a wrong, randomly generated address?

I am new to Bitcoin and I confused creating a New Address for receiving and sending payments. Here's what I did: Generated a random Bitcoin Address (using www.bitaddress.org) Created a New Address ...
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If the blockchain records all transactions, how does losing your wallet imply that you lose your Bitcoin?

My understanding is that the blockchain records every transaction that has ever occurred, and that, when we say there are x amount of coins at address y, what we really mean is that the blockchain ...
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Multibit balance does not match blockchain balance. Weird extra bitcoins appear. Now the are gone plus some?

So, really weird. Went to send some bitcoins to another of my wallets and all went as expected. I sent 1.013 BTC from a balance of about 3.01254367 BTC. My girlfriend then went to make a withdrawal. ...
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Recovering the last few digits of a Litecoin private key

Is it possible to recover the last few lost digits (10) of my Litecoin wallet private key? Are there any recovery tools available? Or will I have to try and roll my own? Crucially, what crypto ...
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How to restore a ripple wallet, having the security key?

If I try to login to ripple.com I get this message Fetching wallet... Payward Wallet not found (Username / Password is wrong) Local browser Wallet not found (Username / Password is wrong) It ...
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HELP! How can I find my bitcoin iwallet? [duplicate]

I had to update the software on my computer and had to delete everything on my computer. I wasn't aware that my Bitcoin wallet was like a physical wallet. I thought I'd be able to download the wallet ...
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Installed MacOSX over HDD containing wallet [duplicate]

I formatted and re installed MacOSX on the HDD that contained my wallet.dat. I have no backup of it. Any ideas how I could possibly recover this file and my Bitcoins?
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Is there any party who is archiving all transactions that have been broadcast?

There is a person claiming that Blockchain.info/wallet sent a transaction but for whatever reason that transaction never got included in a block. If the transaction is valid today but perhaps just ...
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how to solve this error ? and use detachdb?

Error initializing database environment /home/rune/.bitcoin! To recover, BACKUP THAT DIRECTORY, then remove everything from it except for wallet.dat. when I run bitcoin-qt.. I am using Ubuntu.
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Cannot access my bitcoins because my wallet is still synchronising. What can I do to retrieve them?

I have purchased 26 Bitcoins and have downloaded bitcoin-QT (on Mac OS X) but my wallet is taking forever to synchronise to the network. So far, it has been three days. I can't access my wallet ...
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What happens if my wallet gets “hacked” and my BTC is stolen?

What if my wallet gets hacked and the hacker transfers all BTC to his account? Is there is any way to get it back, or to open a dispute to specific address or anything else?
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After being scammed, has anyone ever actually managed to recover their BTC?

Like real world cash problems, we know that scams happen in the Bitcoin community at least as often if not more often for a variety of reasons (oversight, regulation, standards of security, street ...
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Is there a mechanism to handle stale bitcoins? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why doesn't Bitcoin return lost coins back into the block reward? What could be the consequences of many bitcoins being lost out of circulation if people lose their ...
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What happens if I mistype the address when making a payment?

I sent bitcoins to an address, but I think I made a typo when I copied it. Where did these bitcoins go. Can I get them back?