I do not remember being asked for a passphrase when I installed Bitocoin-Qt (0.8.2 - Beta) (though it was a couple months ago, I could be mistaken) and now am being asked for a passphrase. I have no idea what it is. Can this passphrase be reset? If it cannot, are there restrictions on what can be used for the passphrase (i.e. only letters and numbers) ?

  • Being asked for a pass-phrase or to set one to encrypt your wallet? Sorry, need to clarify what you're referring to.
    – user6016
    Commented Jul 21, 2013 at 6:16

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No, it cannot be reset. Yes, I believe it can only include letters and numbers.

  • I just made one that included a symbol.
    – Nick ODell
    Commented Jul 24, 2013 at 16:27

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