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Services like bitaddress.org allow you to password encrypt a paper wallet. How would I decrypt it?

  • You said: " Enter the encrypted private key in the "Wallet Details" tab. It will prompt you for a password then. " BUT where? Bitcoin QT don't do this... Electrum don't do this... Blockchain.info don't do this... SO what wallet do what you say?!? Thanks – user12108 Jan 12 '14 at 3:25
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I found https://github.com/sour-is/bip38tool on github and after a little bit of struggle with the unfamilar golang ecosystem got it installed.

Once installed, the instructions for use are as follows:

export BIP38_PASS=<PASSWORD>
cd /usr/local/go/src/bip38tool
./bip38tool decrypt <KEY>

This produces your entire decrypted wallet including the plaintext private key which you can import into electrum or any other wallet application.

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Enter the encrypted private key in the "Wallet Details" tab. It will prompt you for a password then.

  • In case I wasn't the only one confused by this, You'll find the "Wallet Details" tab at bitaddress.org. Do the entropy creation step, and you'll see a tab for this. – Adam Grant Mar 6 '14 at 20:20

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