I just learned about bip38 as it has to do with bitcoin private key encryption by putting a password to the key on the QR code. My question is which wallet apps support this decryption feature?


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The paper wallet generator from Bitaddress lets you encrypt with BIP38.

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    but how do you decrypt it? Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 4:28
  • That's on the same page: click the tab "wallet details", enter the encrypted private key, press view details, enter the BIP38 passphrase, and finally click decrypt BIP38.
    – Steven
    Commented Dec 30, 2013 at 22:14
  • i guess we'll have to wait until someone implements it into an application as no way is anyone going to type out a case sensitive private key! =) Commented Dec 31, 2013 at 0:44
  • There are ways of copy-pasting it. On bitaddress, use "hide art" to copy the private key.
    – Steven
    Commented Jan 5, 2014 at 0:40

Bip38 QR password protection can be read by block chain.info wallets and on android it can be read by the mycellium wallet app. It will pop up a enter your password dialog box once you scan it.

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