I have a paper wallet as an image file, the QR code of the private key gives a base64 encoded string which gives "Salted_(some binary here)" when decoded. What format is this and can I get the private key without a webcam or phone?

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Probably encrypted using an OpenSSL-interoperable format. See



The 8 bytes following "Salted_" should be the salt.

Example cmdline to decrypt:

echo 'U2FsdGVkX19qplb9qVDVVEYxH8wjJDGpMS+F4/2pS2c=' | openssl enc -a -d -salt -des3 -pass pass:changeit
Hello World!

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