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How do I find the private key in order to transfer my bitcoins from bitcoin core. The block chain keeps crashing before synchronization takes place. Appreciate the feedback

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if you are on linux then you can use

$ bitcoin-cli dumpprivkey youraddress

where you replace youraddress with your actual bitcoin address. do this for as many addresses as you have to get the private key for each of them.

  • im using windows, and "your address" is the address where i have them stored or ? – Francis Achebe Jun 21 '15 at 0:58
  • youraddress is your bitcoin address - eg 1MTChe67xXyAnckt693ZaCk4J3vWyiquFB. but if you are on windows then i suggest following the comment posted by Nick ODell below your question. – mulllhausen Jun 21 '15 at 7:49
  • so i found the private key., but the situation now is bitcoin is 1 year and 5 weeks out of sync, when i input the private key it gives me it says i have 0 bitcoins, because the data is outdated and is not current enough to show my deposit into this wallet. is there a way around this ? – Francis Achebe Jun 21 '15 at 15:54
  • i'd say just wait for it to catch up and then you will be able to spend your coins. another possibility is to use a thin client so that you don't have to download the blockchain before spending your coins. – mulllhausen Jun 21 '15 at 23:57

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