The title says it all. I have a private key that is BIP38 encrypted:


Is there a way to derive the address from just that information?

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This doesn't appear to be possible from reading the BIP38 draft specification. However in this specific case, the key you have posted is a example from the moneywagon python module documentation. The password is 123 and the address is 1BrUfC75qyLQxxp7qcisfaMmwRMECo4ETC.

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    I'd say mathematically probable, because it could be brute forced, but could take a very long time to be successful.
    – Colin Dean
    Sep 5, 2015 at 17:34

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