I have a paper wallet with a public address and an encrypted private key ( with a passphrase ), but no QR code. So I need a way to generate a QR image, or manually input the key.

Sadly QR generators wont accept my encrypted private key. So I need to decrypt it first.

Is there any way I can decrypt my private key using my passphrase and then covert it into a QR code?


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use bitaddress.org for creating your paper wallet,it gives you the option of encrypting your private key (BIP38) and then print the whole wallet (address,pub key,encrypted private key) plus a QR code.

  • No, this does not help me. I need to decrypt an existing private key. I tried using bitaddress but I can only encrypt said key Aug 7, 2017 at 16:14
  • so do this,create a blockchain.info wallet, then go to settings , addresses, then click on 'Import" , a new box will pop up for you to enter your encrypted private key, enter it manually, if it is in correct format it will ask you for your passphrase. then it will import your address and its balance to your wallet. Aug 7, 2017 at 16:29

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