I made a backup of an outdated command line interface BTC wallet, here is an example: "master_private_key": “df484533kf5mzv83892a234a44ae9z83m832987a82mqwmdkks018121204v95las9"

How can I import this key into another wallet?

  • What software is this "outdated command line interface BTC wallet"? – Andrew Chow Nov 27 '17 at 2:50
  • Blockstack. I've asked on their support forum/github/slack with no responses. It's like my comments are invisible – ello Nov 27 '17 at 6:34

While you may be able to import the key into another wallet, it is better to create a new wallet with a new key and transfer all the bitcoin out of the old wallet and into the new one by making a regular bitcoin transaction on the blockchain. This eliminates all sorts of possible complications, including the security risk of disclosing the keys from your old wallet.

  • I got a new computer so can't do this. – ello Dec 1 '17 at 11:48

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