I created a Bitcoin wallet yesterday using Bitcoin Core Wallet application and bought some bitcoin via buy.bitcoin.com to the address mentioned in File>Recieving Address in my Bitcoin Core Wallet. They sent the money but I can't see if I received it or not because I did it before synchronization complete and it seems it takes at least 2 weeks for my bitcoin core wallet to finish synchronization (I think the number is increasing):

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Is there anyway I can move my wallet to some other bitcoin client and start using it instantly? I paid a lot of money to but bitcoins and it seems I can't use it until this app finish its synchronization.

If so, then which client and how?

Any help/guide will be appreciated.

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    Dump the private keys and import them in a wallet such as electrum Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 14:17
  • @RutgerVersteegden Can you let me know how can I do that? Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 14:25

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Following these 3 easy steps helped me:

  1. Download & Install Electrum
  2. Extract your private key from Bitcoin Core Wallet
  3. Import your wallet using the private key

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