I am performing a forensics analysis of a Bitcoin Electrum wallet. When I open the file manually, there are values like this (changed it a bit):

"accounts": {
    "0": {
        "change": [
        "receiving": [


I thought that these should be just addresses, but obviously they are not. It gets even stranger when I import the file into Electrum - it then automatically changes these values to addresses (in the file too). I don't think, that it's something like a private key - it's 66 chars long. Even if - when imported, Electrum still asks me for it. What does this all mean and how do I get information about transactions/addresses/amounts?

  • look in the keystore section for private key data. if you can extract that then you can restore your wallet with it and electrum will recreate the rest.
    – Abdussamad
    Oct 30, 2018 at 10:00

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The fields you are seeing are raw ECDSA public keys.

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