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I have created an encrypted bitcoin file. I know the password and I see the mkey in the hex dump. I would like to know where the AES key / IV pair are located in the wallet.dat file?

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  • Which AES key are you referring to? – JBaczuk Jul 30 at 18:58
  • The AES key and IV which is generated from the passphrase which is entered to encrypt the wallet. This is what I am looking for on my own wallet.dat file. – kmart875 Jul 30 at 19:35
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I imagine the Bitcoin-core source code may be a good guide to the layout of a wallet.dat file. You may need to find the source of the specific version of Bitcoin core that created (or last wrote) the wallet.dat file.

There is also https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Wallet which points you to various resources.

The format of this file is Berkeley DB. Tools that can manipulate wallet files include pywallet.

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