I will not post any of the codes here so please don't ask.

So, my husband has a number of apps in a folder -

Tronwallet Telegram Guildchat Coinbase Biance Google authenticator

He kept going on about tron etc, I never paid much attention. He gave me codes etc cause "if anything ever happened and you didn't have these it would be lost"...again..I didn't pay much attention... he was 43 and perfectly healthy.

Now I have his phone, these apps and these codes and no clue what to do.

I can't log into tron wallet... he didn't give me a 6 digit pin.

Don't blow my mind too much but I'm clueless here.

I guess the first step in getting into the wallet?

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    Be very very careful who you trust to help you with this. You will likely receive lots of private communications from people offering to help and many (if not most or all) will be scamsters intending to steal money from you. You will probably have to guess the 6-digit pin from the other information he gave you and from whether he typically used birthdays or other official numbers for this sort of thing (which would have been a bad idea but is worth trying) Aug 21, 2019 at 13:50

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I am sorry to hear about your loss and situation. I would suggest the following industry-known expert Pamela Morgan (She is the partner of Bitcoin advocate Andreas Antonopoulos) on the matter of estate-related crypto planning and backups, and who could potentially help guide you in the recovery process (here is her official Twitter and Website for reference).

I am not endorsing her and suggest you do your own research, but I am just sharing who I think would be most knowledgable on how to approach this topic the most carefully and whom I would personally trust.

Caution: I would not share any of the information with anyone, as any private-key or recovery-phrase related information would be the equivalent of giving someone cash that you cannot recover if they turn out to be malicious.

Information gathering:

I would continue to aggregate the information you have to build a map of all the account and wallets and associated login info, whether associated with emails, phone numbers, and be on the lookout for any paper backups where you might see 12 or 24 words written in order that are spelled correctly but the sentence doesn't seem to make sense, as those are mnemonic backups of crypto vault, where there could be multiple cryptocurrencies associated (as per BIP44), and multiple addresses (as per BIP32) per each support asset.

Here are examples of a random 12-word mnemonic:

position solution half fly topic large scene verify moment boost catch push

There could also be keystore files (usually .json files) that have UTC and a date in the filename, which are AES-ciphertext and would require a password to decrypt (and would likely contain a private key or recovery phrase). Those json files have a filename that looks like this:


There could be notes that were kept of pin codes or passwords elsewhere, whether in a note pad or word document or password manager.

Note: Take great care to keep any such backups secret and not to share those words with anyone and keep them offline, until you can find the help you need.

Custodial and non-custodial brokers/exchanges/wallets: Knowing what types of applications were installed and what brokerage accounts were used will also help determine whether the accounts were non-custodial, or if the brokerage/wallet provider has access to the funds as well (in which case you could reach them for next steps) whereas, the non-custodial providers do not have access to the funds but at most could provide any information that was associated with the account in some cases. Good luck~


This feels like a really complex task to be done over forums. Do you happen to have someone you trust who's good with computers? My advice would be finding someone trustworthy to help you IRL.

Nevertheless, if I'm understanding correctly your goal is to sell these tokens for USD? For that you'll need to send your coins to an exchange (you mention Coinbase and Binance, those are exchanges) and then sell them there. Do make sure to know the tax liabilties when it comes to trading cryptocurrencies. First step would be to login to Coinbase and Binance and check balances there then attempt to spin up your local Tron wallet (is that a thing?).

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