2009 btc private key but no address. I was given btc in 2009 and also mined for a few weeks too. My dad still had every hard drive he has ever used. So i have found a couple of files that have private keys.
I was looking for one address and instead found a few private keys. So i have questions. Were the public and/or private keys from 2009 and 2010 in the same format? If thats the case then all the instructions i find are all for wallets that arent 10 years old. So howdo i get the actual address for the private key?
Is bitadd.org just going to create a new address? Would it even reconize a private key that old? According to an article i read the update wasnt compatiable with the older version that was used and some changes hadto be made so that everything was compatable again. So with my wallet. Having been offline this whole time im thinking extra steps will be needed to recover my bitcoin.
Is there someome who would take a moment to please give me step by step instructions on how to do this.?
I seriously left my job to find my old btc and i am at a loss. I am not computer savy. Nor do i have knowledge outside of the basic about what i am doing here. It takes years to learn this stuff.
Btw, no walle.datfile. just private keys. Im not entirely sure that the wallet.dat was even a thing back in 2009