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How do I import private keys from Bitcoin-qt to Multibit client?

Question says it. I spent 20 mins Googling. Saw several links on bitcointalk.com but amazingly found no solution to this. Am I the first one trying to do this? Note the following are not the ...
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Are the Thin clients Electrum and Multibit safe and secure?

How do Electrum and Multibit compare for being safe and secure. Both are open source. Are there any advantages, security wise, to use one or the other? I'm new to bitcoin and the only reason for ...
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How can you extract private keys from MultiBit HD?

It was possible in MultiBit Classic, but I can't find it in MultiBit HD.
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How do import a paper private key into MultiBit?

Sorry to sound like a total Bitcoin noob (which I am). I've just made a purchase at the new Robocoin Bitcoin ATM. I have a paper receipt that has a Private Key (starting with 5 and 51 characters long)...
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Export wallet from Multibit to Electrum

So, MultiBit is not updating the transactions in my wallet, I can see the transactions in the blockchain etc, so the money is there but its just not quite working... I'm hoping to load that wallet ...
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How do I set the transaction fee in Multibit?

I can't see any options in View > Preferences nor on the Send tab! I can't find any results in a DDG search!
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Is Electrum's SPV (thin-client) implementation not P2P (as opposed to Multibit's)?

As far as I know, when I use Electrum I'm just choosing servers to trust that hold the blockchain. But in this recently published article I read this about Multibit: It uses a slightly weaker ...
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Are there any clients that allow for multiple wallets and API acccess?

I know that multibit has the capacity to have multiple wallets, but no API access. bitcoind has great API access, but only one wallet. Is there any solution that combines the two?
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I've downloaded Multibit Bitcoin Client, but I don't know how to view what my wallet address is?

I am attemting to purchase some bitcoins with a cash deposit to my bank using this site: https://www.canadianbitcoins.com/index.php The site requires me to validate my wallet address so they know ...
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Transactions seen by peers, but not confirming

I have an old MultiBit wallet (v. 05.16) and within the last month I have experienced delays when transferring bitcoin. Some transfers have been seen by 2 peers and some by 6 peers, but none have ...
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Multibit: Whats the best way to proceed if I have forgotten my password but my wallet is still open

I am running multibit. I have less than half a bitcoin. I realised today that I have totally forgotten my password. My wallet is still open so I can still use it to pay for stuff. Can I create a ...
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Are desktop wallets transferable?

I know you can make a transaction across the blockchain to move your Bitcoins from say Bitcoin-QT to Multibit, but is it possible to import my wallet.dat file from Bitcoin-QT to another desktop wallet ...
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Can I use Multibit private key for paper wallet?

I plan to export the private keys from Multibit, keep those and delete everything else. Now I read about Multibit having some kind of hidden mechanism for spare adresses within a wallet. Would my ...
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In Multibit HD, is there a way to see all of my receiving addresses?

I understand that if I request a payment and delete the request, I still own the address and will receive Bitcoins that were sent to it. However, I find it very uncomfortable to just "assume" that I ...
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Unconfirmed/pending transaction in MultiBit no longer exists, but my coin is still gone!

Last night, I transferred some coin to my MultiBit local wallet, which worked fine. Then I tried sending some to another wallet, and the transaction showed up as "unconfirmed/pending" after taking my ...
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Why can't I spend my bitcoins when they have been fully confirmed?

I've used bitcoins for quite a while, but about a year ago I decided to dump having a thin client on my machine, and I've just kept my coins in various exchanges. Yesterday, however, I wanted to ...
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How can I generate wallet files for multibit or armory?

I'm considering working on a bitcoin project that will need to generate wallet files. I'm not looking to create receipt addresses that a customer can send funds to for an existing wallet. Instead, I ...
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MultiBit Classic wallet gone

I formated my computer yesterday, and my MultiBit Classic wallets are gone. I just tried a trial software to recover the files, and they appeared as found. But I cannot recover unless I buy the full ...
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Why do my transactions show I received 1 satoshi?

My Multi-Bit client shows 1 satoshi sent to me in my receiving transactions, with 1 confirmation only. The receiving address is quite old too. Why is that showing up when I didn't send myself anything ...
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Cant click send on Multibit

When I try to send coin on multibit, the send button is greyed out and I cant click it. What gives? My coins are confirmed.
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Why is bitcoin-qt startup so slow compared to MultiBit

Bitcoin-QT: Very long startup and at first launch needs to download the entire blockchain Multibit: Starts up in a few seconds and downloads for only a few seconds Why is Bitcoin-QT so slow?
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Why might MultiBit not show a transaction that was sent to me? [duplicate]

So i recently bought a bitcoin from a vendor , and i had it sent to my Address in multibit. Now the problem is , the money isn't there and i'm not sure what to do. He told me to get bitcoin (program)...
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How to transfer addresses from Satoshi client to MultiBit?

I'm trying to take an address from my Satoshi client and transfer it into my new MultiBit client. I have found several questions similar to this, and have tried all their solutions, but to no avail. ...
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Wallet balance showing as unconfirmed - SOLVED!

I'm using MultiBit and my wallet balance is showing as unconfirmed. The last transaction I made was a couple of months ago and seemed to be fine (https://blockchain.info/tx-index/...
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XPUB export from MultiBit HD wallet

Is there a way to to export/copy wallet's XPUB from MultiBit HD wallet (windows)?
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Coins sent to unknown address in Multibit

Premise: I'm quite new to all this bitcoin thing. After experiencing some problem with a bitcoin transaction, I made few attempts with small quantities (0,0001). In particular, I've sent 0,0001 to ...
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Multibit security with regards to “backup” folders

I'm using the MultiBit client to manage my wallet (right here on my computer), but I am concerned about the security with regards to the *-backup folders that it creates automatically. When I inspect ...
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Key pool in wallet softwares

From my understanding, bitcoind/bitcoin-qt uses a key pool for their wallet, so when you create a wallet you are actually creating not just one but many addresses for sending/receiving transactions. ...
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Why new public key for every new request?

I created Bitcoin accounts using different clients but all clients I tried prompt for new public key for each request. My question is shouldn't be the public key one's identity which one should be ...
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How do I restore my Multibit wallet without seed words?

So I created my BTC wallet back in 2013 and had always kept a backup of the files handy. The computer I used has since died and now that I've installed the latest version of Multibit on my new ...
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Problems in recovering from a seed of Multibit HD

I've installed and created a new wallet in Multibit HD on my PC, I used a seed of 24 words. As far as I understood, with this 24 words I can recover it on a mycelium android, and I should see and be ...
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Can a bitcoin cold wallet become incompatible

(newby-question) If I plan to use a cold wallet for longterm storage without following the news around bitcoin and my cold wallets application does not get maintained anymore in the meantime, can it ...
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Multibit HD 0.5.1 with Unconfirmed transactions for months now

Multibit HD 0.5.1 This is my wallet's transaction list and amount: I am having the following issues: I don't understand why do I have 0.07btc ~ 224.59$ unconfirmed for a month by now. I have three ...
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Sending bitcoin unconfirmed, now wallet balance is unconfirmed

I am using Multibit HD 0.4.1. I was trying to send 0.5 bitcoin, but it seems to be unconfirmed for an hour. I tried repairing my wallet, thinking that was the issue, but now my previous balance became ...
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Multibit notification

I have a blockchain.info account and I would like to move my wallet from the web interface to the multibit client. However, I need that once an incoming transaction have been confirmed I need to ...
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How do I restore a wallet from a backup file in MultiBit HD?

If I have a backup file like mbhd-*.zip.aes how do I restore it using only my password? When I click on Restore Wallet, it only asks for the wallet words, not the file path or password.
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On multibit how do I update my sending address? [closed]

I have bitcoin in my transactions but it does not appear in my wallet. It says updates stopped
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Closed wallet in MultiBit, is it gone for good?

I have just installed MultiBit and transferred my bitcoins into it. I closed the wallet using "close wallet" in the file menu, thinking that it would save it, but it seems to have not just closed it ...
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Error on Installing Multibit for Windows 7?

I recently found about Bitcoin through a friend and got interested to surf about it over the Internet. I was installing Multibit on my machine running on Windows 7 but as soon as I click on the ...
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Error validating transaction using BLOCKCYPHER

I recently followed the steps on the answer by StephenM347 to the following problem: Cannot access my bitcoins because my wallet is still synchronising. What can I do to spend them immediately? ...
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Trial recovery of blockchain.info Wallet to MultiBit HD wallet

Situation at time of writing: Written as of 29 May 2016; web based Blockchain.info wallet is HD; MultiBit is also HD. The Query/Story Since its become a little uncertain whats going to happen with ...
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How to avoid rebroadcasting a transaction that is pending?

I'm using MultiBit Classic, and one of my transactions is stuck due to too low fees. The main problem is that I have my change amount blocked until this TX goes through. I understand that I should ...
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Import private keys from Multibit into Armory?

I am attempting to import a private key that was made in Multibit, into Armory. I am able to restore this key into other wallets, such as the Android Bitcoin Wallet, Mycelium and Electrum, but when I ...
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Recover Multibit password: brute-force

I misprint 1 symbol in the password. Now I want to brute-force it. I may write a simple script that will brute-force every symbol. Is there any way to check the password from the command line? May be ...
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How to get Bitcoin Cash from Multibit HD wallet?

Multibit HD still works but is no longer supported so I sent most of my bitcoins to my new ledger nano s hardware wallet. I now gather there may be bitcoin cash associated with the old multibit wallet ...
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What is the best way to restore an old Multibit wallet to the new version (and also different OS)?

My files from Feb 2014 (on a dusty old usb) are as follows, all in a directory called MultiBit. directories: multibit.log (containing a log file) multibit-data, containing four backup directories ...
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Multibit HD wallet - cannot open or restore, I have password and secret words

I can't open either of my 2 Multibit HD wallets. It says "Password did not unlock the wallet" on both. I have tried restoring from all the possible backups, my passwords are correct and my secret ...
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Upgrading from classic to hd

Trying to upgrade. I can open my wallet in Multibit classic without entering a password. I have never needed a password to open it and don't remember ever setting one up. I certainly have none ...
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So I closed my wallet in MultiBit and there isn't a trace of my wallet

I've looked through every file imaginable and I can't find the Wallet I had all my bitcoin in. I'm about to faint, you have no idea how much money I just lost. I'm trying my best not to curse up a ...
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MultiBit Password Protection - How Secure is it?

I'm new to BitCoin but a friend of mine was recently stung when a bunch of his coins were stolen. Naturally, I'm now very cautious. I've password protected my MultiBit wallet and, to test the security ...