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Bitpay xPrivKey to private key

Network: BCH testnet Client: bitcoin-abc-0.18/bin/bitcoind and bitcoin-cli I want to convert xPrivKey which is from exported Bitpay wallet file to private key for using bitcoin-cli importprivkey ...
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Using Python: create a private key of my choosing, then generate public key and address

I'm looking for a simple, easy to use Bitcoin library for Python. What I want to do is verify I can enter a hex private key that I want, and get the expected pubkey in compressed format, and the 1Btc....
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What should I do if I change my BitCoin wallet?

At present, I use Electrum as my wallet, and I create private key and transfer some bitcoin to the Electrum wallet. If I choose a new wallet such as BitGo wallet listed on https://bitcoin.org/en/...
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How to add handwritten key or code to a wallet

I am actually a newbie who bought twenty (2) bitcoins in 2010 and I have only just found where I copied down the code or key. How do I get this code or key onto a wallet or USB? Please advise.
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Same seed from Electrum but generate different Bitcoin addresses

I am using Electrum 3.2.2, I have the wallet file generated from Electrum and a password to decrypt the file. There is an error whenever I am trying to send Bitcoin out of that wallet, so I decide to ...
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How to recover my funds from electrum wallet with privatekey and redeem script?

Hey I think I know the answer already and I kinda screwed up I think I just want to verify. so I send BTC to my electrum wallet and I forgot the seed. I could not find it. but I have the private key ...
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How to recover wallet by importing private key on testnet?

I want to test the functionality of wallet recovery via private key import on the testnet. Preferably thru an online service. I only want to test the functionality so that I can verify that it's ...
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How to import private key on testnet and verify balance of wallet?

I have a python library to create wallets and play around with private key generation and stuff like that. But i can't find any service / wallet - preferably online - where i could import my ...
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How do I import a wallet into Bitcoin core? [duplicate]

I have the public address, and the private key of a BTC wallet. How can I import this into bitcoin core so that I can use it to sign messages? I need to be able to sign a message to show that I ...
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recover wallet in electrum from hex mpk

I´m trying to recover a wallet from which the Master Private Key (mpk) in hex format and the number of used addresses is known. Till now I could manage to convert the hex mpk to the wif format and ...
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Bitcoin core dump private key gives a wrong key which corresponds to a different bitcoin address [duplicate]

According to this and this stackexchange answer and so many other resources, I can get my wallet's private key by using the dumpprivkey command on the debug console of Bitcoin Core (Qt) and import it ...
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Importprivkey problem for Litecoin clone

I have cloned an older version of Litecoin using a tutorial. I chose the starting letter for the public addresses to be lower case "x". Everything is working fine except for importprivkey. It will ...
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How to find bitcoin address from bitcoin privatekey

How to find bitcoin address from bitcoin privatekey using bitcoind json rpc or any other way?
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Unlocking a Private Key from watch status

I received Some mining profits to my Blockchain. However the person who sent them to me send them to me with a private key. They then wanted me to send them money to unlock the private key. Does ...
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I need to import a private key - what is the entire process? [Electrum]

I need to import a private key like in this question for a p2wpkh-p2sh address. What is the entire process?
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Importing private keys creates different address

How does importing private keys work? I have previously imported the private key for a 1Archive... address into Bitcoin Core and noted then it added an address like 1AXbRq... and I didn't follow it ...
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Lost Last two Characters of a base58 Compressed Key, Can it be recovered using checksum?

My key starts with L1bt9sxxx(50 char) Base 58, compressed private key. I had lost last two characters of my. Is it possible to recover using checksum tool, If so, please provide script to Bruteforce. ...
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How to import BCH address into Exodus wallet?

How do I link my Bitcoin private key to my new Exodus BCH wallet so that I can claim my BCH?! Can't find anything on here. Can't find anything on the Exodus website. Can't find anything on Google or ...
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Import Multibit multibit.key into Electrum

Have a multibit.key file from an old Multibit Wallet, but can't import it into Electrum. When I copy and paste the char string from the file into the "Import Addresses and Private Keys" Electrum ...
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Bity IPhone App gone

I had a couple of bitcoins in a iPhone “Bity” app wallet. I hadn’t accessed that wallet in a few years. After hearing the recent bitcoin value, I decided to get into my wallet to see how many ...
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Importing private keys into wallet - does the bitcoin disappear from the original wallet?

If I import a bunch of private keys into a new wallet, will the funds be removed from the original wallet? Or do they both somehow point to the same money? In my case, I wish to move funds from ...
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What's relationship to each address other in Bitcoin Core?

I just made two and more address in Bitcoin Core wallet. Is there any relationship to each address? Like based on seedphase? or Just literally making 'random' address? If so, an attacker can hack ...
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Where does change go when making a transaction from funds imported from a paper wallet?

I'm new to bitcoin and have read numerous articles about it, but I still have questions about how it works. All the articles that I read say the same that, once I spend bitcoin from paper wallet its ...
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Electrum Wallet: zero mBTC balance after sweeping private address

Have the newest (3.+) ver. of Electrum Wallet. I performed the sweep of the private address to acquire BTC from paper wallet . Wallet menu->Private Keys-> Sweep. Performed the operation, the screen ...
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Importing private key for watched address in bitcoind, rescan necessary?

If I have a watch only address in my wallet and then I import the private key corresponding to it, will I need to do a rescan or will it automatically update my available balance with any UTXOs for ...
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Cheapest way to switch from Exodus wallet to something else

A few months back I moved my Bitcoins and Ether to Exodus. I've now decided, as pretty as it may be, the high transaction charges and no way of changing them mean I want to switch wallets. There are ...
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How can I import a private key?

I'm trying to get my coins out of an old MultiBit classic wallet. I fired up Multibit classic and tried to send the funds to a new wallet. Unfortunately, my password wouldn't work. Damn. But! I found ...
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After generating my own private key, what's the proper way to add it to official wallet software?

I've got some Go code that successfully generates private keys and vanity addresses as described by the wiki. So I have all the parameters around the private key but I'm not sure what to do with that ...
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Are my retrieved BCCs stolen from my Electron Cash wallet?

I installed the Electron Cash Wallet on my laptop (version 2.9.2 downloaded from official site "electroncash.org" with the correct checksum). Then I retrieved my BCCs (from an imported BTC adress in ...
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Would backing up my private key be enough?

Lets say I put my wallet's private key on a rocket and fire it towards mars. In 50 years time I travel to mars for a cheap vacation and find my private key. Would I then have full access to my ...
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To get the master private key of HD wallet

How can I get the master private key of HD wallet bitcoin core satoshi client 0.14.2? Any command for that on bitcoin core console? Currently I am on Testnet3.
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Does `importprivkey` need a rescan even in a txindex=1 node?

Documentation for importprivkey RPC command has an optional boolean argument called "rescan" which hints that the user may want to rescan the blockchain to be able to see previous deposits to this ...
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Is the following a valid bitcoin private key? - FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFE

In secp256k1 (Bitcoin's elliptic curve) it is defined that valid private keys may range from 1 to FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFE BAAEDCE6 AF48A03B BFD25E8C D0364141 - 1. (https://crypto....
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Finding Old Bitcoin Wallet

I created a Bitcoin account back in 2014, but my computer crashed a couple of year ago and I don't remember which firm or site I did it through. Not sure if that even matters. I do have the Wallet ...
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cancel transaction in MultiBit Classic

I'm trying to send some BTC - I have two send transactions stuck in MultiBit Classic (0.5.19). They have been stuck for a few weeks. Both transactions have fee of 0.0001 BTC fee which is most likely ...
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Mycelium: Restore backup from Android to iOS

I used Mycelium wallet on Android quite a while ago. I created a printed backup which consists of a 15-character password and two QR codes: The bitcoin address and the encrypted private key. ...
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How can I import Electrum addresses into a Core wallet? [duplicate]

I have been running all my BTC transactions through Electrum, but recently installed the 0.14.0 Core client and would like to move to that. I managed to export my ~40 private keys from Electrum, but ...
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How can I import an existing Blockchain.info wallet to bitcoin-cli?

I manage several accounts which I created via Blockchain.info for my webapp. I'm migrating to bitcoin-cli instead of using their API due to the high amount of calls I have to make. I'm a bitcoin-cli ...
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Service or application to auto sweep specified BTC private keys?

Is there a service or an application that will auto sweep a bitcoin private key to your own wallet? I want to monitor a few private keys and sweep them once they receive funds in it.
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How can I generate a Dogecoin address from a Litecoin private key?

I'd like to do the following: I use dumpprivkey to get the private key from Litecoin wallet. I import this private key into Dogecoin wallet Which will generate a new Dogecoin address. Both will share ...
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how can I hardcode a private key in bitcoinJ - ECKey constructor?

Can someone please explain how to use the following constructor (listed here): ECKey(BigInteger priv, org.spongycastle.math.ec.ECPoint pub) Say my private key is: priv = "L4...5". How do I get ...
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how to import private key without scaning QR code

I bought Bitcoins from the ATM and it gave me a receipt with a QR code. and now after one year i wanted to scan it into my wallet, but ink on paper faded and it can`t be scaned..... so im wondering if ...
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Found my multibit.key file, what now?

I used BitCoin for the 1st and final time so far about 2-3 years ago. I thought I had lost my wallet but I found an old backup of my hard drive and it contains a file "multibit.key". I installed a ...
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I imported my private key into blockchain.info but it says 'no free outputs to spend'?

After two days of researching I finally got my private key! However when I import it in Blockchain, it says 'no free outputs to spend'. How do I fix this?
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How do I get my public address in Bitcoin Core?

In a world of pain at the moment. I downloaded Bitcoin Core, and before I realised I'd need the complete downloaded Blockchain, my friend transferred some coins to my address. I did some research ...
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Which mobile apps support swiping/importing private keys via QR code?

The bitcoin.org site that provides a list of wallet clients doesn't clearly show which allow for importing bitcoin via a QR paper wallet. Does anyone know a location to see which support such features,...
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How to get the MPK using bitcoinj and how to generate the addresses using the MPK?

I am trying to get the MPK of a wallet using bitcoinj. Can I get the DeterministicSeed, which is the seed of the wallet and get the MnemonicCode of 12 words. But I can't get the MPK. As I can make it ...
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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 can importprivkey compromise wallet security when importing a publicly known private key?

A question was asked on reddit over here which I gave a reply: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/3khrvm/how_do_i_use_private_keys_to_receive_bitcoin/ However, luke-jr replies with: Don't ...
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How to migrate wallet from namecoin to namecore?

Today I updated namecoin by building the new "namecore" reimplementation but when starting namecoind I got this message: Error opening block database. Do you want to rebuild the block database now? ...