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Partial private key recovery

I had the pleasure of setting up a Bitcoin wallet using the Blue Wallet app and diligently noted down the 52 characters of my private key on a piece of paper for backup purposes. Upon revisiting the ...
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How to import addresses into Bitcoin client

1,"1DdDMWFX3h6fkjktDBsKuUN91vVz8KpMnB","L33oVzrKNfwWHxPubNc9MGuYLxGmJFCQdgibV1oFCEq3tPPQapvz" 2,"15o6KpFLdFkVGkoZLEJPcZt7AaWLR5ZAsm","...
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How do I use descriptors to put an ancient priv-key into a newly created wallet.dat file?

Running bitcoin core 26.0 on debian 12. I want to put an ancient priv-key into a newly created wallet.dat file. First, I'll do a test run: $ bitcoin-cli createwallet test $ bitcoin-cli loadwallet /...
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Gradual deprecation of importprivkey call?

I'm running bitcoin core 26.0 on debian 12. $ /usr/local/bin/bitcoin-26.0/bin/bitcoin-cli importprivkey "5-rest-of-priv-key" error code: -4 error message: Only legacy wallets are supported ...
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sweep 52 Character private key beginning with L

I'm trying to sweep an unencrypted private key, created with bitaddress.org 4 years ago into, Electrum. I also gave these to family with small amounts on, so need to figure this out before I go down ...
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Bitcoin node : importprivkey does not import all getnewaddress previously created

I have a problem with my bitcoin wallet recovery process. I have a wallet with thousand of address attached created with RPC method 'getnewaddress'. I would like to have a recovery process for this ...
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Broadcast transactions through bitcoind without importing private key

My question has already been asked before, and some answers were also already given the question, however, it's not clear to me why I get some behaviour when implementing it. Here are the details: I ...
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Converting compressed WIF to uncompressed WIF so it works with bitcoinaddress Python library

I'm trying to convert a compressed WIF generated by bitcoinaddress python Library but I couldn't find a function to do the task so I collected one. I would like someone to review my code and maybe ...
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Private key raw format

Hello everyone I'm new here and i have a question, i've send btc to my wallet on an app (lunu) and it didn't arrive so this is the message they send me: Dear Customer, The problem is that you have ...
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HD Wallet convert WIF from list to Public Address

I'm trying to convert a txt of WIF to Public Address but only convert the last line, if someone knows another way to do, i really appreciate from hdwallet import HDWallet from hdwallet.symbols import ...
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convert Bitcoin Core' xprv to Electrum zprv

Goal: after creating a descriptor wallet in Bitcoin Core for automated e-commerce order processing, setup a backup Electrum wallet for the market owner with the ability to sign. Steps: Create a new ...
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Bitcoin Core v.23 import private key question

Bitcoin Core v.23 import private key question Hello. I have a private key which I have imported (importprivkey in console) into bitcoin core v.0.17.1. Balance for example 1 bitcoin Made a transaction ...
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how do I import a private key corresponding to bech32 address to bitcoin-core?

Example address bc1q69wqlexdn250purgskahfj9pg2f3ylg82vgy9m private key (WIF) KyVWvid6fC5WXHrV35ZkxqXgXsYrE9mPxMpusWBFiF771y2AYZrz How can I import this into an existing wallet (Bitcoin-qt)? I tried ...
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Electrum private key sweep

I'm trying to sweep private keys in Electrum but it asks to input: p2pkh:, p2wpkh: or p2wpkh-p2sh before the keys based on the address. I only have the keys but no address, how can I proceed with this ...
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How to check whether a hex string is a key or an address and how to import it?

So after long digging I finally found my private key which is in hex format. When I paste it in one website it does validate the address, it is a legacy address, it is in hex format, but it's 66 ...
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My bitcoin atm purchased paper wallet QR code & private key is not working from paper wallet to mobile wallet... why

The paper wallet was printed on slick paper... like the old fax machine paper-the toner print smears or smudges easily even gently getting from a physical wallet. You CANNOT get a replaced public addy ...
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Can Electrum only import private keys of P2PKH addresses?

Can Electrum only import private keys of P2PKH addresses (e.g., "17VZNX1SN5NtKa8UQFxwQbFeFc3iqRYhem")? Whenever I import private keys of P2SH addresses ("...
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import private key into bitcoincore - getting error

I am a total dummy/layperson and cannot figure out how to import my private key into bitcoincore v23. I keep getting the error "this type of wallet does not support this command" when typing ...
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Mobile wallet that supports importing single address?

Is there a mobile wallet that supports importing a single address (public key) / private key pair?
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How can a private key be imported to a descriptor wallet?

If the Bitcoin Core Wallet Migration Tool is supposed to be creating descriptors for sparse keys (as it's supposed to support pre deterministic wallets), then why doesn't Bitcoin Core allow using ...
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How to import private keys from Multibit 0.5.13 to another wallet?

Can anyone help trying to recover funds from my multibit wallet? I have the key file and private keys. Is there any way I can import them into another wallet? I tried to sweep them with electrum, that ...
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Newbie running full node (Bitcoin Core): Commands to import wallet with passphrase from external USB stick? And how to sweep paper wallet?

I need help with: Which console commands (Linux) to use to import external USB stick wallet (with passphrase) created by an earlier version of (Linux) Bitcoin Core? How to sweep paper wallet (with ...
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Bitcoin Base 58 wif format Private Key recovery Front 5 character are missing [duplicate]

I lost my private key front 5 character can i gain back my private key my address is 1PfNh5fRcE9JKDmicD2Rh3pexGwce1LqyU i didn't have any backup. If any one help me to get my private key back i will ...
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Generate BTC Private key from user string input

I am looking to generate a Bitcoin Address from an user input text (like the good old days Brainwallet). User input a "Text string" and based on this text string generate the corresponding ...
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bitcoin-qt import private key doesn't seem to work

I follow this wiki guide and this thread. After executing the command importprivkey mylongprivatekey in the Console, I see a popup window saying [MyWallet] Rescanning... and that takes couple of ...
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Importing a private key (paper wallet) to Bitcoin Core client, while offline, is not actually importing

Trying to import a paper wallet to bitcoin core, while not having a fully synced node. I've used: importprivkey 1Lblablablablabla "MyLabel" false It returns "null", which I ...
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Bitcoin core -trying to open my watch adress with private key- unsolvable

First of all, please bare with my ignorance. When i bought btc 5 years ago i did not know more than i know today, which is very very little. However, after retrieving my private key for an crashed hdd,...
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how can i access my private key on the BIP39, if i only got my public address? [duplicate]

actually, i can not access my private key of my wallet after a fire incident in my house. After which i realized i cant access my private key, i have gone to the bitcoin balance checker, checked on my ...
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Private Keys Relationship in HD Wallets

I'm new to bitcoin (core) wallet. I recently begin to use it to store some BTC. I'm using the latest version 0.21.0. I have some basic questions on the keys/addresses it generated. I use command ...
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Selling bitcoin from a paper wallet

I'm looking to sell bitcoin from a paper wallet into fiat. So far my research is suggesting that a good way of doing this may be to transfer the paper wallet to LocalBitcoins wallet and sell from ...
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How to access a wallet in bitcoin core using raw key export from edge wallet?

I have a wallet in the Edge Wallet app. When I view "Raw Keys", I see this json: { "format": "bip49 ", "bitcoinKey": <seed phrase>, "coinType": ...
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Generate address of 'private key' from user input

I want to take a private key as input from the user and convert it to a wallet address using C#. I have seen this in a tutorial to generate a random key: Key privateKey = new Key(); PubKey publicKey = ...
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How to send bitcoin from an address created at Coinb.in?

I made a bitcoin address here: https://coinb.in/#newAddress How can I then send bitcoin from there once it receives some? I can't find any website services or android apps which let me import a ...
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Import private key in HSM Luna SA

I need some clarification on how keys are imported into a HSM Luna SA. I should import BIP 32 private keys of multisign wallets. There are currently two keys: one for the user and one held by the ...
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Import 256 bit private key

Can I import a 256 bit private key in a Wallet (binary format)? Or do I have to convert it in another format?
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Import wallet programatically

I am using the https://www.blockchain.com/ wallet API: https://github.com/blockchain/service-my-wallet-v3 I am not very deep into crypto, but is there a way to allow the user to import his existing ...
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Bitcoin Core private key import

I would like to import the private keys from a multisig paper wallet to Bitcoin Core. My aim is to convert the paper wallet to an electronic wallet and to be able to export the corresponding wallet....
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Private key to WIF process

I have a private key for a storage bitcoin wallet (there's not much in there I'm just testing methods) but it is in private key form and to import it to my main wallet I need to convert it into WIF. ...
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How to import address with private key using importmulti

Problem. importmulti function has a lot of parameters and they are more difficult to understanding then the parameters of another Bitcoin RPC-API functions. Those who are not profi in modern ...
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Different address generated when importing a private key

I used Bitcoin Core 0.19 to create some addresses offline. When I dumped the private keys, I was surprised to see all of them starting with L2… (and the addresses with 3…), but I went for it. I took ...
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Private Key has no fund

I tried to import my private key from the BTC Core Wallet into another wallet because it doesn't work anymore, it says that there is no fund, even if it is 100%, as I can see on the Explorer. I ...
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Why isn't importing wallet.dat as straightforward as it seems it should be?

In most of computerdom, an app's File dropdown menu has an Import item that permits selection of a file to import into the application. This would seem to be an obvious feature to include in a ...
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What exactly happens when I import private keys to my wallet?

I can create addresses with private keys and import those keys into my wallet to receive their unspent outputs to later spend. My question is split into two parts: What exactly happens when you ...
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Multi-destination transaction from paper wallet

As far as I know, I can make a transaction to a single destination by sweeping/importing private key. How can I make a transaction to multiple destinations?
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Convert EC PRIVATE KEY from .pem into WIF

I have a openssl generated private key in the following form: $ cat priv.pem -----BEGIN EC PARAMETERS----- BgUrgQQACg== -----END EC PARAMETERS----- -----BEGIN EC PRIVATE KEY----- ...
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Loading private key (missing bitcoin)

I exported the private key from a 0.7.2 because I could not how to upgrade the wallet. I then imported it into 0.18.0 I was expecting to see a balance and the transactions and nothing was found. I ...
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Importing private key to bitcoin node is slow. Can it be faster?

I have launched the bitcoin node and synchronized it. The issue is that importing the private key forces the node to scan the blockchain for the operations with the key. Is there a way to import the ...
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How can I import the Mini Private Key of a physical coin?

I have a physical Litecoin based on a Casacius Bitcoin. I have the public key and see that the Litecoins are there. Peeling back the seal/sticker revealed a Mini Private Key, but I'm having trouble ...
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Deterministic - BIP32 Derivation Gap Limit

I'm creating many derived addresses from a xprv (HD private key). I've been reading about the gap limit problem. The gap limit is 20 addresses ahead. How do I get my wallet to detect funds, in ...
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Hierarchical Deterministic (HD) Importing Funds

I'm creating derived addresses from a HD private key. I have all data saved, such as the; seed, HD private key and derived addresses with their private keys, plus wif formats. I'm receiving funds in ...
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