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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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How to import multisig private keys

I've been trying to import my multisig paper wallet to Bitcoin Core. I am in possession of the private keys and the redeem script. The private keys are in uncompressed WIF format (i.e. start with a '5'...
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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 get private key and how to use that private key for getting my fund's to wallet adrss?

How to get that private key for non spendable and how to use that key?
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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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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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How can I import my XRP private key online to spend funds?

How can I use my XRP paper wallet private key (or "private address") to send XRP to another address? I know that once a private key touches the internet, the wallet can't be used again (for security ...
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Can someone explain what exactly is derived address?

Let's say my mnemonic words are army van defense carry jealous true garbage claim echo media make crunch When I used https://iancoleman.io/bip39/#english, the section, Derived Address, showed ...
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What can I do with Account Extended Private Key and Account Extended Public Key?

I have been reading about Account Extended Private Key and Account Extended Public Key that derives from the Master Private Key and Master Public Key, but I still have some question about their ...
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Script to import multiple priv keys in Electrum

DuckDuckGo turns up nothing of interest. How to import multiple priv keys in Electrum from a file using Electrum console or shell script, for all derivable valid BTC addresses? (1,3,bc1) Eventually I ...
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Import wallet or transfer coins

Say if I am changing from CoPay to Bitcoin Core, is it recommended that I try and import my CoPay's private keys to Core, or just send the coins over to my Core account.
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getbalance and listaddressgroupings inconsistent

I imported a private key from my electrum wallet (testnet) to bitcoincore (testnet) as follow: In my electrum wallet, I copy the private key associated to the address ...
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Does bitcoind store timestamp at which private key was imported?

If we import a private key using bitcoin-cli importprivkey <key>, is there anyway to find out when the import was done? I am hoping a timestamp is included.
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How to access bitcoins with my private key but no passphrase?

I utilized a website, bitcoinpaperwallet.com, to randomly generate a Private and Public key pair for Bitcoins storage. This new Public address is now available for anyone to send bitcoins into....
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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?