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How can I find a Bitcoin private key that I saved in a text file?

I certainly saved my private key in a text file previously, but I don't know where now. Is there any way to recover my private key?
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Obtaining other portion of my private key

I have only a partial private key due to hard drive damage. I have the full public key I plan to extrapolate back on the secp256k1 elliptic curve to locate the full private key. What are my chances of ...
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Can I restore an additional address of Bitcoin Core

Once in Bitcoin Core I created an address to receive some payments from a faucet. After years I reopened the Bitcoin Core and started to synchronize it. After a while there was a crash, and I decided ...
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Recovering wallet using BIP32/wordlist/.priv file

I was using Msigna but it's having issues connecting to the localhost (Running updated bitcoinqt). I sent coins to my old account without waiting for sync (noob move) but now I'm unable to access the ...
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How to distinguish watch-only addresses from spendable addresses when deleting addresses

An answer to I have watched addresses in my wallet..how do i use them? says: "If you do not have the private keys for those addresses, then they are not yours and you cannot do anything with ...
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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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I convert My Xpub To Youb address And Now can't Recover Fund

I convert my Blochchain.com Wallet Legacy xpub to Ypub Using This website: [https://www.blockonomics.co/views/segwit_xpub_convert.html] But Now I can't recover My Fund It still Stack In Given address. ...
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I have a old version of Bitcoin QT on Apple

Which I think is about 3 years plus old but it was on my old computer which died. I have now recovered the drive at the bitcoin-qt application but it won't run on my current computer either due to the ...
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Can I recover missed phrase on p2sh wallet?

I have a wallet from past with p2sh format, also I know my private key but I just lost 4 character of that, I tried few apps to recover that but no one works(they work on another wallets prefectly), I ...
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What files/code should I look for iOS Coinbase Wallet Seed Phrase?

I never wrote down my seed phrase for Coinbase wallet and used FaceId to Login for months. One day the app did an update which forced me off the app and prompted me for the seed phrase to login. I ...
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Recovery after losing wallet.dat and formatting hard disk

I have received the bitcoin way back in 2013 in Bitcoin Core. At that time I don't know about the importance of wallet.dat - I have formatted my hard disk and install Bitcoin Core again in 2017 but ...
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Privatekey Recovery

so the question is about btc privatekey recovery . Is there any way to recover/re calculate privatekey using these details : SHA-256 RipeMD-160 public key public address rsz signatures ( non-...
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Is there a database of wallet addresses with lost private keys?

Hi is there a database of wallet addresses that have lost the private keys?
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How to decrypt an encrypted private key

"addr": "193BiCSPG1fJzU4JSLhi4tvXUQ6Qr6kLiq", "compressed": false, "encrypted_privkey": "...
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Python Code - import error : cannot import name "privtopub" from 'bitcoin'

Hello everyone when I start this code on PYCHARM looks like no problem. But when I turned this code from python to exe and exe don't start and it says: import error: cannot import name "...
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how can I extract ckey from an encrypted wallet.dat?

how can I extract ckey (encrypted private key) from wallet.dat file?
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Is it safe to store seed phrases (private keys) in a bank vault?

If written on a piece of paper, would the recovery seed phrase or questions for accessing a collection of web wallets and hardware wallets be safe to keep in a mini vault drawer at the bank? Do bank ...
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Bitcoin mining in 2011 recovery

Help me to understand. in 2011 he tried to mine bitcoin. I can't remember exactly how I did it. I accidentally found these folders where did I get them from and what should I do with them?
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How to decrypt MultiBit private key with 128 bytes line and 52 bytes line?

I want to recover my bitcoin private key stored by MultiBit. I've written down private key as text while using MultiBit classic. I don't remember how I get the text of private key. The text consists ...
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I forgot the last few digits of the password to my Bitcoin Core wallet. How can I recover it? [duplicate]

As of 2013, I created a Bitcoin Core wallet and transferred 2.968638 BTC into the wallet from another wallet. At that time, I was saving money to buy bitcoins. Unluckily, I set the password to be ...
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GREP help: Bitcoin address/key buried as text somewhere on hdd

So in a drunken moment of genius I had forgotten about, I bought some bitcoin way back. And I buried the address and key in some file... I was being tricky lol. That likely also led me to abandon a ...
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how do i brute force my wallet.dat to get my private key

i am not really a computer programmer, but i want to get my private key from my wallet.dat, i have just the wallet.dat file and the public address where the bitcion was send. From my previous ...
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I wrote down my 12 words before uninstalling my app. I put them in after reinstalling the app and it gives name a different wallet address, why i? [closed]

I’ve tried to put the 12 words in different wallets and it keeps changing the wallet address
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How can I recover my private key?

I have a part of an UNCOMPRESSED private key. Starts at 5, missing 10 characters at the end. I saw the code on this forum and used it in python. But when working with my key, it gives out 2 incorrect ...
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Unable to recover an old Android Bitcoin Wallet backup

So here's the thing. I have an old Bitcoin Wallet backup from 2015 that I'm trying to restore. However when I try to import it back into the android application, even though I'm 99.9%** sure I got the ...
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19 out of 24 words of BIP39 passphrase (brute-force last 5?)

I have managed to lose 5 words of my 24 word Ledger Nano S recovery phrase. I have words 1-19 but I am missing words 20-24. I have significant holdings on the wallet so would very much like to recover ...
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How does bitcoin wallet's backup restore forwarding transactions?

I've installed bitcoin wallet on my phone and had some transactions. I backed up my wallet and after backing up did some other transactions. I supposed that the back up just would restore my wallet ...
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Unrecoverable Funds

If I have sent funds from one wallet to another, but locked myself out of the wallet I sent them to due to the fact I do not remember my PIN and did not write down my pass phrase. Is there any way to ...
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Does someone know how to recovery a private key

I have more than 60 Bitcoins in an account since 2014. At the time I was using Bitcoin Armory to manage wallet. After some health problem I have lost the private key but I still have the password. ...
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How do ckey, mkey and the private key fit together in Bitcoin?

What is the correlation between ckey, mkey and a private key in bitcoin? How can I retrieve my lost private key from ckey and mkey?
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Can you recover seed words with passphrase on bitcoin node?

I have a btc node (Bitcoin Core version v0.17.0.1 (64-bit))running on my Windows 10 computer, as part of regular backup I have realized I don't have the seed words but I do have the passphrase. It has ...
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I deleted my bitoin wallet many years ago near the start [duplicate]

I know which pool I was a member of and maybe i should ask them instead? I'm trying to find out how or if i can recover them I had 3 Bitcoins way back at the begining back when gpu mining was a thing. ...
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I am trying to solve a wordsearch but i cant get the words in order

What should i do if i have 34 words but i only use 24 and they need to be in the right order. I have 6 words guaranteed correct and in the right order so that takes away 6 but then i still have the ...
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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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Copying an old private key (from 2011) into Electrum: any risks?

I have an old phone, with a version of the Bitcoin wallet from 2011. It has a few satoshis in it, which are now worth enough to be worth recovering. However, the phone can't connect to the Internet. ...
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File structure of wallet.dat

I have a corrupted wallet.dat that is unreadable by pywallet and db5.3-util. Having a look in the corrupted wallet in a hex editor, its easy to find the plaintext pubkeys. Is the structure of the dat ...
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Recovering private key when someone uses the same k twice in ECDSA signatures

In this blog: https://web.archive.org/web/20160308014317/http://www.nilsschneider.net/2013/01/28/recovering-bitcoin-private-keys.html the author showed a case that using same k twice will leak private ...
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Bitcoins purchased in 2013

I purchased Bitcoin in either 2012 or 2013 and at the time noted down 2 sets of 34-character addresses each with a 12 character password, both 34 character strings start with a "1". I'm not ...
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Have I lost all my Bitcoin, having sent them to a Bitcoin Cash wallet?

I made a pretty big mistake of sending my Bitcoin that I had on Coinbase to a Bitcoin Cash wallet that I own on my Exodus wallet instead of the Bitcoin wallet. I can see on Coinbase that the address ...
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Which wallets support French seed-phrases? [duplicate]

I found an old backup seedphrase but it is has French words in it, and I've been struggling to find wallet to restore it as it seems most wallets support only English. There has to be a wallet that ...
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How do I get my Bitcoin private keys from app.thorswap.finance which is a native BTC cross chain swapping system?

I'm testing out app.thorswap.finance for native bitcoin. Supposedly Thorchain is a cross chain swapping service with no centralized parties. Going to the app, I generated a keystore file and it comes ...
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how to get private key from passpharase in php?

i have a passpharase bitcoin, but i don't know how to get private key from my passpharase. I tried using blockchain and electrum and it worked. but here what I need is to find the private key using ...
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Cannot access my bitcoins because my wallet is still synchronising. What can I do to spend them immediately?

I have purchased bitcoins and have downloaded Bitcoin-QT, but my wallet is taking forever to synchronize to the network. I can't access my wallet because it is still in the sync process. I have the ...
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Trying to recover a blockchain.info wallet from 2013 w/ a 29 (or 13?) word phrase

I'm trying to check in on some BTC I stored in a blockchain.info wallet 4 years ago (12/2013). I can log into my account just fine, but the wallet with my coins still needs a private key. I've got a ...
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Can I recover my own wallet from the public key? [duplicate]

I made a wallet years back. It has a good amount of Bitcoin then I wiped and sold my laptop. Now somehow I found my wallet address public key. Is it possible to get the private key somehow?
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Recovering 2 of 2 multisig HD Wallet with bip38 encrypted private key

I have been trying to figure out if it is possible to restore my wallet with the current information I have. The wallet is a 2 of 2 multisignature HD wallet The first key is Bip38 and requires a ...
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How to recover private key if I have the 12-word and an address?

5 years ago I created a Copay app, and I can not import it or recover it. I have the 12 word all the address. Leftover money stays there. But I can not import anymore with Copay. Something wrong, I do ...
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Is it still possible to recover Multibit Classic wallet from multibit.key file? [duplicate]

I have the file mulibit.key (long string starting with U2FsdGVkX19E+pw) and password. Cannot find the Multibit Classic wallet to import the key and export to Electrum... Tried to decrypt the key with ...
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How to unlock private key of bitcoin

I need help on how to get the private key....i have that much on my account and i want to cash out very soon
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Where can I find code that allows me to calculate Z1 and Z2 from an ECDSA signature?

By following Recovering Bitcoin private keys using weak signatures from the blockchain, I am able to do other calculations, but I have no idea how to calculate Z1 or Z2. There was a public code ...