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Wallet Import Format is how Bitcoin Core represents private keys outside of the client. Example: 5HueCGU8rMjxEXxiPuD5BDku4MkFqeZyd4dZ1jvhTVqvbTLvyTJ

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php private key to wallet import format (wip)

I have been writing a php file intended to create a bitcoin private key and change it to wallet import format. The issue is when I try a command in a gnome-terminal such as: bitcoin-cli importprivkey ...
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Storing entire seed from bip39 mnemonic using WIF

I'm using the bitcoinjs collection of libraries, specifically https://github.com/bitcoinjs/wif, https://github.com/bitcoinjs/bip32 and https://github.com/bitcoinjs/bip39 with nodejs. I have a mnemonic ...
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bitcoin-cli WIF from xpriv, descriptor outputs clarity

Questions Is it possible for the bitcoin-cli command to extract WIFs from a ranged descriptor with a derivation path? If a descriptor is ranged it must have a xpriv key? If a descriptor has a xpriv ...
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17 characters missing from the end of WIF(u)

I'm missing 17 characters from the end of my uncompressed WIF. Is there any hope of bruteforcing my private key? perhaps within one or two months?
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Bitcoin message signing and other functions coded in C (not C++). Is there a good library that takes care of it all?

After searching for libraries that could do this, and/or code that could do this, all around the internet, and also AI code assistants failing me, I have managed to write C code (not C++, simple C) ...
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Import old paper backup (WIF private key) into modern Bitcoin-QT

When trying to import a WIF private key into Bitcoin-QT i get this error: Only legacy wallets are supported by this command (code -4) How can one import a private key on a non-legacy wallet?
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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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What does it mean when R, S values begin with zeroes?

I was hired to fix some typos in a WIF but I went into analyzing transactions instead then I found 3 R values that begin like this: 008505 008391 00a542 Then 2 S values begin like this: S: 00db19 S: ...
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Retrieving a WIF bits private key

Suppose I have a Wif private key from Electrum 4.0.9: L2pt3eVopnxfBBvMwrJV2saZeAyQfF77UQSH5WGj5q9LBS6WWBmN ( this one or the other generated from the seed is non used of course ) with a corresponding ...
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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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What determines the validity of the Private Key in WIF format?

I understand the sha256 64 string hexadecimal "manually" can be altered, but in case of WIF Private Key the generate one must have very specific strings, and it is really difficult to alter ...
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