Questions tagged [wallet-import]

Questions about converting wallets between different formats.

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How can I doublecheck the value stored in a paper wallet?

I have a paper wallet with some bitcoins that I bought in 2017. It says Balance 0.03614145 BTC but when I scan the QR-code with the private key, it says Balance €163.18; shouldn't the balance be more ...
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Bitcoin Core RPC cURL - importdescriptors failing on loaded wallet

I am running the following request to load a wallet. curl --location 'user:[email protected]:8332/wallet/test_multisig"' \ --header 'Content-Type: text/plain' \ --data '{ "jsonrpc&...
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how to spend ordinals/inscriptions?

so, i have some sats with ordinals and brc20 tokens in them. useless. might as well treat them as ordinary btc. question is - how do i spend them? ie send them to a btc address? unisat wallet wont ...
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Can I Replace An Old Wallet.dat File In Bitcoin Core Before It Fully Syncs?

I have an older wallet.dat file I'm trying to re-open in the latest Bitcoin Core version (0.20.1). Once I replace the empty wallet.dat file with the older one: Do I need to wait for the entire ...
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Exodus import from computer to computer

I got my seco files but if there is encrypted how am I supposed to read them.
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Why timestamp mandatory on importdescriptors?

Stemming from How can a private key be imported to a descriptor wallet? (comment), can't really understand how timestamp is a mandatory argument. Every elements in a descriptor have an activation date....
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How can I transfer a Bitcoin-qt wallet to Electrum?

I am switching from bitcoin-qt to Electrum, and it seems as if I will need to download the blockchain again. Can I copy and paste my wallet.dat into Electrum's files?
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Bitcoin-Core Wallet from 2013

Found old wallet.dat file /2013/ , and placed it in a last version Bitcoin-core wallet /synched/. It shows transactions , but none of them are Confirmed. Are those funds lost forever , or there is ...
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use mnemonic in bitcoin rpc using bitcoin cli with none legacy wallets

I have my 12 words (mnemonic) and I know that I can get zpriv, xpriv, private keys and anything from that. but when I try to import them to my bitcoin rpc, I can only import them into legacy wallets ...
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Could the Bitcoin Core descriptor wallet recover and start spending UTXOs by only scanning the UTXO set?

In the case where you import a previously used BIP32 seed into a Bitcoin Core descriptor wallet, at the moment if I understand correctly, the only way to recover the UTXOs and spend them is by first ...
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Connecting A Wallet To A Pruned Node

I’ve connected Sparrow Wallet to a pruned Bitcoin node but none of my UTXOs are showing. I would imagine that since I haven't spent them and since pruned nodes still keep the entire UTXO set, my ...
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After importing a key, does spending the coins remove them from the paper wallet?

Once private keys have been imported to Bitcoin Core, does spending the coins remove them from the previous address? For example, if I import my private key from a paper wallet and spend those coins ...
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Pruning Blockchain and creating multi wallets

I am trying to determine if I could use pruning blockchain option on my future bitcoin node or not. I will create a multiple wallets by RPC calls and I need to be able to check the history of ...
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What is the proper way to import a wallet from a file after removing it completely

Just wanted to ask a question about "importwallet" bitcoin-cli command. After starting my bitcoind daemon, created a wallet, protected with a passphrase and made a backup to a file: bitcoin-...
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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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Migrate old Bitcoin Core wallet to Trezor

I have an old Bitcoin Core wallet, and recently bought a trezor. I wanted to use it, but I am unsure how to migrate it. While I can access it with my password, I do not know how to find its 12-word ...
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MultiBit with multiple addresses to Electrum

I have an old MultiBit Classic wallet, where I have received some BTC to two addresses (same wallet). When I import the private key from MultiBit (seems it's the compressed variant) to Electrum ...
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Migrate Wasabi Wallet to BlueWallet

I am looking to use an transfer an existing Wasabi Wallet to BlueWallet. I tried using the extended private key but no luck. Is this even possible?
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Import wallet.dat into a new Bitcoin-Qt client

I had Bitcoin-Qt on my computer with several bitcoins in my wallet, using Vista. Then my computer crashed. Finally I was able to get my computer fixed and download a new version of Bitcoin-Qt. Now I ...
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How can I sign a bitcoin address that is on a paper wallet?

I have a bitcoin address that shows I held the BTC prior to December 2019. I need to verify this but as the address refers to a paper wallet I don't seem to be able to do so. If I move the coin to ...
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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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Can I import my wallet from my bitcoin core for electrum? [duplicate]

Bitcoin-qt, now bitcoin core is insane. It consumes 40GB hard disk space. It hogs network. I am thinking of using Electrum or something like that. I want to use another bitcoin client. Electrum is ...
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Why Bitcoin Core does not support importing extended public keys directly?

I'm trying to create a watch-only wallet importing the extended public key from a Ledger Nano (as an example) but is not to easy to do directly to my Node, I should do it through electrum personal ...
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Dumping private keys from wallet.dat from command line (pywallet.py alternatives)

I have somewhere in my hard disks some copies of old wallets which I need to analyse. My idea was importing them into blockchain.info, but to do that apparently you need to dump them with pywallet.py,...
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Can I import my wallet while my btc core is syncing

I'm upgrading my btc core to v0.18.1. I'd like to export my wallet to electrum. Is it possible while syncing? How?
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Import private key on multiple computers

I decided to make some custom addresses for personal use and I have two computers running bitcoin clients. I imported the private key of the wallet I generated to the wrong computer and then I ...
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How to import a HD wallet from an extended private key

I'd like to export a derived private key from my Electrum HD wallet, and use it as a HD wallet master key in a Mycelium wallet. I used bx to get the key like this (m/2'/0) (where m is the unencrypted ...
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How to transfer private addresses from one wallet to another?

My wallet has 3 addresses. My other wallet has 5 addresses. I just want to synchronize those. How would I do so?
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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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Upgrading v0.14.2 to the latest v0.17.0.1 for 3 active wallets on one device

I am using a laptop dedicated to bitcoin, with bitcoin core installed, and switch between 3 active wallets. The switch is done using backups of all the files (including ‘wallet.dat’), held in ‘%...
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How do I move my dogecoins from my DOGE wallet into my VERGE wallet? [closed]

I have been reading online about people who just backed up their DOGE wallet and then copied the wallet.dat file into their VERGE wallet installation and voilà! When the VERGE wallet was opened the ...
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How to import wallet.dat.txt file, to convert a txt document into usable BTC?

this will be my first time posting here so please forgive any newbyness. A friend recently gave me an old thumbdrive with a wallet.dat.txt file on it. He had bought a full BTC but didn't know what he ...
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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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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 to transfer my wallet.dat to dedicated Ubuntu server

Sorry for dummy question at first. I have developed an application on my local dev machine. Now I want to make a realease on production server located elsewhere to which I have ssh access. I dont ...
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What other wallets can import Qt's backup .dat file?

I've been using Bitcoin Qt on my work computer (my only working computer at the moment) but last week Windows 7 decided that the program's bypassing the firewall to download the blockchain was a ...
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How do I import a Multibit HD wallet with seeds into Electrum?

I installed Electrum to replace the broken and intolerable Multibit HD. I entered my 18 seed words, but it wouldn't allow me to click Next. I clicked Options > BIP 39 and it enabled Next. It created ...
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Are desktop wallets transferable?

I know you can make a transaction across the blockchain to move your Bitcoins from say Bitcoin-QT to Multibit, but is it possible to import my wallet.dat file from Bitcoin-QT to another desktop wallet ...
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How do you load the Android bitcoin backup key onto Bitcoin Qt?

I have an Android wallet key and I want to load it onto my windows desktop. I am using Bitcoin-Qt, but i dont see an import option anywhere. How can this be done?
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How do I import my 12 Breadwallet seed words into Electrum?

When I write them into Electrum during the restore from seed box, the Next button is disabled.
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import btc electrum wallet into coinomi

can I import btc electrum wallet into my coinomi mulit-currency wallet app? They both use electrum servers and they both have seeds so it looks like they are a similar kind of wallet. In electrum I ...
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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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What app should I use to import my wallet keys?

I have the private key backup from my Android phone wallet. My phone broke and has been replaced but I can't see any import option in the Android wallet app. How do I get my BTC back?
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How can I transfer bitcoins from a MultiBit wallet to another computer?

I had bitcoins on MultiBit 0.12 on my old computer. I have moved the old computer's hard drive to an external hard drive. How can I transfer my bitcoins from the old hard drive to my new computer's ...
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Can I move my wallet.dat from Ubuntu to Mac OS?

I want to run Bitcoin Core on Mac OS. Can I move my existing wallet.dat file from Ubuntu and use it in Mac OS? I am using Bitcoin Core.
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How can I spend my paper wallet directly?

I am totally new to Bitcoin. Can you tell step by step, how I can spend a paper wallet directly? Or is it necessary to create a software wallet?
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Bitcoin Core 0.13 BIP32 support

BitcoinCore 0.13 now supports BIP32 wallets. Documentation states, that if I create a new wallet and encrypt it, it will be an hd wallet. Then I can make a one-time backup of the master secret key. ...
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How to move Bitcoins from desktop wallet to mobile wallet?

I have Bitcoins on my desktop wallet client. And i now have the Bitcoin Wallet by Andreas Schildbach installed on my Android device. IS it possible to move the desktop wallet to Android wallet?
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How do I import my wallet.dat file into a new wallet? [closed]

I have my wallet.dat backup file, but Bitcoin Core isn't able to verify it. How do I retrieve my backup?
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Import two wallet.dat into Bitcoin-Qt client

This is very closely related to Import wallet.dat into a new Bitcoin-Qt client, but I feel this is not a duplicate because the (great) answer to that Q is for only restoring one wallet. I used ...