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The process of recovering lost bitcoins or private keys from a wallet/backup

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If I lose my Bitkey hardware wallet, and they stop making them, what happens?

If I get a Bitkey wallet and I lose it, I can simply get another wallet and get my crypto back. But what happens in 10 years time if Block go out of business, and they stop making the wallet? Can I ...
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I send sats to the Bitcoin Core wallet I created some time ago without knowing what I was doing and now facing issues with withdrawal I am clueless

Some time ago, I set up a Bitcoin core wallet and sent funds to that wallet a few times thinking they'll be safely stored. Well, they are, and probably too safely. I have a hard time getting funds out....
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How to recover wallet from Master Private Key?

I've tried this approach to recover litecoin wallet, but it seem to print wrongly generated hashes (as I actually have wallet public and private keys for comparison), what can be wrong here? my wallet ...
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Very old Bitcoin Wallet

What I am going to share with you will make you very surprised. I will quickly jump in to the topic as I need some help here. I have one of the oldest wallet key from 2009 Dec. I used to play an MMO ...
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Are there limits to number of attempts at entering a passphrase in bitcoin qt

I have 2 wallet.dat backups from 2013 I am having trouble with accessing due to incorrect passphrase Is there a limit to the number of attempts I can try to get the passphrase.
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Access restored but encrypted/locked old wallet (2013 version)

I Installed Bitcoin Core v25.0.0 and restored my old wallet backup made in 2014 (with bitcoin core version of 2013) successfully. The wallet is shown, status is encrypted and locked. Trying to unlock ...
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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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Lost funds? Generated child address (HD Wallet BIP32) without Node path

I have an app that generates 1 public address = 1 transaction using HD Wallet. However I forgot to put the node path /0 while generating the child address and my Bitcoin Core wallet does not recognize ...
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Bitcoin password help,

i had a bitcoin qt wallet in 2013, ii have 2 backup wallet.dat files still, i believe 1 was backup off windows laptop and the other off apple Mac.i no longer have either of the computers or any other ...
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Bitcoin wallet carving

I've been file carving old drives and found several bitcoin Magic number headers. My question is does the wallet.dat file have a footer? Or how can I calculate the proper size of the Berkeley db file ...
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Recover bitcoin from wallet.dat from 2012 (probably not backed up properly)

Ok. So I have a bitcoin core wallet from around August, 2012. I don't think I backed it up "properly" in that I just copied the wallet.dat file, zipped it and stuck it in cloud storage. I ...
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Would it be possible to lose a network connection in 2009 and re anable network connection years later in 2021

I still live in the same address as I did 15 years ago 2009 I pressed the generate button on bitcoin Qt as instructed via invitation email and was actively mining bitcoin I never logged in back then ...
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Electrum Wallet Backup and Restore process

I guess I have misunderstood something somewhere, because this process isn't working quite as I expected. I had electrum on one laptop which I am about to reset, but before doing so, I wanted to be ...
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Is it safe to share half of the private key in WIF format?

Assuming I would generate my keys on https://www.bitaddress.org. Is it safe to share the following four pieces of data? One half of the private key. The public key. An SHA512 hash of the private key. ...
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Can I recover wallet when lost a bitcoin core wallet dat file

I recently due to recover PC and lost the Bitcoin core recover dat file, is that possible to just using private key and address to recover it?
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Log file has thousands of entries but wallet is empty?

I know I tried mining BTC several years ago and found a backup from that machine. The debug.log has several thousand entries but yet the wallet.dat in the same folder shows up 0 transactions and is ...
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BTC transfer sitting on blockchain.com

If you mistakenly sent a BTC transfer to a deleted wallet with a lost recovery phrase and the transaction is still on blockchain.com. Is there a way to get the transaction placed in a blockchain ...
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wallet.dat password recovey

everyone! I forgot the password for my wallet.dat, I tried to recover it myself, I’ve been working on it for a month now, but so far without success...at the moment I got to the pywallet.py program ...
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I forgot the password of my Bitcoin Core Wallet

In the past years, I had some Balance in Bitcoin Core wallet , but after 5 years, I forgot the transfer password and I only have the backup file (.dat). Is there a solution that I can transfer the ...
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Recover funds knowing passphrase, receiving address and seed

Doing tests with a coldcard I probably made a mess with derivation paths and the exporting of public key. When I did a test transaction I could not recover my funds right after. It's a very little ...
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Lost Bitcoin from 2011 or 2012

So I wanted to look at some pornography on the internet in either 2011 or 2012 I purchased $50 worth of Bitcoin proceeded to purchase the 29.99 internet porn but there was like $18 left over and I was ...
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Stuck in the middle between unconfirmed transaction and empty wallet

I initially set a low fee to one transaction, trying to cancel the transaction I runned bit coin core with -zapwallettxes and all transactions in bit coin core disappeared. I still can see the ...
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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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How To Reach My Funds From My Wallet Years Ago

I have a wallet.dat and a .txt file inside this txt file wallet number like : L1aC2... and a hash like: $bitcoin$64$a2z... How can I reach to my fund inside this wallet ? I kinda have some memory ...
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Locate bitcoin from 11+ years ago

I bought bitcoin along time ago. It was at minimum 11 years ago. My bitcoin purchase info was emailed. I remember the following after buying: getting an email which indicated the bitcoin info. I ...
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Decrypt an encrypted mkey from a corrupt Bitcoin Core wallet.dat file

I have a 94 digit encrypted mkey that I obtained from my corrupted bitcoin core wallet.dat file. I also have the password, the salt, and the number of iterations. Using the password I’m unable to send ...
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Refunding Bitcoin Sieged stolen funds Blockchain.com [duplicate]

I am a novice to Bitcoin Stuff. Can someone advise me please? I bought Bitcoin around 2011. This was via a company on line. I have been told by different groups over the phone (maybe 5 different ...
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How to use recovery phrase in Bitcoin.com wallet app on Android

Can't remember my master password for my Bitcoin account, and loss access to my funds, after I had to reinstall my Bitcoin app I was able to reinstall my wallets on my Bitcoin application, but can't ...
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Decoding a base64 wallet from 2014

I have a Bitcoin wallet file (not called wallet.dat). That has a string that looks like this: FuXjd1EjroiAURK ... 5zYDsaaP/1FizzJo0IrkwEe6bmN7av0ww== I omitted the middle part (...), it is 728 ...
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single mnemonic to create private key with different networks

I have both 12 and 24 words, but i can't remember which coin it has. so shall i try all wallets to find out which has a coin or is there anything i can do practical? with a 24 words can i create a ...
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Why are n public keys needed for reconstitution of an x of n multisig?

Trying to conceptually understand why I must store the public keys of the n hardware wallets in an x of n multisig set up? Only x of the seed phrases/private keys are needed to reconstitute/recover ...
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Order 12 phrase for trust wallet

I have 12 phrases for trust wallet but he is not arranged in the right way. What is the solution? Code python with bip39!! How !?
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Can you generate password from a decrypted and encrypted bip38 keys?

I made 5 bip38 wallets on bitaddress.org all with the same password. all the keys generated started with number 6. I loaded bitcoin on to each of these addresses , and later decrypted one of them ...
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Export private keys from a wallet.dat file using BTCrecover

Is there a way to export private keys from a wallet.dat file using BTCrecover? I've been unsuccessful in achieving this using Bitcoin-qt or pywallet with an older wallet.dat file from 2018.
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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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Is it possible to import a `wallet.dat` in Electrum?

I ran into an error when trying to import a wallet.dat into Electrum. I run Kali Linux. Here is a screenshot of the error i get.
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Do I need to store my hardware wallet's derivation path?

"Not your keys, not your coins" is common mantra. I thought all I needed to do was to safeguard my private keys (via hardware wallet, cold storage) to be able to reconstitute my BTC at any ...
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Technically speaking, how are transactions recovered with a private key?

I have tried searching for this answer but I must not know the right keywords or something because I can't find an explanation anywhere. There are 2^96 addresses per private key and ~865,000,000 ...
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wallet seem to be encrypted or corrupt

I found my wallet but i cannot access it tryed with bitcoin core. But gives error i think i encrypted or corrupted file. I openend with WinHex but only see 2020 in it.try to find hash but no succes. i ...
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Does electrum gives wallet.bin file or if it didn’t then how can I access wallet.bin file?

I have one electrum file which extension is .bin and I know the passphrase too but when I open that to electrum it don’t accept my passphrase but passphrase is correct 100% how I can excess that .bin ...
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How to decrypt an encrypted private key

"addr": "193BiCSPG1fJzU4JSLhi4tvXUQ6Qr6kLiq", "compressed": false, "encrypted_privkey": "...
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Command line generated address can't recover with seed phrase, what am I missing?

I have generated a bitcoin address using the following commands along with a ruby script for compression. First I generate a key using echo "24 word seed phrase BIP 39" | openssl sha256 Then ...
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What is the controversy with Ledger's new recovery service?

There has been a lot of controversy recently over Ledger's new recovery service which will shard your seed out to third parties for storage. What is the controversy? This question was posed by ...
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Setting up to create PSBTs using Bitcoin Core from 10 year old non-deterministic wallet

I have an old wallet from 10+ years ago. It was created using an old version of Bitcoin Core before deterministic wallets were a thing. I have it now on an offline computer that has Bitcoin Core 21.0....
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Can 2-of-3 multisig funds be recovered without one of the xpubs?

In a 2-of-3 multisig, the address list is derived from the combination of the three xpub keys. What happens if you lose one of the keys and its xpub? Technically, you'd be able to sign transactions. ...
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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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Does the time that it takes to recover a wallet by its seed protect the blockchain from rainbow tables attack on its seeds?

How are bitcoin seeds protected from rainbow tables attacks in the long term? Can't them started to be generated now and have some valid ones in 10 or 20 years? If so, does the (what I think is) ...
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How to get the private key & wallet address using a multi-wallet recovery seed phrase?

How can I „convert“ a 12-words-long multi wallet seed phrase (of the Blockchain.com wallet) to the wallets private key and the wallets address using any programming language? The given multi wallet ...
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How to send a Bitcoin transaction only using the seed phrase using NodeJS?

I am working on a NodeJS script that allows you to enter your 12-words-long Bitcoin secret recovery phrase and automatically withdraw all of your coins to a defined wallet address. The script is for ...
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I have Bitcoin core v 23.0 I have my 12 word seed how do I recover my wallet?

I have Bitcoin core version 23.0 I have my 12 word seed how do I recover my wallet?
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