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

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Setting Up Multisig Correctly

I'm looking into setting up a multisig setup using Sparrow, and wanted to see if anyone can find any flaws in my set up, and potentially accessing my funds if I lose a key. set up = 2 of 3 Key store 1 ...
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Can someone please help me figure this out

So I had an app called tokencancoin I moved all my crypto into this app and I did what's called binding a wallet address to their app so I have three specific wall addresses, but I can't figure out ...
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Electrum 2.7.9 setup never went through the password and seed setup, now I can't send coins

I installed the Electrum 2.7.9 wallet and it never went through the password and seed setup. I ended up with a default standard wallet. I then uninstalled the Electrum wallet and then reinstalled it. ...
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Can I recover my money lost to a Bitcoin investment scammer?

I lost my bitcoins to an investment scam called Gensmarkets, I invested about $275k with them and they assured me I could withdraw at anytime but as soon as I asked for a withdrawal, they stopped ...
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How to decrypt encrypted_privkey

Background how I got here: I have a very old wallet file in .dat format (from 2017) The backup is as far as I remember just a copy of the wallet file from bitcoin-core's ~/.bitcoin directory. I tried ...
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How to import private keys from Multibit 0.5.13 to another wallet?

Can anyone help trying to recover funds from my multibit wallet? I have the key file and private keys. Is there any way I can import them into another wallet? I tried to sweep them with electrum, that ...
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Samourai Wallet missing funds

I apologize if this has been asked and answered... This past weekend I found out about the shutdown of Samourai Wallet. I had some BTC in there that is now gone. I'm well aware of the fact that ...
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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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Hello I have very importent questions [closed]

I have an account in the Bitcoin core in the past and I have a password and my email how can I log in in the Bitcoin core and see how much I have Bitcoin please fast help me thanks 🙏 and this my ...
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How do i recover my account and reputation? [duplicate]

My name means neutral wisdom in Japanese it's satoshi nakamoto i chose it as my sacred chi gong name and used it as my username online when i was just a kid I lost my password and smashed my computer ...
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Recover Wallet password (MultiBit Classic Version : 0.5.14) MAC

Back in 2013 my parents bought 2 BTC, put a password on the wallet and haven't touched it sense. I am 80% sure I have the password correct, but no luck. But they were smart enough to back up all of ...
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How to use unencrypted mkey to derive all private keys by BIP32 path?

The wallet is damaged, I only have the unencrypted master private key, How to recover the wallet?
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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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Bitcoin accidentally sent to my mycelium wallet. I have seed words and keys. School boy error. Still a noob

thank you for your time in advance. I’ve gone to send funds to another wallet but I’ve accidentally sent it to my, mycelium wallet by mistake. Is there any way that can retrieve my coin? I have my ...
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Can not find or remember exchange

About 4 years ago i gave my son some BTC for his Birthday.... Trying to teach him a bit of financial responsibility..... he created a wallet, on an exchange i believe, i wasnt part of that, as i ...
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BTC Wallet with Seed but without public key

Is it possible to recover my wallet (BEP39 with 24 Words and a passphrase) without having the public key? The problem is that I'm not sure about my passphrase and I need to test around 50 combinations,...
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(Mac user) Found old Multibit.key file and have installed Classic. I have imported the key and it is now syncing... what next?

From searching around I have managed to install MultiBit classic and amended the java file so it would work. Imported the key and I think entered the password correctly, it now says: importing private ...
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I have a wallet adress but nothing more. How do I know at which crypto exchange the wallet is? [duplicate]

I know I have some bitcoin and alt coins on an exchange but I don't remember which one. I don't have any information only the wallet address. Is there some way to find out to which exchange it is ...
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Need help recovering my Bitcoin wallet and what can I cleanup on bitcoin-qt?

I've bought Bitcoin back in 2014 and as my wallet I've used the bitcoin-qt client. Now I've remembered about it and I've recovered the wallet.dat file, but it's apparently encrypted by me (using ...
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Extracting forkcoins from legacy multisig Copay wallet

In 2017, we made an m-out-of-n multisignature wallet in the Copay app. After this time, several forks have arisen. Bitpay, the successor of Copay, does have built in support for Bitcoin Cash (BCH), ...
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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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How to force close a channel at the original state, for a good cause

A few months ago I created a payment channel from my desktop node, on LND, to my mobile node, on Blixt. Then I tested a few payments between the nodes, and the final balance on the mobile phone is now ...
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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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How can I recover funds recovery from coldcard?

I recently bought a Coldcard mk4 and did some tries to understand how it works. I moved a tiny amount to test it but now I can't recover it. What I think happened is: I exported the wallet created ...
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What format is this wallet stored in?

Background Some years ago (2017) I must have found a way to 'serialise' my wallet, because I stored the following in my password manager: Name: "Bitcoin wallet" Password: (typical generated ...
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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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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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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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BTC early adopter - is there a way to recover my wallet from Mt Gox now?

In 2011 I was mining BTC via BTCMine.com and having the results deposited into my wallet at Mt. Gox. I never had a local copy of the wallet file, and of course then there was the first hack, which ...
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I formated my hard drive with bitcoin core on it

First timer here ...I downloaded bitcoin core a few weeks ago until last week where it still had not synced so i started all over...I was originally waiting for BTC CORE to synchronize(I missed the ...
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Bitcoin Wallet Empty after importing using key phrase

I've recently tried to recover my Bitcoin wallet after changing phones however after importing the wallet using the 12 word keyphrase my wallet is empty (there was Bitcoin in the before). I've scanned ...
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can not access bitcoin in an address that belongs to a discontinued wallet, although i have the 12 word phrase?

I am still a Rookie regarding bitcoins and therefore apologize beforehand if I might use some words wrong. I started a bitcoin wallet through a provider some years ago and bought some bitcoin. The ...
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Is there a 'BTC Refund Department'?

I have been scammed 6 months ago. Now someone is calling me from BTC REFUND DEPARTMENT. He said that I have under my name the bitcoins that have been scammed. But the way to take this amount is to ...
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importing WIF key

HI I have not saved my 12 words seed phrase of Unisat wallet but I have the WIF key of my wallet. Can I still access my wallet? or is there any wallet available which have an option of importing ...
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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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How to recover blockchain.info wallet from 12-word passphrase and password

I have a 12 word passphrase and password from blockchain.info. Trouble is that I can't remember the email I used. Is there a way to retrieve the email with these two pieces of information?
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Seed recovery from paper wallet

My friend has found a file that seems to be a Bitcoin paper wallet backup, but it has quite strange seed encoding that I have never met before. It has: A field named "Key" - a short string (...
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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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Is there a blockchain system team calling by phone for recovery fund [duplicate]

I was contacted on mars 2024 by blockchain team recovery using eamil adress like : @recoveringblockchain.com or @management-departement.com. This team told me that I am a owner of a fund of 4.2 BTC ...
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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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Help. Lost my backup phrase, but I have access to my wallet

When I downloaded the wallet on my phone I was asked to write down a strange, meaningless phrase on a paper so I could access my bitcoins if they were lost, and I did so. I know pretty good why does ...
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Is this a possible fraud with bitcoin wallet [duplicate]

how do I find out if I have a bitcoin wallet. I have been contacted by a company who say I have a wallet but I did not buy bitcoin
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Getting "Public key is neither compressed or uncompressed" after trying to send with imported key

I still have a private key from an old Bitcoin wallet (circa 2012), and I have a private key. I downloaded the bitWallet app for iOS, entered my private key there and my wallet with balance and all ...
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My son passed away and I believe he had a bitcoin account. I would like to see about closing the account in favor of his minor child [duplicate]

My son passed away and I believe he had invested in bitcoin. I would like to see about closing his account in favor of his minor child. I have no idea how to do this. We have a death certificate
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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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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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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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Obtaining private key from mnemonic keywords

A customer of us can't remember which wallet he has used before (in 2014), but he still knows his public wallet address and als the 12 words for recovery. We have a choice of 3 different wallets which ...
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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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Xverse Wallet. Logs into an account with a different wallet

Such a disaster happened. I created an Xverse wallet on April 20, copied the address and sent Ordinals tokens to it (address - bc1p...). I logged in today, I was kicked out of my wallet and asked to ...

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