Questions tagged [wallet-recovery]

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

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Store Bitcoins offline

I have some bitcoins and ether at Blockchain.info and I am really scared of losing them. How do I best secure them? Right now I have a paper with the code to restore my wallet, but my coins are still ...
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Is lack of version number really a flaw of BIP39?

It seemed that BIP39 was often criticized as it lacks version number. However, wasn't BIP39 supposed to be universal, that "one single seed covers all purposes, one single seed backups everything"? ...
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Automate Bip39 seed recovery

I recently was locked out of my Ledger NanoS when I forgot the pin code. Upon trying to reset from my recovery phrase I realized that I only have 23 of the 24 required words (not sure how it happened ...
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What is the best way to restore an old Multibit wallet to the new version (and also different OS)?

My files from Feb 2014 (on a dusty old usb) are as follows, all in a directory called MultiBit. directories: multibit.log (containing a log file) multibit-data, containing four backup directories ...
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Recovering a Ripple wallet on Ledger Nano

I have 20 XRP in a Ledger Nano and before I load everything onto it I want to test the recovery procedure so I am prepared in case something goes wrong down the track I have read the material here on ...
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Is a wallet simply a folder of private keys?

I try to understand how a wallet actually works. I know there are lots of resources around the internet, but I still can't find simple and concise answers for basic questions about wallets and ...
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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 do you apply “-zapwallettxes” for multbit 0.5.15

I made a transaction a few months ago but the transaction is still not confirmed, the Bitcoins are debited from my account and the balance in my wallet is zero. Information on the transaction The ...
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Problems restoring wallet

First of all .. yes im stupid. Now .. I had some BTC a few years ago. Thought I had kept it safe, now I seem to have reinstalled the OS on that PC and wiped profile folder. I looked around for a ...
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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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How to best practice restoring a wallet in bitcoin core

I have a test wallet in bitcoin core that I want to play around with and get comfortable with before I move my btc from blockstream green wallet. I primarily use that wallet because so far it has been ...
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18 word mnemonic seed that contains words outside of BIP39 wordlist, struggling to recover BTC

I recently recovered a document containing information relating to some BTC I purchased in 2015. I only have: a passphrase/password, an 18 word mnemonic phrase(the majority of which are not in the ...
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Question about modify Vanitygen

I follow the instruction on this post to create bitcoin address from given hex private key In vanitygen.c Replace EC_KEY_generate_key(pkey); with BIGNUM *res; BN_init(&start); ...
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Locked balance in my wallet

I have transferred bitcoin form copay to my friend wallet 4 months ago and I just realized that my coin never sent to my friend's wallet and status in Copay wallet is "Locked Balance". My question is ...
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Claiming Bitcoin Gold from BTC address private key using Coinomi gives an error - “the private key does not contain any funds”

When I create a new wallet in Coinomi and try to sweep my old BTC private key (BTC since transferred to another address) I get an error - "The private key does not contain any funds". I'm receiving ...
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Trying to open an old bitcoin core wallet.dat file fails

I am trying to open an old (~2012) bitcoin core wallet.dat with a bitcoin.com wallet, and it says that my password is incorrect, although it works great on my bitcoin core wallet. Was there any ...
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Ho to spend bitcoin in MultiBit Classic in these times of high transaction fees?

I bought some bitcoin back in 2013 and transferred it to my private wallet managed by MultiBit classic 0.5.17. I have successfully used the system and spent some of the funds in MultiBit Classic as ...
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Why is SegWit disabled and old address gone when recovering an Armory paper wallet?

I wanted to make absolutely sure I could recover my Armory wallet with M of N recovery keys. So instead of doing just a test, I deleted the wallet and restored it. But now Segwit for getting receiving ...
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I sent litecoin to my bitcoin address, on my nano ledger

So I am very new to cryptocurrencies and have already made my first mistake. I used shapeshift.io to transfer bitcoin to litecoin, and entered a bitcoin address as the recipient to receive the ...
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Cold storage, transferable to hardware wallet

As far as I understand, hardware wallets generate a deterministic key space using standard algorithms: starting with a (random) passphrase (and more security tokens?), they are able to rebuild the ...
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how to import my wallet from blockchain.info into bitcoin-qt?

I have read the related discussions about how to import a wallet and though they are close, the answers does not help with this problem so I'm asking it here and now. I have my bitcoin public ...
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How can I recover my bitcoin

I bought bitcoins from coin.mx and I understand that the government shut them down,what happens to the wallet and the bitcoins
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I have an issue with my wallet. it is giving me fatal error

Sorry to ask it here because I can not find a better place.. This question is related to my Dogecoin wallet ... I accumulated some dogecoin in the past, but I have not been able to recover them for ...
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Old (2010) Wallet - Can't figure out best and safest way to extract

The following is based on my very limited understanding of the software involved in Bitcoin (I have a reasonable understanding of the structure of Bitcoin itself at a high level). I read an article ...
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How to retrieve Trezor wallet with recovery seed?

I've been at this for days now without finding the links to click on. I have a Trezor wallet that I bought years ago. It has some bitcoins on it. I have the recovery seed, but I lost the pin. From ...
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How do I extract get money off a local wallet with only the key words?

I am a bit new to BitCoin and as it happened, I just transfered some money into my wallet when I noticed that my client (MultiBit HD) won't let me log into it anymore. Apparently it's a thing since ...
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Recover electrum wallet with only wallet file?

I have an electrum wallet file and I thought I created a backup of the seed, but now I cannot find it anywhere. When I try use it with the current version of electrum, it won't open it. Is there ...
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Bitcoin Core QT Fatal Error after moving block folder, can't retrieve Private Key

I have tried installing Bitcoin Core on my PC and without thinking, I went on and bought some coins (I was trying to be organized, so by the time the sync was done I would already have the coin). 90% ...
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Multibit Private Key Restore

I backed up my private key and restored it into a new copy of Multibit (difference machine). The import was successful but the public key address has not been updated with my previous address. I've ...
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HELP ME WITH BITCOIN TIME STAMPS

OK, so I had several backed up .dat files on google which I put in opentimestamps I could see that these files had time stamp data... so I uploaded and *****below is what the results were. What does ...
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Why does my wallet.dat file contain scripts starting with 0014?

I am trying recover coins from old (2012) wallet.dat. I don't know the addresses. So I dumped several wallet.dat files from Bitcoin Core. I have checked over 25,000 addresses which contain 0 BTC. ...
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Have 10 of 12 of my mnemonic along with the BTC address, how can i automate recovery?

So I wrote down my mnemonic on a piece of paper and somehow the last 2 words got ripped off and I cannot find where it went. I do have 10 out of the 12 word phrase still (along with the order, they ...
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Recovering an armory wallet from paper

Nice to meet you :) I'm struggling to recovering a relative old armory wallet (1.35 paper backup with 4 lines). Apparently there is an error in line one but check it up and rewrite it many times. No ...
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Cryptocurrency wallet passphrase 10 word?

I have a pass phrase with 10 words but can't remember what wallet I used, an every one I have tried is 12. Does anyone know ?
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For over 4 hours it says payment has not been transmitted yet

Been getting message for over 4 hours that says "This payment has not been transmitted yet. Wallet version 7.47. What do I do?
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how to move my Bitcoin core wallet to electrum while syncing

How do I move my btc qt wallet to electrum while syncing? Not address by address. Removed some addresses already but I'm still missing some coins. Don't understand the discrepancy. Any help would ...
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btc qt syncing but taking to long/dumpwallet debug console problems

Would like to transfer my btc qt wallet to electrum but having difficulties. My node is currently syncing Tried emptying out receiving addresses and was successful but there are still more coins in ...
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how do you transfer your Bitcoin core wallet while syncing?

I would like to transfer my btc wallet to an electrum wallet. Syncing is taking to long.
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Centralized wallet systems - which methods exist to circumvent a malicious wallet provider?

I have a question about centralized wallet providers. Before I ask, I provide you my definition of "centralized": In this context, I mean by "centralized" that a wallet is ...
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find bip32 seed from transaction

Based on my bip32 word list, I have a list of about 100k seed phrases that pass checksum and am trying to figure out my actual seed. Earlier, I was derivign the xpub key and searching the blockchain ...
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Help get specific address private key

I want to know if someone can help me with this situation: Two years ago I changed the password of my Bitcoin-Core wallet and forgot it. I sent my wallet.dat to some person, who claimed that will ...
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Which derivation paths are used by the Abra wallet?

Abra have stated in a reddit comment that their non-custodial HD wallet uses custom derivation paths to convert the user's BIP39 mnemonic seed into cryptocurrency address/key pairs. Has anyone figured ...
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Wallet Host Error

I have a little bit of a bitcoin in Rushwallet. Rushwallet is closing on April 15, 2018, but last night there is a Host Error and it's still not connecting today with the same Host Error. If I have ...
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it seems i bought bitcoins but they weren't associated to by wallet.. is this possible?

my wallet has the same receiving address in the unused addresses as the bitcoin transaction in the blockchain however the bitcoins are not in my wallet. How can I recover them.
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Recover bitcoin wallet with old Private Key

about 3 years ago I created my bit coin wallet and purchased few bit coins. I have done couple transactions with my wallet paying for things I bought in the internet. I have no record of my wallet ...
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Old Wallet, Private key and known public address

This is the scenario I have an old wallet This wallet misses a transaction. This transaction was confirmed several times in 2014 I have the public address of that transaction If I ask to my friend ...
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Bitcoin Wallet for Android - permission denied decrypting the wallet backup file using OpenSSL

I've followed the advice found on the https://github.com/bitcoin-wallet/bitcoin-wallet/blob/master/wallet/README.recover.md, but I'm having issues decrypted a wallet backup file When I run below line ...
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Bity IPhone App gone

I had a couple of bitcoins in a iPhone “Bity” app wallet. I hadn’t accessed that wallet in a few years. After hearing the recent bitcoin value, I decided to get into my wallet to see how many ...
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Restore Block.io multisig wallet in Electrum

I've exported my private keys from Block.io. They're compressed WIF keys (starting with L...). Additionally I've got the following data from Block.io: Address type: P2SH (obviously) Redeem script ...
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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 ...