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

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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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Can 2 of 2 multisig funds be recovered without the xpubs

Background: I read that in a 2 of 3 setup, all funds would be considered lost in the event that even a single xpub was completely lost. if you can no longer derive the public keys of all cosigners, ...
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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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is there such a thing as a wallet frozen due to fraud. Can funds held in such a wallet be returned to the original owner

I was recently contacted by a company called APAG-AUDIT AG claiming they have discovered funds that belong to me during the course of an audit. I was scammed by a group of companies last year and ...
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Cannot Access My Crypto Wallet ( It’s Not the Seed Phrase), maybe derivation path?

Requirement: Recover crypto What I possess: I have a 12 word seed phrase, (Though I am not exactly sure of the organization that generated it). I have the public address through which (blockchain.com ...
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I was recently contacted by blockchain, saying I have money in wallet,account is frozen ,and can recover money. Is this legit? Can't remember wallet [closed]

I was recently contacted by blockchain Acces UK claiming that I had created a bitcoin wallet years ago. Was informed wallet has 4.2 BTC coins in it which is equivalent to almost $40,000. The account ...
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Bitcoin mining in 2011 recovery

Help me to understand. in 2011 he tried to mine bitcoin. I can't remember exactly how I did it. I accidentally found these folders where did I get them from and what should I do with them?
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Rescuing Bitcoin (Cash, Diamond, etc...) from wallet.dat on ancient PC

I recently found an old wallet.dat file on an ancient computer running Debian GNU/Linux. The file might be as old as 2012 or 2013. These are the outputs of "lscpu" and and "lshw -short&...
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Unable to transfer my BTC funds from app wallet

How can I remove my Bitcoin from an app-based wallet? It's a non-custodial wallet and generally gets good reviews. I've tried to transfer the BTC from the app to my hardware wallet three times now, ...
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I forgot my spending pin number. Is there anyway I can get around it to get my bitcoin? [closed]

I forgot my spending pin number, is there anyway I can get around this?
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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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Sparrow Wallet only partially supports Taproot?

Sparrow 1.7.1 I decided to try out the Sparrow Wallet. Since Sparrow supports P2WPKH, P2WSH and P2TR I created one of each and verified that it was connecting to my Bitcoin Core node. However, I only ...
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How to restore a wallet with only the master private key

The wallet is damaged, I only have the encrypted master private key and password, is it possible to recover the wallet?
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My bitcoin atm purchased paper wallet QR code & private key is not working from paper wallet to mobile wallet... why

The paper wallet was printed on slick paper... like the old fax machine paper-the toner print smears or smudges easily even gently getting from a physical wallet. You CANNOT get a replaced public addy ...
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How to get information from electrum wallet?

I have my wallet file and it is encrypted with a password. How to decrypt wallet file using code? Encryption seems similar to Fernet.
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What is the correct format for wallet.aes.json?

I have a file (wallet.aes.json) which I think it's a Blockchain wallet backup but when I go to Blockchain import it says Unknown format. But here is a clue of whats inside the file { "address&...
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Program isn't starting

The app would launch fine. However, one day after it was working as expected the app would not launch anymore. I have no idea if the files have become or what has happened. I have disabled my ...
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How to recover from forgotten password for Bitcoin Wallet for Android backup?

Back in 2016, I had a Bitcoin wallet with a couple of euros worth of Bitcoin. I used the Android app "bitcoin wallet" to backup my wallet but I had to use a password. This week, I found the ...
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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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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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What wallet or service could this “address” be for?

Located an old crypto address on my old laptop prior to recycling - I have no idea what exchange if any - I have a number of passwords that may be associated with it, but have no idea where to start - ...
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How do I use sqlite3 to view the contents of the wallet.dat file? Anywhere else to look for records of lost coins?

I think I've lost some testnet coins in my Core wallet and I'm not sure how. I do bitcoin-cli -testnet listwallets and it doesn't show any wallets for me to load. But I definitely had testnet coins a ...
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Bitcoinqt 2009-2010

Im not asking if you can recover an account without phrase of wallet.dat file I have several questions however First what payment service did bitcoin qt first use, i remember i had to use debit and ...
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How do I gain access to the on-chain funds with hsm_secret?

I had a Core Lightning node running properly, but it suddenly somehow stopped working. I force-closed the only channel I owned (from my other node), and since I can't start the lightning daemon (with ...
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Import a legacy Mycelium wallet from my old phone but see no transactions

I am moving a Mycelium wallet from my old to my new phone, Android to Android. I have an HD wallet and I have several legacy wallets. Unfortunately, Mycelium doesn't have an easy way to copy all ...
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My wallet is protected by AES256-CBC, but I forgot part of the password

My AES256 encryption password is 15 characters. The password uses upper and lower case letters, symbols and numbers. I can remember the first 7 characters of the password, but I have forgotten the ...
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Do you know a company called BLOCKCHAIN with email address "bitcoinrefunds.finance"? [duplicate]

In February 2022, I was contacted by a company BLOCKCHAIN (email address terminating by bitcoinrefunds.finance). They informed me that they can help me to recover previous investement in cryptos. They ...
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2011 bitcoin HUNT [duplicate]

I am here for some help. I bought bitcoin in 2011 and I unfortunately can't remember for the life of me which wallet I kept it in. I am hoping maybe someone can give me a little guidance. If I had ...
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I deleted my bitoin wallet many years ago near the start [duplicate]

I know which pool I was a member of and maybe i should ask them instead? I'm trying to find out how or if i can recover them I had 3 Bitcoins way back at the begining back when gpu mining was a thing. ...
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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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Would it be possible to not be able to send funds from a wallet?

I was reading this blog post by Jameson Lopp on the best practices to back up a seed phrase https://blog.lopp.net/how-to-back-up-a-seed-phrase/ In the "Test your backup section", he wrote: &...
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I lost my phone where I stored my 12 word recovery phrase. How can I get back my bitcoins?

I lost my phone where I stored my 12 word recovery phrase. How can I get back my bitcoins? I still know my password and email but i dont have access to my email again after i lost my phone.
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Why when you sign up for bitcoins they do all the security questions of your identity but then you cannot use none of them to recover wallet

Why you cannot recover your praise with face recognition
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