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How can you extract private keys from MultiBit HD?

WARNING: While this answer may be a solution to the issue in the question, it involves exposing your wallet seed to a tool on the internet. Please be very careful when doing this! Can't add comments ...
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Importing private keys creates different address

Prepend "p2wpkh-p2sh:" to the private key before importing it into Electrum. For example: p2wpkh-p2sh:5Kkzs8XrJNAmf9VQDFeGBfaRvSByAvPK6DbDXw5BVqswWaXSG2Y
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How can I generate a Dogecoin address from a Litecoin private key?

Let's assume we have this compressed Litecoin WIF private key: T4DRLwPgnkg9jyivjbbnmqJZjHRxeYTy4idAV5uwEuFdyJBGuxXE. % echo T4DRLwPgnkg9jyivjbbnmqJZjHRxeYTy4idAV5uwEuFdyJBGuxXE | bx base58check-...
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How can you extract private keys from MultiBit HD?

In case you have a beta7 wallet which is not BIP32 compliant you cannot use the method @chris-j has put forward. The easiest way for me was to hook into MultiBit HD's signing capabilities and log the ...
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How can I transfer a Bitcoin-qt wallet to Electrum?

Start Bitcoin Core with the wallet.dat you want to export Dump all wallet keys via Bitcoin Core's Console using dumpwallet wallet.dump, where wallet.dump is the name of the dump file to be created. ...
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How can a private key be imported to a descriptor wallet?

The migration tool has not been implemented yet, and it is not for manually importing keys. Rather it takes an existing wallet and migrates everything in that wallet. As the error message says, ...
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Gradual deprecation of importprivkey call?

Yes, importprivkey will stop being supported entirely whenever support for legacy wallets is removed, probably in version 28.0. Old wallets will of course be covertible to the new format. However, it ...
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How do I get my public address in Bitcoin Core?

Using the bitcoin-cli or the bitcoin-qt console, enter the command: validateaddress "ADDRESS_BASE58_ENCODED" Where ADDRESS_BASE58_ENCODED is the address for which you want to know the ...
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Importing private keys creates different address

I suspect you can import it directly from the console within Electrum (based on this PR). Currently, Electrum does now allow importing individual p2wpk inside p2sh addresses (the 3 segwit addresses). ...
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How can a private key be imported to a descriptor wallet?

To give a bit more context to Ava Chow's answer: the reason why this isn't any easier is that the concept of "importing a private key" is an insufficient method for describing what a wallet ...
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How do I use descriptors to put an ancient priv-key into a newly created wallet.dat file?

Yes, you will be able to spend the coins found through a rescan when importing a private key by the means of a descriptor in a Bitcoin Core descriptor wallet.
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Cheapest way to switch from Exodus wallet to something else

Exodus eventually answered this questions themselves, with a similar answer to that given by @McLeodX but specifically discussing import of BTC private keys rather than sweep or transfer. In short, ...
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Does `importprivkey` need a rescan even in a txindex=1 node?

Yes. txindex=1 is not related to the wallet and the wallet does not know about the txindex nor does it care. What the wallet really cares about is transaction output information and which transactions ...
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Is the following a valid bitcoin private key? - FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFE

since the group is cyclic with order N, then this key will be equal to 0x14551231950b75fc4402da1732fc9bebd (your key modulo N) >>> hex(N) '...
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How can you extract private keys from MultiBit HD?

WARNING: While this answer may be a solution to the issue in the question, it involves exposing your wallet seed to a tool on the internet. Please be very careful when doing this, since ...just DON'...
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Why doc says importing private keys is so dangerous?

Perhaps a distinction between importing and sweeping a key needs to be considered. The aforementioned warnings deal with the importing of keys, and does not refer to the sweeping of keys, which moves ...
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how to import private key without scaning QR code

Your QR code contains your private key, but yes you can recover with the private key directly if the QR code is now physically damaged. I do not see that option for blockchain.info (which you stated ...
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Found my multibit.key file, what now?

MultiBit developer here. You'll need to use MultiBit Classic version 0.5.19 available as a download from the site https://multibit.org. This will allow you to open the .key file and synchronise with ...
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Using Python: create a private key of my choosing, then generate public key and address

For this very reduced case, you can take a look at https://github.com/circulosmeos/bitcoin-in-tiny-pieces It has each operation coded for ease of understanding, isolated in a different file, but they'...
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Convert EC PRIVATE KEY from .pem into WIF

How can i convert this (preferably using bash/Perl/python) into a WIF that can be imported into (preferably) Electrum? OpenSSL .pem files contain base-64 encoding of the values encoded using DER. In ...
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How do I get my public address in Bitcoin Core?

Use the following command to get all the receiving addresses. bitcoin-cli listreceivedbyaddress 0 true '0' represents no minimum number of confirmations. 'true' is for including addresses which have ...
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how can I hardcode a private key in bitcoinJ - ECKey constructor?

If all you are after is getting an ECKey object for that private key, then Bitcoinj has a DumpedPrivateKey class for just such an occasion. import org.bitcoinj.core.ECKey; import org.bitcoinj.core....
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Mycelium: Restore backup from Android to iOS

After lots of suffering I managed to do it. Very unfortunately mycelium does not even support importing their old keys. Fortunately they provide a backuputil which converts the private key in their ...
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Cheapest way to switch from Exodus wallet to something else

I closed my Exodus account for the same reason. The worst case was with Bitcoin with a $200 transfer fee! Of course it goes to the miners, but Exodus doesn't allow you to reduce it. Exodus makes ...
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To get the master private key of HD wallet

go to help-> debug window -> console Enter: walletpassphrase "your walletpassphrase here" 60, to unlock the wallet if its encrypted. dumpwallet "filename", will crate a plain text file in same ...
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I need to import a private key - what is the entire process? [Electrum]

The entire process is as follows: (these instructions are correct for Electrum v3.0.6) Install Electrum. The installation methods vary but, the official download is here. On some varieties of Linux ...
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Unlocking a Private Key from watch status

First, confirm that you did indeed receive a private key. On Bitcoin mainnet, private keys are almost always distributed in a format that starts with either a K or an L (capitalized in either case) ...
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What should I do if I change my BitCoin wallet?

When switching wallet providers/programs, the safest option is to usually just send the BTC to the addresses provided by the new system (after you have made a backup of the mnemonic phrase/keys for ...
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What can I do with Account Extended Private Key and Account Extended Public Key?

I read that Account Extended Private Key should be kept private because if others got hold of it, they could sign the transaction with the key, effectively stealing your cryptocurrency. How does this ...
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Private key to WIF process

what does the process to convert it involve? The process is described in the Bitcoin Wiki page on WIF: Take a private key 0C28FCA386C7A227600B2FE50B7CAE11EC86D3BF1FBE471BE89827E19D72AA1D Add a 0x80 ...
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