Import wallet.dat into a Bitcoin-Qt client - All private keys

How do you import a Bitcoin Core (QT)-made wallet.dat file into another wallet?

So I have a wallet.dat made a while ago and wanted to check what was in it, problem is it was made in the bitcoin core QT client, which I can't even load up because it occasionally freezes and usually won't even sync up, at an absurdly slow rate.
When I replace that wallet file into the default data directory, and start bitcoin-qt.exe with the -rescan command, it just starts but no addresses show up in my wallet file and i noticed the wallet.dat file size changes when the bitcoin core client starts up, seemingly modifying something to make it slightly bigger, don't know why.
How do I check this wallet.dat? I tried importing it into the latest electrum 3.2.3 wallet and it won't accept it.
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bitcoin core wallet.dat import into clamclient doesn't work

hi there, i imported my bitcoin core wallet that definitely had coins in 2014 into clamclient and nothing happens. can someone provide a link to detailed instructions on how to get this working? thank you!
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How do you import a Bitcoin Core (QT)-made wallet.dat file into another wallet? /r/Bitcoin

How do you import a Bitcoin Core (QT)-made wallet.dat file into another wallet? /Bitcoin submitted by ABitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Bitcoin Core doesn't create a default folder for my wallet.dat....So how can I import my long-lost-but-found wallet.dat?

Found a long-lost wallet.dat file. I've downloaded the blockchain on BitcoinCore/Bitcoin-QT, which I originally used to get some BTC many years ago.
Trying to get this wallet.dat into my freshly-downloaded BitcoinCore, but not finding any default save locations. Other threads have mentioned to just overwrite the default wallet.dat, but there isn't one. I'm running OSX.
Others have mentioned looking in the Users/Library/... folder, but it's not there.
Thanks in advance! Levorg
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I purchased 2 bitcoins four years ago and never thought about them again. Now I reinstalled Bitcoin Core. The transaction is shown in my Bitcoin Core Wallet but balances is at 0. I still have the old wallet.dat and imported it to the Bitcoin program folder. How can I get access to my bitcoins?

Hey guys,
As stated in the title, I wonder how I can solve the problem described in the title. As written, the transaction is shown as successful and I never spent any of the Bitcoins. It would be awesome if you could help me, getting my coins back.
This is what is written in the Transaction details:
Status: 0/unconfirmed, not in memory pool Date: 09.04.2013 12:20 From: unknown Credit: 1.98269540 BTC Net amount: +1.98269540 BTC
Thanks a lot !
PS: Sorry for my bad english, German guy here :)
Update/Frustration:
Thanks everyone for your kind help! As the syncing process is going on, the good news is: My BC are now displayed! The bad news is: I am 100% certain of my password I chose, when I first secured my wallet. But now it always says: walletpassphrase incorrect.
I will now use this guide http://www.gobitgo.com/articles/1005/How-To-Recover-Your-Bitcoin-Wallet-Password/ and try to recover my pw as I know the most parts of it. Maybe I get lucky and can recover it. Wish me luck :)
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Is there a wallet planned to allow for me to import my bitcoin core dat file, like other forked coins, so that i claim 1: 1 ratio, after the upcoming fork? I have already the new ZCL Wallet and it worked to receive my ZCL from Bittrex.

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Bitcoin Core doesn't create a default folder for my wallet.dat....So how can I import my long-lost-but-found wallet.dat? /r/Bitcoin

Bitcoin Core doesn't create a default folder for my wallet.dat....So how can I import my long-lost-but-found wallet.dat? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

I purchased 2 bitcoins four years ago and never thought about them again. Now I reinstalled Bitcoin Core. The transaction is shown in my Bitcoin Core Wallet but balances is at 0. I still have the old wallet.dat and imported it to the Bitcoin program folder. How can I get access to my /r/Bitcoin

I purchased 2 bitcoins four years ago and never thought about them again. Now I reinstalled Bitcoin Core. The transaction is shown in my Bitcoin Core Wallet but balances is at 0. I still have the old wallet.dat and imported it to the Bitcoin program folder. How can I get access to my /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Accessing my Bitcoin w/my .dat files

Hi. So....in 2013/2014 I bought some Bitcoin. A couple of years later my computer croaked. I was able to create .dat files for my bitcoin and litecoin. (I think I used an old ripple wallet, if that makes sense). Anyway...I still have the .dat files and the password data. I downloaded the Bitcoin Core. Now I'm stuck. I don't know how to import the .dat files and/or to see what is in my old wallet. Any thoughts?
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Gridcoin 5.0.0.0-Mandatory "Fern" Release

https://github.com/gridcoin-community/Gridcoin-Research/releases/tag/5.0.0.0
Finally! After over ten months of development and testing, "Fern" has arrived! This is a whopper. 240 pull requests merged. Essentially a complete rewrite that was started with the scraper (the "neural net" rewrite) in "Denise" has now been completed. Practically the ENTIRE Gridcoin specific codebase resting on top of the vanilla Bitcoin/Peercoin/Blackcoin vanilla PoS code has been rewritten. This removes the team requirement at last (see below), although there are many other important improvements besides that.
Fern was a monumental undertaking. We had to encode all of the old rules active for the v10 block protocol in new code and ensure that the new code was 100% compatible. This had to be done in such a way as to clear out all of the old spaghetti and ring-fence it with tightly controlled class implementations. We then wrote an entirely new, simplified ruleset for research rewards and reengineered contracts (which includes beacon management, polls, and voting) using properly classed code. The fundamentals of Gridcoin with this release are now on a very sound and maintainable footing, and the developers believe the codebase as updated here will serve as the fundamental basis for Gridcoin's future roadmap.
We have been testing this for MONTHS on testnet in various stages. The v10 (legacy) compatibility code has been running on testnet continuously as it was developed to ensure compatibility with existing nodes. During the last few months, we have done two private testnet forks and then the full public testnet testing for v11 code (the new protocol which is what Fern implements). The developers have also been running non-staking "sentinel" nodes on mainnet with this code to verify that the consensus rules are problem-free for the legacy compatibility code on the broader mainnet. We believe this amount of testing is going to result in a smooth rollout.
Given the amount of changes in Fern, I am presenting TWO changelogs below. One is high level, which summarizes the most significant changes in the protocol. The second changelog is the detailed one in the usual format, and gives you an inkling of the size of this release.

Highlights

Protocol

Note that the protocol changes will not become active until we cross the hard-fork transition height to v11, which has been set at 2053000. Given current average block spacing, this should happen around October 4, about one month from now.
Note that to get all of the beacons in the network on the new protocol, we are requiring ALL beacons to be validated. A two week (14 day) grace period is provided by the code, starting at the time of the transition height, for people currently holding a beacon to validate the beacon and prevent it from expiring. That means that EVERY CRUNCHER must advertise and validate their beacon AFTER the v11 transition (around Oct 4th) and BEFORE October 18th (or more precisely, 14 days from the actual date of the v11 transition). If you do not advertise and validate your beacon by this time, your beacon will expire and you will stop earning research rewards until you advertise and validate a new beacon. This process has been made much easier by a brand new beacon "wizard" that helps manage beacon advertisements and renewals. Once a beacon has been validated and is a v11 protocol beacon, the normal 180 day expiration rules apply. Note, however, that the 180 day expiration on research rewards has been removed with the Fern update. This means that while your beacon might expire after 180 days, your earned research rewards will be retained and can be claimed by advertising a beacon with the same CPID and going through the validation process again. In other words, you do not lose any earned research rewards if you do not stake a block within 180 days and keep your beacon up-to-date.
The transition height is also when the team requirement will be relaxed for the network.

GUI

Besides the beacon wizard, there are a number of improvements to the GUI, including new UI transaction types (and icons) for staking the superblock, sidestake sends, beacon advertisement, voting, poll creation, and transactions with a message. The main screen has been revamped with a better summary section, and better status icons. Several changes under the hood have improved GUI performance. And finally, the diagnostics have been revamped.

Blockchain

The wallet sync speed has been DRASTICALLY improved. A decent machine with a good network connection should be able to sync the entire mainnet blockchain in less than 4 hours. A fast machine with a really fast network connection and a good SSD can do it in about 2.5 hours. One of our goals was to reduce or eliminate the reliance on snapshots for mainnet, and I think we have accomplished that goal with the new sync speed. We have also streamlined the in-memory structures for the blockchain which shaves some memory use.
There are so many goodies here it is hard to summarize them all.
I would like to thank all of the contributors to this release, but especially thank @cyrossignol, whose incredible contributions formed the backbone of this release. I would also like to pay special thanks to @barton2526, @caraka, and @Quezacoatl1, who tirelessly helped during the testing and polishing phase on testnet with testing and repeated builds for all architectures.
The developers are proud to present this release to the community and we believe this represents the starting point for a true renaissance for Gridcoin!

Summary Changelog

Accrual

Changed

Most significantly, nodes calculate research rewards directly from the magnitudes in EACH superblock between stakes instead of using a two- or three- point average based on a CPID's current magnitude and the magnitude for the CPID when it last staked. For those long-timers in the community, this has been referred to as "Superblock Windows," and was first done in proof-of-concept form by @denravonska.

Removed

Beacons

Added

Changed

Removed

Unaltered

As a reminder:

Superblocks

Added

Changed

Removed

Voting

Added

Changed

Removed

Detailed Changelog

[5.0.0.0] 2020-09-03, mandatory, "Fern"

Added

Changed

Removed

Fixed

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Dipping my toes in, question about relationship between wallet.dat and wallet.jmdat

Hi,
I'm trying this thing out finally and when I first started I did the wallet-tool generate thing and saw that it made a wallet.jmdat file.
Then when I did wallet-tool wallet.jmdat I got an RPC error from core saying that I needed to enter the passphrase.
Well I did enter the passphrase, so that was confusing, but after a while I realized that joinmarket was attempting to import all of the addresses from wallet.jmdat into my wallet file that Bitcoin Core had open, and that wallet was encrypted with a different key than the jmdat file.
I took the passphrase off of the (empty) wallet that bitcoin core had, and then wallet-tool wallet.jmdat ran just fine, and imported its addresses to the empty bitcoin core wallet.
So this is all seems very counter-intuitive to me. Why is joinmarket trying to interact with my bitcoin core wallet file? I thought I used generate so that joinmarket would create its OWN wallet file and that it wouldn't need to go use another wallet file made by Bitcoin Core.
What was the encryption key I entered during wallet-tool generate supposed to be? Was that supposed to be the encryption key to the bitcoin wallet.dat file? Or was that supposed to be a fresh encryption key for encrypting the jmdat file?
I don't like having the bitcoin wallet.dat file unencrypted obviously. If I encrypt it again, will joinmarket stop functioning?
I'm going to work my way through experimenting, but I feel like there is something fundamental that I missed along the way.
Can you you help me get my head screwed on properly here?
Thanks,
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Another one (old wallet recovery)

Hey everyone,
I've been out of the crypto game for a long time, but managed to dig up a wallet that I had stored on an old PC from early 2015. It wouldn't have much in it, maybe a few BTC at most, but it would be nice to recover it and cash out. The machine had Bitcoin Core installed, hasn't been connected to the internet since 2015, and is currently interstate - I've copied wallet.dat and that's all I have access to for now. The wallet is encrypted, backed up, copied to multiple secure locations, etc, and I remember the passphrase, but from what I've read in other threads, the private keys are the important part and I may need to do a "key dump"?
I tried installing Electrum and importing the wallet, but Electrum doesn't recognise the file. Am I right in thinking that the following would be the best solution?
  1. Download and install Bitcoin Core.
  2. Place wallet.dat into the appropriate directory.
  3. Open Bitcoin Core and allow it to "catch up" and download 240 GB worth of blockchain history.
  4. Possibly be forced to input the passphrase to access the wallet again, and transfer BTC out to an exchange of my choosing (unsure if this is how it would work at this stage).
Is there a way to recover the wallet without being forced to download hundreds of GB worth of data? I live in Australia, with typical Australia-tier internet, and it could quite literally take up to a week to download.
Apologies if there's any shortfall of knowledge on my end of things, it's been a long time since I've kept up with crypto and things seem to have changed quite a bit over the last four years. I appreciate any advice, and y'all are welcome to shame me on my relative ignorance, lol. Thanks!
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Claiming BCH from my bitcoin core wallet

Hi Guys,

I have a wallet which I've been using from around 2015 with bitcoin core (so its a wallet.dat).

I have spent coins since the split but I had coins at the split time.

Now of course I wish to claim these coins, but I wish to carry on using bitcoin core for btc.

I have installed Electron Cash, created a wallet.

Is it correct that

if I were to get the private keys from bitcoin core with dumpprivkey then enter the output from that command into the sweep window, is this correct?

This will not affect my correct btc held in Bitcoin Core?

This will show the balance I had as of block 478558 in Electron Cash?

Or should I download Bitcoin ABC, and import my Bitcoin Core wallet.dat/copy it over to Bitcoin ABC?(the problem with this is I do not have the resources for all the blocks needed to run a full node for BCH)

Thanks guys.
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What is wallet.dat and what to do with it?

My father was really interested in cryptocurrencies(back when no one knew what all the mining was about). So he started mining (I was a kid back then) after about half a year he gave up because he didn't earn much. He passed away at the year 2015. So today I searched from what was left from the rigs and found 2 hard drives. So I connected one of the drives to my pc and found some Wallet.dat files (and other I know that wallet.dat are important) but I don't know what exactly to do with the wallet.dat file so I was hoping I can get some information here. Sorry for my English.
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Air-gapped z-addresses; Is ZecWallet an option?

I've heard of Zcash for a while, but it wasn't until recently that I tried my hand playing around with the daemon and wallets.
Obviously, there's no point in using ZEC if you're only using t-addresses, but my desire for a z-address capable wallet certainly narrows the choice of wallets available to me.
Running a full node is no problem for me; I'd like to take advantage of a GUI if possible though. For that reason, I am drawn to ZecWallet's full node version. But I'm still uneasy when it comes to key security. (Can anyone share their experience with the ZecWallet paper wallet generator?)
From what I gather there is no wallet with HD support for t-addresses, is that right? Not much of a concern for me because I am interested in the shielded pool. I just figured t-addresses would support Electrum-style seeds but apparently not?
Sapling addresses seem to be exactly what I want; in particular I am drawn to their reusability and ability to export the view key. I was hoping this would ease the process of securing and backing up my private keys.
Here's my key handling protocol I use for Monero:
1) Generate the wallet on an air-gapped machine
2) This gives you a mnemonic seed. I write that down and keep it as an analog backup. By using a passphrase in conjunction with the seed, I can effectively encrypt this paper wallet easily.
3) Export the private view key and address to an online machine and make a watch-only wallet. This lets my watching wallet see incoming transactions
4) When outputs are received, I have to export the list of outputs to the air-gapped machine. The air-gapped machine uses this data to make signed key images.
5) I export the key images back to the watching wallet. At this point, the watching wallet can see outgoing transactions.
6) Now I can create unsigned transactions with the watching wallet, sign them in the air-gapped machine, and transmit them via the watching wallet using my full node.
The major benefit of using Monero in this way is that I only have to make a human-readable backup of my wallet once and I'm set for life.
Obviously, Zcash is going to be a little bit different. Since the core client doesn't give us mnemonic seed phrases, that complicates backup a little bit. What's the best way to back up ZEC? If I keep an up-to-date backup of my wallet.dat is that all I need? Is there an option in the wallet to encrypt this backup as well, or do I need to accomplish that externally with the likes of Veracrypt? I must admit the idea of unencrypted wallet data being written to my disk makes me uneasy.
I see that there is an option in zcash-cli to import/export the view key of Sapling addresses. However, I can't see the option to do so in ZecWallet, and when I do so manually via the CLI nothing seems to be reflected in ZecWallet.
Is ZecWallet by its very nature an obligatory hot wallet, or am I missing some functionality in the wallet?
My end goal is to run a ZEC full node on Qubes and hold my coins in z-addresses. Qubes allows me to make virtually air-gapped VMs to greatly simplify key management.
So for example when I use Bitcoin, I have a networked VM that runs a Bitcoind + Electrum Personal Server + Electrum Wallet stack, where I import my master public key. When I need to sign a transaction, I spin up a networkless VM equipped with Electrum and my private keys. Qrexec let's me easily ferry unsigned/signed transactions back and forth between the two VMs. Overall this provides a decent UX with above-average security and privacy. I'd like to port this general setup to Zcash.
To do so, I need a GUI wallet that supports both z-addresses and public/private key splitting. Does such a tool exist? (Can Electrum Personal Server be ported to ZEC?) If not, how can I streamline this process with the CLI?
I'm more familiar with Monero than Bitcoin, so the Zcash/Bitcoin CLIs are still a little foreign to me, though I am not "afraid" of CLI wallets in general. My Cryptonote muscle memory makes me prone to annoying little syntax errors I'd much rather do without.
My plan is to buy ZEC from Coinbase Pro, withdraw to a t-address, and then sweep my coins to a z-address. I want to monitor the balance of both t-addresses and z-addresses (and later send transactions) without ever exposing my private keys to the Internet.
However, it seems like the Zcash CLI is my only viable option for z-address watching wallets. Should I just play around on testnet until I get more familiar, or is there a GUI wallet solution out there that fits my needs? Does anyone have a cheat sheet for doing this via the CLI that could help me along the learning curve?
TL;DR New to Zcash, need advice as it relates to wallet backup, watching wallets, and z-addresses.
Assistance is much appreciated!
Edit: I don't suppose there's a way to use a Trezor Model T with a full node and or z-addresses?
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found 12,9 gb file called bitcoin

found 12,9 gb file called bitcoin
my c file was full of stuff so i downloaded WinDirStat and started deleting stuff. then i found this file
https://prnt.sc/m4wyez
what is this?
https://preview.redd.it/a3gvd5qhhe921.png?width=1837&format=png&auto=webp&s=19104e41fd8327bb86d7df26abc68a90c637cfe9
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How to Cold Store Your Cryptocurrency for Safekeeping

According to CipherTrace (which specializes in litigation tools and services for cryptographic markets), between 2018 and 2019, the amount of theft from cryptographic wallets exceeds $2 billion. Thefts and break-ins are caused by a variety of reasons: simple incompetence in cryptographic storage, as well as by companies that provide storage services. It is not unusual for holders of crypto currency to lose access to their wallets by themselves, one of the last known cases occurred in Ireland: ,57 million dollars couldn’t be confiscated from a detained drug dealer, which were stored in bitcoins. The problem was that the wallets keys were lost.
The most secure way is a cold storage — all account data and private keys are kept offline and all transactions are manual. This storage method is great because it is fully protected from hacking and interception of data, but it is not suitable for those who make daily transfers of cryptocurrency, it is simply inconvenient.
If you compare “cold and hot” wallets, you can give a simple example: A hot wallet can be compared to a wallet that can be lost and stolen. But you can always access your funds. A cold wallet is safe, and access to it is not permanent. You can also take or put money, but it will require a special code.
In this article we will tell you about the most popular types of cold wallets and we will analyze their pros and cons.

Types of cold wallets

All cold wallets have one common thing — the data is stored offline. However, there are several types of cold wallets, which differ in the degree of protection, physical embodiment and cost of the wallet.

Desktop wallet

Desktop wallets are also known for a high level of protection, in addition to the ability to store crypto currency offline. There are so-called “light” wallets weighing less than 1 gb, and “heavy” wallets weighing more than 1 gb. Two of the desktop wallets can be distinguished:

Exodus Wallet

Multicurrency wallet. It was created in 2016 and supports more than 100 crypto currencies, since 2019 has a phone application. The wallet allows you to export private keys that are created locally, and then to upload them back. Private keys can be discounted to removable media and downloaded only when the transaction is completed. If the user decides to leave private keys on the same computer where the wallet is located, keys are securely encrypted. In order to use your wallet ,there is no need to register or to download the entire blockchain — synchronization is taking place online. In addition to wallet services Exodus Wallet provides an integrated crypto-exchange. The installation file weighs 85 mb.

Bitcoin Core

Bitcoin Core is the official Bitcoin wallet. The size of the wallet is 160 gb, but according to the developers of the company, it’s better to give it a separate winchester with the size of 500 gb. From the security viewpoint, it’s suggested to install a security code or a seed phrase, which may consist 8 words. It is also suggested to copy wallet.dat file. — private wallet key, which will allow you to restore access to your funds.

Hardware wallets

Appears like a regular flash drive with an interface (screen, control keys). This wallet can safely store information about the balance and keys, full functionality is available only when connected to a computer, but the latest models have a special button that allows you to confirm the transaction without connecting to a PC. Each time the device offers to generate a new code-password to confirm the transaction, which significantly reduces the probability of hacking. After generating the code, you need to set a mnemonic phrase (seed) — it consists of 12 or 24 words, which are not related to each other in any way. Such type of wallets has a special protection system that allows you to connect even to potentially infected PCs. The wallets themselves won’t be affected by malware.
The obvious cons of hardware wallets are the following:
  1. It is also possible to lose a device that is so small in size.
  2. A physical device can easily fail due to a variety of damages.
  3. It is not recommended to buy such wallets from “hand”, even from friends, as they can be pre-installed with malware.
As you can see, storing crypto currency with a hardware wallets is very safe and secure, however you should take care about the device. Many people who hold a large amount of crypto currency, in order to not to lose a hardware wallet, store it in a safe deposit box, depriving someone of access to it.

Popular Hardware Wallets models

Trezor One

The first hardware wallet produced in 2013 by the Czech company Satoshi Labs. The device has an OLED display with a pin code, public addresses and Seed phrases. Trezor One has won recognition from users due to its multicurrency and affordable price ($65), it is also considered one of the most secure hardware wallets.
Ledger Nano S
The wallet was released in 2016 by the French company Ledger SAS. Distinctive feature from the other wallets, is the Secure Element controller, which meets banking standards and is certified CC EAL 5+. Also, in order to work with each crypto currency you need to install a special application for this currency on the device, it is not quite convenient, however more secure. The average price of the device is $85.
KeepKey
The purse was released in 2015 in the U.S.. Distinctive feature is OLED display — 256 by 64 pixels. Due to this, you can fully see both the address of the wallet, and the seed phrase. Also, the wallet has a built-in exchange service ShapeShift — an opportunity to exchange crypto currency without entering the exchange. The average price of the device is $50.
BitBox01
Ionos Schnelly’s wallet was invented in Switzerland. In size it’s almost the most compact among all representatives of the hardware wallets. A distinctive feature is the availability of a backup — the card can be multiplied and kept in several places, by analogy with the seed-phrase. In November 2020, support for these wallets will be discontinued, but all owners will be given a 30% discount on the new model. The average price of the device is $55.
CoolWalletS
Developed in Taiwan by CoolBitX, which has long been manufacturing components for Visa and MasterCard. As well as Ledger Nano S has a security standard CC EAL 5+. This wallet works only through smartphones, connecting to them through Bluetooch. The average price of the device is $100.

Paper Wallet

In the age of technological process, plain paper has become a rather reliable method for storing cryptocurrency. With the help of special services, such as bitaddress.org, you can generate public and private keys, then writing them down on paper. You can also print keys as a QR code. To accept transactions with such a wallet, you provide the sender with a public key. To access the funds, you need to find any online wallet that supports your crypto currency. Enter your private key into your online wallet, thus integrating your funds into the system. However, you should understand that after this procedure your wallet will become “hot”.
The best of this storage method — paper wallet is free, its safety depends only from you. When storing a paper wallet to protect it from the fire, water and aging. Also, do not tell other people about where your paper wallet is hidden.
The disadvantages of this storage:
  1. If your wallet is lost, it will be impossible to restore it.
  2. Exposed to a physical damage.
  3. After sending the transaction, you will have to create a new cold wallet.

Offline transaction signature

For this storage method, you will need two PCs. The essence is that the secret keys are never in contact with the Internet, but are stored digitally. Offline transaction method is suitable for people who do not make a daily transactions and have an access to two devices. The process is below:
  1. A hot wallet is installed on a PC with the Internet. The transaction is created without entering private keys and authorization.
  2. The file with transaction is copied and transferred to the second PC without Internet, where private keys are stored.
  3. The transaction is signed offline, copied and transferred back to the PC with the Internet.
In fact, you can do it with one PC and a USB drive. The USB drive will store private keys. Also, you can create a transaction without entering private keys and authorization, after disconnecting the Internet, connect the flash drive, sign the transaction, turn on the Internet. In this case, you should take care of the antivirus system.
The disadvantages of this method:
  1. Using two PCs or a USB drive involves a lot of actions, which is time consuming.
  2. You need to back up your keys in case your PC or flash drive fails.

Multi-signature wallet

This method implies the creation of a wallet, which can be only withdrawn on condition that the transaction is verified by a predetermined number of users. The maximum number of users who can hold private keys of the wallet- is 15. It is considered as one of the most reliable ways of storage, in fact private keys are not only stored offline, but also divided between different people. Often the wallet with multisignatures is used by large crypto-companies, whose management believes that individually employees can not spend the budget. Moreover, when creating this wallet, the number of required multisignatures is minimal. For example: if one of the six keys is lost, the remaining ones will be enough for the transaction.
The disadvantages of this storage:
  1. If most of the keys are lost, access to the funds cannot be restored.
  2. You will not be able to make transactions on your own without the participation of other key holders.

Private Key Fragmentation

The private wallet key consists of 64 symbols. The key is divided into several fragments. They don’t represent anything separately, but if you put all the fragments together, you can access the funds. The key fragments are similar to multisignatures, but in this case you don’t need a multisig-wallet, and the whole process can be done manually.
The disadvantages of this method:
  1. If one fragment is lost, access to funds will be lost.
  2. The maximum level of protection can only be reached when key fragments are distributed to different places, for example: bookshelf, safe deposit box, car. If you divide the key fragments and put them in different boxes — the required level of protection will not be achieved.
When writing down key fragments on paper, protect the key from fire, water and aging.

Conclusion

Digital currencies are not physically expressed and exist only in the digital code, so cold wallets that doesn’t have an access to the Internet, protect cryptocurrencies from the most important and common problem — hacker theft. However, holders of cold wallets need to understand that the safety of a private key depends only on them. There are different ways to store private keys outside the network, but each of them makes it difficult for the user to make transactions.
Hardware wallets that have been specifically designed for this purpose are considered to be the best option for storing cryptocurrencies. With their help it is possible both to store funds off the network and to make transactions easily, without risking the safety of a private key. If you use other cold wallets, it is recommended to combine them with hot wallets. Keep the required crypto currency for daily transfers on hot wallets, and keep all other crypto on cold wallets.
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What unites Bitcoin, gold, and Apple shares? — TkeyNet

What unites Bitcoin, gold, and Apple shares? — TkeyNet

https://preview.redd.it/ctpbqg8jbjg51.png?width=700&format=png&auto=webp&s=f7337e416de7124455dd5d072b5ee529067af6b3
Today we will briefly review the main points that will clarify the upcoming changes in the TKEY project.
If you missed previous publications about TkeyNet, be sure to read them:

Future changes to the TKEY project

TKEY Asset

Just like the first Protocol (Core 1.0), the TKEY asset used in the TkeyNet network — there are no changes in this plan. After launching TkeyNet, you can transfer TKEY to any user on the TKEY network without any restrictions.

Quick transactions

Transactions in TkeyNet will be much faster than it was before. You can check it in practice.

TkeyConnect Module

The Protocol has a built-in TkeyConnect module, which allows you to connect various blockchains to our network to conduct transactions directly in the TkeyNet blockchain. Besides, TkeyConnect meets the international ISO and ISIN standards, which also allows you to conduct transactions with Fiat currencies and shares in the TkeyNet blockchain.
TkeyConnect creates a flexible system, giving users the ability to store and conduct transactions in any assets, be it Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin or dollars, euros, etc.
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New software

If the previous software based on the Core 1.0 Protocol, after switching to TkeyNet, wallets, a blockchain search engine, and other software related to the project will be adapted to the new Protocol.

Contact information and support service

Email addresses of the support service and other departments will be transferred to other service providers and will structure in the following areas: B2B and B2C. The list of email addresses will publish after updates are complete.
B2B (business-to-business) a term that means that a company or a division of a company sells its goods/services to corporate clients, that is, to other companies. B2C (business-to-consumer) is a term that refers to the commercial relationship between an organization (Business) and a private, so-called “end” consumer.

Websites

Information about the project, the company, and its products will subdivide into two websites: tkeycoin.com and tkey.org. The purpose of this division is to simplify product navigation, improve the appearance of pages for each product and solution, and update content.
The solution is modular. The information will be structured according to sections and sites, dividing the corporate and user segments. As the products develop, the information will be updated.
Technical specifications, documentation, and a description of the Protocol and its features will appear on the official website: tkey.org. Sections will fill in gradually.

Testing and launching TkeyNet

Between July 22 and July 24, Telnet was successfully launched in testnet mode. Our team is actively testing the entire TkeyNet network and its functions. The system is tested with different scenarios, its effectiveness is checked when working with high loads, and the security of the entire system is audited. Testing of TkeyNet is an important stage of production aimed at detailed research of the program code and identification of errors in the system operation. Comprehensive testing, which is carried out by our team, is necessary to determine the level of readiness of the system for subsequent operation. Testing is based on a set of test scenarios that cover the main business operations.
The testing process contains all the life cycle activities: dynamic and static indicators. The testing process involves planning, preparing, and evaluating a software product. The purpose of testing is to determine that all meet the requirements described, as well as to show that they are suitable for the stated purposes and for detecting errors.

The Digital Asset Exchange

After launching TkeyNet — we will publish the start date of trading on the exchange. Information is available in the official notification: https://tkeycoin.com/en/news/.
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FAQ

Buying and selling TKEY

You can buy or sell TKEY only on the exchange and not in any other source. Private transactions are subject to high risks. Once again, we remind you that at the time of updates, any transactions with TKEY will be invalid.

Safety of funds

If you use a local wallet on your computer, make a backup copy of the wallet.dat file. If you use a TkeySpace mobile wallet, make a backup copy of the private key (backup phrase).

Transactions before updates are completed

During updates-no transactions can be made on the network, which means that any private dealing made at the time of updates will be invalid. Additionally, we ask you to refrain from any actions related to TKEY until the end of updates protocol, including starting mining, local wallets, and reinstalling them.

Epilogue

Testing of the system and its functions takes place in a stable mode without days off. The test results that will receive at the end of this week will reflect the current state of Affairs. We will get up-to-date information about the end date of updates and the planned release date of TkeyNet.
An announcement of interim test results, as well as future updates, will be published at the end of this week or early next.
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I found this folder called ''Bitcoin Blocks'' from 2015.

Is there anything i can i do with it ?
Here is a picture of the folder and all the texts with it
-https://gyazo.com/ac2008300053335b3da29635e1424e5c
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weird behavior of electrum+bitcoin-qt

past week installed the new plugin that allow me to connect my electrum wallet to bitcoin-core, i use a hardware wallet and worked like a charm.
Then today was updating the node and used bitcoin-qt instead of bitcoind and when was waiting suddendly i see some text in the gui where it says "recent transactions", and a lot of transactions where there.
Then was like WTF happened here, someone stole my btc?, or installed a compromised version of electrum(i use archlinux and install from the repos). Why some transactions where there, i neved imported my wallet to bitcoin-gui.
Inmediately deleted the wallet.dat and did the same in electrum, but my question is:
Was something imported into bitcoin-qt?, all my history was redeable from the gui, i never imported into bitcoin-qt, and as far i know the seed never leave the hardware wallet.
This is normal?, at least all my funds are still there but im really worried.
PS: everything happened with my hardwallet unplugged.
TL:DR: Connected my cold wallet to electrum(connected to bitcoind) past week, never to bitcoin-qt, today opened bitcoin-qt and all my history of transactions from my cold wallet(unplugged) was there(bitcoin-qt), is this normal?.
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I tried to start mining years ago and still have bitcoin qt 4.8.3

I learned about bitcoin in 2011 and looked it up again in 2013..I downloaded bitcoin qt amd tried to set up a miner the first time using my laptop...that laptop quit workimg a few years ago but I just got the wallet off of it and pulled it up..I am trying to sync the wallet now and it looks like I may have messed up and its empty. Also it is takng forever to sync..I have read some info on speeding it up but I am still learning and not great with how to do even some basic stuff..my address has changed three times. It is now 1M1bg9YHKFEW3emPX9rXaCb4FcxJqTQwwm...is it even worth messing with and trying to run a full node or anything? Again very new and learning.
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Reddcoin (#RDD) May 2020 Team Update, or “New Wallets & What to Expect when You’re Expecting PoSV v2”

Link to Medium post -> https://medium.com/@techadept/reddcoin-rdd-may-2020-team-update-or-what-to-expect-when-youre-expecting-posv-v2-b708319221ce?sk=b5eafc57b67327d99a35380f390d77ca
Hey, ReddHeads!
To new ReddHeads, welcome! To old ReddHeads, welcome back! It’s an exciting time in Reddcoin (RDD) for a lot of reasons, and we, the Reddcoin Core development team, wanted to get a brief update out to touch base on some of the highlights.
Attached are some screenshots of our work to enhance security and interoperability, and to extend support to MacOS Catalina in our newest v3.10.1 wallet.
This wallet release also includes components and performance & security upgrades taken from the Bitcoin 0.10 codebase, and we will be following much of that same development and enhancement in our Reddcoin Core wallet in the future, with 0.11 up next.
This release is not a required upgrade (except for Catalina users), but will benefit user experience and security significantly. We’ll be publishing, of course, a full public changelog, hashes and commit list in Github along with open source code and compiled executables upon release.
But the major changes in Reddcoin v3 are just about to start, as PoSV v2 gets ready to activate. Released to the community on 12/24/19, the blockchain has (at time of writing) reached 8197 of the required 9000 block threshold, or 91.08% of our goal of supermajority. If you haven’t upgraded yet, or aren’t staking, it’s time.
After PoSV v2 activation, older (v2.x, v1.x) wallets will not be able to send transactions or stake.
We anticipate activation to be reached within a very short time period, especially once our Mac ReddHeads are able to participate, and as such we want to ensure that information for the general community is available and up to date.
1) AM I GOING TO LOSE MY REDDCOIN (RDD)??
a. NO. This is a soft-fork, and whether you’ve upgraded to a v3 wallet or not, you cannot lose your coins. The blockchain itself will remain the same, it is only the rules of staking that are changing. Older wallets WILL stop functioning immediately after the threshold is passed and PoSV v2 activates, but all that is required at that point to restore functionality is to install the new v3 wallet. If you need help, please join our Telegram or Discord live chats for community or Dev help directly. No ReddHead left behind!
2) WHAT DO I NEED TO DO??
a. If you’re staking, make sure you’re using a v3 wallet, preferably the latest version. Right now, that is v3.0.1, in a few days with the above noted release it will be v3.10.1. You may also wish to use the “Backup…” function at this time to make sure you have a backup of the only important file you need, the “wallet.dat” file. There are no mobile staking options at this time due to the nature of our PoSV protocol, but you can deposit coins in the dev team-run ReddBot on Telegram to stake if you have no other options until a mobile staking option is made available.
b. If you’re not staking, or are holding on Coinomi, or Guarda, or other 3rd party wallets, or on an exchange, or a paper wallet, you will also have no operational issues, but of course you’re encouraged to help secure the network and validate transactions, by starting to stake.
3) I’M BORED. ENTERTAIN ME!
a. OK. As successful as our first meetup was, we agree. Look for an upcoming benefit concert from Reddcoin and hopscotchmafiamusic.com at the end of this month. No, really. Free awesome music, cool people, come have a bit of fun with the ReddHead community virtually!
4) I’M HUNGRY. FEED ME!
a. Well…with the activation of PoSV v2, and the creation of Reddcoin’s self- funded development mechanism, we’re very excited to be able to provide at least some resources and RDD toward the Reddcoin Community Food & Supply Bank initiative in the near future. Reddcoin Core will also be donating any funds received in connection with the above concert event to worthy and working charities, especially if we can convince them to receive RDD (or BTC). Watch for further info about this and other charity initiatives to come. Our own efforts rely on PoSV v2 activation, but will be documented publicly and transparently as they evolve.
5) I WAS USING RDD AND THEN X (or Y or Z) HAPPENED AND NOW I’M BROKE AND SAD AND ANGRY. HELP ME!
a. Perhaps you’ve not heard about Reddcoin’s uniquely conceived “Reddcoin Restitution Fund”. Been hacked? Lost a few coins when your computer crashed or your brother formatted your hard drive? Reddcoin has committed a percentage of PoSV v2 funding to give back to users legitimately affected by events beyond their control.
Cases of extreme stupidity will be vetted on a case by case basis, obviously fraudulent claims will be laughed at, and all cases will be dependent on a reasonable standard of proof and verification. This is also going to be an evolving and good faith approach to giving back to our real ReddHead community, and will require both transparency and abuse-prevention to be successful, but we look forward to being able to help those who deserve and need it. NOTE: Trading and speculative losses aren’t covered in any of this. Obviously.
6) I WANT TO KNOW MORE!
We’re working right now to rebuild our main website www.reddcoin.com into a more informative and resource-rich site, but it’s a good starting point. We are in the process of updating our roadmap to cover the end of 2020 and the future as well, and both of those should be available and will be announced within the next month.
a. www.medium.com/@techadept
b. www.reddcoin.com/reddpaper and https://reddcoin.com/reddpaper-faq/
c. www.twitter.com/@reddcoin
d. www.reddit.com/reddcoin
e. https://t.me/ReddcoinOfficial (Telegram chat)
g. https://www.facebook.com/reddcoin
7) IS TECHADEPT DRINKING WHILE WRITING THIS UPDATE??
a. Yes. Macallan. Fight me.
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Install, Backup And Restore A Bitcoin Wallet. Or, Almost ... Bitcoin Wallet.dat with 8.5 BTC Balance cracking wallet.dat files Electrum Wallet - Privat Key + Wallet.dat importieren - erster versuch How to recover your wallet using .dat file

I downloaded the latest version of bitcoin core, added the wallet.dat file to the data directory, started it with -rescan, and waited almost a month (!) for the blockchain data to get up to date. The balance showed as 0 the whole time. I thought it would update once the blockchain was totally downloaded, but it still just says 0. wallet.dat with balance. All these Bitcoin Core wallet.dat files with lost passwords. Try to brute force and get a bounty in Bitcoins (sometimes with BCH, BSV, BTG). This is The Biggest Marketplace on the internet. Total 62 wallets with 85281 Bitcoins. Import wallet.dat into a Bitcoin-Qt client. If you have wallet.dat backup file for Bitcoin Core Qt client and want to restore it, do simple procedure: Backup Your Wallet. Although this process is well tested and used you should always take another backup of your wallet.dat file before starting. Close the Bitcoin-Qt client. Then you have to locate your Bitcoin folder. For Windows, it should be ... open Bitcoin Core (it is ok if it is not sync'ed) This is what Bitcoin Core looks like: find the address that had funds sent to it, you might only have a few addresses under the "Receive" section of Bitcoin Core. Those addresses might show up as "Recent payments history". You want to double click on each entry, then click "copy address". Install Bitcoin Core on a machine with 100s of gigabytes of free space. Allow it to download the blockchain. This could take days. Replace the wallet.dat file on the new machine with your old one. Start Bitcoin Core on the new machine with the rescan flag, to scan the blockchain for your newly

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Install, Backup And Restore A Bitcoin Wallet. Or, Almost ...

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