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1  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / need new wallet on: October 02, 2021, 04:41:39 PM
Hello all, I am in the middle of "recovering" some old bitcoin I have on a old computer, (this might be called bitcoin original, my terms might be wrong, but I think it is an "old version" and on one of the guides I was reading brought up a very good point. --- I need a new place to put the coins.  I have an old ".dat" file

I was hoping you guys could point me in the right direction.

I also had very little litecoin as well, if that could be "housed " in the same system that would be convenient, but that is not something I need.

I would prefer something that is basically "local only" , where I can keep track of my address, or some files, to ensure I never lose my bitcoin, I don't really want any online websites I have to go through to get to my coins, if that is possible, because something as simple as the website going down might mean my coins are lost, or if that third party gets hacked or something.

Easy is better then hard.

Any guidance is very very much appreciated, trying to get this all sorted this weekend.
2  Bitcoin / Bitcoin Technical Support / guidance "recovering" bitcoin. on: January 28, 2019, 06:16:19 PM
Hello Everyone, bit of a odd, embarrassing, question here.

I got some bit coin a while ago, and I plan to hold on to it for a while. I didn't forget that I have it , I just kinda lost touch with the technology. and I am not sure how to access the coins now.

While I don't want to sell it today , I want to make sure I still "have" access to it, and can sell it when I want, or use it to buy stuff.
I stored it on a computer, that I no longer use, but I can still access the files( for now). I might have a wallet address.

The original program I was using required a large download, I think it was like 5 gig at the time, it was the block chain I think.

How do I go about "finding", and regaiing contorll of my coins ( I have some lite coin as well to )  - you can assume I am as noob as it comes.

Links to help guides are also appreciated.
3  Other / Beginners & Help / how to recover my wallet from back up. on: November 18, 2013, 02:32:57 AM
Hello, I had a wallet with I think what is called bitcoin -qt I think it is one of the original bit coin "clients" I know that it takes a long time to sync cause it downloads all teh data when you first install it. anyway, I had this account on it, and I backed it up with a file name based on teh date of the back up -- something like "feb 4th" or something. I have that backup file, but I don't understand how to get it "back into" the bitcoin program.

I think I have to move it to a specific folder, but I might also have to re-name it.

please advise.
4  Bitcoin / Mining speculation / philisophical question on bitcoin-do you think the profit in mining has hurt on: August 02, 2013, 02:18:16 PM
so I first heard about bit coin about... 6 years ago or something like that , . didn't really "get it", or get in to it.  About a year ago a friend bought in to it, and so I re-researched it and bought a small amount of coin.

but I have come to question where the future of bit coin is? I certainly see the value in bit coin, .. how it allows things "normal" money doesn't. I can see a future there.

I am not really sure there is any inherent advantage between inflationary and deflationary currency. I am not *that* well informed on economics. I can see arguments both ways.

Fundamentally though, I have a problem with bitcoin in so far currently it seems that there is no economy- it seems there are plenty of printing presses MAKING money, but no value being generated. There are truly staggering sums of money being made by people, but no value for their work. "I plugged in a asic and waited a year", has not made the bitcoin future, or economy any better.  Furthermore with large numbers of BT in accounts, we have industry kingpins, that have no industry.

I think PART of this issue is the fact that bitcoin are given out to quickly and easily. ROI should be comparable to other typical private industry lets call it 15%. This idea of getting your money back in 3 months is crazy, and is due to everyone else jumping on board. There was a concept called the "tredgity of the commons" that speaks to this issue.

Does this bother you at all, .. anyone else feel like money bad so far in bitcoin mining, is the biggest thing holding it back?
5  Economy / Securities / WTB shares in is Avalon group, coinhoaders group or others. on: May 08, 2013, 03:36:59 PM
looking to invest up to maybe 5 btc in to a ASIC mining rig shares

Let me know either here or in PM if you want to sell some.
6  Other / Beginners & Help / more about addresses bitcoin -qt on: May 07, 2013, 06:18:56 PM
SO I was looking around on some of the exchange site and others.

some of them ask for the address that you are sending your information from - when you pay them. I thought this was not really important , and that it was a hard to get?

so lets say I sent 1 bit coin to someone would they "see" that is came to me .. or only that one coin came in to there address, and not know who it came from.

Sorry to be so noob, just a little confused on the mechanics of sending and recieveing.
7  Other / Beginners & Help / new here, . question about my wallet, bitcoin -qt on: May 06, 2013, 04:59:16 PM
hmm, .the page is displaying oddly, I think I might have made a poll, nontheless.

I have downloaded bitcoin -qt, and even visited a few places was able to get a VERY small amount of coin in it. I am wondering however about the "address" or "keys" That are used.

can someone please explain in some detail the "public/private " keys situation, and what I need to back up in order to get my coins back if I lose my computer, and also, what key I share with others to get paid, and what key I use to pay others..

Sorry if it is kinda noobish, but I find that the information I was expecting to see in bitcoin -qt, is note really what I see.

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