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1  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Recovering an old corrupted wallet on: June 07, 2018, 04:33:08 PM
I think you are right, this wallet is either encrypted or corrupt, the first few bytes you posted are definitly not "normal". You could try some de-/encryption tools which were standard back in 2011:
Thanks, I will look into it.
The only 2 things that come into my mind are
1. Maybe there was a cross-link and your real wallet data is somewhere else on the HDD - for this you'll have to search on all sectors - used or not - for the magic numbers.
2. The file is encrypted and then you'll have to think harder on what you've done back then. If you would have used Rar or 7zip for this I would have seen their signature, but I don't know what you could have been using...
Yes i thought about that the file could be fragmented and stuff, but i don't have expertise for such kind of forensics.
Some image files that I recovered had this weird-glitchy vertical green lines almost as in VHS video tapes when you fast forward them but they open just fine.

What came to my mind is that eg. Electrum let you specify a password to further encrypt your wallet. May it be that you encrypted it that way?
Its possible but electrum wasn't around at that time, unfortunately.

So whats the wallet balance anyway? Is it worth wasting someones time?
Or you dont remember and there could be a zero on account?

Well I have tried to figure it out. Unsuccessfully.
There was >10btc at some point ( mining was easy, some foucets gave like 1 to 5 btc per claim etc).
If any one knows where i could look up data from 2011 and upwards by broadcast IP address it would help a lot to figure it out Smiley
2  Other / Beginners & Help / Recovering an old corrupted wallet on: June 07, 2018, 02:49:31 AM
So I managed to recover an old wallet.dat file from around year 2011 from an old hard drive (faulty but functioning one). The size of the file is 112KB witch seems normal for wallet files
Unfortunate but it won't load into any bitcoint-qt wallet (tried old ones too), it won't salvage either.

When I open the file it really looks corrupted (not like typical wallet.dat) with random characters all over the place - small snipet of few first bytes in the quote.

pNbF mTŢT#b:JE5Jf^:J".ܳ鵯ɽeu=wٓj}ld[JgwQlbyۨ[ ցr $
n5@%B6G$J1'jd8Ֆj dSR{ɢ:8   W*}NX73 š2Ý拾P@8M, %5V(ҦqAL}|A<=>̛.39Oi)3!wJI1nߎ   mYbu
7W'p)*ֻf@FJm\*+ ,A: 5&K5 Hi83 {Φ gP!e-"Rgm;F~Gkw^΋9ڐw} r#mG-y5ƘLD >jd{VNm5/_97Q"܄Ug ] ifif-c*`AŗitOM5{>#$L+m   v
7: ن ?|>Άs`Ɖ}i C|}}2s87i,4YO2Lb 9tNf/I-@qFfVF$|]pOCz3,t3aݑ"3ktrPlw}N66(MYщݵzΤk>FS2fcnWBBc IXiLTꍭҔ<@/Wq!YqƷm5 fg$Z'/t3SG_qbpte3?F4+$xfw)]/{-%}wy}$)ox+u6`{yݳ{EFhWog{3~$a ?}(XeMaVl.UCU)X
|=;ddJu EL

The system at the time was either win XP or win 7, and I'm not sure if the drive was encrypted (probably not because i saw all other files (portion of them was corrupted too) ). There's possibility it was encrypted somehow on top of the wallet encryption ( I was a real smart ass at that time ).
What I tired
  • Various tools to extract private like "python keyhunter" and similar
  • find some patterns or similarities in encoding with hex editor (manualy)
  • search for magic numbers
  • Maybe something else
  • Tracking the transactions to/from this wallet by full node IP of the broadcast address and date(8/28/2011 last modified) but most trackers have data from 2013

I mean I don't really know how much of the coins left on that address.
So that would be a good start.

If anyone figures out how I could recover rest of the wallet I would share the wallet balance generously
3  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Newb to mining, setting up a small miner on: June 07, 2018, 02:20:36 AM

So, any feedback on the following would be appreciated.
1) Which of the above 2 cards, or something else in the $300 range?
2) Currently I'll be using NiceHash, which is nice and easy, others I should look at?
3) General thoughts/tips on my setup?


I'm not really a miner but my 5 cents
1) Rule of thumb is you get the initial equipment and tune it to the coin. So both options are correct.
2) Sounds like a plan. Later on in your social media stream you will see options for other options that you should see (lol).
3) Well I guess it can go both as a mining workstation and/or gaming rig with good resell value ( If you want to get out of mining).

4  Bitcoin / Project Development / Re: I created a new website to track all POS and Masternode Coins on: June 07, 2018, 02:02:21 AM
I believe there are missing ones like Gridcoin (grc) or Deep Onion coin.
5  Other / Meta / Re: Stake your Bitcoin address here on: June 07, 2018, 12:51:02 AM
This is chiller from, signing message today 7th of June 2018.

Yes I know there could be some issues of why such old account stakes his BCT account only in 2018. To be fair I don't know. Maybe it's in my personality to just read things and contributing is somewhere else. I'm trying to change that.  Smiley
6  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: Locked account, how to proceed ? on: June 07, 2018, 12:11:26 AM
Not sure if that's actually legit lol. It says theymos(bitcointalk admin) but it's domain is "". I honestly don't know about that.
the email address is legit but this is the first time I see a locked account with notice in its signature space
is this some kind of new system implemented by theymos? people would easily notice which account getting locked

P.S. How did you managed to upload birthday cake image in to your profile?
if he set today's date as his birthdate, the birthday cake will be shown on his profile automatically

Well I got similar notice half year ago. Wrote to that address and got a response that I need to wait for a ban lift a little bit and everything is ok since then.
7  Other / Beginners & Help / Re: what if two people generate the same private key ? Is that possible on: June 06, 2018, 10:46:30 PM
Yes it is possible and it is proven by project called "Large Bitcoin Collider" You can read more there. 
What happens then?
Well that part also is covered in the LBC.
In a nutshell
  • Spend it
  • Do nothing
8  Local / Other languages/locations / Re: Lietuviai (Lithuanian) on: December 07, 2017, 12:16:21 PM
Gal kas įsivaizduojat kaip isireikalauti Lietuviams local subforuma? Nes apie viską diskutuoti po vienu 'Other languages' subforumu nėra ypatingai patogu. Jeigu ne visą subforumą vienai kalbai, tai bent kaip skandinavai turi čia Cheesy
9  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Service Discussion (Altcoins) / Re: [LTC] List of Litecoin Faucets, Lotteries, Gaming Sites, Free Litecoin on: October 27, 2017, 05:34:50 PM

Confimed payouts
10  Economy / Services / Faucet creation for your altcoin on: October 10, 2017, 01:51:21 AM
Altcoin faucet creation for your coin
for only 0.05 BTC or equivalent in your altcoin if it's traded in exchange
Faucet features:
  • Referral system (can be disabled)
  • Configurable payouts / interval
  • Proxy filter (Tor / proxy ip)
  • reCaptcha support
  • Configurable Ad slots  (top x2, left, right)
  • Automated payouts (send many every x mins)
  • Material design (your colors)
  • Address statistics (balance, referral count, referral commision, total paid)
  • Recent payouts logs
  • Tweet button
Additional features negotiable for saine price

Deployed on your server with running node and faucet wallet or can be connected to remote JSON-RPC via tls connection and configured by me ( or you )
Your domain
SSL support
Your branding / colors / icons / texts / links / ads / js miner etc
Source provided

Maintenance/support and feature updates included

Front end built in materialize
Backend nginx/node.js/mongoDB
Optimized for all devices

DeepOnion faucet:
LiteCoin faucet:
(*** Both faucets runs Coinhive js miner in background! ***)

Why would you need a faucet
  • Increased altcoin exposure
  • New user on boarding
  • More coin holders

Contact here via PM
11  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: ⚡ [ANN] ⚡ DeepOnion TOR Integrated ⚡ No ICO 🚀 FREE Airdrops 🚀 12 of 40 Rounds on: October 03, 2017, 04:00:54 PM
My faucet just got updated.
Now you can see your address statistics and get rewards for your refferals
To refer someone you need to add query string to URl ?ref=<your DeepOnion address>
For example
12  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: ⚡ [ANN] ⚡ DeepOnion TOR Integrated ⚡ No ICO 🚀 FREE Airdrops 🚀 11 of 40 Rounds on: September 26, 2017, 09:21:51 PM
I would like to introduce a new Deep Onion  faucet

Payouts: minumum - 0.0001, maximum 0.001, every 2 hours per IP or DeepOnion address

DeepOnion faucet donation address - DmkLHSA2nPrznFRhoyQ2hZEVwstK4kxtNz

No Proxy or TOR IP addresses to prevent possible abuse.

Claims are processed every 30 minutes in bulk so the payment might be delayed

The faucet is operational and under development so there might be some outages.

Donations are welcome to support hosting. Each donation will be mentioned in donators list (in development).

If it's possible include link in the OP
13  Local / Other languages/locations / Re: Lietuviai (Lithuanian) on: September 22, 2017, 08:15:29 AM

Su komanda paleidome idomu krypto valiutu projekta, kuris manau sudomins ir jus - Projekto esme, kad per mus galite pirkti su krypto valiutomis bet kur ir bet ka internete. Ar tai butu norimas daiktas is, ar buto nuoma per Airbnb, ar dar kazkas ka norite isigyti perkant su krypto valiutomis, bet negalite to padaryti, nes dominantis online shop'as krypto valiutu nepalaiko.

Ne paslaptis, kad 99% interneto vis dar nepalaiko krypto valiutu kaip atsiskaitymo formos, tad manome, kad musu projektas bus daugeliui isties naudingas. Be visa to, pirkimas per mus yra pilnai anonimiskas bei nera jokios registracijos.

Labai laukiu jusu izvalgu ir jei kam patiko projektas, nepatingekite palikti savo nuomones musu oficialiame BitcoinTalk puslapyje:


Kaip su merchantais, kurie nesiuncia, tarkim, į Lietuvą? Beje, kur jūsų registruota jūsų įmonė / kokie rekvizitai ?
14  Bitcoin / Development & Technical Discussion / Re: Scaling bitcoin: the elephant in the room on: September 22, 2017, 08:08:59 AM
Well looks like there's a plan now it's time to actually execute it. Maybe someone will jump on board as contributors if there's proof of concept to develop it further. 
15  Bitcoin / Press / Re: [2017-09-11] Openbazaar 2.0 Beta Launches with Tor, Offline Stores, Shapeshift.. on: September 11, 2017, 09:41:45 PM
Is there any aggregate of vendors on openbazaar with their products? I would download if there's anything that interest me...
16  Local / Other languages/locations / Re: Lietuviai (Lithuanian) on: September 02, 2017, 11:51:01 AM
Ką manot apie bankera? Jų 'white paper' atrodo visai neblogai, gan stripri komanda su jau veikiačiu produktu, tik kad truputi neaiku kaip veiks kompanijos/banko auditas ir mokesčių dalinimas tokenu vartotojams (kaip reikės atsiimti savo dalį? Ar dalinins mokesčiais tik nuo transakcijų ar ir nuo paskolų palūkanų ir pn.)

Daugiau informacijos (ref linkas)
17  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: ⚡ [ANN] ⚡ DeepOnion TOR Integrated ⚡ No ICO 🚀 FREE Airdrops 🚀 8th of 40 Rounds on: September 01, 2017, 12:31:06 PM
I'm sorry I had to move my coins to exchange in order to fund some of my DeepOnion projects (domains hosting  expenses etc). I will be trading actively in exchanges and I hope you will be accepted back for airdrop once I make back additional 80% Smiley
18  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: ⚡ [ANN] ⚡ DeepOnion TOR Integrated ⚡ No ICO 🚀 FREE Airdrops 🚀 7th of 40 Rounds on: August 31, 2017, 08:33:18 PM
who is selling all of his coins? price is at the bottom Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes

1.58 USD each onion, I dont know what is happening....

Keep calm and buy more Onions. It could be easy price manipulation, most probably to buy even more coins. Basicly you have 3 choices - keep calm and hold, buy more while it's cheap or sell and walk away.
19  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: ⚡ [ANN] ⚡ DeepOnion TOR Integrated ⚡ No ICO 🚀 FREE Airdrops 🚀 7th of 40 Rounds on: August 30, 2017, 10:15:01 PM
I think I found this threads page count in direct correlation with the DeepOnions price in exchange. If this trend continues the future will be bright ! (I'm trying to joke here now)
20  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Announcements (Altcoins) / Re: Gridcoin (GRC) - first coin utilizing BOINC - Official Thread on: August 30, 2017, 07:10:40 PM

Could the pool be updated with new options? Signature campaign on cryptotalk and this forum would be most beneficial for the community!
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