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August 28, 2016, 03:42:56 PM
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Hi, I generated a bitcoin split wallet at bitaddress.org (2/2 private keys needed to spend). I have some money on that adress, but I can't spent them as electrum seems it doesn't support this type of private keys (beginning with "3"). Is there any advice what should I do to access my money? Thanks a lot.
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August 28, 2016, 03:53:49 PM
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it is always suggested to sweep the bitcoin address that is created elsewhere instead of importing it:
Wallet menu -> Private Keys -> Sweep

for importing private keys directly into your Electrum wallet check out this:
http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/faq.html#can-i-import-private-keys-from-other-bitcoin-clients
you have to create a new wallet without seen, the steps are in above link

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August 28, 2016, 04:08:44 PM
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You can't import them to electrum because they're not even valid.  They're not multiple private keys like used in multisig addresses, they're just one private key split using Shamir's Secret Sharing.
You can reconstruct them using bitaddress.org, you know.  It'll give you the combined private key which you can then import to electrum.
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August 28, 2016, 07:03:53 PM
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Jhanzo: Thank you very much. Perfect explanation. Have a nice day.
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