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January 27, 2017, 08:26:42 AM
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Hi there,

I have a wallet in BitCoin Core since a while. Now I want to use Copay on my mobile. How will I export the wallet from BitCoinCORE and import the same wallet to copay?

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January 27, 2017, 10:35:40 AM
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You can't.

AFAIK, Copay doesn't support importing addresses(WIF format) into the client. Copay needs the user to send the funds into a new Copay wallet. This is far better since you don't have to remember the private keys and all your addresses generated in Copay will be covered by the seed.














 

 

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January 27, 2017, 09:48:39 PM
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You can't.

AFAIK, Copay doesn't support importing addresses(WIF format) into the client. Copay needs the user to send the funds into a new Copay wallet. This is far better since you don't have to remember the private keys and all your addresses generated in Copay will be covered by the seed.

He could always recover his keys if he has a backup for his Bitcoin Core wallet.
But like ranochigo said, it's a bad idea since the keys derived from your seed and the keys generated from your Core wallets won't be the same.

You should send the funds you plan to use on mobile on its wallet.
Keep the rest in your core wallet. As opposed to try have the same private keys in both wallets, which is not really a good practice.

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February 01, 2017, 10:39:33 PM
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Is there any reason you can't just create a new Copay (bitpay) wallet and just send the bitcoins over as a normal transaction?
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