Bitcoin Forum
June 18, 2018, 01:02:22 AM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.16.1  [Torrent]. (New!)
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Can i transfer my Bitcoin Core balance without waiting for it to sync  (Read 316 times)
Wegency
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2
Merit: 0


View Profile
February 23, 2017, 05:01:07 PM
 #1

So i have some bitcoins coming through that i bought off a website, I sent them to my Bitcoin Core Wallet address, I want to transfer my coins to electron or another wallet that requires no download or sync, Is this possible? I don't want to wait 20 more hours for my bitcoins.
1529283742
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1529283742

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1529283742
Reply with quote  #2

1529283742
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1529283742
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1529283742

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1529283742
Reply with quote  #2

1529283742
Report to moderator
1529283742
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1529283742

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1529283742
Reply with quote  #2

1529283742
Report to moderator
1529283742
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1529283742

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1529283742
Reply with quote  #2

1529283742
Report to moderator
DannyHamilton
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2184
Merit: 1357



View Profile
February 23, 2017, 05:04:53 PM
 #2

Technically it is possible.  However, it isn't an easy thing to do.  You'd need to build a raw transaction externally and then use Bitcoin Core to sign and broadcast that transaction.

Another option might be to export the private key from Bitcoin Core and import that private key into another wallet that doesn't need to synchronize.

Wegency
Newbie
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 2
Merit: 0


View Profile
February 23, 2017, 05:11:13 PM
 #3

Thanks for the reply, Do you know how i would go about exporting the private key?
achow101
Moderator
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1428
Merit: 1350


3F1Y9yquzvY6RWvKbw2n2zeo9V5mvBhADU


View Profile WWW
February 23, 2017, 06:22:07 PM
 #4

Thanks for the reply, Do you know how i would go about exporting the private key?
Go to Help > Debug Window and click on the Console tab. Type in the box at the bottom:
Code:
dumpprivkey <address>
where <address> is the Bitcoin address in your wallet for which you want the private keys. Then hit enter. If the command is successful, you should see a string in black that begins with '5', 'K', or 'L'. That string is the private key. Do that for each address which contains Bitcoin.

In Electrum, make a new Electrum wallet. Then go to Wallet > Private keys > Sweep and enter your private keys into the box and follow the instructions. That will sweep the Bitcoin from your Bitcoin Core wallet to your Electrum wallet. Note that it is better to sweep private keys rather than import.

jackg
Copper Member
Legendary
*
Online Online

Activity: 1036
Merit: 1071


View Profile
February 23, 2017, 07:30:52 PM
 #5

Thanks for the reply, Do you know how i would go about exporting the private key?
Go to Help > Debug Window and click on the Console tab. Type in the box at the bottom:
Code:
dumpprivkey <address>
where <address> is the Bitcoin address in your wallet for which you want the private keys. Then hit enter. If the command is successful, you should see a string in black that begins with '5', 'K', or 'L'. That string is the private key. Do that for each address which contains Bitcoin.

In Electrum, make a new Electrum wallet. Then go to Wallet > Private keys > Sweep and enter your private keys into the box and follow the instructions. That will sweep the Bitcoin from your Bitcoin Core wallet to your Electrum wallet. Note that it is better to sweep private keys rather than import.


As an extra note, if you sweep your bitcoins then it is a transaction that takes place so it does cost your a regular TX fee to it.
Normally these are quite small in value though.

If you follow achow's system it'll probably be the fastest and more effective.

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!