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August 07, 2017, 03:07:17 PM
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Hi I really appreciate it if someone could help me out here since I have nearly all my savings in btc (7.4) and I can't seem to get them out.


Here is what was generated from bitaddress with the address blacked out. https://imgur.com/a/m25WP

it says my private key is [mod edit: private key removed]


However, when I type in this private key it says it's not valid in blockchain.info

I tried a bunch of addresses that I don't own and it says it's not valid for those addresses either... What happened? What can I try at this point in time?

This is all my savings from three years please help me if you can.






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August 07, 2017, 03:20:23 PM
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Hi I really appreciate it if someone could help me out here since I have nearly all my savings in btc (7.4) and I can't seem to get them out.


Here is what was generated from bitaddress with the address blacked out. - redacted -

it says my private key is - redacted -


However, when I type in this private key it says it's not valid in blockchain.info

I tried a bunch of addresses that I don't own and it says it's not valid for those addresses either... What happened? What can I try at this point in time?

This is all my savings from three years please help me if you can.

That is an encrypted private key (but it does not appear to be a complete one, it is missing 2 easily guessed characters I think).

Does blockchain.info provide an option to import encrypted private keys?

If not, then you'll need to decrypt the private key with your password first, then you can import into the wallet of your choice (I'd stay away from blockchain.info, and choose one of the wallets listed at bitcoin.org instead):
https://bitcoin.org/en/choose-your-wallet


WARNING:  YOU HAVE JUST PROVIDED THE ENTIRE INTERNET WITH YOUR ENCRYPTED PRIVATE KEY.  IF ANYONE GUESSES YOUR PASSWORD, THEY CAN FIGURE OUT YOUR ADDRESS AND STEAL ALL YOUR BITCOINS.  BE VERY CAREFUL NOT TO REVEAL YOUR PASSWORD TO ANYONE. IF IT IS NOT A VERY STRONG PASSWORD, THEN YOU PROBABLY DON'T HAVE MUCH TIME UNTIL SOMEONE FINDS IT WITH BRUTE FORCE.

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August 07, 2017, 03:31:51 PM
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No worries the password is very strong. I figured it out the issue. Thanks for the reply.
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August 07, 2017, 03:43:30 PM
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I'd still edit your original post to remove the references to your private key, but you do you Wink
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