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November 16, 2017, 10:35:43 PM
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Is my bitcoin lost or.....

In 2013 I bought 1 bit[Suspicious link removed]d idea yeah!)

I sent it to this address: 1MAUuNVNQgc4s5Cp15Xz9R7wD5DamwG5mL

I used a Blockchain.info wallet but I think I used the wrong address. These days I can import that address as a "watch-only" address and indeed there is still the 1 bitcoin on it.

I have the 12 phrases and I tried 2 solutions:

1. https://iancoleman.io/bip39/
That generateds thousands of addresses but still after 50k addresses I don't see the one I mentioned above. And the systems stops after about 80k adresses.

2. https://docs.google.com/d...d8EEdvG_hQuEXw_f_o6w/edit
In that documentation they speak about going to developer console and insert this after the ">": Blockchain.MyWallet.wallet._getPrivateKey(account#,"M/0/index#")
If you do so and press enter a private key is printed. However I don't know the "index#. How / where can I find it?

If somebody has the solution for me there will be reward in 1 btc in the exchange rate of december 18th 2013!

Thanks in advance,
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November 16, 2017, 10:51:14 PM
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If you have the correct 12 word seed phrase you can recover your wallet from blockchain.. you can try to recover it here https://blockchain.info/wallet/#/recover
you should got your wallet after you recover it..
I don't recommend the site you mention above number 1 never heard them before so beware of giving your private key or seed phrase to anyone its risky ..
12 word phrase is enough if you have it you can also recover it in electrum wallet.. http://docs.electrum.org/en/latest/faq.html#i-have-forgotten-my-password-what-can-i-do

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November 16, 2017, 11:00:06 PM
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Thanks...but this will not solve my prob.

I have access to my blockchain.info wallet so no need to restore it.
I imported the address that holds the bitcoin but I can not see the private key I need to transfer that 1 btc to my wallet...
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November 16, 2017, 11:02:04 PM
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 Hi Ericx what goes after the index is 0 or
 Use path m/0'/0' or m/44'/0'/0' or m/0/1

 Hope it helps ill take reward if i could.
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November 16, 2017, 11:13:36 PM
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You mean: Blockchain.MyWallet.wallet._getPrivateKey(0,"m/0'/1");
That gives an error
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November 16, 2017, 11:51:42 PM
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Thanks...but this will not solve my prob.

I have access to my blockchain.info wallet so no need to restore it.
I imported the address that holds the bitcoin but I can not see the private key I need to transfer that 1 btc to my wallet...
Ow  looks like your bitcoin is in  your old blockchain wallet and now blockchain upgraded into HD wallet this is the reason why you don't get your bitcoin from your old account..
I found post from reddit same issue like yours that someone posted that he got wallet.aes.json and recover it using multibit older version..

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Exactly the same thing happened me. Old wallet from 2013 I hadn't tried to get coins out of in years. I went through support many times and had no way of getting my coins out. No way to change or remove my 2nd password either. If I tried to send them, after entering 2nd password I got send failed: https://i.imgur.com/pBk8fJc.png (and if I entered a different password, I got incorrect password, so I knew the 2nd password was correct.) Does yours say send failed or incorrect password if you try to send coins out?

The seed idea (HD Wallets) wasn't there in 2013 though. My coins were still in the older style of wallet, and I couldn't move them to the newer one (or anywhere). The blockchain.info page was showing two types of wallet for me. I don't have it open in front of me now, but one in a section called "My Bitcoin Wallet", this is the newer HD one with a seed, but my coins were all in the older one under something like "Imported Addresses". Are your coins definitely in the type of wallet which has a seed? ("My Bitcoin Wallet") Mine weren't. If they're in the Imported Addresses section, the HD seed won't help you. (You say you're being asked to upgrade account, which makes me think your coins are in the older style.)

Do you have an old backup of your wallet? This was the only way I could finally get my coins. I luckily had an old backup in my email. (filename wallet.aes.json), and I was able to import that into an old version of Multibit (you need 0.5.17 for this, newer versions removed support for the old blockchain.info wallet backup format). This asked me also for my 2nd password, and thankfully this worked. (Support were also able to send me an old backup, but it was my own backup which I used.)

There should be a PSA done here for anyone who has left coins in a blockchain.info wallet since 2013 to try to get them out, as I imagine many others can see their wallet but don't know they'll have a lot of trouble trying to get them out.
Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/5wuy2i/blockchaininfo_fail_how_to_recover_wallet_using/

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November 17, 2017, 02:07:34 AM
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In 2013 blockchain.info did not yet use a recovery phrase or a derivation path.

If it was actually 2013 when you received that bitcoin in a blockchain.info wallet, then you aren't going to be able to re-generate the private key.
Back then, blockchain.info would generate random private keys and store them encrypted in their database for you.  Regaining access to a blockchain.info wallet from back then leaves you with 2 options...

Find or remember your wallet-ID.  This ID is how blockchain.info knows where in their database to find your encrypted private keys for you.

Find a backup of your wallet file. In 2013 blockchain.info would email you a file on request that would contain all of your private keys.

Without either your wallet-ID or your wallet file, you are unlikely to ever be able to access that bitcoin.

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November 17, 2017, 08:56:06 PM
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Many thanks for helping me out! However, the job isn't done yet...

First I send a mail to Blockchain.info support with all data I could provide them. Waiting for an answer.

Also I tried the trick of importing the aes backup file into the old version of Multibit. That succeeded and I see a notice 1 private key imported. But how can I get that private key on my screen to copy it and rush to my wallet to take the cash since 4 years?

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November 17, 2017, 09:34:04 PM
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 Hey Ericx moving wallets from blockchain.info this is no longer supported. The easiest way to move bitcoin is to perform a standard transaction provided by MultiBit. Maybe go there
 multibit.org/help/hd0.1/how-to-upgrade-from-classic.html
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November 18, 2017, 12:42:18 AM
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Also I tried the trick of importing the aes backup file into the old version of Multibit. That succeeded and I see a notice 1 private key imported. But how can I get that private key on my screen to copy it and rush to my wallet to take the cash since 4 years?
Did you look in the "Tools" menu in MultiBit? There is an "export private keys" option... when you select that, DO NOT password protect the output file (that encrypts it)... once the export is done, simply open the output file in a text editor and you should see your private keys

Video here (Ignore the stuff about importing to Electrum Wink): https://youtu.be/LaijbTcxsv8?t=21s

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November 18, 2017, 09:48:15 AM
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Now I can read some private keys. None of them did the job....

The problem is, I think, the 1 bitcoin was never in my actual wallet (If so I should have spend! :-)).
The 1 btc was in the imported address section back in 2013 on this address 1MAUuNVNQgc4s5Cp15Xz9R7wD5DamwG5mL
I can see it is still there and it seems nobody can touch it!

I imported a json file in Multibit 0.5.17 and could export private keys. The balance is 0.

Blockchain.info support gives me this:
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Wallet.aes.json backups can be imported here:

https://blockchain.info/wallet/import-wallet
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It works (I have the password and .json file) but still balance is 0 and if I import the 1MAUuNVNQgc4s5Cp15Xz9R7wD5DamwG5mL
it stays a watch-only address and I don't have the key...

So dear bitcoin talkers, is my 1 bitcoin definitely lost or can anybody get it back? Reward = $ 1000

Eric.
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November 18, 2017, 09:56:47 AM
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Then it would appear that you imported a public key (or address) and generated a "watching-only" address in your wallet that had no private key behind it... and you then received coins on that address. Undecided

And obviously, without the private key, those coins are effectively locked in that address forever. As the saying goes "No private key = no coins" Sad

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November 18, 2017, 02:07:27 PM
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If the address you imported as watch-only address, never was part of your wallet.. this means you also never had the control of the private key of this address.
Without a private key you are not able to spend bitcoins. Do you remember why you sent it to this address, even though it wasn't part of your wallet?
Did you maybe use another wallet software which generated this address?
The 1 BTC is still sitting there.. so this address is probably not in control of another person. Where did you get this address from?
I can't imagine you just blinly wrote down a valid address to send your coins? Maybe mobile wallet? Or did you ever print a paper wallet?
If you really can't think of any other wallet software and you already imported all your private keys.. i think the chances of getting your btc back is pretty low.
At least not without blockchain.info helping you.

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