This challenge is related to import/export of private keys and wallet and creating "off the radar" addresses.
I don't know if it can be done. (I still have the correct private key of course)
- I used a tool or the client to generate a completely off the radar address.
- I wrote the private key on a piece of paper and stored it in a safe.
- I secured some of my savings to the corresponding address.
- We are now some years later and I want to import it back and spend my savings.
Unfortunately, it looks like I made a typo while writing down the private key ! This is all the information that I have left :
addr: 18j6vJ39JFtHtgwNninSk4L61VzRhXBmoc (bbe
balance: 0.10 BTC
- The address is valid, the privkey has a typo, the typo is not in the checksum bytes.
I don't know if this can be done due to the double SHA256 used for integrity check. Maybe we should have correcting codes instead (A non working destination address due to a typo is not very critical, but a non working privkey is).
Maybe we could have a validateprivkey
rpc call like there is a validateaddress
. This way I might have checked earlier and realized the backup wasn't valid.
- Private key and wallet export/import
- Bitcoin Off The Grid
(shell script to generate privkeys)