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December 24, 2017, 12:06:51 PM
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I have 1BTC in a MultiBit Classic 0.5.19 wallet and realizing how outdated its fee setup is I'm trying to move it to a newer wallet.  I set up a Bitcoin Core wallet and let it sync and then tried to send .5btc to it on December 11 but it's still unconfirmed because the most fee the old wallet lets me send is .00005 per kb.  Yesterday I tried the 'reset blockchain and transactions' as that's the only thing I can find built into MultiBit to try. 

So my question is what is the best way for me to move out of this MultiBit Classic wallet into something modern?  I still have .5btc in it and the other .5btc out there unconfirmed since Dec 11. 

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December 24, 2017, 12:46:34 PM
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I have 1BTC in a MultiBit Classic 0.5.19 wallet and realizing how outdated its fee setup is I'm trying to move it to a newer wallet.  I set up a Bitcoin Core wallet and let it sync and then tried to send .5btc to it on December 11 but it's still unconfirmed because the most fee the old wallet lets me send is .00005 per kb.  Yesterday I tried the 'reset blockchain and transactions' as that's the only thing I can find built into MultiBit to try. 

So my question is what is the best way for me to move out of this MultiBit Classic wallet into something modern?  I still have .5btc in it and the other .5btc out there unconfirmed since Dec 11. 



You should maybe try to export your private keys in a more updated wallet?
Either bitcoin core as you mentioned, or something like electrum?

I've found this guide by doing a simple google search, https://multibit.org/help/v0.5/help_exportingPrivateKeys.html which is for (?) all 0.5 versions.. It should work.

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December 24, 2017, 10:26:37 PM
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MultiBit actually released some tutorial videos for migrating to other wallets... This one shows how to export keys from MultiBit Classic... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LaijbTcxsv8

The most important thing to note, is that you DO NOT want to password protect the export file... otherwise, it will be encrypted and you won't be able to read the private keys! Wink


Note: in the video they show how to import to Electrum, but when the video was made, they used v2.9.3 and in the latest version of Electrum v3.0.3, the procedure for importing keys has changed slightly... So, if you are going to migrate to Electrum:

If using v2.9.3, the procedure for importing, as per the video, is:
"File -> New/restore -> Standard Wallet -> Use public or private keys"

However, for new v3+ version, the procedure is:
"File -> New/Restore -> Import Bitcoin addresses or private keys"

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December 25, 2017, 04:59:20 AM
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Hey, I'm almost in the same boat as static80211. Thanks for the great info! Would you all know about the forks that happened with btc and how we can collect on bch and btc gold, etc.? How would that be done? Thanks, and happy holidays!
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December 25, 2017, 06:48:59 PM
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For BCH, you can simply download "electron cash" (https://electroncash.org/#download) and follow the same process as for Electrum... Import private keys from MultiBit Classic, your BCH will show up.

For BTG, the only wallet I know of to be vaguely "trustworthy" is the official BitcoinGold Core wallet... (GitHub Jack notwithstanding Undecided)... You can import your keys to that, but it requires a full blockchain download...  There may be other (lightweight) wallets for BTG that are suitable, but none that I've used

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