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July 29, 2013, 02:58:10 AM
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Hi All,

I'm trying to figure out what happened to the private keys which were used by the older iPhone bitpak client. I know this client is no longer supported, but I had a few BTC in its wallet prior to an iPhone upgrade and a change in main Mac laptop that was used to sync the iPhone with iTunes, and they don't seem to be showing up anymore, even after I let the bitpak client gather all the blocks.

In looking at the file system with iExplorer, I see there was a wallet.dat file in that applications documents folder. If I copy this and use it in Bitcoin-QT, I also see an empty wallet.

So this raises the question of when a file like this would have been backed up, and possibly over-written.

thanks,
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July 29, 2013, 08:07:55 AM
Last edit: July 30, 2013, 09:26:09 PM by Stephen Gornick
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I'm trying to figure out what happened to the private keys which were used by the older iPhone bitpak client.

Are you referring to the mobile app that had been named BitPay (unrelated to BitPay the payment processor)?  [Edit: Nope, BitPak for iOS not BitPay for Android]



If so, those never used private keys but instead connected to InstaWallet.

I think the app allowed a way to reveal the InstaWallet URL, but either way it is a moot point.  InstaWallet has closed its redemption period -- no new claims are being honored.  

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July 29, 2013, 03:53:07 PM
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Yes, I'm referring to the iPhone client progam call Bitpak.

It appears there is a wallet.dat file stored in the applications documents folder. I believe there was a way to back it up to DropBox or another cloud service as well, but it looks like the wallet itself was on the iPhone.
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Yes, I'm referring to the iPhone client progam call Bitpak.

OK, that's a different client from the one I was thinking of (which was an Android app).

You might try to PM the author.  Here's a thread on it.
 - http://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=84669.0

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