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November 05, 2013, 01:08:06 PM
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Let's say I install bitcoin-qt on PC1. It is syncd with network.
I save my wallet and encrypt it.
I then start mining and finds 1 coin.

Then I install bitcoin-qt on PC2. It is syncd with network.
Here I get another wallet.
Now if I find a coin, where will it be saved?

I mean do I need both wallets to claim those 2 coins found or only wallet on PC1 will work for both?
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November 05, 2013, 01:17:42 PM
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By default each PC will have its own wallet address. However, you can import the private key from one wallet so they both have the same address.

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_to_import_private_keys_v7%2B

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November 05, 2013, 02:09:07 PM
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If you are mining with a mining pool, then you don't need Bitcoin-Qt installed on the computer at all.  You simply indicate to the pool what address you want your share paid to.

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November 06, 2013, 06:54:14 AM
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you can import the wallet from PC1 to be used in PC2 and they will both show the same amount of bitcoins in your wallet Smiley

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November 06, 2013, 07:03:19 AM
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you can import the wallet from PC1 to be used in PC2 and they will both show the same amount of bitcoins in your wallet Smiley
By default each PC will have its own wallet address. However, you can import the private key from one wallet so they both have the same address.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_to_import_private_keys_v7%2B

That is a bad idea because after you send money from one of the wallets, the two wallets will no longer be in sync and will show different amounts. If you try to fix it without understanding what happened, you could lose some bitcoins.

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November 06, 2013, 07:25:02 AM
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you can import the wallet from PC1 to be used in PC2 and they will both show the same amount of bitcoins in your wallet Smiley
By default each PC will have its own wallet address. However, you can import the private key from one wallet so they both have the same address.
https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/How_to_import_private_keys_v7%2B

That is a bad idea because after you send money from one of the wallets, the two wallets will no longer be in sync and will show different amounts. If you try to fix it without understanding what happened, you could lose some bitcoins.

Yeah this is what I am worried about. But isn't it strange this such basic feature is not easily available in program? Or people only install it on one PC throughout their life?
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November 06, 2013, 07:50:38 AM
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If you want a single wallet available on multiple computers you can use blockchain.info

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November 06, 2013, 07:59:00 AM
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Let's say I install bitcoin-qt on PC1. It is syncd with network.
I save my wallet and encrypt it.
I then start mining and finds 1 coin.

Then I install bitcoin-qt on PC2. It is syncd with network.
Here I get another wallet.
Now if I find a coin, where will it be saved?

I mean do I need both wallets to claim those 2 coins found or only wallet on PC1 will work for both?


FYI, they are 2 separate wallet, it depends on which Bitcoin address that you put on your pool withdrawal. If you want both of the wallet combined then use the backup wallet.dat files and replace it to your 2nd wallet...
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