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June 17, 2014, 03:00:20 PM
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...but I have the private key ONLY. No public key, no public & private QR codes, etc..

what are the step-by-step instructions on how to go about using my private key only to transfer funds to a newly created wallet?

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June 17, 2014, 03:11:08 PM
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...but I have the private key ONLY. No public key, no public & private QR codes, etc..

what are the step-by-step instructions on how to go about using my private key only to transfer funds to a newly created wallet?

1. Create a wallet on blockchain.info.
2. Go to "Import/Export", and enter the private key in "Import Private Key" field.
3. Send your bitcoin to your newly created wallet.

You could use other wallet clients as well, but I think it would be easiest to use blockchain.info.

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June 17, 2014, 03:37:33 PM
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...but I have the private key ONLY. No public key, no public & private QR codes, etc..

what are the step-by-step instructions on how to go about using my private key only to transfer funds to a newly created wallet?

1. Create a wallet on blockchain.info.
2. Go to "Import/Export", and enter the private key in "Import Private Key" field.
3. Send your bitcoin to your newly created wallet.

You could use other wallet clients as well, but I think it would be easiest to use blockchain.info.

too easy!! thanks so much!  Grin

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June 17, 2014, 03:40:57 PM
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...but I have the private key ONLY. No public key, no public & private QR codes, etc..

what are the step-by-step instructions on how to go about using my private key only to transfer funds to a newly created wallet?

1. Create a wallet on blockchain.info.
2. Go to "Import/Export", and enter the private key in "Import Private Key" field.
3. Send your bitcoin to your newly created wallet.

You could use other wallet clients as well, but I think it would be easiest to use blockchain.info.

too easy!! thanks so much!  Grin

You are welcome. It is better to not lose your paper wallet though. Grin

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June 19, 2014, 04:52:05 AM
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First rule is to have private keys, since you have them, it's not a problem at all. Everyone should have their private keys stored on safe place.

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June 19, 2014, 04:56:47 AM
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...but I have the private key ONLY. No public key, no public & private QR codes, etc..


Sounds like you have written down your private key on another paper.
If that is the case, please double and triple check you have every letters (case-sensitive) and numbers correct.
Also, it is better to make a few copies with your paper wallet and store them in safe places, to avoid losing your paper wallet.
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