How can I transfer a Bitcoin-qt wallet to Electrum ...

Was using bitcoin-qt on OSX, blockchain got corrupted and now it is impossibly big to re-download, what thin clients can I import my wallet.dat into?? OSX 10.7.5. I already tried electrum and looks like I'd have to build it from github, can't figure it out. please help.

Send help! is there a safe way I could download a torrent of the blockchain? i tried to reindex the blockchain (after my harddrive got unplugged while bitcoin-qt was running) and it looks like it would literally take a week of spinning my poor laptop fan balls out.
edit: wallet.dat is encrypted and safely backed up.
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When installing Electrum you get an option to restore a wallet via public/private keys. Can I use this to import from the wallet.dat file? /r/Bitcoin

When installing Electrum you get an option to restore a wallet via public/private keys. Can I use this to import from the wallet.dat file? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Can I import my wallet.dat file from Bitcoin-qt into Electrum or some other light-weight or online wallet?

I can't get the entire blockchain on my computer, but I have the wallet.dat file from Bitcoin-qt. I'm wondering if there is an online wallet or other light-weight wallet I can import the wallet.dat file into and send my bitcoin out to my electrum wallet.
I just need to get my bitcoin out of the bitcoin-qt client with nothing but the wallet.dat file.
I'm on a mac.
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Can I import my wallet.dat file from Bitcoin-qt into Electrum or some other light-weight or online wallet? /r/Bitcoin

Can I import my wallet.dat file from Bitcoin-qt into Electrum or some other light-weight or online wallet? /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Storing your coins safely while not risking loss of keys

This was originally an answer to a question that was asked here, but OP deleted their post.
This might help some newbies (especially the multisig edit at the end), so I want to make sure it's still accessible here.
The original question was whether the Electrum wallet stores a Trezor's private key when using a passphrase.
OP noticed that their Trezor wouldn't connect to their Electrum wallet when entering a different passphrase than they used when creating the wallet. Thus, OP (likely) assumed that the wallet stored the private key, as it somehow knew that a different private key was now used.
Here is my original answer (with some modifications):
IMPORTANT: I'm assuming here that you connected your Trezor by choosing the "hardware wallet" option in Electrum, rather than giving Electrum your 12/24 seed words.
TL;DR: No, your coins are safe :)
I'm assuming by passphrase) you mean the 25th (or 13th) word. When you have this feature enabled, a private key gets generated every time you enter a passphrase. When you enter the same passphrase you used to create the wallet, the wallet with your funds shows up.
Whenever you enter something different, a different private key is generated on your Trezor. This allows you to have multiple different wallets, for example by choosing the passphrases "First Wallet", "Second Wallet", "Third Wallet", or a secret wallet with a secret passphrase.
So whenever you enter a new passphrase when connecting your Trezor to Electrum, the Trezor will send a new public key to Electrum. Electrum will then derive addresses from this public key and check those for balances. It won't find any, as you used a new passphrase.
EDIT: I just realized that you said your wallet doesn't connect to Electrum when you use a different passphrase. This is simply because Electrum doesn't receive the correct public key from the Trezor and therefore Electrum thinks it's a different wallet (which it is).
When you enter the passphrase you used during creation of your wallet, the Trezor will send your actual public key to Electrum, which will then find addresses with balances, which it will show to you. EDIT (to clarify): Connecting your Trezor after creating the wallet is only necessary to send funds or verify addresses, as the public key is already stored in the wallet.dat.
The only thing Electrum actually stores is the public key, which can only be used to look at your Bitcoin, not to move them. You might want to keep this public key a secret as well though, since it links all your funds to you. This is what Electrum stores in the wallet.dat file, which you can just encrypt by choosing a password for it.
Well done using a passphrase by the way! Should someone get their hands on your Trezor, a sophisticated attacker can get the secret key off the device in 15 minutes. Using a passphrase makes this attack almost useless, as the both secret key AND the passphrase are needed to move your funds, and the passphrase is not stored on the device. A passphrase also allows you to hide funds from potential robbers that force you to unlock your wallet.
You can do this by activating the passphrase feature and sending your funds to a wallet with a secret passphrase (do NOT lose this, as losing your passphrase renders your funds inaccessible). Afterwards, you can safely deactivate the passphrase feature, so the device doesn't even ask for one should you get robbed. Simply reactivate it when you need to access your funds.
EDIT: Should you be worried that you might forget your passphrase, you should look into multisig wallets. Depending on how you set this up, you can make it more secure against theft and less likely for you to lose access to your funds.
Say for example you get four wallets: two hardware wallets, a well-protected (airgapped) laptop with Electrum, and a secure mobile wallet that allows for multisig (like Fully Noded).
You can then create a 2-of-4 multisig wallet that requires you to sign transactions with any two of these four wallets.
The increase in security comes from the fact that an attacker now needs full access to two of your devices (or their stored private keys) at once.
At the same time, the fact that you yourself now also need access to only half of your devices means that in the event of a total loss of one (or even two) of them, you can still move your funds to a new wallet.
As long as you do regular checks (e.g. first day of each month), ensuring that you still have access to all your devices' stored private keys, you can always catch a loss of keys and fix this without losing funds (by creating a new multisig wallet and sending the funds there).
This allows you to use a passphrase on your wallets without storing it anywhere physically or digitally. This would usually be very risky, as forgetting the passphrase would lead to a loss of funds, but this risk is now close to eliminated.
(The following part was not in the original answer)
Some IMPORTANT general secruity tips:
  1. Consider including trusted friends and/or family members as co-signers for a multisig wallet. This ensures that it's not even possible for you alone to hand over funds to an attacker. Depending on your level of trust, you might want to make sure that your co-signers can't collaborate to steal your funds (if you include 3 people, create at least a 4-of-n multisig). You could also deliberately make it possible for all or even just some of your co-signers to move your funds (3 co-signers, 3(or less)-of-n multisig) to make sure your funds aren't lost should pass away unexpectedly.
  2. Consider running your own full node and Electrum server (also check the alternatives), which you connect your Electrum wallet to. This ensures that you don't send your public key to anyone else. If someone knows your public key, they know how much BTC you own, making you a potential target.
  3. Always encrypt your wallet.dat (or whatever you called your wallet file), even if it's a watch-only wallet. This protects your public key (see 1. for why you want that).
  4. Create watch-only wallets: Use an airgapped) device to create a wallet with Electrum (make sure to back up the seed phrase) and export the public key. Then create a new watch-only wallet on another device (like your everyday laptop) with that public key to be able to check your funds. To create the initial wallet, you can also use any other hard- or software wallet that allows you to export the master public key.
  5. Hide, or (when using a hardware wallet with a passphrase) even delete your watch-only wallets. Hiding your funds makes you less of a target. When using a hardware wallet, recreating the watch-only wallet is fast and simple, so you don't need to store it if you don't want to check your funds every day. Note that this approach doesn't help much when you don't use a passphrase, as an attacker will obviously check the passphrase-less wallet no matter what.
  6. Keep some funds on your hardware wallet(s). If an attackers sees funds on the wallet(s), they might not force you to enter a passphrase or ask if you have any multisig wallets (lying under pressure is hard).
  7. Hide all your wallets in different places. If someone sees that you have multiple wallets lying around, they might realize you have a multisig wallet.
  8. Don't risk a robber getting (for example) two keys to your 2-of-4 multisig wallet and then racing them to move your funds with the other two keys when they leave. They're gonna come back and be pissed. If it comes to this, you need protection until the robber is caught. STAY SAFE!
  9. The easiest way to solve a problem is to never have it. Don't make yourself a target. If nobody even suspects that you have a multisig (or any wallet at all), they're probably not gonna look for it.
Please correct any mistakes you find and I will edit my post. I will also gladly add more tips to the list. I will of course credit anyone who helps.
Tip for devs who want something cool and important to work on: Make the creation and usage of multisig wallets as noob-friendly as possible. If someone expresses worries about losing access to their funds by forgetting the seed phrase, wallet pin, etc. (someone in my family actually brought this up to me), multisig wallets are the perfect solution as they add redundancy.
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Air-gapped z-addresses; Is ZecWallet an option?

I've heard of Zcash for a while, but it wasn't until recently that I tried my hand playing around with the daemon and wallets.
Obviously, there's no point in using ZEC if you're only using t-addresses, but my desire for a z-address capable wallet certainly narrows the choice of wallets available to me.
Running a full node is no problem for me; I'd like to take advantage of a GUI if possible though. For that reason, I am drawn to ZecWallet's full node version. But I'm still uneasy when it comes to key security. (Can anyone share their experience with the ZecWallet paper wallet generator?)
From what I gather there is no wallet with HD support for t-addresses, is that right? Not much of a concern for me because I am interested in the shielded pool. I just figured t-addresses would support Electrum-style seeds but apparently not?
Sapling addresses seem to be exactly what I want; in particular I am drawn to their reusability and ability to export the view key. I was hoping this would ease the process of securing and backing up my private keys.
Here's my key handling protocol I use for Monero:
1) Generate the wallet on an air-gapped machine
2) This gives you a mnemonic seed. I write that down and keep it as an analog backup. By using a passphrase in conjunction with the seed, I can effectively encrypt this paper wallet easily.
3) Export the private view key and address to an online machine and make a watch-only wallet. This lets my watching wallet see incoming transactions
4) When outputs are received, I have to export the list of outputs to the air-gapped machine. The air-gapped machine uses this data to make signed key images.
5) I export the key images back to the watching wallet. At this point, the watching wallet can see outgoing transactions.
6) Now I can create unsigned transactions with the watching wallet, sign them in the air-gapped machine, and transmit them via the watching wallet using my full node.
The major benefit of using Monero in this way is that I only have to make a human-readable backup of my wallet once and I'm set for life.
Obviously, Zcash is going to be a little bit different. Since the core client doesn't give us mnemonic seed phrases, that complicates backup a little bit. What's the best way to back up ZEC? If I keep an up-to-date backup of my wallet.dat is that all I need? Is there an option in the wallet to encrypt this backup as well, or do I need to accomplish that externally with the likes of Veracrypt? I must admit the idea of unencrypted wallet data being written to my disk makes me uneasy.
I see that there is an option in zcash-cli to import/export the view key of Sapling addresses. However, I can't see the option to do so in ZecWallet, and when I do so manually via the CLI nothing seems to be reflected in ZecWallet.
Is ZecWallet by its very nature an obligatory hot wallet, or am I missing some functionality in the wallet?
My end goal is to run a ZEC full node on Qubes and hold my coins in z-addresses. Qubes allows me to make virtually air-gapped VMs to greatly simplify key management.
So for example when I use Bitcoin, I have a networked VM that runs a Bitcoind + Electrum Personal Server + Electrum Wallet stack, where I import my master public key. When I need to sign a transaction, I spin up a networkless VM equipped with Electrum and my private keys. Qrexec let's me easily ferry unsigned/signed transactions back and forth between the two VMs. Overall this provides a decent UX with above-average security and privacy. I'd like to port this general setup to Zcash.
To do so, I need a GUI wallet that supports both z-addresses and public/private key splitting. Does such a tool exist? (Can Electrum Personal Server be ported to ZEC?) If not, how can I streamline this process with the CLI?
I'm more familiar with Monero than Bitcoin, so the Zcash/Bitcoin CLIs are still a little foreign to me, though I am not "afraid" of CLI wallets in general. My Cryptonote muscle memory makes me prone to annoying little syntax errors I'd much rather do without.
My plan is to buy ZEC from Coinbase Pro, withdraw to a t-address, and then sweep my coins to a z-address. I want to monitor the balance of both t-addresses and z-addresses (and later send transactions) without ever exposing my private keys to the Internet.
However, it seems like the Zcash CLI is my only viable option for z-address watching wallets. Should I just play around on testnet until I get more familiar, or is there a GUI wallet solution out there that fits my needs? Does anyone have a cheat sheet for doing this via the CLI that could help me along the learning curve?
TL;DR New to Zcash, need advice as it relates to wallet backup, watching wallets, and z-addresses.
Assistance is much appreciated!
Edit: I don't suppose there's a way to use a Trezor Model T with a full node and or z-addresses?
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weird behavior of electrum+bitcoin-qt

past week installed the new plugin that allow me to connect my electrum wallet to bitcoin-core, i use a hardware wallet and worked like a charm.
Then today was updating the node and used bitcoin-qt instead of bitcoind and when was waiting suddendly i see some text in the gui where it says "recent transactions", and a lot of transactions where there.
Then was like WTF happened here, someone stole my btc?, or installed a compromised version of electrum(i use archlinux and install from the repos). Why some transactions where there, i neved imported my wallet to bitcoin-gui.
Inmediately deleted the wallet.dat and did the same in electrum, but my question is:
Was something imported into bitcoin-qt?, all my history was redeable from the gui, i never imported into bitcoin-qt, and as far i know the seed never leave the hardware wallet.
This is normal?, at least all my funds are still there but im really worried.
PS: everything happened with my hardwallet unplugged.
TL:DR: Connected my cold wallet to electrum(connected to bitcoind) past week, never to bitcoin-qt, today opened bitcoin-qt and all my history of transactions from my cold wallet(unplugged) was there(bitcoin-qt), is this normal?.
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weird behavior of electrum

past week installed the new plugin that allow me to connect my electrum wallet to bitcoin-core, i use a hardware wallet and worked like a charm.
Then today was updating the node and used bitcoin-qt instead of bitcoind and when was waiting suddendly i see some text in the gui where it says "recent transactions", and a lot of transactions where there.
Then was like WTF happened here, someone stole my btc?, or installed a compromised version of electrum(i use archlinux and install from the repos). Why some transactions where there, i neved imported my wallet to bitcoin-gui.
Inmediately deleted the wallet.dat and did the same in electrum, but my question is:
Was something imported into bitcoin-qt?, all my history was redeable from the gui, i never imported into bitcoin-qt, and as far i know the seed never leave the hardware wallet.
This is normal?, at least all my funds are still there but im really worried.
PS: everything happened with my hardwallet unplugged.
TL:DR: Connected my cold wallet to electrum(connected to bitcoind) past week, never to bitcoin-qt, today opened bitcoin-qt and all my history of transactions from my cold wallet was there(bitcoin-qt), is this normal?.
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I found this folder called ''Bitcoin Blocks'' from 2015.

Is there anything i can i do with it ?
Here is a picture of the folder and all the texts with it
-https://gyazo.com/ac2008300053335b3da29635e1424e5c
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Groestlcoin 6th Anniversary Release

Introduction

Dear Groestlers, it goes without saying that 2020 has been a difficult time for millions of people worldwide. The groestlcoin team would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone our best to everyone coping with the direct and indirect effects of COVID-19. Let it bring out the best in us all and show that collectively, we can conquer anything.
The centralised banks and our national governments are facing unprecedented times with interest rates worldwide dropping to record lows in places. Rest assured that this can only strengthen the fundamentals of all decentralised cryptocurrencies and the vision that was seeded with Satoshi's Bitcoin whitepaper over 10 years ago. Despite everything that has been thrown at us this year, the show must go on and the team will still progress and advance to continue the momentum that we have developed over the past 6 years.
In addition to this, we'd like to remind you all that this is Groestlcoin's 6th Birthday release! In terms of price there have been some crazy highs and lows over the years (with highs of around $2.60 and lows of $0.000077!), but in terms of value– Groestlcoin just keeps getting more valuable! In these uncertain times, one thing remains clear – Groestlcoin will keep going and keep innovating regardless. On with what has been worked on and completed over the past few months.

UPDATED - Groestlcoin Core 2.18.2

This is a major release of Groestlcoin Core with many protocol level improvements and code optimizations, featuring the technical equivalent of Bitcoin v0.18.2 but with Groestlcoin-specific patches. On a general level, most of what is new is a new 'Groestlcoin-wallet' tool which is now distributed alongside Groestlcoin Core's other executables.
NOTE: The 'Account' API has been removed from this version which was typically used in some tip bots. Please ensure you check the release notes from 2.17.2 for details on replacing this functionality.

How to Upgrade?

Windows
If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), then run the installer.
OSX
If you are running an older version, shut it down. Wait until it has completely shut down (which might take a few minutes for older versions), run the dmg and drag Groestlcoin Core to Applications.
Ubuntu
http://groestlcoin.org/forum/index.php?topic=441.0

Other Linux

http://groestlcoin.org/forum/index.php?topic=97.0

Download

Download the Windows Installer (64 bit) here
Download the Windows Installer (32 bit) here
Download the Windows binaries (64 bit) here
Download the Windows binaries (32 bit) here
Download the OSX Installer here
Download the OSX binaries here
Download the Linux binaries (64 bit) here
Download the Linux binaries (32 bit) here
Download the ARM Linux binaries (64 bit) here
Download the ARM Linux binaries (32 bit) here

Source

ALL NEW - Groestlcoin Moonshine iOS/Android Wallet

Built with React Native, Moonshine utilizes Electrum-GRS's JSON-RPC methods to interact with the Groestlcoin network.
GRS Moonshine's intended use is as a hot wallet. Meaning, your keys are only as safe as the device you install this wallet on. As with any hot wallet, please ensure that you keep only a small, responsible amount of Groestlcoin on it at any given time.

Features

Download

iOS
Android

Source

ALL NEW! – HODL GRS Android Wallet

HODL GRS connects directly to the Groestlcoin network using SPV mode and doesn't rely on servers that can be hacked or disabled.
HODL GRS utilizes AES hardware encryption, app sandboxing, and the latest security features to protect users from malware, browser security holes, and even physical theft. Private keys are stored only in the secure enclave of the user's phone, inaccessible to anyone other than the user.
Simplicity and ease-of-use is the core design principle of HODL GRS. A simple recovery phrase (which we call a Backup Recovery Key) is all that is needed to restore the user's wallet if they ever lose or replace their device. HODL GRS is deterministic, which means the user's balance and transaction history can be recovered just from the backup recovery key.

Features

Download

Main Release (Main Net)
Testnet Release

Source

ALL NEW! – GroestlcoinSeed Savior

Groestlcoin Seed Savior is a tool for recovering BIP39 seed phrases.
This tool is meant to help users with recovering a slightly incorrect Groestlcoin mnemonic phrase (AKA backup or seed). You can enter an existing BIP39 mnemonic and get derived addresses in various formats.
To find out if one of the suggested addresses is the right one, you can click on the suggested address to check the address' transaction history on a block explorer.

Features

Live Version (Not Recommended)

https://www.groestlcoin.org/recovery/

Download

https://github.com/Groestlcoin/mnemonic-recovery/archive/master.zip

Source

ALL NEW! – Vanity Search Vanity Address Generator

NOTE: NVidia GPU or any CPU only. AMD graphics cards will not work with this address generator.
VanitySearch is a command-line Segwit-capable vanity Groestlcoin address generator. Add unique flair when you tell people to send Groestlcoin. Alternatively, VanitySearch can be used to generate random addresses offline.
If you're tired of the random, cryptic addresses generated by regular groestlcoin clients, then VanitySearch is the right choice for you to create a more personalized address.
VanitySearch is a groestlcoin address prefix finder. If you want to generate safe private keys, use the -s option to enter your passphrase which will be used for generating a base key as for BIP38 standard (VanitySearch.exe -s "My PassPhrase" FXPref). You can also use VanitySearch.exe -ps "My PassPhrase" which will add a crypto secure seed to your passphrase.
VanitySearch may not compute a good grid size for your GPU, so try different values using -g option in order to get the best performances. If you want to use GPUs and CPUs together, you may have best performances by keeping one CPU core for handling GPU(s)/CPU exchanges (use -t option to set the number of CPU threads).

Features

Usage

https://github.com/Groestlcoin/VanitySearch#usage

Download

Source

ALL NEW! – Groestlcoin EasyVanity 2020

Groestlcoin EasyVanity 2020 is a windows app built from the ground-up and makes it easier than ever before to create your very own bespoke bech32 address(es) when whilst not connected to the internet.
If you're tired of the random, cryptic bech32 addresses generated by regular Groestlcoin clients, then Groestlcoin EasyVanity2020 is the right choice for you to create a more personalised bech32 address. This 2020 version uses the new VanitySearch to generate not only legacy addresses (F prefix) but also Bech32 addresses (grs1 prefix).

Features

Download

Source

Remastered! – Groestlcoin WPF Desktop Wallet (v2.19.0.18)

Groestlcoin WPF is an alternative full node client with optional lightweight 'thin-client' mode based on WPF. Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is one of Microsoft's latest approaches to a GUI framework, used with the .NET framework. Its main advantages over the original Groestlcoin client include support for exporting blockchain.dat and including a lite wallet mode.
This wallet was previously deprecated but has been brought back to life with modern standards.

Features

Remastered Improvements

Download

Source

ALL NEW! – BIP39 Key Tool

Groestlcoin BIP39 Key Tool is a GUI interface for generating Groestlcoin public and private keys. It is a standalone tool which can be used offline.

Features

Download

Windows
Linux :
 pip3 install -r requirements.txt python3 bip39\_gui.py 

Source

ALL NEW! – Electrum Personal Server

Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server aims to make using Electrum Groestlcoin wallet more secure and more private. It makes it easy to connect your Electrum-GRS wallet to your own full node.
It is an implementation of the Electrum-grs server protocol which fulfils the specific need of using the Electrum-grs wallet backed by a full node, but without the heavyweight server backend, for a single user. It allows the user to benefit from all Groestlcoin Core's resource-saving features like pruning, blocks only and disabled txindex. All Electrum-GRS's feature-richness like hardware wallet integration, multi-signature wallets, offline signing, seed recovery phrases, coin control and so on can still be used, but connected only to the user's own full node.
Full node wallets are important in Groestlcoin because they are a big part of what makes the system be trust-less. No longer do people have to trust a financial institution like a bank or PayPal, they can run software on their own computers. If Groestlcoin is digital gold, then a full node wallet is your own personal goldsmith who checks for you that received payments are genuine.
Full node wallets are also important for privacy. Using Electrum-GRS under default configuration requires it to send (hashes of) all your Groestlcoin addresses to some server. That server can then easily spy on your transactions. Full node wallets like Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server would download the entire blockchain and scan it for the user's own addresses, and therefore don't reveal to anyone else which Groestlcoin addresses they are interested in.
Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server can also broadcast transactions through Tor which improves privacy by resisting traffic analysis for broadcasted transactions which can link the IP address of the user to the transaction. If enabled this would happen transparently whenever the user simply clicks "Send" on a transaction in Electrum-grs wallet.
Note: Currently Groestlcoin Electrum Personal Server can only accept one connection at a time.

Features

Download

Windows
Linux / OSX (Instructions)

Source

UPDATED – Android Wallet 7.38.1 - Main Net + Test Net

The app allows you to send and receive Groestlcoin on your device using QR codes and URI links.
When using this app, please back up your wallet and email them to yourself! This will save your wallet in a password protected file. Then your coins can be retrieved even if you lose your phone.

Changes

Download

Main Net
Main Net (FDroid)
Test Net

Source

UPDATED – Groestlcoin Sentinel 3.5.06 (Android)

Groestlcoin Sentinel is a great solution for anyone who wants the convenience and utility of a hot wallet for receiving payments directly into their cold storage (or hardware wallets).
Sentinel accepts XPUB's, YPUB'S, ZPUB's and individual Groestlcoin address. Once added you will be able to view balances, view transactions, and (in the case of XPUB's, YPUB's and ZPUB's) deterministically generate addresses for that wallet.
Groestlcoin Sentinel is a fork of Groestlcoin Samourai Wallet with all spending and transaction building code removed.

Changes

Download

Source

UPDATED – P2Pool Test Net

Changes

Download

Pre-Hosted Testnet P2Pool is available via http://testp2pool.groestlcoin.org:21330/static/

Source

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I found a Bitcoin on a wallet on an old laptop I was going to throw out. I'ts taking forever to synchronise as it was last used about 2 years ago and it keeps overheating and switching itself off. Is there a way of speeding up the synch?

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Extract keys from old wallet.dat

Years back I installed bitcoin QT (I think) and bought around .1BTC. I spent most of it, but I think there's some left, I kept the wallet .dat after I deleted the client.
Is there any easy way to extract the keys so I can import them into exodus? I'm on Ubuntu, but I have access to a windows machine if necessary. Also I'd rather not download the whole blockchain.
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Electrum doesnt reconigze my wallet.dat (from bitcoin QT) what to do?

Guys, i downloaded electrum on my laptop and tried to import my old wallet.dat from (bitcoin QT) 2017. But Electrum doesn't recognize the file. Anyone know how to solve this f*cking problem.
Perhaps any other suggestions ?
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WILL PAY .25 BTC TO WHOEVER CAN HELP ME SOLVE MY PROBLEM

Hey guys, so long story short i have a btc core wallet on my computer that I hadn’t opened in a while. When I did my hdd didn’t have enough space to download the full blockchain, so i googled how to prune and did that. Only problem was it kept saying error for some reason after sometime of downloading the blockchain. So i backed up my wallet and downloaded the new btc core wallet because my current one was from 2014. Now it doesn’t show any of my btcs or transactions! When I tried moving my wallet.dat file into the new btc core it shows absolutely nothing. Since then i have deleted the old btc core wallet and am afraid that i lost my bitcoins. Does anyone have any solutions? Anyone that can get help get my bitcoins back I WILL GIVE .25BTC! Thank you!
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Think I might've lost 5 btc, reward for someone who can help me sort this situation out.

I purchased a few items on newegg and decided to pay it with bitcoin. Then newegg launches bitcore from my computer and so I sent my btc from blockchain.info to my bitcore address (which i now realize was dumb of me). So i'm sitting here and my btc hasnt shown up in my bitcore and I realize that bitcore is "out of sync" and is 3 years behind synchronizing with network. So my question is there anyway I can retrieve my btc quicker or maybe find them if they got lost i'm fairly new to btc so I dont know much.
Edit: Still looking for help on this problem. Current reward is 1BTC, if you're sure that you know how to fix this then request my skype so we can im and get this done asap.
EDIT2: thank so much to carsten_ger for helping me,I got my btc back :D !
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Need help claiming Bitcoin Cash

I had an offline Armory wallet storing my bitcoins at the time of the fork. Since then I have moved my coins to Trezor but never claimed my BCH. I have the private key for the old wallet in hand.
I read about putting the old private key in coinomi as a BCH "wallet sweep". That didn't work.
I downloaded electrumcash but that app wants me to enter in my private key before even making an account, that doesn't seem right??
Is there a better solution out there for this? I know trezor supports BCH now but from what I can tell, they can only help me claim it if I had my BTC in the trezor at the time of the fork.
Anyone with experience doing this able to advise me?
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Armory Wallet Has Failed Me! Can I recover BTC?

So I opted to migrate from coinbase to a local wallet.
Naturally, I download Armory and shoot it a send for 1BTC. 225 confirmations on the SEND, but wallet never receives it.
Turns out, running Armory wallet has been corrupting my database. Every time I run it a background process it spawns causes Bitcoin-QT to fail.
I've tried uninstalling and re-installing bitcoin, armory wallet three times. I've deleted my bitcoin directory in %appdata%, ensured downloads are never interrupted.
Is there any way at all for me to recover the BitCoin I sent to armory wallet provided I can never get armory wallet to work correctly?
Any help appreciated. Here is the errors:
2015-08-21 14:48:15 init message: Activating best chain... 2015-08-21 14:49:23 Corruption: block checksum mismatch 2015-08-21 14:49:23 *** System error while flushing: Database corrupted
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I have a wallet.dat file from 7 years ago when I tried out bitcoin. Do I have hope of getting it going?

Don't remember what bitcoin program it was from and not sure if i can remember the password I'd have associated with it.
Do I have any options? Thanks. Had a few coins on it.
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Need help moving BCC from Electrum

I am trying to move my BCC from Electrum to an exchange, but need help. I followed the first few steps in Electrum's guide- I created a new seed and moved all my BTC from my original wallet to a new wallet. My original wallet is now empty according to Electrum, but I believe there is BCC in there, right? Now I need to import my original wallet's private key(s) to a new wallet that supports BCC. How do I do that, I don't see an exchange that accepts BCC and allows to import private keys. I would prefer to use Bittrex if possible. I'm very new to this, so as much detail as possible on how exactly, step-by-step, I would do this would be much appreciated. Thanks for the help!
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Another one (old wallet recovery)

Hey everyone,
I've been out of the crypto game for a long time, but managed to dig up a wallet that I had stored on an old PC from early 2015. It wouldn't have much in it, maybe a few BTC at most, but it would be nice to recover it and cash out. The machine had Bitcoin Core installed, hasn't been connected to the internet since 2015, and is currently interstate - I've copied wallet.dat and that's all I have access to for now. The wallet is encrypted, backed up, copied to multiple secure locations, etc, and I remember the passphrase, but from what I've read in other threads, the private keys are the important part and I may need to do a "key dump"?
I tried installing Electrum and importing the wallet, but Electrum doesn't recognise the file. Am I right in thinking that the following would be the best solution?
  1. Download and install Bitcoin Core.
  2. Place wallet.dat into the appropriate directory.
  3. Open Bitcoin Core and allow it to "catch up" and download 240 GB worth of blockchain history.
  4. Possibly be forced to input the passphrase to access the wallet again, and transfer BTC out to an exchange of my choosing (unsure if this is how it would work at this stage).
Is there a way to recover the wallet without being forced to download hundreds of GB worth of data? I live in Australia, with typical Australia-tier internet, and it could quite literally take up to a week to download.
Apologies if there's any shortfall of knowledge on my end of things, it's been a long time since I've kept up with crypto and things seem to have changed quite a bit over the last four years. I appreciate any advice, and y'all are welcome to shame me on my relative ignorance, lol. Thanks!
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Running a Monero Node vs Bitcoin

Edit: warning, rant
Has anyone else had the experience that running/maintaining a Monero node is much easier than Bitcoin? I've been dorking around since July, doing everything in the terminal on a Qubes VM.
Monero comes with simple monerod status and monerod sync_info commands to give you a range of useful info and overview of the current state of your node. Bitcoin has a bunch of individual commands you can aggregate to partially deduce progress, which I have arranged into my own little script. But I didn't find the target block until parsing through the log file. And you have to use other terminal commands like du - ahmd 1 | grep .bitcoin and then run a timer, just to see what your dl speed is, whereas Monero tells you outright. This is important for monitoring your connection over multiple days of download.
I had a hard time finding a BTC wallet that could remotely connect to my own damn node without installing additional software (such as electrum server). I had the silly idea that I could just point a mobile SPV wallet to my own remote node. Hell, the BTC core wallet didn't even have code separation between the node and wallet until just a few months ago.
And now I'm restoring an old Bisq wallet which I only have the seed for. While Bisq was scanning my node, it got hung up at corrupt blk01234.dat file, which actually crashes my Bitcoin node when it receives the data request. So my node had a corruption for 2 months without it knowing, which I only found caz Bisq (I think occurred during a hiccup in transfer from 512GB SD card to SSD).
I tried to drop/replace the blk and rev files, then reindex. But once again, stupid reindex doesnt show progress with any obvious terminal commands. Monitoring disk space, it seemed to be progressing abysmally slow with most my CPU/RAM dedicated to it. I was close to done until a power outage overnight and not enough battery to complete. And even though Bitcoin Core stores everything as individual files, seems it lacks the ability to detect corruption/discard corrupt files and go backwards to the last good file. So I get to start over.
At this point Im actually syncing from scratch in a separate VM while simultaneously reindexing just in case reindex doesnt fix the problem. I give it 50/50.
I know this is kind of a rant. But I wanted to share my experience with some people who can relate or at least understand. It's weird that for a project like Bitcoin, that the core software and UI would be so rudimentary, non-versatile, and even fragile.
Given the ease to configure Monero (including using Qubes qrexec to isolate the wallet in an offline VM), it's straightforward UI and documentation, that it was designed to have separate node and wallet functions, I'm guessing that these problems are much more rare, and easily fixed. That's just an educated wild ass guess of course, since I haven't had any problems.
At any rate, props to the Monero devs for making software that is straightforward and easy to use.
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Long time BTC hodler needs help with claiming fork airdrops

I haven't touch my BTC for a long time but due to tax reasons (not an US citizen) it's a good time for me to claim and sell the different air drops/forks that are available before end of December this year, especially BCH and BSV. Yes, I know I'm late to the game but my BTC holdings are a long bet and I don't easily risk or touch them.
I've read a lot of threads and guides on BCH/BSV splitting but haven't found all answers I need, so here it goes. Any help is appreciated!
Some background info: MY BTC UTXOs are from 2013 and early 2017 and are in a Bitcoin Core 0.19.0.1 wallet.dat (Windows). For preparation I have just moved all my UTXO's to a completely new Bitcoin Core wallet.dat and made several backups of the two wallet.dat files both before and after I moved the UTXOs.

Question 1) Running Bitcoin ABC wallet 0.20.7 with the original BTC wallet.dat displays the correct number of BCH available for me to transfer where i want. Can I safely transfer all those UTXOs from Bitcoin ABC wallet 0.20.7 to my Exchange (Bittrex) without risking the transaction to replay on the BSV chain?

Question 2) If the answer to question 1 above is no - From what I understand from all guides and other threads I've read (although some of them are old) I should import the private keys from Bitcoin ABC wallet in to Electron Cash.
I read that the Electron Cash 3.3.4CS is no longer recommended for splitting and latest version only supports BCH. So my guess is I should use Electron Cash 4.0.12 from https://electroncash.org/ and Electrum SV 1.2.5 from https://electrumsv.io ? Is that correct?
Is the following a correct procedure? (or is there an simpleother method?)
a. Move all BTC UTXOs in Bitcoin Core wallet to a new wallet.dat DONE
b. Import old BTC wallet.dat to Bitcoin ABC wallet. (Full amount of BCH are displayed) DONE
c. dumpprivatekey command in Bitcoin ABC wallet
d. Import the private key in to Electron Cash 4.0.12
e. Buy some BCH on Bittrex and send it to the Electron Cash address
f. Send entire BCH to Bittrex (and sell for BTC....)
g. Import the private key in to Electrum SV 1.2.5
h. Send entire BSV to Bittrex (and sell for BTC....)

Question 3) Are there any other forks worth claiming (for immediately selling) and are fairly easy to self extract non custodial? I hold exchange accounts at Bittrex and Poloniex so the forks should be available to sell there. I do not want to go through the hassle and privacy risks of registering yet another KYC account unless the fork reward is substantial.
Cheers!
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