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How to invoer private keys

Before reading this pagina, users should note that messing with ECDSA private keys is very dangerous and can result te losing bitcoins, even long after the invoer. It is recommended that outside of self-generated vanity addresses, users should never invoer (or uitvoer) private keys. [1] [Two]


Using Blockchain.informatie

Spil of August 2012, possibly the easiest way to invoer a private key is using Blockchain.informatie’s My Wallet service. When successully imported through the "Invoer/Uitvoer" screen, the bitcoins assigned to a private key can be instantly sent to any Bitcoin address.

Using Kont

Spil of August 2013, Kont permits for effortless invoer of private key using Paper Wallet – Invoer. User can choose to type ter the private key by hand or scan a QR code containing the private key using the camera. The user vereiste wait 6 confirmations for access to the funds, and system is based on batch importation.

Using Mycelium

Steps described are with the following settings:

  • Uitvoer mode enabled
  • Aggregated view disabled

Partial spend from cold storage

Use this function if you would like to keep some funds on the paper wallet.

  1. Download Mycelium from the Android Play Store or through iTunes.
  2. Press the menukaart button and select "Cold Storage"
  3. Scan te private key
  4. Select your destination address
  5. Select the amount
  1. Press the blue currency tag at the top to toggle currency.
  • Send!
  • After spending, the private key ter memory is demolished so the paper private key remains somewhat secure. Despite this, best practice is to instantly send the remaining balance to a paper wallet that wasgoed generated offline.

    Invoer key from a paper wallet

    Use this function if you would like to invoer a private key so all funds are instantaneously available for spending.

    1. Download Mycelium from the Android Play Store or through iTunes.
    2. Key Management
    3. Press the blue ‘+’ symbol
    4. Scan te private key

    After importing this paper private key, you might consider demolishing the original so it cannot be found and your funds stolen. Alternatively, you can keep it safe to be used spil an offline backup.

    Using bitcoind

    If you have Version 7 or zometeen it is now trival. See: How to invoer private keys v7+

    If you are using Cold storage, a Paper wallet or generating vanity addresses you may have a need to invoer a Private key. Since Bitcoin-QT/bitcoind v0.6.0, you can invoer private keys using built-in RPC guideline importprivkey. Before v0.6.0, you needed to rely on third-party wallet.dat manipulation instrument such spil Pywallet.

    This article describes how to invoer a private key through the RPC API of bitcoind, which is a topic for advanced users.

    Note that importing a key to bitcoind and/or Bitcoin-Qt may be dangerous and is not recommended unless you understand the total details of how it works

    Commence Bitcoin client

    Unlike third-party wallet.dat manipulation contraptions such spil Pywallet, you do not have to close the Bitcoin client before proceeding. Instead, you need to begin the bitcoind server.

    • Close bitcoin-qt and begin bitcoind -damon ter Terminal Emulator. The version of bitcoind Vereiste be the same spil bitcoin-qt!

    Bitcoin-QT does not enable its RPC interface by default. To enable it:

    • Close Bitcoin-QT and restart it with bitcoin-qt -server.

    Unlock your wallet

    If you have an encrypted wallet (recommended), you need to unlock it temporarily before importing private keys. The RPC instruction for unlocking an encrypted wallet is walletpassphrase <,passphrase>, <,timeout>,. Typing this directly te a bash terminal will leave your wallet passphrase directly ter the bash history but there are a duo of mechanisms you can use to avoid this. Simply add a space before the directive:

    Another alternative is to use a bash variable:

    Invoer Private key(s)

    The last guideline unlocked your wallet temporarily for 120 seconds, during which time you voorwaarde invoer your private keys. Since private keys can be spil significant spil your passphrase, you may want to use the same technics spil above to prevent their being recorded ter bash history (bash variable or space before the instruction):

    The importing process is now began. Bitcoind will rescan the entire block gegevens to ensure this key has not bot used before. This process will take from one to two minutes, depending on your CPU vertoning. DO NOT abort it before completing!

    To avoid rescanning run the following.

    If no errors occurs, the invoer is a success and Bitcoin-QT users will be able to see the fresh address ter the GUI instantly. If you need to invoer more keys, just repeat the instructions above. There is presently no instruction to invoer a batch of private keys so you will need to wait a minute or two for each key to be imported.

    Cleaning up

    This will lock your wallet again (so you don’t have to wait for timeout)

    Thesis directions will clear the passphrase and private key from memory if you used the read mechanism. If you commenced bitcoind, you will need to zekering it before Bitcoin-QT will begin again:

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