You were very helpful! Thanks a lot guys! [OLD POST]: Hello! I've been lurking this sub for quite a while. And while I am still very confused on how Bitcoin works, technically speaking, I'd like to jump to it as soon as possible. I'd rather hold some sort of card or something physical as I'm used to. Risk of losing it should be smaller too, I guess. After some researching, I've found this on Ebay.
Can I carry it with me everywhere?
If I lost it, would people be able to access the contents?
I found this old bitcoin wallet that I used to use on my iphone. I didn't realize i made a backup of the private key till now. The problem is it's BIP38. What do I do? I think that means it has another password on it, and i'm sure I can guess that password within a few tries - but I don't know how to get far enough to be asked the password. What do I do?
12-06 01:42 - 'I lost my password to a bip38 encoded paper wallet I made in 2013 now worth 7 figures. Dave from www.walletrecoveryservices.com helped me get it back.' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/Password_Loss_Guy removed from /r/Bitcoin within 15-25min
''' I am making this post using a throw-away account. Ultimately there are people who know my real identity on my normal account that I: 1) don't want to know I have made millions in Bitcoin, and 2) People who know I have made millions in Bitcoin that I don't want to know that I did something so stupid as to lose my password to my "super secure" bip38 wallet. This post is mainly to serve as an endorsement to Dave's integrity. When I contacted him about this issue I depended on the endorsements of others who came before me to ensure that Dave is trustworthy. I decided to take the risk to give him all the available information I had as to what the password could be and Dave did exactly as he said he would do. We agreed on a fee, I gave him my information in a secure way and he was able to crack the password. When he did he took the agreed upon fee and I received my Bitcoins again. It was a humbling and very tough lesson that I learned, but I'm glad Dave was able to help. If you're in the same situation as I was I am confident you can trust Dave to do his best and act honestly. I am happy to answer any questions that I don't feel would be too compromising to my identity. ''' I lost my password to a bip38 encoded paper wallet I made in 2013 now worth 7 figures. Dave from www.walletrecoveryservices.com helped me get it back. Go1dfish undelete link unreddit undelete link Author: Password_Loss_Guy
12-08 04:52 - 'Lost BIP38 password to paper wallet, anyone here who can crack it for 0.01BTC?' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/the_fat_engineer removed from /r/Bitcoin within 132-142min
''' I know the odds, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Few months, I have generated a bunch of paper wallets protected with the BIP38 password, which doesn't seem to work when I try to spend the funds. I used [link]1 and not Safari. I have 0.019BTC in one of the wallets here. I'm offering 0.01BTC to anyone who is able to crack the password. Here's what I know: I believed the password to be fOlder.5645 I have tried many variations of the above but no luck. You can try your guesses on a different, empty paper wallet encrypted with the same password - it is from the same batch (of which I'm sure, they are on the same physical sheet of paper): private: 6PnR4FF2cQQcH9ixtKb6V9LKUigdY92wumTKXdMdcFUnnciYferDnzXFYy Public key with btc : 17ahjBaWUdqtRj7mQrbq81bzob7EkFuc3G Please upvote for visibility. I am too much worried. ''' Lost BIP38 password to paper wallet, anyone here who can crack it for 0.01BTC? Go1dfish undelete link unreddit undelete link Author: the_fat_engineer 1: www.bitad**e*s.o*g Unknown links are censored to prevent spreading illicit content.
Are bitcoin-qt encrypted wallet private keys BIP38 enabled?
Does an encrypted bitcoin-qt wallet generates BIP38 private keys? I saw that bitcoin private keys starting with 5, i.e. unencrypted / no-BIP38 PKs, can be imported on several bitcoin wallets, e.g. blockchain.info, electrum, etc., and everyone with access to these unencrypted PKs can spent the bitcoins associated to them without entering a password to validate the transaction. While BIP38's private keys, i.e. those starting with 6, can be imported on several bitcoin wallets, but they ask the associated password in order to move the coins associated with them. So let's say that someone guess my bitcoin-qt's encrypted private key, and he import it on blockchain.info or electrum. Does he will need to enter my password to spent the coins associated to my PK? in other others, does my encrypted bitcoin-qt private keys works like any BIP38 PK? Thanks
Open Source BIP38 Encrypted Bitcoin Wallet generator for long-term Bitcoin storage with an option to create highly secure distributed passphrase backups. Don't lose your Bitcoin due to a forgotten password!
The most capable working implementation for extending BIP 38 to altcoins (having strong Bitcoin heritage) is provided by bitcoin-explorer's (bx) Key Encryption Commands (with working examples applied to Dash) that supports both BIP 38 modes: 1. AES256Encrypt, AES256Decrypt - a paper wallet use case 2. EC Multiply - a Casascius use case About BIP38 password-encrypted paper wallets. The advantage to encrypting your paper wallet's private key with a password is that if your paper wallet is stolen or otherwise exposed, the balance on the wallet is safe unless the passphrase used to encrypt the wallet is guessed. BIP stands for Bitcoin Improvment Protocol – meaning if you have an idea to make Bitcoin better you can draft it up and if it’s accepted by the community they will start using it. So BIP38 is just the 38th proposal submitted to the Bitcoin Improvement Protocol which is currently adopted by Bitcoin users for protecting their private keys. Note: BIP 38 was initially proposed for Bitcoin, but slowly it has been adopted by other cryptocurrencies too and why not also, when it enhances the security of funds. How To Encrypt Private Keys with BIP38? Encrypting private keys using BIP 38 is very easy. You need to find a Bitcoin paper wallet generator that supports BIP 38 encryption. Someone wanting to send bitcoins through postal mail could send a password-protected paper wallet and give the recipient the passphrase over the phone or e-mail, making the transfer safe from interception of either channel. A user of paper wallets or Bitcoin banknote-style vouchers ("cash") could carry funded encrypted private keys while leaving a copy at home as an element of protection ...
Cracking Bip38 Encrypted Private Keys of Bitcoins - YouTube
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