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Bitcoin wallet.dat Recovery

I'm attempting to recover a wallet for someone and have run into a few problems. Basically I was provided with the wallet.dat file the bitcoin qt client uses. The person had encrypted their wallet, and forgot part of the password used to decrypt it. I'm trying to extract the hash in the wallet using a python script in john the ripper Bitcoin2john.py, but when I run it on the file I DO get a hash out, however it is 64 char longer than the standard bitcoin hash. Is there a reason? I cant use this hash and I'm wondering if its a version issue or if there is a better piece of software to recover the encryption hash.
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Bitcoin wallet.dat Recovery /r/Bitcoin

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recovery for really old wallet.dat from 2011 ? /r/Bitcoin

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Wallet.dat recovery from stuck hard drive, can I trust data recovery services?

Hey /Bitcoin
An old hard drive of mine stopped spinning, I can hear it trying to start but failing to get enough power trough the motor, or so I think. I have reasons to believe there is a wallet.dat on this drive, somewhere.
Since just swapping the PCB of the hard disk probably won't work, I'll probably have to contact a data recovery expert.
What are your thoughts on letting a specialised company recover a wallet.dat?
I fear the technician could just keep the wallet.dat file for himself and tell me he didn't find anything. Even if I make him sign a contract or something, it's very easy for him to just withold the wallet.dat from me, without leaving any proof.

EDIT: No, I don't even have the public key of the wallet I believe is on the drive. With a public key, it would be easily provable the data recovery company stole the coins if they get moved within the time frame of the data recovery.
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Is it possible to recover my Bitcoins from a CPU mining software that I uninstalled back in 2013 on my laptop ?

Hey guys, so I'm from South Africa and I remember in my first year of University, I discovered mining and that one could use their laptop to mine BTC. I didn't know what it was at the time and I would leave my laptop in my room running and mining while I went to class(for 2/3 weeks if I remember correctly).
Honestly, I didn't know what I was doing at the time, I didn't know what Bitcoin really was but it seemed legit and I was convinced that it wasn't a scam.
I later uninstalled the software though, but I was wondering whether one can somehow recover 'deleted' stuff from their laptops(Windows 7)
I still have the laptop. I didn't know much about addresses and all of that. The only thing I knew was mining and I remember downloading a Blockchain wallet on my android phone.
Hope to get a response,
Regards🇿🇦🤙🏿
TLDR: I used to mine BTC on my laptop in 2013, deleted the software. Was wondering if it's possible to somehow recover it ?
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Help required with recovery of BTCs. I'm willing to pay for help

A friend gave me his PC to rebuild. He knew I was into Bitcoins, and told me to recover the wallet from the SSD before formatting it. Upon inspection, I found the SSD was formatted and had nothing on it. So I ran EaseUS data recovery, and recovered the entire drive. This was 2 years back, and I had no idea what I was looking for, because I never mined BTCs to begin with. His PC was with a GTX 900 series GPU, and he mentioned he setup mining for an entire night. Now I'm guessing he could have mined 2 blocks. This is purely my assumption.
I have the data from the SSD, but what should I be looking for? There is no wallet.dat file. There are recovered files with jumbled filenames.
How big should the wallet file be? Is there any other file I should be looking for?
P.S I know of another friend, who mined approximately 10,000 BTCs, and kept the PC aside, after 2 years he sold the PC, and in 2017 when price went up to 18K, he desperately tried to trace the PC, but it was lost. Oh well.
Edit: He started mining in 2011 for 1 night
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I found an old wallet and recovery.txt file, but I'm clueless what to do.

Update:
Seems to be an empty BitCoin wallet. Thanks to Im_Here_To_Fuck for the help.
For those wondering: I took the wallet.dat and used PyWallet to get a wallet.txt file, which gave me a bunch of lines filled with ADDR, PUBKEY, RESERVE and SEC information.
Based on that, it looks to be a Bitcoin wallet. I already have Bitcoin Core installed and Syncing, it's about 4 years behind as of this edit. No transactions showing right now with the wallet.dat replaced.
I checked Bitcoin explorer for about 30 of the addresses listed - no transactions.
Better to know its empty than wonder forever!
The files are from 2013 and I don't have a clue if there is even a balance. I don't even remember what currency it was for or what the wallet belongs to.
I ran PyWallet but it didn't really clarify anything for me - I think it may be LiteCoin but I'm still stuck - what now? How do I actually get into the wallet or better yet how do I figure out what wallet the recovery code is even for?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Thanks
edit: I also noticed I found a debug.txt file and there are dates from 2009 / 2010 in there.
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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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Helping getting my bitcoin

4 years ago someone on reddit sent me .05 bitcoin, i forget why but i found the deposit address. How do i get this into my wallet?
Edit:Update all, i'm an idiot and didn't back up my .dat file in any meaningful way. Don't be be like me. Got laid off and have 200USD i cannot use. Save that shit!
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If you want to dump BSV... some tips on splitting safely. Don't lose your BCH!

Many people are interested right now in gathering up their BSV coins and dumping them on exchanges. Bittrex has just opened deposits however there is a big caveat:
If you attempt to dump your BSV coins onto an exchange like Bittrex, and you have not properly split the coins, a replay attack could result in permanent loss of your (much more valuable) BCH!!!
For this reason it is essential that you split your coins and verify that the coins are split.

Step 1 : get your coins into Electron Cash

Electron Cash ( https://electroncash.org/ ) is the de-facto wallet for coin splitting since it allows you to connect to both BCH and BSV chains, simply by selecting a different server in the Network dialog.
Important: do not make a separate wallet in Electron Cash and send your coins from another wallet. This transaction might fail to replay, though this failure to replay could be temporary and leave your coins in a dangerous state where replays could happen at any time. Instead, you need to load another copy of your wallet in Electron Cash.

Mobile wallet / other software wallet

We will start by importing your wallet seed into Electron Cash.
Create new wallet with type "Standard wallet". "I already have a seed". For BIP39 seeds (see below) click Options button to enable BIP39 seed, and then enter the path on the subsequent page.

Wallet.dat / other non-deterministic wallets

Some wallets don't use seeds and just generate random addresses. You'll need to export your private keys in WIF format, then create a new Electron Cash wallet using "Import Bitcoin Cash addresses or private keys".
If you are using my coin splitter tool, there is a bug with imported-address wallets that prevents using the splitter from Tools menu. So, right click on the address to do splitting that way.

Hardware wallet

Try to set up your hardware wallet in Electron Cash. This lets you transact on both BCH and BSV chains even if the official software for your hardware wallet (such as Trezor's) does not support this.

Step 2 : split your coins

Although there are tools (like my special variant release of Electron Cash) for making split guaranteed split coins from scratch, there are easier ways. In particular if you can get a small 'dust' split coin from someone else, then you can leverage this to rapidly split your whole wallet. I recommend following Calin's guide here.
BCH split dust sources:
Calin's guide also has instructions on how to select BCH and BSV servers, so it's a good read regardless.
There are some cases where a BCH transaction fails to replay initially but then later gets replayed. This could mean that your initial 'dust' initially looks like a split coins but is not, and the replay protection is faulty. For this reason, you should also make a conflicting transaction on the BSV chain, by spending at least one of the same transaction inputs back to yourself.

Step 3 : wait a bit, just to be safe.

With threats of block re-organization attacks floating around, you should wait several confirmations to make sure the splitting 'sticks' and is effectively irreversible.

Step 4 : verify the split

Visit these two block explorer sites and enter the transaction IDs of both your BCH splitting transaction, and your BSV conflicting transaction:
BCH explorer: https://blockdozer.com/
BSV explorer: https://bchsvexplorer.com/
On each site enter both transaction ID's. You want to ensure here that transaction A is only on BCH chain, and transaction B is only on BSV chain.
If you have failed to split, then one txid will be on both chains. If this happens, don't worry! You can just go back to step 2 and try again.

Step 5 : send BSV

Now that your BSV is split from BCH, you can send it whereever you want without fear if having your BCH accidentally dragged along with it.
I cannot provide any advice on what you should do, financially, with your BSV coins. Good luck, and stay smart!
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Why is a "local wallet" on an usb stick more save than an "cloud wallet"?

I dont really understand why an local wallet should be more save than an cloud wallet. In my cloud wallet i only have to remember my password but if i use a "local wallet" on a usb stick for example (or a paper wallet) i could
for example. If someone asks me whats the most secure way to join bitcoin, i always suggest a well known online wallet provider in the cloud.
Am i wrong with that? I know so many people who just lost stuff on a house move of their backpack just got stolen that i feel the cloud is much saver than my computer, my usb stick or my paper wallet.
Best Emin
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Corrupted Json File Recovery

Recently created a new Wallet (thought I had the password written down or AT LEAST the Seed Words and began to transfer some funds over. 30 minutes later the funds were showing up in my wallet but I noticed some glitchy UI bugs and app freezing so I decided to uninstall Wasabi along with all its packages and try a fresh install.
After the fresh install I entered my seed words and (what I thought was the correct password) but upon synching and opening the new wallet there is a 0 balance. Yes this is partly my fault because I assumed Wasabi was like 99.9% of all other bitcoin wallets in terms of only requiring the seed words to recoverestore, but later realized Wasabi encrypts the private key with both Password & Seed Words.

I was able to partially recover the deleted original wallet (json file) but unfortunately it is corrupt and thus will not load or import into Wasabi.

So this is where I currently stand
I possess the recovery seed, original wallet file(CORRUPT), addressmanagermain.dat file, and transactions.json file all from the original wallet, but cannot remember the original password.
Can anyone help or provide some guidance in recovering my original wallet with resources including the files and seed words I mentioned above?
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Had to refresh windows 8 on laptop, are my coins irrecoverable?

I have a laptop with windows 8.1 for about 2.5 years, recently OS started bugging out, wouldn't load windows after login screen (black desktop, no apps, no explorer). After several restarts it usually managed to start ok.
I was prompted to run checkdisck, which I did, it discovered a serious error and asked for restart. It tried repairing itself there but was unable to and wouldn't start at all after. I had the option to Refresh and i proceeded, without thinking about losing my bitcoin wallet. Biggest mistake is that i defragged the hdd two times after.
After refresh, i installed bitcoin core client and it promped me with 0 balance and 3 years to catch back on blockchain (latter is normal i guess). I then panicked and stoped it, thinking i should ask first how to proceed.
It was a modest sum, of about 0.4 btc if i remember correctly, but i would like to know if i can do something to have it back.
Edit: (maybe someone else finds this useful):
I've used Undelete to recover data, i've found a wallet.
Digging further, i've used DeepScan feature to search again and found another entry for wallet, this time in windows.old...appdata\roaming\bitcoin so it appears the file was originally backed up but then deleted (i'm 100% positive i've haven't deleted it). That feature also uncovered many 'wallet' files, but i imagine some are windows related? walletframe.cpp or .h , walletmodel, walletstack etc.
Now i have two wallets, both same size ~152kb, none work when copy-pasted in Bitcoin folder (by replacing the new, empty wallet). I get ”wallet.dat corrupt, salvage failed”
Another redditor told me to try opening it with a hex editor, and now i'm trying to find a way to work it from there, although this is far from my expertise and i expect i won't be able to do much.
A data recovery would cost me ~140 USD and it would still be a gamble, so considering there was only 0.4xx btc there, i don't think this approach is feasible. I'm considering looking for a redditor that can try the recovery and split the btc there, if he's interested.
thanks to introshine and 5tu for helping to figure the edited part
edit2: link to bounty topic http://www.reddit.com/Bitcoin/comments/2s62kb/bounty_corrupted_wallet_after_windows_81_refresh/
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Supported new algorithms of recovery methods.
Very easy to work with it. Just add your file ,check the methods of recovery.
Supports for all Core Wallet.dat files.
Supports for all Electrum wallet_default files.
MyEtherium backup files.

Several attacks can be configured and queued advanced mixed attacks for precise search range setup: -multi-position modifications to cover modern password policies; -simple modifications: add part(s) copy, add reversed copy, etc. -typing errors generation with new multi-position options; -brute-force attacks based on a charset and length selected: -limit number of equal, capital or special chars or digits; -number ranges (e.g. 1-31, 1-12, 2003-2018, etc.); -dictionary attacks with modifications (several wordlists are included): -password in reverse, capitalized, uppercased, lowercased; -adjustable mixed-case mode; -preset or custom char replacements: Ss with $, Ii with !, Aa with 4, etc. -advanced keyboard layouts-aware recovery technique; -"Save passwords to a file" option to verify search settings, generate new wordlist, etc. -Audio, script or web address based post-search notification. -Highly optimized code (SSE, AVX, AVX2, AVX-512) guarantees best performance.info -Utilizes NVIDIA and AMD Graphics processing units with a high-performance methods. -Utilizes integrated GPUs as well.Intel GPU support Supports up to 64 simultaneous processing threads (multi-CPU, multi-GPU). Windows 7 - Windows 10
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Did I steal $500,000...?

I posted this elsewhere, and will condense the interesting question into one paragraph. The original post is below that if you're interested in more context. And there's a tl;dr at the very bottom, but this paragraph here is a good summary:
In summary, I acquired a long-lost computer from a cousin who died 8 years ago. Nobody was aware that there were Bitcoins on that machine. Who do those coins belong to? If someone gives you a book and there's a $100 bill it, there's a good argument to be made the $100 is yours. If the book contains login info to a bank account with $100, taking that money is stealing. But where do these bitcoins really live and who possesses them... especially if nobody ever knew they existed?
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Original Post.
I cleaned out an old account to post this... consider it a throwaway for obvious reasons.
It’s a long story, but it needs complete context…
I’m an only child. So was my cousin… my dad’s sister son, also an only child. We were about 3 months apart, and we were close friends.
The families used to get together over the Summers… they lived about 8 hours away, but there was a lake near their place, so we’d visit and go there for a few weeks every Summer holiday. The best memories of my life, without question. And also the worst, because in the Summer of 2011, he drowned. He was 15.
Nobody knows what happened. Horsing around on a raft on the lake, lots of kids and adults around, and suddenly, hey, where’s Bobby. He’s here somewhere. Looked around, nowhere to be found, maybe he swam back to shore, he’ll show up, he must be kidding, hey Bobby this isn’t funny, where the hell are you…. annoyance growing to concern growing to panic, cops called, everyone searching… and the water was pretty deep and murky, but someone deep diving (20 feet) not too far from the raft found him.
And we never really found the cause. There was no evidence he hit his head or any unusual markings or anything. He just drowned, and to say it was devastating would be a big understatement. My aunt and uncle have never been the same, and for years, they kept his room intact, as if Bobby might suddenly show up. Apparently my aunt changed the bedsheets every so often, as well as dusting and whatever else.
Obviously, the Summers at the lake ended… in fact, I didn’t see my aunt and uncle for about 5 years. My parents went and visited a few times between 2011 and 2016, but without me.
On one of those trips, I guess they convinced my aunt to start letting go… and my parents came back with a bunch of stuff that had belonged to Bobby that they thought I’d want. I used his baseball glove for a bit after mine wore out, but it felt wrong. The rest of the stuff sat untouched in our garage for years.
Last year, I had a 3.5” floppy that I wanted to get a file off… and was scratching my head because I had no PC with floppy drive. Then I remembered Bobby’s old PC had a drive… the one sitting in our garage. I’d never bothered hooking it up at home. It was older and crappier than mine, and I knew it was nothing but a bunch of games which were already 5 years out of date when the computer arrived.
But it had that drive, and if I could boot that machine, great… so I hooked it all up and turned it on and yay, it worked. I hadn’t really figured out how I was going to retrieve what I needed. I initially just wanted to see if it’d work, and it did, but the computer wasn’t even hooked up to the internet… no need. I found what I needed and screen-shot everything I needed off the floppy, but before turning it off and packing it up, I started poking around a bit to see what might be there.
The short answer is nothing exciting, except… a Bitcoin wallet. Not with a million coins or anything, and at the time, pretty much worthless. From what I can tell, they weren’t worth much back then. I really have no idea where they actually came from. I suspect from the transaction log on the wallet that he downloaded the client, ran it for a while, got bored with it eventually and forgot about it and its measly roughly 47 bitcoins. There wasn’t much else except a short note with public key/private key and a recovery phrase and a backed up wallet.dat that I actually never managed to get into, but I was afraid to connect that machine to the internet in case those coins somehow vanished… it took me a while to educate myself about it, but long story short, those bitcoins now live on my phone, password protected and 2FA protected and wallet backed up and from what I can tell, there has never been an outgoing transaction from this wallet.
So, here we are. Roughly half a million dollars. Who does it belong to? Legally, I’ve brought it up theoretically with people and it’s always an interesting discussion. Is it like finding a physical wallet with cash in it, and no ID? Is it like finding bank log-in info and swiping the cash in the account? They gave me the computer; isn’t what’s on it mine? If someone gives me a book from a used bookstore and there’s a $1 bill in it, it’s mine, right? What if it’s $100? Still mine? What if it’s $100,000?
That’s a technical, legal discussion. Feel free to weigh in. The other is the moral/ethical discussion. Is it my aunt/unlce’s? Half of it? Some of it? Nobody in this equation is in debt or lacking money. All happy middle class folk… for whom this would all be a lot of money.
At present, I’m in school not racking up any debt because my parents have agreed to pay for my education as long as I take it seriously, which I am.
So… this all just sits there, but I bring this up now because I’d be lying if I said I’d never felt guilty about it. Of course, I haven’t absconded with it, and there’s all sorts of plausible explanations why only now I mentioned it… like, hey, I just hooked up Bobby’s computer and guess what… whatever. I bring it up now because we will be with my aunt and uncle this coming week, and maybe it’s time to say something. Or not. Or what.
Feels good to write about this because I’ve never mentioned it to anyone, but at some point, this needs to see the light of day.
TL;DR found a stash of bitcoins on my dead cousin's computer and haven't told anyone about it (yet?)
EDIT: Not sure it's relevant, but the bot told me to update my location... Canada.
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Help me store my bitcoins!

They are in an online wallet on an exchange right now. Wat do?
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Please HELP*** my wallet.dat file disappeared (mac user) it was not very well well protected, is it possible i was hacked? and someone took the wallet.dat file? (mac user)

my wallet.dat file is not where it is suppose to be, i have searched my hd for it, and came up with nothing, is it possible that someone could have simply hacked in and taken my wallet.dat file? please excuse my inexperience. because of this my bitcoinqt will not open and brings up an error message each time i try. any advice or help is appreciated. thanks in advance!!
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Please Guys, I need help!

I was trying to import my private key to a USB (Mac Air), and i thought I'd clean everything on the computer first then import the keys to the USB, I moved the whole folder to the trash can, then emptied it. Ofcourse that deleted everything and I lost $1000 worth of Bitcoins.. I feel sick to my stomach ..
i downloaded Stellar Phoenix Mac Data and its running now .. but i dont know if it will find anything with .wallet .. can someone please help me?
Stella didnt work ..
im trying Yodot now!
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Yep, I did it officially.

It was not intentional, not not at all. I sent my 1BTC to my computers assigned bitcoin address, saved the .dat file and formatted my PC and re-installed bitcoin. About to restore my saved .dat file to notice it did not save at all to my external drive (WTF - Crazy moment and recoveries started) to no avail I lost my bitcoin.
Long live in peace!
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From: https://blockchain.info/address/1H1pcBmQewbvRgUHqSdY9y6UYhRnmN44wN (to...) https://blockchain.info/address/1LTfPacEF2AiES3pFQpk88TFBkbz9Ph7vX
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Did I fuck up?

I was trying to fix a problem with bitcoin-qt, it wasn't recognizing the block chain. Apparently the solution to this was to delete everything except wallet.dat and run bitcoin-qt again so it would re-download the blockchain. I know it's stupid, and I was kind of in the mindset "I can't really do any damage cause it will just be moved to the recycle bin" but I didn't back up the wallet.dat file. When I ran bitcoin-qt the it looks like it overwrote the wallet file as it now saws my balance is 0 BTC. Looking back on it it seems obvious that I was meant to move the wallet file out and then use it to replace the new one it made.
Is there any way to get it back, or is it gone forever, it was only about $100 worth so I'm not that upset about losing it.
Edit: There were no previous versions to restore to, I'm downloading recuva now.
Edit2: Recuva didn't find anything with .dat or .bak in ...AppData/Roaming/Bitcoin. I'm running a deep scan now.
Edit3: I'm synced with the block-chain, so that's not the reason its not showing a balance.
Final Edit: It has a happy ending! I remembered I had cloned my hard-drive a few months ago and was able to recover the wallet.dat file off that!
Thanks for all the help.
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Bitcoins gone from wallet while synchronising.

Hi! I wanted to try out bitcoins so i bought some and imported them to my bitcoin-qt wallet. I still could not see the money in the wallet and realized I had to wait for it to synchronise. During the synchronisation my hard drive crashed... I managed to save some of my hard drive, including the bitcoin wallet. When I opened the wallet though it contained a new address and not the one with my BTC. I then tried importing the wallet to blockchain.info but there is still no BTC in any of the wallets. I have the address that the BTC is on and confirmed on blockchain that there still is BTC on it.
So is there any way for me to get my bitcoins back, since I still have the address where the money is on?
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