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Exporting a private key from Bitcoin Qt Bitcoin Core and importing to

dexX7 edited this page Oct 12, 2017 · 1 revision

To export a private key from your Bitcoin-Qt / Bitcoin Core client:

  1. Launch your Bitcoin client
  2. Click on 'help' in the menu bar (top right)
  3. Click on 'debug window'
  4. Select the 'console' tab
  5. If your wallet is protected by a passphrase (i.e. you have to enter a passphrase before you can send) unlock it by typing
  • walletpassphrase "your walletpassphrase here" 600
    dumpprivkey [your Bitcoin address here]
  • This will return the private key which will start with the number 5
  1. Once you have your private key if you had to unlock your wallet you can relock it by exiting or typing:
  • walletlock
  1. Once you have this you can go to and click 'Create a New Wallet' (or log into a wallet you already created).
  2. Once you have created and logged into your new wallet go to the 'My Address' page and click the 'Import Address with Private Key' Button.
  3. Enter the private key you exported and in a few moments that address should be added to your wallet and displayed in the list below giving you access to your BTC and any Omni Protocol properties on that address.
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