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How to export private keys from armory wallet on OSX? I've tried but the private keys do not show on the export. /r/Bitcoin

How to export private keys from armory wallet on OSX? I've tried but the private keys do not show on the export. /Bitcoin submitted by BitcoinAllBot to BitcoinAll [link] [comments]

Exporting Keys from Armory

I have an old laptop that I may have bitcoin on from a couple years ago on Bitcoin Armory 0.93.3. I tried connecting it to the internet to re-sync with the blockchain but quickly found out that the laptop is infected and I would want to not have to have it connected to the internet. I forgot how to use the wallet, I don't have the seed phrase and when I try to create a paper backup I have to enter a passphrase to unlock the wallet. Is there a way to export the keys from this old wallet?
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Just bought first coin, using Armory and have some questions

I've just bought 1BTC and this is my first foray into the world of online currencies, so please excuse this question. I transferred by 1BTC to an Armory wallet. I didn't realise however that Armory needs to download an enormous blockchain which will -quite literally- take weeks. Do I need to wait for this to happen before I can access my 1BTC? I'd like to transfer it to Electrum.
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Sent bitcoins before realizing i need Bitcoin Core

Hello, let me begin by saying im a newbie with no substantial knowledge about chains and coins and what have you.
To avoid fees and stuff I thought it would be a good idea to create a wallet using Armory. It all seemed pretty straight forward so I just created a receiving address after creating my wallet and sent bitcoins from localbitcoins.com to my armory wallet.
Immediately after submitting my transaction I realized how ignorant I was, turns out I need Bitcoin Core to get Armory to work online, and I would really prefer not to download the whole chain thing as it will probably take me several days... So I have a couple of questions:
  1. Did I just shit the bed and lose all the bitcoins that I transfered?
  2. Is there a way to export my wallet and addresses from Armory(offline) to Electrum to avoid downloading the whole chain with Bitcoin Core?
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5 Best Cryptocurrency Wallets with User-Owned Private Keys

5 Best Cryptocurrency Wallets with User-Owned Private Keys

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All cryptocurrency transactions are based on the control of two important numbers: public and private keys. Public keys facilitate the transfer of crypto; private keys, their receipt. These keys are stored and secured through digital wallets, the software through which users have access to their digital assets.
There are two main models of cryptocurrency wallets: those that don’t allow users to control their private keys and those that do. The first model of wallets host users’ private keys on a centralized server, which facilitates transactions. In the second model, users hold their own private keys and are able to send and receive tokens without the consent of a third party.
So just how important is it to directly control your private keys? We’ll answer that question today, and review some of the best wallet options that allow you to do that.

Private keys: What they are and why they matter

Private keys are randomly generated secret numbers that link a user to particular cryptocurrency assets. Coins can be transferred to other blockchains only by accessing a wallet’s private keys. For this reason, it is extremely important to keep private keys secure and confidential. Matt Miller, a Bloomberg TV host, demonstrated this lesson to the world when he briefly showed his private key QR code on-air and had his funds immediately stolen.
In one model of wallet, a third-party retains control of the private keys. This model is typically described as the crypto version of a bank. The user is the owner of the funds but relies on the wallet’s server to execute transactions. However, this comparison fails to recognize key dangers inherent in third-party management of crypto funds.
Crypto wallets, like bank accounts and any other internet-connected account, are at risk of being hacked. Unlike banks, however, crypto projects are not legally obligated to refund account holders their funds in the case of a security breach. For this reason, keeping funds in a wallet for which you don’t control the private keys is significantly riskier than storing fiat currency in a bank.
User-owned private key wallets offer a much stronger option in terms of security. No one has control over your funds except you. That means that if someone hacks the server hosting your wallet, your funds are secure. It also means that you can’t have your funds stolen if the wallet’s leadership “loses” the private keys (yes, that has happened).
Always remember that private keys unlock full access to digital funds. Opting for wallets with user-owned private keys ensures that you maintain control over your funds and do not rely on a third party to make transactions. Here, we picked out some of the most trusted solutions that allow full user-control over private keys.

Coin Wallet

Coin Wallet is an excellent solution that allows you to directly conduct blockchain transactions and access tokens. You can export your private keys, and the wallet does not have access or oversight over your operations within the software.
Coin Wallet is suited to the needs of both beginners and professional crypto users. It comes as free software with simple and streamlined interfaces in both mobile and desktop versions. The wallet supports any ERC20 and ERC223 tokens, including Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Ripple, Stellar, and Ethereum.
Of all the wallets on the market, Coin Wallet offers one of the most exhaustive collections of coins. Currently, there are more than 20,000 supported cryptocurrencies. The app gets bonus points for convenience, providing two built-in exchanges: Changelly and ShapeShift.

Blockchain

In 2011, Blockchain wallet pioneered the niche of online wallets. It remains one of the market leaders in wallets offering user-controlled keys. Currently, the company has over 41M wallets and more than $200B in transactions have been made on it since its start.
The mobile app is available in multiple languages and offers a built-in exchange for fast trading. Interfaces are very easy to follow and intuitive. The major drawback of this veteran wallet is that it supports just 5 coins: Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Stellar (XLM), and USD PAX (PAX).

Exodus

Exodus comes as a download for desktop or mobile. In addition to giving you control of your private keys, it also allows you to export them, as well. Plus, as an extra security measure, it never stores private keys on the server.
This wallet may not suit the needs of all users, as there is no web version and English is the only supported language.
The app lists 100+ crypto coins and offers ShapeShift as a built-in exchange.

Armory

Armory wallet is a great choice for users who want a simple storage option for their crypto assets. It offers some offline functionality, as well as free cold storage. It also lets you back up private keys (a QR code) on paper or create a multi-signature wallet. The latter option is particularly useful for businesses.
A major drawback of this wallet is that it is the least user-friendly option. Users need to have some basic knowledge encryption and software set-up. In addition, sending digital assets with Armory is less convenient than competitors and it doesn’t offer any built-in exchanges.

Bitcoin Core

Launched by the Bitcoin project, Bitcoin Core has a simple interface and is compatible with Mac, Linux, and Windows. It allows users to check the full node of Bitcoin transactions, i.e. download the entire blockchain. Therefore, it might take some time to download the full blockchain and set up your wallet.
A drawback of Bitcoin Core is that it’s large: you must have at least 200GB free disk space for this software, and system requirements constantly increase as the full Bitcoin network node grows.
As its name suggests, Bitcoin Core supports only Bitcoin. If you plan on trading and using only Bitcoin, this wallet is a great choice. Because you keep the full node on your computer, you don’t need any third parties to verify transactions. Sending or receiving coins here is very simple, and you are directly connected to the full Bitcoin network node. The fees are decided on by user votes.
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A Guide to Keeping Keys Offline Using Armory +rPi

Hi Redditors.
I am going to post in this thread my experiences in getting my Desktop (Debian) machine running Armory in watch-only mode, and coupling that with an offline Raspberry Pi (which holds my private keys) for signing the transactions previously made in watch-only mode.
I actually compiled Armory from source directly on my Pi. This guide is probably more for the bitcoin 'power user', as to run Armory online, and broadcast the signed transactions, you need to have a bitcoin full node running (bitcoind).
Basic requirements:
Aimed-for Setup:
I'll post the guide in digestible sections...

Section 1

I should begin by saying I installed source code from git, and got Armory to build the DB on my desktop initially, WITHOUT creating a wallet.. (This allowed me to debug what was going on a little!)
Go to Bitcoin.org, select Armory..
It leads to a Download from Git:
https://github.com/goatpig/BitcoinArmory/releases
Followed the procedure for Linux Debian verify code, compile, install, all straight-forward..
Began by running bitcoind, and telling Armory where to find it. This is the command I used, obviously it was all on one line and didn't include the arrows/explanations!:
python ArmoryQt.py \ --satoshi-datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks \ # <-----(where my bitcoind blocks live) --datadir=/ArmoryDataDi \ # <-----(this is instead of ~/.armory) --dbdir=/ArmoryDataDidatabases # <-------(again, non std. place used for Armory's databases.. my choice.) 
So, on the Desktop, after the initial "build databases"
(NB the initial "Build Databases" took about 1.5h and my two CPUs were maxed the whole time, Temps up to 62C. Not ideal; Im not in a rush!)
I then wanted to import a watch-only wallet.
Before I did this, I took a full backup of the Armory data dir:
/ArmoryDataDi
(or ~/.armory in a default installation).
I'd hate to have to make Armory do another full sync with the bitcoind node!

Section 2

Next step: offline wallet (with Private Keys) is on a Raspberry Pi.
I downloaded the source and managed to compile it on the pi itself! :)
Though there were some gymnastics needed to setup the Pi.
My Pi is running Raspbian based on Wheezy.. quite old!
I did the following on the Pi:
apt-get update apt-get upgrade (<---took about an hour!) apt-get install autotools-dev apt-get install autoconf 
Then I followed the instructions exactly as I had done for my Debian Desktop machine, EXCEPT:
I had to increase the Pi's swap space. I upped it from 100Mb to 400Mb.
The compilation took 7 hours, and my poor SD card got a thrashing.
But after compilation, I put the Swap back to 100Mb and Armory runs ok with about 150Mb of memory (no swap needed).
Swap increase on the Pi:
use your favourite editor, and open the file /etc/dphys-swapfile
add/change the following line:
CONF_SWAPSIZE=400 
Then, REBOOT the Pi:
sudo shutdown -h -P now 
Once the compilation was done on the Pi, put the swap back, rebooted and created an Armory wallet.
I added manual entropy and upped the encryption 'time' from 250ms to 2500ms - since the Pi is slow, but I'll be happy to wait for more iterations in the Key Derivation Function.
Once the wallet was created, it obviously prompts you for backup.
I want to add a private key of my own (i.e. import), so don't do the backup until this is over.
I import my Private Key, and Armory checks that this corresponds to a Public Key, which I check is correct.
This is the point now where the Pi storage medium (e.g an SD card) has to be properly destroyed if you ever get rid of it.
I had thought that now would be a good time to decide if your new wallet will generate Segwit receiving addresses, and also addresses used to receive 'change' after a transaction..
But it seems Armory WON'T let you switch to P2SH-P2WPKH unless your Armory is connected to a node offering "WITNESS" service.
Obviously, my Pi is offline and will never connect to a node, so the following will not work on the Pi:
NB: I thought about setting this on the Debian "watch-only" wallet, but that would surely mean doom, as the Pi would not know about those addresses and backups might not keep them.. who knows...
So, end result:- no segwit for me just yet in my offline funds.

--If anyone can offer a solution to this, I'd be very grateful--

Section 3

Ok, now this is a good point to back up your wallet on the Pi. It has your imported keys. I choose a Digital Backup - and put it on a USB key, which will never touch the internet and will be stored off-site. I also chose to encrypt it, because I'm good with passwords..
NB: The Armory paper backup will NOT back up your imported private keys, so keep those somewhere if you're not sweeping them. It would be prudent to have an Armory paper backup anyway, but remember it will likely NOT help you with that imported key.
Now for the watch-only copy of the wallet. I want to get the "watch-only" version onto my Desktop Debian machine.
On the Pi, I created (exported to a USB key) a "watching-only" copy of my wallet.
I would use the RECOMMENDED approach, export the "Entire Wallet File".
As you will see below, I initially exported only the ROOT data, which will NOT capture the watching-only part of the Private Key I entered manually above (i.e. the public Key!).
Now, back on the Debian Desktop machine...
I stopped all my crontab jobs; just give Armory uninterrupted CPU/memory/disk...
I also stopped bitcoind and made a backup prior to any watch-only wallet being imported.
I already made a backup of Armory on my Desktop, before any wallet import.
(this was needed, as I made a mistake.. see below)
So on the Debian Desktop machine, I begin by firing up bitcoind.
my command for this is:
./bitcoind -daemon -datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414 -dbcache=400 -maxmempool=400 

Section 4

I try running Armory like this:
(I'm actually starting Armory from a script - StartArm.sh)
Inside the script StartArm.sh, it has the line:
python ArmoryQt.py --ram-usage=4 --satoshi-datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks --datadir=/ArmoryDataDi --dbdir=/ArmoryDataDidatabases 
I know from bitter experience that doing a scan over the blockchain for a new wallet takes a looong time and a lot of CPU, and I'd like it to play nicely; not gobble all the memory and swap and run my 2xCPUs both at 100% for four hours...
So... I aim to run with --ram-usage=X and --thread-count=X
(For me in the end, X=1 but I began with X=4)
I began with --ram-usage=4 (<--- = 4x128Mb)
The result is below...
TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'int' objects 
It didn't recognise the ram-usage and carried on, crippling my Debian desktop PC.
This is where it gets dangerous; Armory can gobble so much memory and CPU that the windowing environment can cease up, and it can take over 30 minutes just to exit nicely from bitcoind and ArmoryDB.
So, I ssh to the machine from another computer, and keep an eye on it with the command
"free -h" 
I'd also be able to do a "sudo reboot now" if needed from here.

Section 5

So, trying to get my --ram-usage command recognised, I tried this line (added quotes):
python ArmoryQt.py --ram-usage="4" --satoshi-datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks --datadir=/ArmoryDataDi --dbdir=/ArmoryDataDidatabases 
But no, same error...
Loading Armory Engine: Armory Version: 0.96.4 Armory Build: None PyBtcWallet Version: 1.35 Detected Operating system: Linux OS Variant : ('debian', '9.4', '') User home-directory : /home/ Satoshi BTC directory : /BlockChain/chain20180414 Armory home dir : /ArmoryDataDi ArmoryDB directory : /ArmoryDataDidatabases Armory settings file : /ArmoryDataDiArmorySettings.txt Armory log file : /ArmoryDataDiarmorylog.txt Do wallet checking : True (ERROR) ArmoryUtils.py:3723 - Unsupported language specified. Defaulting to English (en) (ERROR) ArmoryQt.py:1833 - Failed to start Armory database: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'int' objects Traceback (most recent call last): File "ArmoryQt.py", line 1808, in startArmoryDBIfNecessary TheSDM.spawnDB(str(ARMORY_HOME_DIR), TheBDM.armoryDBDir) File "/BitcoinArmory/SDM.py", line 387, in spawnDB pargs.append('--ram-usage=' + ARMORY_RAM_USAGE) TypeError: cannot concatenate 'str' and 'int' objects 

Section 6

So, I edit the Armory python file SDM.py:
if ARMORY_RAM_USAGE != -1: pargs.append('--ram-usage=4') #COMMENTED THIS, SO I CAN HARDCODE =4 # ' + ARMORY_RAM_USAGE) 
Running it, I now have acknowledgement of the --ram-usage=4:
(WARNING) SDM.py:400 - Spawning DB with command: /BitcoinArmory/ArmoryDB --db-type="DB_FULL" --cookie --satoshi-datadir="/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks" --datadir="/ArmoryDataDi" --dbdir="/ArmoryDataDidatabases" --ram-usage=4 
Also, even with ram-usage=4, it used too much memory, so I told it to quit.
It took over 30 minutes to stop semi-nicely. The last thing it reported was:
ERROR - 00:25:21: (StringSockets.cpp:351) FcgiSocket::writeAndRead FcgiError: unexpected fcgi header version 
But that didn't seem to matter or corrupt the Armory Database, so I think it's ok.
So, I get brave and change SDM.py as below, and I make sure my script has a command line for --ram-usage="ABCDE" and --thread-count="FGHIJ"; the logic being that these strings "ABCDE" will pass the IF criteria below, and my hardcoded values will be used...
if ARMORY_RAM_USAGE != -1: pargs.append('--ram-usage=1') #COMMENTED THIS, SO I CAN HARDCODE =1 # ' + ARMORY_RAM_USAGE) if ARMORY_THREAD_COUNT != -1 pargs.append('--thread-count=1') #COMMENTED THIS, SO I CAN HARDCODE =1 #' + ARMORY_THREAD_COUNT) 
So, as usual, I use my script and start this with: ./StartArm.sh
(which uses command line:)
python ArmoryQt.py --ram-usage="ABCDE" --thread-count="FGHIJ" --satoshi-datadir=/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks --datadir=/ArmoryDataDi --dbdir=/ArmoryDataDidatabases 
(this forces it to use my hard-coded values in SDM.py...)
So, this is the command which it reports that it starts with:
(WARNING) SDM.py:400 - Spawning DB with command: /BitcoinArmory/ArmoryDB --db-type="DB_FULL" --cookie --satoshi-datadir="/BlockChain/chain20180414/blocks" --datadir="/ArmoryDataDi" --dbdir="/ArmoryDataDidatabases" --ram-usage=1 --thread-count=1 
Again, this is where it gets dangerous; Armory can gobble so much memory and CPU that the windowing environment can cease up. So I ssh to the machine and keep an eye on it with:
"free -h" 

Section 7

So, on the Debian Desktop PC, I inserted the USB stick with the watch-only wallet I exported from the Pi.
Start Armory...
Import "Entire Wallet File" watch-only copy.
Wait 4 hours..
YAY!!!
After running Armory for about 30m, the memory usage dropped by 400m... wierd...
It took ~2 hours to get 40% completion.
After 3.5 hours it's almost there...
The memory went up to about 1.7Gb in use and 900Mb of Swap, but the machine remained fairly responsive throughout, apart from a few (10?) periods at the start, where it appeared to freeze for 10-30s at a time.
(That's where my ssh session came in handy - I could check the machine was still ok with a "free -h" command)
Now, I can:
Create an unsigned transaction on my Desktop,
Save the tx to USB stick,
Move to the Pi,
Sign the tx,
Move back to the Desktop,
Broadcast the signed tx.

Section 8

My initial Mistake:
This caused me to have to roll-back my Armory database, using the backup. so you should try to avoid doing this..
On the Pi, I exported only the ROOT data, which will NOT capture the watching-only part of the Private Key
It is RECOMMENDED to use the Digital Export of Entire Wallet File from the Pi when making a watch-only copy. If you just export just the "ROOT data", not the "Entire Wallet File", you'll have problems if you used an imported Private Key in the offline wallet, like I did.
Using the ROOT data text import, after it finished... my balance was zero. So,. I tried a Help->Rescan Balance (Restart Armory, takes 1minute to get back up and running) No Luck. Still zero balance.
So, I try Rescan Databases.. This will take longer. Nah.. no luck.
So, I tried again, thinking it might be to do with the fact that I imported the text "root data" stuff, instead of following the (Recommended) export of watching-wallet file.
So, I used my Armory backup, and wound back the ArmoryDataDi to the point before the install of the (zero balance) wallet. (you should not need to do this, as you will hopefully use the RECOMMENDED approach of exporting the "Entire Wallet File"!)
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Have I lost my coins?

Hi guys,
I have recently made two very small purchases of bitcoins (around $12 each), one that I sent to my Armory Wallet and also one I sent directly to a company to purchase goods. I bought these bitcoins using the website Bittylicious which I have used many many times in the past. The only difference is, instead of bank transfer I used the pay with direct debit.
Anyways, neither my wallet or the merchant has recieved the coins that I purchased, which was around 24-26 hours ago at least. I have both of the transaction IDs which I have checked on blockchain and they both seem to have been completed.
I was wondering if anyone can see why this has happened?
Transaction to my wallet - https://blockchain.info/tx/1cc294920379d55c9661da6ec3a42f7d6a41e63e9a69bb5d592c93ff040e6f9d
Transaction to Merchant - https://blockchain.info/tx/d08f1cd453afff603989894048ddf27fd1157cca4212a64306f3a0c3814a2857
I can also see another transaction on both of them for the value of around 0.07 BTC which I have no idea what they are. But I can see a link from the ID 1NER42QAZt9vEahX2tnSsSNd2jvN2L1KFD . Which I have no idea what it is (maybe bittylicous ID)
I hope someone can help me here.
Thank you so much
edit: Seems like it was an issue with my armory, as I have exported the private key to Electrum and it resolved the problem. Thanks for all your help guys.
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Has anyone been able to export private keys from Armory?

Hi everyone,
I am super pissed but I am going to try and keep it low key. I have a wallet that I saved in Armory years ago, and I want to move coins from it now. I had looked online a few months ago, and it said that I could export the private keys from Armory and sweep them into Electrum.
Well, today I tried it in both Armory 1.35 on Windows and the latest version on Linux. It doesn't work at all.
You can open a window after choosing to backup individual keys, and there are checkboxes there for all the different types of keys you could want, but checking and unchecking them DOES NOTHING.
All you can get is the Armory backup string for the wallet. That you already have, if you have restored the wallet from a paper backup.
Time to download all 120Gb of the blockchain I guess. Has anyone ever exported private keys from Armory? Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks.
Edit: PSA: Armory does not work at all on a fresh Ubuntu 17 install. It just fails silently and doesn't install. Neither does it work on MacOS El Capitan. On Debian 8, not all of the dependencies are installed properly during installation. I'm afraid to update my Windows copy now.
Edit: Bit the bullet and did it. Got it working on Ubuntu and found out that you have to start bitcoind in the background and play with some Armory settings to get it to run, then downloaded the whole thing from bitcoin-qt. Turns out I was right - Armory doesn't know the private keys until after it has downloaded the whole blockchain. And spent an hour chewing through transactions. AND you've restarted it twice. But I finally got them. Thanks everyone!
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How to check 2014 Armory Paper Backup balance?

I have an Armory paper backup from 2014. I'm fairly sure there's no BTC in it, but I'd like to verify before I destroy it.
I installed the Armory software and imported it, but the Armory software says it's offline, so I'm not sure if the balance shown (0) is correct.
All it shows is:
Used Addreses 0.00 Change Addresses 0.00 Unused Addresses 0.00
I also tried to export the keys - all I get is this (key data redacted):
Created: 2018-Jan-14 01:39pm Wallet ID: 25CnwdBfV Wallet Name: Restored - 25CnwdBfV
The following is the same information contained on your paper backup. All NON-imported addresses in your wallet are backed up by this data.
Root Key: xxxx...

xxxx...

Any advice? I'd much prefer not to install Bitcoin Core and have to download the entire blockchain.
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help moving away from Armory

I have a paper backup from an old Armory wallet which I want to restore so I can move way from it. So today I installed Armory 0.96 and Bitcoin Core 0.14.1.
I managed to run Armory and restore my wallet. But here is the jist:
Armory shows 'Organizing Blockchain' spinning on forever, and it says 'Node offline (0 blocks)' at the bottom. I understand this is normal, but can I export the private key either way? When I click on the option SAVE TO FILE for exporting the private key, nothing happens.
Also ArmoryDB.exe was crashing a lot -- so I have chosen to rebuild the Armory DB (not the blockchain). Since then and my last restart of Armory, there has been o crash (so far!).
But basically what I want is to transfer this wallet into blockchain.info. I understand I need the private key for it, so I was hoping that there is a good simple of doing it either through Armory or perhaps via the bitcoin core installed?
Thanks! P.
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Armory

Will bitcoinABC work with armory? I'm using Armory with offline wallets and don't plan to export/import the keys to other wallets. I run already a BitcoinABC node on top of armory but have no idea of the transaction with the new version will work...
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Help splitting coins...without shooting myself in the foot

Hey!
I had/have an old Armory offline wallet. When the BCH fork happened, I successfully sent BTC from the Armory wallet to a Trezor, then imported the Armory private keys into a full-node BCH wallet, then sent the BCH to the Trezor.
Can I do the same with BTG--without risking my BTC? I know BTG NOW has replay protection, but all of my BCH splitting shenanigans happened before it did (I think).
To sum up, here's what has gone on (and what my plan going forward is):
Am I on the right track? Thanks guys. What a community!
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Can I (safely) update my Armory offline wallet

One step forward, two or three back. After being worried about sweeping my private keys, I FINALLY have Armory synced up after just 22 hours. And now I get this warning while trying to move everything out to Electrum. My "online" Armory is version 0.93.2 -- My offline is 0.87.2-beta
So the big question is- can I upgrade my offline to 0.93.2 easily (and what precautions should I take before doing so) or am I better off removing the online wallet, and re-installing and re-syncing the older version?
Keep in mind- when I did a key export from the offline wallet, I could only "see" about 30% of my bitcoin balance.
I'm quite frustrated right now...
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Want to buy a small amount, getting pretty frustrated.

I only want to by about $15 worth of BTC.
I'm verified at VoS but my only options there are a certified cheque sent by registered mail (aprox $8.00) or a wire transfer with a $15 fee.
I tried quickBT but have a Visa interact card with TD which isn't supported in the online interact payment. The only other bank accounts I have are with unsupported banks (by any service I've found).
Everyone local to me selling on localbitcoins is looking for a minimum of $100.
I'm waiting for verification with libertybit.com because it looks like they have an email interac option once the verification is complete. Hopefully this works out after verification.
I really want to get into this as I feel BTC is going places. But damn this has been frustrating. Thanks for the vent session.
Also, BTW if anyone knows, I've been trying to get an online armory install working. It's downloaded the whole blockchain (roughly 49gb, yikes) and is working on building the databases. Every time it gets to 98% with 1 minute left and hangs there for hours. I just upped the RAM to 6gb and am letting it try again so we'll see. Anyone have anything similar that they managed to get working?
Edit +16 hours later: I'm going to try again with Armory but this time I'm downloading and installing bitcoin-qt first, with the bootstrap.dat file pre-downloaded. I'll let bitcoin-qt scan and update the blockchain first and then I'll install armory after. I'm also NOT using a VM this time so we'll see what happens. I have an offline version setup and have the watching only wallet exported, but cant do anything with it until i get this rolling.
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mSigna unsent transaction (lost funds?)

I am having a problem with my first transaction with Msigna and am looking for help. I have been unable to find an answer by searching the internet so I am writing this post. I sent a transaction to an address I wish to send funds to but the confirmation status is “unsent” after several hours of waiting. I am running Bitcoin-Qt and the blockchain is completely downloaded and synced. The icon in Msigna is a green circle with a check in it and it is connected. However the funds seem to be stuck locally and have not appeared in blockchain.info. I have installed the latest version and imported my vault (and updated schema) but the status remains the same. Am I doing something wrong? How do I recover my un-sent funds? How do I export the private keys so that I can import into another wallet like Multibit or Armory? Any help would be greatly appreciated… Thanks!!
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Bitcoin QT keeps crashing on Mac. How do I export my Wallet?

I want to export my wallet and open on a Linux machine. Armory and Bitcoin-QT keep crashing -- I just updated them last week and I'm concerned I won't be able to access my coins.
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"missing" money in offline wallet

From a thread I posted yesterday, I was trying to sweep money out of the private keys of my Armory offline wallet. I exported the files as suggested in that thread- and did a test of some addresses with very low amounts. Those swept just fine. I didn't touch the rest though, because when I added them all up- it was only about 30% of what I thought my balance SHOULD be. Since the offline wallet has no idea about the transactions, and my Armory online was still trying to sync-- I wasn't sure what was happening.
The sync finished just a few minutes ago, and shows my balance to be what I thought it was. So my question (just for future knowledge...) what happened? I exported the keys from the offline wallet- why wouldn't I be able to get the same total balance had I swept them all?
submitted by themann00 to Bitcoin [link] [comments]

BIP32 Android POS request.

A "killer" bitcoin app would be an Android PoS (Point of Sale) app than support BIP32 public addresses.
The main feature would be: 1) Create your Wallet with your favorite traditional wallet (Armory, Electrum, etc). 2) Export the BIP32 Public Master Key and import it to the PoS app. 3) Use the PoS as a read-only wallet. Every new sale generates a new public address.
I'm willing to start it, but I have no experience whatsoever with BTC programming. Ideally I'd like to reuse most amount of code possible from other projects (such as bitcoinj).
Anyone else interested? Any suggestions?
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