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Old 07-24-2017, 01:18 PM   #1
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Question Electrum Bitcoin Wallet


Hi.

Has anyone here tried the Electrum Bitcoin Wallet?

It seems that the bitcoins are kept online on a blockchain AFAIK. What would happen if Electrum had it's development stopped or disappeared altogether? Would any bitcoins associated with it be lost?

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You can export your private keys from the electrum client, so if you keep them safe then I would think you can use them to access the bitcoin addresses associated with them.
 
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You can export your private keys from the electrum client, so if you keep them safe then I would think you can use them to access the bitcoin addresses associated with them.
Hi af7567.

Regardless of what ever bitcoin wallet client I use?
 
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Hi af7567.

Regardless of what ever bitcoin wallet client I use?
Hi,
That is a good question. I have never tried it but it is something I would expect to work since the private key is the private key whatever client you are using.

I just tested it by exporting my private keys from electrum then importing one into bitcoin-qt (using the importprivkey console command) and it seemed to work. It shows the correct receiving address in bitcoin-qt now even though I have never used that address before in bitcoin-qt.
 
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Hi,
That is a good question. I have never tried it but it is something I would expect to work since the private key is the private key whatever client you are using.

I just tested it by exporting my private keys from electrum then importing one into bitcoin-qt (using the importprivkey console command) and it seemed to work. It shows the correct receiving address in bitcoin-qt now even though I have never used that address before in bitcoin-qt.
Thank you for the clarification. Cheers.
 
  


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