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Procedure to sweep a paper wallet into Dash Core

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Dash Support Questions' started by Dashiell-Robert-Parr, May 18, 2017 at 7:22 AM.

  1. Dashiell-Robert-Parr

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    Hi,
    I have Dash Core version v0.12.1.3 (on a 64-bit Windows PC) which has never been used (neither to send nor to receive). The question is, how do I sweep one of my Dash paper wallets into the Dash Core wallet? (I've no passphrases for the paper wallets, just the public and private keys.)
    Or, a welcome intermediate alternative would be an online wallet site that would let me enter the private key to sweep funds into the online wallet.
    Thanks!
     
    #1 Dashiell-Robert-Parr, May 18, 2017 at 7:22 AM
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    do not use any online wallets, when you input your privkey to unknown service you will provide access to your money.

    To import your data into dash core wallet:
    1) open dashcore wallet
    2) enter tools-> debug console menu
    3) use importpubkey "YOUR_KEY" and importprivkey "YOUR_KEY" commands to import your wallet
     
  3. Dashiell-Robert-Parr

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    So, using a random (not from my actual collection of paper wallets!) public key as an example, the command to import a public key into my Dash Core wallet would be:
    importpubkey XboykLQiKvuD4mXRtUa6dpMuypnEkJWPaF
    Correct?
    I see in the Help listing of commands for importpubkey:
    importpubkey "pubkey" ( "label" rescan )
    The items to the right of importpubkey "pubkey" are optional? What do they do?
    Sorry to ask such newbie questions but I don't see any examples in Dash Core's debug area
     
    #3 Dashiell-Robert-Parr, May 18, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    When attempting to import the public key of a cold storage wallet, I typed this (the public key as displayed below has had some characters changed before posting this question)

    importpubkey XnteirR5wooccBkoZ7hLnw9Fzdyxpu2sxr

    and the system returned this error message:
    Pubkey must be a hex string (code -5)

    But I went ahead and did importprivkey and it worked, so apparently there's really no need to import the public key.

    Thanks again!
     
    #4 Dashiell-Robert-Parr, May 20, 2017 at 9:40 AM
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