Author Topic: [done] Claim Bitshares-PTS from private keys  (Read 1837 times)

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Offline Clueless

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okay i'm this far:

i have: Bitshares-PTS 1.0.0 private keys (non WIF)
i need: BTS (online)
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-install Bitshares-PTS 1.0.0
- console:
importprivkey YOURKEY
- backup your wallet.dat

-install Bitshares 0.9.3c
- import wallet.dat
if you set a local password1 REMEMBER IT
- export json using console:
wallet_export_keys filename.json

- install actual bitshares client
- instead of logging in create a LOCAL WALLET
- you also need to create a LOCAL ACCOUNT for the wallet!
(REMEBER PASSWORD3 FOR LOCAL WALLET)
- go to settings - backup/restore
- import json 0.9.3c file
- chose file
- unlock json file (password2)
it will tell you something like
Found 2 private keys (reset)
where 1 private key may be the local wallet may key from the 0.9.3c wallet wich may be useless.
on the very bottom it will tell you how many BTS are the keys worth. If there is a number it is a good sign...

- click "import keys", you will need to unlock local wallet (password3)

in my case i now imported the private keys into the newest clients local wallet.

if i do again it tells me "This wallet has already been imported" so something have been done right :-)

not you need to go Settings => local wallet => LOOKUP BALANCES.
If you get an error here make sure you are logged in to the LOCAL WALLET and there is a ACCOUNT NAME at the upper right window corner.

the rest goes as stated in the official howto.

But...man...really....MY feeling was like developers did their BEST to REFRAIN people from claiming their property! It took me a week and was really pain in the *ss!
« Last Edit: January 20, 2018, 06:24:33 pm by Clueless »

Offline Clueless

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Hi there,

in 2014/2015 i dumped the private-keys of my Bitshares-PTS 1.0.0 wallet (or maybe it was protoshares) while deleting the wallet.dat itself.

Now i'd like to know
- if i own Bitshares or Protoshares
- if there is an block explorer wich can browse the history for my adresses?
- whats its worth (1 Bitshares-PTS = ?? Bitshares) its about
25PTS => conversal: around 3000BTS
- how i can convert/import them into the current client.

there are some howtos but the refer to WIF private keys etc.
Plus, if the old blockchain is offline, can i even import the private key into the old client? i dont think so....

Some are refering to WIF wallet import format but how do i create this file using my private keys?
« Last Edit: January 20, 2018, 06:26:53 pm by Clueless »