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Trying to restore old .json wallets from 2015
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:52:25 am »
I had 2 accounts back then, & still have their .json wallet files from when I ran BitSharesX. The last version I used was 0.4.23.1

If I remember correctly I also had some kind of different token from when I was running BitShares-PTS 1.0.0

I've installed BitShares2-light on Ubuntu 16.04 & none of the options I find there want my .json files.

Could use a hand.
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Re: Trying to restore old .json wallets from 2015
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2019, 05:57:45 pm »
Please have a look it that helps

https://how.bitshares.works/en/master/bts_holders/investor_guide.html?highlight=PTS

Thanks, but it doesn't seem to apply.

What I've got are .json files for 2 different 'accounts' I had made long ago using the old BitSharesX client. I still have a Windows Installer for them so maybe I'll fire one up & see what happens.
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Re: Trying to restore old .json wallets from 2016
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 02:30:39 pm »
You created the wallet in 2016?

Was it version 0.9.3?

If so, import the json files you have into 0.9.3 and then on version 0.9.3 export your wallet ready to be imported to the lastest BitShares chain that is running since Late 2015 - "BitShares 2.0"

Some potentially helpful links:

https://bitsharestalk.org/index.php/topic,20822.0.html  - Handy guide for what it seems you are trying to do :)

In the comments of the above guide is this link to download the full 0.9.3 blockchain so you can scan for your keys and export them quicker without waiting for the 0.9.3 client to download the chain https://mega.nz/#!P8BhCZ4I!NZHkhUEbrgVTNRI1QXhDJI6ly7z1Fv2nFgrpQM1UWDQ

https://github.com/bitshares/bitshares-core/wiki/Import-BitShares-0.9.3c-wallets-into-BitShares-2.0-CLI-wallet

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Re: Trying to restore old .json wallets from 2015
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 07:28:30 pm »
You created the wallet in 2016?
The timestamps on these are both July 2015. Will edit the title accordingly.

Was it version 0.9.3?

I don't have a 0.9.3, but I do have a 0.9.2.
Here's a screenshot of the versions I have to work with:
https://files.catbox.moe/3b32a8.png

Not sure what's relevant anymore since I've been gone so long.

I guess I can try the method you mention using 0.9.2. Will have a look at those links in a little while.
Thanks for your help.


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Re: Trying to restore old .json wallets from 2015
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 10:31:03 am »
2015 makes a lot more sense

BitShars 2.0 was released in late 2015

You might need use your 0.9.2 wallet to try exporting your keys, and then importing that .bin or .json or whatever file into 0.9.3c. Make sure the blockchain is fully up-to-date with ~October 2015 else some of your keys might be missed in the export.

Then export from 0.9.3c into a BitShares 2.0 compatitble wallet

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Re: Trying to restore old .json wallets from 2015
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 05:47:55 am »
You might need use your 0.9.2 wallet

Well, it would appear that the whole darn thing is moot- apparently I failed to document what the passwords were for these .json files when I exported them.

God only knows what riches are lost...

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Re: Trying to restore old .json wallets from 2015
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 04:43:48 pm »
You might be able to pay someone a % to hack it, particularly if you have a list of passwords or likely words you may have used within a password. You will have had to create and choose the password yourself, and it would have told you that the password would be needed to access the exported json when you wanted to import it somewhere else.

I find it hard to believe you never wrote it down anywhere at all. Perhaps its stored in hiding place you've forgotten about?

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Re: Trying to restore old .json wallets from 2015
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 10:08:47 pm »
You might be able to pay someone a % to hack it,

I'm not even sure there's anything left in them. So far I've gone through restoring a bunch of Electron wallet seeds for BTC & LTC, hoping there was some kind of then-untransferrable change in there that could be worth anything. I found that they had all been emptied to the last decimal.

I don't remember what was going on with BitShares last I interacted with it. Something tells me that since I had a PTS wallet there might be some of that somewhere, otherwise I wouldn't have needed that wallet. Not sure what the KeyID app is, don't recall anything about that.

I wouldn't be surprised if both these wallets are completely empty. I wouldn't want to promise a percentage of zero & end up owing money at the end.

I find it hard to believe you never wrote it down anywhere at all. Perhaps its stored in hiding place you've forgotten about?
I looked where it would have been, & tried a dozen or so combinations of what I was using back then, to no avail.