hello, anyone know why my mnemonic phrase would have so many incorrect words? It has 12 words but only like 3 are valid according to the recovery tool i tried using. I do also have some 40 character hex that isn't the wallet address. am i just screwed?
@norm:coolkids.serveirc.com It sounds like your recovery phrase is using a different dictionary. All tools should use the same dictionary, but it is possible the tool you originally used had a different dictionary.
I have 206eth stuck in a geth/mist wallet, transferred in April 2017. Around the end of 2017, I deleted the "Ethereum" folder to free-up space on my disk, & the Keystore, complete with Private keys, went with it. The disc is SSD, so recovery impossible. (tried this, via data recovery company). Here's the link: https://etherscan.io/address/0x0f3074e4f45359af02c22272ba113b0e3a7dee9d#tokentxns - Is there any way at all I can at least register these funds as mine, or even any likelihood that I'll ever be able to retrieve them, given the situation?
lol you really shouldn't leave it on an exchange but you probably should have got a hardware wallet as well whcih is what i learned from it, i also learned a lot about how wallets actual work in the process
If there's a service where we can at least register the ETH as owned by, but not accessable by, the owners - however I can see how that would be fraught with problems
Exactly that - I bought a Ledger Nano S, about 3 months too late!
I've checked every usb-drive, every spare, it's nowhere. I did read a thread on the github forum where several other people had the same issue, no mention was ever made by the devs to GUARD THE KEYSTORE FILE / PRIVATE KEYS WITH YOUR LIFE!!! They were far from happy with the dev, who even chimed-in with "maybe we'll add that to the installation guide - !!!! Barn Door wide-open. Horsey gone.
Along with you & me, there seems to be MANY people in similar situations, surely something can be done? I'm surprised there's not more of a movement around this kind of issue with Ethereum. Especially given the current price.
This is the only boo-boo I've made with crypto, but also an extremely expensive one. Current value of lost eth is around £260k, this would be useful, given these times we're in.
yeah i'm sure, just don't beat yourself up too much about it
I would pay handsomely for any assistance with recovery, a feature known as TRIM on the SSD hard-disc means it's next to impossible to recover it. I have a corrupted .JSON file which I've made extensive efforts to restore, without success, & don't think this alone would allow restoration of the wallet.
mist wallet was just ridiculous, as well as waiting for it to download ~40Gb of blockchain, should've set alarm bells ringing.