Private key


Ranjiv monga asked 9 months ago

Hi i have a blockchain wallet and i have some funds in it when i want to send these fund to my another wallet then a message displayed on screen about some private key about which i didn’t know anything then i go in settings and in addresses and when click on import addresses one adress comes in front of me which shows my all funds but also having a message of watch only.so please help me to withdrawal my funds from my this wallet to another.please explain it step by step because i an a beginner

Waiting for your reply eagrly
Thanks and regards
Ranjiv

1 Answers
Steven Hay answered 9 months ago

Hi Ranjiv,
 
OK, so it sounds like you created a watch-only wallet on Blockchain.info. This is an wallet which is used to receive balances and see when they are received, but it can’t spend coins. This means you can’t withdraw from the watch-only wallet, unless you give it the privkey or otherwise restore a full-function wallet from your privkey.
 
You say you don’t have a private key however? I’m afraid that without a private key, there’s no way to recover the bitcoins. Are you sure you didn’t record the privkey somewhere? Blockchain.info will have prompted you to do so when you created your wallet…

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