How do I import a private key?
How to import private keys into Qadirah. Whether you want to…
- Claim forked coins
- Import a paper wallet
- Or give your portfolio a makeover
… This guide has you covered!
Only restore wallets from secret recovery phrases and private keys that you trust 100%. For more information, visit: Don’t import TRON 12-word phrases or private keys!
Do you need a self-custody wallet to import a private key? You can download Qadirah here.
A few notes about importing your private key into Qadirah
- This process does not actually “import” the private key. It sweeps the funds from the private key’s address into your Qadirah address so that the “imported” funds remain associated with your 12-word phrase. Because of this, there is a network transaction fee.
- If you have the option to send the funds as a normal transaction, you can do so since it effectively performs the same function, and costs the same network transaction fee.
- Qadirah does not support importing Monero private keys.
- Qadirah supports importing both compressed and uncompressed private keys.
- For Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash, Qadirah also supports importing encrypted (password protected) private keys.
- You can import the secret key for both XRP (XRP) and Stellar Lumens (XLM) in the same manner as you import a private key.
How do I import a private key into Qadirah Desktop?
Our example shows importing a Bitcoin private key, but the process is the same for all assets.
Qadirah will then sweep the funds from the private key into your wallet.
For some assets, the option will be Move Funds (WIF). The reason for this difference is that for Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash you can also import encrypted private keys. For Ethereum-based assets there’s no WIF format of the private key.
How do I import a Bitcoin private key into Qadirah Mobile?
In Qadirah Mobile, it is possible to import a Bitcoin private key only.
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