There is no greater fear for cryptocurrency investors than one day forgetting the password to their blockchain wallets, seeing how their own money is right in their hands but still locked away forever from them. If this has happened to you, however, don’t lose hope. There are ways to recover a lost blockchain wallet password, as explained by a leading expert at wallet recovery with years of experience from KeychainX.
Step by Step Guide for Recovering a Lost Blockchain Wallet Password
Blockchain has over 76 million wallets created since its inception in 2011, and many users might have lost their passwords in the passing decade. But if Blockchain.com support will not help you recover your password, what other options do you have? Luckily, Robert Rhodin, the CEO of KeychainX and an expert in the field of wallet recovery, has written a complete step by step guide to help you with the process of recovering it yourself.
First, if you forget your password but remember what email you used for creating your wallet, you are able to request they send you all wallets ever created with that address. The link for that service as well as all the upcoming services and software tools you will need to download are all in the guide.
If you are not able to remember the email there are several other options to recover the encrypted wallet. It is possible to use btc recover, an open source Bitcoin wallet password and seed recovery tool, to download the encrypted backup. In order to do this, you will need to install a number of python libraries and be a bit familiar with the command prompt as it has no graphical user interface. If you have a wallet.aes.json backup and do not remember the wallet ID, it is possible to import the wallet into a new Blockchain.com wallet.
Finally, if you have created a second password on your wallet you would be able to use a “brute force” method to crack the password. For this you will need a GPU rig (with one or more NVIDIA or AMD video cards) which is able to try thousands of different passwords per second. In addition to owning GPU cards, you need to use a software tool like hashcat to run the password cracking for you.
If you are still not able to find any password, you could use a bunch of different word lists repositories. Make sure you have plenty of memory space and bandwidth as many of these word lists are 10 to 30GB in size. As you can see, one will need some programming skills and relevant hardware to attempt a wallet recovery. Remember that if all this seems to much for you, there are professional services like KeychainX that will for a fee help you recover your lost Blockchain.com or Blockchain.info wallet.
KeychainX Can Even Recover Blockchain Wallets With 15,17,19 or 21 Mnemonic Words
If you are not yet familiar with KeychainX, it is a bitcoin wallet recovery service operating since 2017. The company recovered wallet keys for many clients from all over the world and you can see some of their raving reviews on Trustpilot where KeychainX has an almost perfect 4.9 ‘Excellent’ score. Read this recent article about how it unlocks different types of wallets and here about specifically recovering keys from Multibit Classic or Multibit HD.
The service covers all kinds of situations such as recovering lost Bitcoin wallets from wallet.dat files, Dogecoin wallet passwords, blockchain second or first passwords, Android wallet or spending PIN, Ethereum from JSON files, and Ethereum presale wallets. KeychainX can even decrypt your blockchain.info 15,17,19 or 21 word mnemonic seed that is no longer supported by blockchain.com itself.
KeychainX has shared a client success story that shows how it recovered an old blockchain.info wallet with more than a 12 words story mnemonic seed – something many people mistakenly think is impossible. The client only remembered 17 words out of his mnemonic seed which was used to backup the wallet, and the team had to use a combination of brute force and a lot of “source code archeology” to recover the funds from the no longer supported wallet. The story also shows the lengths that KeychainX is willing to go to for its clients and the amazing ingenuity that is sometimes needed in the process.
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