dumol Posted December 28, 2019 Share Posted December 28, 2019 (edited) Hi all, I confess I'm not into crypto. I have just discovered accidentally that I was awarded some XRP in March 2014. My hazy recollection is it was some sort of a giveaway from Ripple itself. Strangely, there is no email trail attached to it, so I'm not sure how it happened. I would have certainly archived any emails related to this. All that I found in my backups is a screenshot of a web page titled "Welcome To ripple" (sic!). This shows: my ripple.com/client wallet name a masked passphrase (the length of which matches what I would have used) a Ripple address a masked secret account key (only showing the first letter, an "s"). Besides this screenshot, there was another file with a similar name, where I think I wanted to save my "secret account key" from a HTML page, but failed to do it properly. At first, I wasn't that concerned, as the text in the screenshot said "The Secret Account Key below gives access to your money in the unlikely case that you lose your wallet name or passphrase." A bit of web searching later, I found that the "unlikely case" wasn't me losing those credentials, but instead Ripple discontinuing its wallet at ripple.com/client. Even the migration tool at https://id.ripple.com/auth/migrate#/register is not working anymore, apparently. https://www.rippletrade.com suggests opening a Gatehub account, which I did. I was able to add my known Ripple address as a valid contact. But I can't import the funds at that address as I don't have the secret account key. At https://support.gatehub.net/hc/en-us/articles/360021361513-Import-a-wallet I also see "the Ripple Trade migration feature has been discontinued." I'm not sure why Ripple didn't warn me about the discontinuation of their wallet, but maybe the lack of any emails from them might be related. Perhaps my Ripple account had no email address attached? Anyway, is there any hope of recovering these XRPs? It would be nice to donate them to a worthy cause, such as archive.org's end of the year donor challenge. Thanks! Edited December 28, 2019 by dumol Minor editing Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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