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I have only my public key (wallet address) and my secret key.  Nothing else.  Originally created in Rippex (sp?) in 2016.  Assume I properly recorded my secret key, I should have no issues accesses/moving my xrp correct?  I can see my balance and move xrp into the wallet from exchanges.   How might I move some out safely and is it a risk using my secret key?  By some I mean a small “test”. 

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Don't use the minimalist-ripple-client, it's not safe. See here: https://github.com/jatchili/minimalist-ripple-client/issues/24 You can validate an XRP secret/seed and it's corresponding public a

Hello ,  @SimpleXRPTools.     @JASCoder My secret key was rekeyed and disabled by mistake by Minimalist ripple client . New master key starting with 3 never found . But kept the original key

Thanks for your input and suggestions, I'll check them out. I've been nervous these last few years in using that old tool, but too lazy to pursue an upgrade  

I've been using the "minimalist-ripple-client" client tool on my local device.
I have the file bookmarked and run it directly from my web browser.

I also reviewed the code, and confirmed the remote source of the pulled in libraries, which gave me the confidence to use it.

I'd think there MUST be better solutions, in fact, maybe someone will suggest them and I can switch to something more modern :)

This Mini client scares some ppl (like my wife lol), and its "rekey account" button can be dangerous to the hapless bambi compulsively clicking it.

But I use it all the time to send XRP to exchanges and check the balance, it's just amazing how fast this is.

BTW: If you JUST want to check your balance, your Public Key is all you need to use:
To check balance of any Ripple wallet:
https://xrpcharts.ripple.com/#/graph/ ( input PUBLIC key (user name above) )

To show recent transactions:
https://ripple.com/build/ripple-info-tool/ (click graph tab for ballance info)
 

https://github.com/jatchili/minimalist-ripple-client

Note 1: The shown "Balance" is in scale: 1 to 1,000,000 
Note 2: ONLY USE CHROME WEB BROWSER !!!

 

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Don't use the minimalist-ripple-client, it's not safe. See here: https://github.com/jatchili/minimalist-ripple-client/issues/24

You can validate an XRP secret/seed and it's corresponding public address here: https://github.com/SimpleXRPTools/SimpleXRPTools

You could use my tools to move your XRP, but there's also a lot of newer tools available. I'd also consider using the following:

  • https://xumm.app/
  • https://www.xrptoolkit.com/
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5 hours ago, alma10 said:

Hello , 

@SimpleXRPTools.     @JASCoder

My secret key was rekeyed and disabled by mistake by Minimalist ripple client . New master key starting with 3 never found . But kept the original keys 

140k xrp on the wallet . Is this big money gone forever ? I can give my secret key in Pm for resolution

I wish I could offer you more than my worthless sympathy, your's is a brutal story, and hard lesson. Unfortunately I don't have enough knowledge on this topic to even make a guess at answering your question, but I suspect there is no good answer... 

Your cautionary tale has certainly encouraged me to find a safer tool, even seasoned users can make mistakes. As an old time UNIX user, I've been used to having tools at my fingertips one keystroke away from wiping out a hard drive, I even once deleted all my source code right before running a backup, meaning to remove all .o files to save on tape storage, but typed *.c instead. POOF. ten days of hard work gone in a second.

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On 8/13/2020 at 6:54 AM, SimpleXRPTools said:

Don't use the minimalist-ripple-client, it's not safe. See here: https://github.com/jatchili/minimalist-ripple-client/issues/24

You can validate an XRP secret/seed and it's corresponding public address here: https://github.com/SimpleXRPTools/SimpleXRPTools

You could use my tools to move your XRP, but there's also a lot of newer tools available. I'd also consider using the following:

Thanks for your input and suggestions, I'll check them out. I've been nervous these last few years in using that old tool, but too lazy to pursue an upgrade :) 

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6 hours ago, JASCoder said:

I even once deleted all my source code right before running a backup, meaning to remove all .o files to save on tape storage, but typed *.c instead. POOF. ten days of hard work gone in a second.

lol sucks but it's still funny 

I once typed rm -rf /mnt/sda1 instead of rm -rf /mnt/sda2

I was trying to set up a duel boot and erased my linux partition 

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12 hours ago, alma10 said:

Hello , 

@SimpleXRPTools.     @JASCoder

My secret key was rekeyed and disabled by mistake by Minimalist ripple client . New master key starting with 3 never found . But kept the original keys 

140k xrp on the wallet . Is this big money gone forever ? I can give my secret key in Pm for resolution


It's a regular key that you must have set. The master key can not be changed only disabled. If you have the regular key then you are fine, you just need a wallet that can sign using a regular key. 

Inbox me and I will help you. but if all you have is the original master key then you're screwed. Did the new key start with s3 or just a 3. You need that new key. It might not be invalid. If it starts with s then it's likely valid. 

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2 hours ago, alma10 said:

Do you guys think I should just throw away all the keys that I have or wait another 50 years to see if a brilliant solution will happen ?

The thing is that you wouldn't just have to wait, you'd need to keep a constant eye on the community, looking for reports of old bugs that are found, that may be able to help your very specific situation. Like Minimalist Client bugs, browser bugs, javascript bugs etc. that were relevant to the specific versions that you used to generate the lost key. I'd think that that would be very wearing, never being able to let go of that stress.

On the other hand, if you throw away the keys; once you move past the financial grief that you're probably going through at the moment, you'll likely be able to come to terms with the loss and move on and live your life without thinking about it all the time.

It's a tough choice all right. But maybe the second option is the healthier one? The reality is that it's almost impossible that you'll ever get it back, which I'm very sorry to say.

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On 8/13/2020 at 9:54 AM, SimpleXRPTools said:

Don't use the minimalist-ripple-client, it's not safe. See here: https://github.com/jatchili/minimalist-ripple-client/issues/24

You can validate an XRP secret/seed and it's corresponding public address here: https://github.com/SimpleXRPTools/SimpleXRPTools

You could use my tools to move your XRP, but there's also a lot of newer tools available. I'd also consider using the following:

 

I still haven't figured out how to do this so I am coming back to some of my previous posts.   

 

If all I have are the public and private keys (and I can see my balance in various places including XRP Toolkit), at what point, where and how do I use my secret key to move XRP out to another wallet (like a Nano)?    

 

For example in XRP Toolkit if I choose to Send 20 XRP from the wallet in question (for which I do have a secret key written down) to my Ledger Nano XRP account, I get a message saying "None of your added accounts can sign this transaction."

 

What am I missing here?  Also, I obviously prefer not to plug my secret key in online anywhere.

 

Thanks for any insight.

 

 

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2 hours ago, meegwell said:

If all I have are the public and private keys (and I can see my balance in various places including XRP Toolkit), at what point, where and how do I use my secret key to move XRP out to another wallet (like a Nano)?    

Why?   You have the key.  The XRPL will work as intended.  So the only question is “is my key the correct one?”

To find out,  you will need to either be literate in IT or trust some code in a wallet software to import your key.  If your key turns out to be wrong then you are stuffed.  If it’s right then you are fine.

So why bother testing it?    

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