Is the address under the Ethbase account in mist a public address?

If so, how do I find the related private key?

  • It depends, which client runs behind your mist? geth?
    – Afr
    Feb 10 '16 at 13:17
  • Well I stopped geth, as I read that Mist has/acts as integrated node . Did I understand correctly ? Version 0.3.9 (0.36.4)
    – Luza
    Feb 10 '16 at 13:22
  • I think it may be correct because the following gives errors : geth --fast I0210 14:25:58.932718 10870 database.go:71] Alloted 16MB cache to /Users/id/Library/Ethereum/chaindata Fatal: blockchain db err: resource temporarily unavailable (check if another instance of geth is already running with the same data directory '/Users/id/Library/Ethereum')
    – Luza
    Feb 10 '16 at 13:27
  • please update your question with all the details, this will help users to answer quickly.
    – Afr
    Feb 10 '16 at 13:28
  • What details ?Using Mist 0.3.9 ... on the main screen we see an ethbase wallet/account. There is a key and there is an address/account ... is this a private or public address ? If not public were can I find the associated public address ? Am I correct in assuming that Mist runs a node as stated in the readme
    – Luza
    Feb 10 '16 at 13:54

Yes, all of the addresses shown in Mist are public keys. The encrypted private keys are stored in the keystore folder

Linux: ~/.ethereum/keystore Mac: /Library/Ethereum/keystore Windows: %APPDATA%/Ethereum


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