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I created a paperwallet with myetherwallet a while ago. I tried to scan my private key with coinomi inorder to swipe the wallet, but I got an error: "There was a problem scanning: unsupported address"

my address looks as follows: (not an exact copy, but the + signs and the quanity of letters/digits are the same)

U2HGjk6Lhgf76hkl7KK890hgRRjkl097jjggujgf97khdhJ778Kw+pbH08jg7b8Ytt55G+hJhG755jkl8kkgFK55HJkkg8qrL54MGFkoFFDeK775JJL4333HHKKLPP99

The address looks strange to me, as I thought it should be 64 letters and numbers. Is this an encrypted key? Is the key corrupt, or most likely do I have no clue what I'm doing???

Thanks for your help

  • That doesn't look like an address commonly used by ethereum, it looks like base 64, but can be anything. Are you sure that it was generated by MyEtherWallet? – Ismael Jul 6 '17 at 5:00
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It has the same length as an encrypted private key. Have you an password? Try it on the myetherwallet.com site

https://www.myetherwallet.com/#view-wallet-info

Check "Private Key"

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    please try to provide a better answer, or comment the question – Badr Bellaj Jul 6 '17 at 9:26
  • I hope it solved the issue. – xgabrielx Jul 7 '17 at 11:22
  • I have the same issue, how did you decrypt the key? ethaddress.org no longer exists. – Mike Oct 19 '17 at 23:40
  • Mike, did you try the myetherwallet.com site? myetherwallet.com/#view-wallet-info – xgabrielx Oct 21 '17 at 8:33
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I have experienced the same thing: Paper ETHereum wallet causes error when sweeping private key into Coinomi. However - scanning same QR and pasting into myetherwallet.com works just fine. Here's a test. See for yourself. Please do NOT import the .$11 unless you absolutely need it to to fix this.

Ethereum paper wallet - generated by MyEtherWallet.com

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