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Someone gave me a gift card with an address - 0X ... - and a private key - list of words.

I have used various wallets but I am unsure what I an meant to do with this. How from the address alone and the key can I move the money to one of my wallets? I have used myetherwallet before.

Thanks

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  • Did your friend create the gift card or is there a particular company that made the card? If it's a company, they might have a website that can tell you how to access the account. (Although buying such a gift card seems unsafe.) In any case, you should take the ether associated with the address and move it to an address you generated (in case someone else has a copy of the private key). – lungj Aug 17 '17 at 8:05
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You can do this from MyEtherWallet. Please triple check you are on the right site! Look for the EV-SLL notice:

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From the "Send Ether & Tokens" tab choose "Mnemonic phrase". Type your list of words in there and you ought to be able to access the account.

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For those wanting more information about Mnemonics..

These phrases are based on BIP39. The idea is that a mnemonic is easier to remember than a private key.

A mnemonic is your private key. Anyone who has it can access your Ethereum wallet.

You can access your wallet through many products:

etc

Make sure you only use a product that you trust.

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