I have downloaded and run Ethereum Wallet 0.9.0 Mist. It started updating about 3 days ago. It runs, but then when it is very near the end, e.g. 300-ish blocks to go, it seems to slow down and stop. I tried rebooting my computer and it did the same thing: download a lot of blocks but get stuck at the end. I was about 95% complete. Then today, I rebooted again and started up the Ethereum Wallet again. Now it says I am 80% complete. Is there a problem with the software?

All I want to do is move my Ethereum off my Jaxx wallet to the official wallet. With Jaxx apparently I can't import a paper Ether wallet. Am I even using the right software? I really don't care about the entire blockchain and actually would prefer not to have it take up all that room on my HD.

Also, in the Ethereum Wallet, I can't for the life of me find the private key. Where is it?

Sorry for these newbie questions, but any help would be appreciated.


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I just found a chrome extension for myetherwallet https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/myetherwallet/nlbmnnijcnlegkjjpcfjclmcfggfefdm/related?hl=en


In that case you can use myetherwallet.com. You'll get your private Keys and you don't have to download the blockchain.

  • Hi Daniel, Maybe I am confused, but I already looked at myetherwallet.com. I used that to create a paper wallet. That's from where I cannot re-send to Jaxx. There must be a link on myetherwallet.com to download their desktop and mobile wallets?
    – JoeM
    Sep 3, 2017 at 20:45
  • @JoeM yes, if you check their GitHub, you can have their "wallet" software completely offline. github.com/kvhnuke/etherwallet . Look at your Jaxx wallet and get the private key from that wallet. Type this into myetherwallet, and now you can use their wallet software to send tx's
    – Alex
    Dec 5, 2017 at 1:39

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