Apologies, new to Ethereum, but I have read a bit and searched. wc -c of my keystore file is only 491 characters and I don't see anything that looks like a private key block.

Could this possibly be the only thing I need to back up in case of loss?



I've several keystore files that are working all of them are 491 bytes.

They are very similar to the file that appears in this wiki:


The private key is encrypted in the "ciphertext" field inside "crypto" section.

If you want to access the private key you can use a library like ethereumjs-wallet.

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