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I have a single ethereum address that has ether in it from 2015 when I was playing around with Geth and the CLI. I have removed the blockchain and associated homebrew files from my computer. How can I transfer that balance from that ether account into something else? Is there a way to do it without syncing with the network? Could I just somehow import the address into a wallet like Jaxx? Thanks for the help.

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If you want to send a transaction using a full node (you mentioned Geth and the CLI), the full node must be in sync

You are correct that your alternative is to use a light wallet such as Jaxx

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In the end, you simply need to sign a transaction using the private key to that account and broadcast it to the network. There are a variety of ways to do so, depending on your skill level.

  1. GUI Wallets like Jaxx, MyEtherWallet, Exodus, Mist.

  2. Use a library like ethereumjs-wallet or ethers.js.

  3. You can broadcast any signed raw transaction via https://etherscan.io/pushTx

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Use https://www.myetherwallet.com . You don't need to download the blockchain for this to work. It's meant to use client-side JavaScript.

See What is the recommended way to safely store Ether? for more details. Also search this site for "MyEtherWallet".

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You could use https://www.myetherwallet.com/#send-transaction to send your funds to poloniex

Follow these instructions:

1-Find your keystore file. (%appdata%/Ethereuem/keystore in windows).

2-Open MyEtherWallet and go to the “Send Ether” tab.

3-Select your keystore file or enter your private key.

4-If a password appears, enter your password and then hit “unlock wallet”.

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5-then go to Go to Poloniex and get a deposit address.

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7-Enter the amount to send. It is recommended to test with a small amount first. enter image description here

  • This has been flagged as a duplicate answer. – eth Sep 21 '16 at 17:16
  • Yeah, i wanted just to give the same answer to two similar questions. So how to deal with that ? – Badr Bellaj Sep 21 '16 at 20:49
  • If the question is a duplicate, choose Close and the duplicate option. If it's not a duplicate, the answer should usually not be the same. This answer has extra details that aren't asked in the question. – eth Sep 22 '16 at 2:44
  • If you have an identical twin, each of you should be able to answer one of them. – Markus Jan 30 '18 at 22:06

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