Ravencoin — Recovery of old mobile wallet

Tron Black
2 min readJan 22, 2021

I have received a few requests to help recover RVN. These have come from either DM or from an e-mail I formerly held and was linked to a feedback e-mail on the mobile wallet. I no longer have access to tblack@mediciventures.com or to t@mediciventures.com. I’ve asked to have them forwarded so I can still help, but my request was denied.

You can reach me at tron@ravencoin.foundation

The requests are usually along the lines of, I’ve entered the 12 words and I don’t see the RVN show up after hours of syncing.

In helping someone in-person today, I discovered that the iOS mobile wallet does not test for both derivation paths m/0'/0 (original) and m/44'/0'/0'/0 (new BIP44).

So if you’re a very early user of Ravencoin, you might enter your recovery phrase and not see your RVN.

Solution:

  • Go to https://ravencoin.org/bip44
  • Enter your 12 words.
  • Hit the BIP32 tab
  • Enter m/0'/0 in the BIP32 Derivation Path
  • Copy the first address listed in the “Derived Addresses” section. And put the first Public Address (starts with an ‘R’) into the search at https://api.ravencoin.org
  • If it works, then you’ll see your RVN listed. Repeat for each address until you find there isn’t any more.
  • Then enter m/0'/1 in the BIP32 Derivation Path
  • Repeat the steps above — “Copy the first address….” etc.

Recovery:

  • For each address you found funds, open the iOS RVN wallet and go to the menu and choose Settings, then “Redeem Wallet / Private Key”
  • Click on the private key in the https://ravencoin.org/bip44 site. The private keys starts with ‘K’ or ‘L’. When you click on it, you’ll get a QR code. Scan the QR code with the iOS device. It will offer to import the RVN. It will cost somewhere less than 0.01 per transaction.
  • Repeat for each address that has RVN. You’ll also be prompted to sweep the ASSETS. Sweep only the ones you want to keep.

Other Options

https://blog.ravencoin.email/post/ravencoin-recovering-your-rvn

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Tron Black

Freedom advocate, crypto developer, businessman, entrepreneur, and lead dev for Ravencoin — a top crypto-currency and asset issuance platform.