August 2014 Bitcoin Wallet restored!!

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1 BTC = $50661.79 USD  (via Coinbase)
1 ETH = $1718.35 USD  (via Coinbase)
1 LTC = $189.33 USD  (via Coinbase)
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So there I was, thinking about bitcoin and how I should have bought some back in the day. Thinking about you bastards riding around in your Lamborghinis and me in my 2003 Altima.

When lo and behold. I find an old Mycellium PDF backup file with the QR codes for the private key and the address.

And just as quickly a see the unfilled section of the 15 character password.

Crap.

I was 99.9% sure there was bitcoin in them folds of that wallet. But how much? I couldn’t remember. I knew a friend had sent me some to this address But how much?

My old addled brain could not recall. But without the passphrase. I was just another poor bastard. Doomed to dream. Forever denied.

So weeks went by. I largely forgot about. Until today while going through some old notes in my password vault, I stumbled upon it.

Yes!! I was excited and… iOS said fuck you to being able to do an “Advanced” Mycelium restore.

Enter google, oh great it’s not supported, and all I need to do is compile this esoteric utility blah blah.

But wait! I dig through my nightstand drawer and find my old vintage Google Nexus android phone.

Twenty minutes later I’ve gotten it powered on and Mycelium installed. Yes! Advanced restore.

I scan in the QR code. Oh yes! It’s prompting for the old school password.

My thick fingers, almost sweating in anticipation fat finger it in. It starts to decode.

It’s taking forever. I feel immediately like both Ralphie and his Father from a Christmas Story decoding then secret message and getting the major award!

There could be anything in this wallet! A bowling alley!

It finishes and come open. I look at the majestic glow of the Nexus. My balance is…

.0001 BTC, currently $2.34

So I’m not rich. I can’t even buy a Hot Wheels Lambo. BUT.. if was a fun Adventure and I hope you enjoyed sharing it with me if you made it this far.

Cheers!

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1 BTC = $50661.79 USD  (via Coinbase)
1 ETH = $1718.35 USD  (via Coinbase)
1 LTC = $189.33 USD  (via Coinbase)
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