You’re here for a simple reason: you have lost access to your Bitcoin or other crypto asset. Perhaps that is because:
- You lost your password (contact us and we can help you recover it)
- You can’t remember which wallet you used
- You sent one cryptocurrency to the address for a different kind of cryptocurrency (ex: you sent your Bitcoin to a Bitcoin Cash address)
- Someone stole your cryptocurrency
We can help with some of these issues. We can’t with others.
How it Works
The simplest case in which we can help is that you lost the password to your wallet. You provide us with a copy of your wallet (or even just your Wallet ID in the case of a Blockchain.info account) and your best guesses as to what your password is. We will use your password guesses to “brute force” your password.
To see how this works, read How to Recover your Lost Blockchain.info Password.
Bitcoin and alt-coin passwords are secure enough to foil a brute force password attack when the attacker has no prior knowledge of the password. However, when the crypto asset owner knows part of their own password the probability of recovering it increases dramatically.
When we can help
- You thought you knew your password, but perhaps it involves different numbers or different capitalization than you remember
- You used a handful of different passwords when you initially created the wallet, but you can’t remember which one
- You wrote down the password, but now it won’t open the wallet
- You wrote down a list of words, and the passphrase is some combination of those words
When we can’t help
- You have no idea what your password was
- Your password was 15+ randomly-chosen characters long
Should you Trust Us with your Wallet?
First and foremost, with many wallets it is possible to send us a subset of all the information stored in your wallet, such that we can decode the password but not get access to your currency. Learn more
If your wallet does not meet those criteria, then we need to address the issue of trust.
Trust is probably the most difficult hurdle to get past. Once someone knows the unencrypted private key of your wallet, nothing stops them from taking your money. Sending someone your encrypted private key and giving them permission to attempt to decrypt the password involves risk.
However, please consider the following:
- I won’t take your money.
- I live in the United States. If I stole your money I could go to jail. Not fun.
- If you don’t recover your password, your money is permanently and irretrievably lost.
- The longer you wait the more likely that you will be unable to retrieve your password. Perhaps your hard drive will finally die. Perhaps you will lose the physical device on which the currency is stored.
We charge a USD $50 up-front fee for the initial consultation, plus 17.5% of the funds recovered. We are waiving the $50 fee for all clients that sign a contract in the remaining 2 weeks of June, 2018.
Our service includes the following:
- An initial consultation by phone, and follow-up conversations by email.
- We will thoroughly discuss your options for recovering your funds, include the use of recovery phrases, password managers and brute force decrypting your password.
- We will help you identify likely password guesses
- If you choose to pursue brute force decrypting of your password, and we can get both a viable wallet backup and password guesses, we will test at least 1 million password variations.
If we recover your password and there are funds in your wallet, we take 17.5% of the balance as our fee.
There are no costs to you unless we recover funds.
- Let’s imagine that you lose access to a wallet that contains USD $10,000 worth of Bitcoin.
We charge you an initial $50 fee to begin the consultation.
- You decide to hire us to recover the password for your wallet.
- We recover the password, and calculate our fee: $10,000 x .175 = $1,750.
We would then credit you the initial $50 fee, and we would bill you: $1,700 at the time that we recovered your wallet.
If you’re interested in moving forward, please contact us.