A private key is like a password. There is one for each of your BitGreen public addresses. Some reasons you may want to find them:
- To manually back up certain addresses
- If you’re intending to import the address into a wallet on another device
The wallet will hide private keys by default, however you can retrieve them for any address by doing the following:
- While the wallet is open, ensure it is unlocked and then from the menu go to Tools > Debug Console.
- Type in the following command, replacing “address” with any of your public addresses (as found in File > Receiving addresses).
If entered correctly, the output will show you the private key that relates to the address entered.
Keep your private keys safe – treat them like the key to a vault.