Wallet Import Format
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Wallets expose private keys using a people-friendly Wallet Import Format (WIF). After a community friend mistakenly sent QTUM to a Litecoin address I took a close look at how WIFs are created to try and rescue the missing QTUM.
Today I Learned (TIL) how to construct and deconstruct WIF private keys, which are used by crypto currency wallets because they have several features which make them safer for error-prone people.