Backup center

This page is not required to use your Digital Bitbox and is provided for instructional purposes.

Learn how to recover from a backup or create your own wallet using the client-side JavaScript below. A standalone version of this page can be downloaded here or from Github and run offline.

(compatible with code versions 2.0+)


BIP32 extended master private key

Electrum recovery key

Electrum recovery key for a multisig wallet


* To recover your wallet without a Digital Bitbox, enter the wallet backup text and password in the above boxes, click 'generate', and import the recovery key into the Electrum software wallet.

* The backup is saved as a PDF file on the micro SD card for convenience. Plug the micro SD card into a trusted printer if you wish to also make a paper backup.

* To load your own wallet into a Digital Bitbox, put the PDF file on the micro SD card inside a folder named 'digitalbitbox' in the root directory. Then, insert the SD card into the Digital Bitbox, and load your wallet using the desktop app. High quality randomness is crucial! Otherwise, a thief may be able to guess your key and take your coins.

* A wallet is generated from the backup text and password using a modified BIP39 procedure. In particular, PBKDF2 strengthening is done twice (22,528 total rounds) for stronger protection.

* Standard wallet addresses are generated following the BIP32 and BIP44 specifications. For a multi-signature wallet, the base BIP32 key path is m/100'/45'/0'.