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For VirtaPay Users Only!


If you had a VirtaPay account before the launch of VirtaCoin, follow the steps below to download a wallet
and import your private key. This will cause your transferred crypto-currency balance to appear in your
VirtaCoin wallet.
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Instructions


Step 1: Get a VirtaCoin Wallet


If you haven't already done so, get a VirtaCoin wallet that is compatible with your operating system...
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Step 2: Get your Private Key at VirtaPay.com


Assuming you had a balance greater than zero, when you log in to VirtaPay, you will find a green box
that shows your transferred balance amount (converted to VirtaCoin) and your private key. The private
key is the critical piece you will need for the next step. Copy it to a safe location, you will need to paste it in the next step.
Important: Please keep your private key private. Anyone who has access to your private key can import your entire
balance (which was transferred from VirtaPay) into their own VirtaCoin wallet. Protecting your private key is your
responsibility. VirtaCoin transactions cannot be reversed!

Step 3: Import Your Private Key


First, make sure you have your private key (from the last step) and open your VirtaCoin wallet software
(virtacoin-qt). Then, inside the wallet software complete the following steps.
Note Your VirtaCoin wallet may look different from the images below, depending upon your operating system
(Windows, Mac, Linux). However, it should be similar enough that you can follow along.

1. Open Debug window – Go to the main menu and click Help...


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then click Debug window...
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When the Debug window opens, select the Console tab, if it's not already selected.
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2.Unlock your wallet –

Note You can skip this step if your wallet is not yet encrypted. It's probably
not encrypted if you just downloaded it. However, if you do need to unencrypt, just type into the
box at the bottom of the Debug window:
walletpassphrase "YourPassphrase" 600
Then press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.

3.Run import command –

In the text entry box at the bottom of the Debug window, type the
following command, then press the "Enter" key on your keyboard.
importprivkey yourPrivateKeyFromVirtaPay "Imported from VirtaPay"

Important Replace yourPrivateKeyFromVirtaPay with the private key you copied from your
VirtaPay account. You can also replace the words in quotes with a label of your choice.
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Note After pressing "Enter" on your keyboard, it may take up to 2 minutes for the import operation
to complete, please do not stop the wallet or shut down your computer during this time, or the
process may not complete.
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After a few minutes you should see a change in the Debug window that looks like the image below
(a timestamp, a right arrow, and no message to the right)...
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4.Verify the import –

Next, we will check that the address was imported as expected. Close the
Debug window. Now go back to the wallet software and make sure the "Overview" tab is selected.
You should see the address you imported, tagged with the label you chose.
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If you click the "Transactions" tab, you should also see the transaction listed there.
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5.Encrypt your wallet (optional) –

If you would like to encrypt your wallet and protect it with a
password, in the top level application menu, click Settings. Then in that menu select Encrypt
Wallet, you will be asked to enter and repeat a password.

Warning Be sure to remember your password or store it in a safe place. The encryption
is very strong and if you forget your password, it will be nearly impossible to ever recover your VirtaCoin balance.

6.Back up your wallet (optional) –

If you would like to back up your wallet, in the top level application menu, click File. Then
in that menu select Backup Wallet, you will be asked to select the location to store your backup.
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