I made the dumbest mistake anyone could make.
I didn’t write my 12 word mnemonic seed down anywhere where I could remember it, bought about $555 worth of an alt-coin that I believe is going to be up and coming, and somehow signed out of my account and now it’s fucked.
I have no idea where to start. I looked everywhere for my private keys, I emailed support at Pub0x and Atomic, because they were the two main platforms I ended up using to get my first Atomic Wallet. I can’t believe what I did next and how stupid I was.
I went nuts trying to round up other alt coins and ended up opening wallets (accounts) on Kraken, Coinbase, Enjin, Kyber, BRD, ShapeShift, (PORTIS), PLAISE, BlueWallet, Ember, BlockFi, Crypto.com, USDX to name a few. I wrote down all the mnemonics, or at least I thought I did. I started shifting coins in and out of my ledger wallet onto different markets and long story short, I don’t remember any of the important information to get into my wallet holding nearly $600USD worth of ETH20 coins.
The worst part, I think, is being able to go onto Etherscan and looking at the transfer on the ether blockchain and seeing the coins just sitting there in my inaccessible Atomic Wallet.
I commented on similar posts on Reddit. I scoured YouTube for hours, even going as far as purchasing Python for my ipad and reading on Github about how to BRUTE FORCE generate mnemonics from public keys.
I might as well be reading Arabic, because this shit is so alien to me it’s not even funny. How the fuck are there 17 year old’s out there who are pilfering million’ of dollars of Bitcoin, and I can’t even figure this shit out.
I’ve been tearing my house apart reading every piece of scratch paper there is... but I feel like I’ve spent enough on this and I should now focus on just earning some more money doing what I do, (illustrating for freelance clients and drawing comics), because I’ve spent hours trying to get access back to this wallet.
I guess the point of this post is... please don’t make the same dumb rookie mistake I did.
WRITE EVERYTHING DOWN. EVERYTHING.
Oh yeah, I’ve never once asked for tips. I feel like I could use them this time.
Ha. Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear your input about how dumb I was,.
SYMPATHY tips for a n00b can also be forwarded to My Bitcoin Wallet Address that I STILL have access to: 36SYHJmPibXXu4VXSdBYCfZwXjP1eeZ8HL