Wrong account restored with correct 24 words phrase

Description of the issue:

When I restored, I got a different address than in the old Crypto Wallets. I saw this already:
Early versions of the deprecated Crypto Wallets extension used 24-words and were not BIP39 compliant. This was fixed later on for compatibility with other wallets to be compliant with BIP39.

If you have 24-words and you are restoring your wallet, then a checkbox will appear to use the legacy Brave method.

You should use that checkbox to get back at the same address as your old Crypto Wallets account.

For reference, the difference is:

  • 24 words → entropy and use entropy as seed
  • Bip39: Valid mnemonic words->entropy->PBKDF2-HMAC-Sha256 and use that as seed

If you used the wrong method, simply restore on top again. Please remember if you are restoring you will replace and lose what your wallet currently has. You can restore from the lock screen on the wallet panel or in brave://wallet .

But I dont have that checkbox.

Hi @Santito ,

Which version of Brave are you using?
You can check the version by navigating to: brave://version/

Hi there! I am using

Version 1.40.107 Chromium: 103.0.5060.53 (Official Build) (x86_64)

I can’t update cz my mac is too old

I solved the problem!


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