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100% this was some dude who went home for Christmas and was told "Oh, I went through boxes of your old stuff, and I found that old laptop you were talking about!"

@r000t My dad's friend bought some bitcoin when it was going cheap and put it on his iPad. Now his iPad has a broken screen so he can't access it. If we fix it he says he'll give some to us :fingerheart:.

@Hyolobrika
You can still take a backup with iTunes over USB

@r000t Thanks. Maybe we'll do that. He probably wants his whole tablet back too though.
Is it easy to extract the private key from the backup file?

@inference
Probably before those were a thing. Just like safety regulations are written in blood, BIPs are written in lost coins.
@Hyolobrika

@r000t @inference Speaking of lost coins and ways of mitigating that, social recovery wallets look cool. They require smart contracts though.
vitalik.ca/general/2021/01/11/
ipns://vitalik.eth/general/2021/01/11/recovery.html

@Hyolobrika
Depends on the app used. A good one would have used iOS' built-in methods to entangle it with the device's encryption keys.

What I'd do is figure out what app it is and reach out to the developer for next steps.

@r000t @Hyolobrika Someone who doesn't seem to know much about technology probably uses Electrum or something. Most beginner wallets use seeds.
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