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Sweeping/Importing BIP38-encrypted key with blank password

Dear Verters,
a while ago, I created a paper wallet using the website which does not exist any more. I am quite sure I did not use the optional encryption of my private key. The private key starts with 6P... and as I learned is a BIP38-encrypted key (in my case without being encrypted). Using I tried to decrypt the key but as I can't pass an empty password this does not work.
I found this old post, where someone had the same problem. The solution was to use the walletgenerator and the developer console (Browser, F12) with the following command to bypass the password detection: ninja.privateKey.BIP38EncryptedKeyToByteArrayAsync("6Pf...", "", function(x) { console.log(new Bitcoin.ECKey(x).getBitcoinWalletImportFormat()); })
This did not work any more. Does anyone have an idea how I can recover the private key in a format so that I can use it for sweeping or import in electrum?
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Creating a private/public key with 64 characters that are already known using bitcoinjs

So I'm trying to create a private/public key from 64 characters that I already know using bitcoinjs with the code below:
key = Bitcoin.ECKey.makeRandom(); // Print your private key (in WIF format) document.write(key.toWIF()); // => Kxr9tQED9H44gCmp6HAdmemAzU3n84H3dGkuWTKvE23JgHMW8gct // Print your public key (toString defaults to a Bitcoin address) document.write(; // => 14bZ7YWde4KdRb5YN7GYkToz3EHVCvRxkF 
If I try to set "key" to my 64 characters instead of "Bitcoin.ECKey.makeRandom();" it fails. Is there a method or library that I overlooked that would allow me to use the known 64 characters in order to generate the private key in wif format and the public address?
Thanks in advance to anyone that may be able to offer some help.
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How to verify a signed message in bitcoinj?

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I want to verify, in Java, a signature produced with bitcoin core's signmessagewithprivkey (equivalent to the verifymessage). I noticed a bitcoinj method similar to the bitcoin core's verifymessage - org.bitcoinj.core.ECKey.verify. What follows is my implementation attempt and its test.
For testing I will generate a signature and check it in bitcoin core:
>bitcoin-cli signmessagewithprivkey $(bitcoin-cli dumpprivkey 1CwKH9PQPkFPjQagEv483FUM5ngk57L3Pp) "" H2wp/+5N2+OQwP6a5GFRbt8S+EfML1Szx4uhWPfiO0e/QcY2rZQOkLOR+unknNl4NgDWBacRRXOLjr+m53V0xic= > bitcoin-cli verifymessage "1CwKH9PQPkFPjQagEv483FUM5ngk57L3Pp" "H2wp/+5N2+OQwP6a5GFRbt8S+EfML1Szx4uhWPfiO0e/QcY2rZQOkLOR+unknNl4NgDWBacRRXOLjr+m53V0xic=" "" true 
So, signing an empty message with the RPC using the address 1CwKH9PQPkFPjQagEv483FUM5ngk57L3Pp (public key: 021c3be5fb7820c56d881ea2d02a906d87540ec8888bbe819b7abd2e39f6f6e512), produces the signature H2wp/+5N2+OQwP6a5GFRbt8S+EfML1Szx4uhWPfiO0e/QcY2rZQOkLOR+unknNl4NgDWBacRRXOLjr+m53V0xic=.
My Java implementation attempt:
import org.apache.commons.codec.binary.Hex; import org.bitcoinj.core.ECKey; import org.bitcoinj.core.Sha256Hash; import java.math.BigInteger; import java.util.Base64; public class Notebook { public static BigInteger[] ParseSig(byte[] sigBytes, int sigOff) { BigInteger r = new BigInteger( 1 ,sigBytes, sigOff, 32); BigInteger s = new BigInteger( 1, sigBytes, sigOff + 32, 32); return new BigInteger[] { r, s }; } public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception{ // Signature String signatureString = "H2wp/+5N2+OQwP6a5GFRbt8S+EfML1Szx4uhWPfiO0e/QcY2rZQOkLOR+unknNl4NgDWBacRRXOLjr+m53V0xic="; byte[] signatureBytes = Base64.getDecoder().decode(signatureString); BigInteger[] signatureRandS = ParseSig(signatureBytes, 1); ECKey.ECDSASignature signature = new ECKey.ECDSASignature(signatureRandS[0], signatureRandS[1]); // Public key String pubKeyString = "021c3be5fb7820c56d881ea2d02a906d87540ec8888bbe819b7abd2e39f6f6e512"; byte[] decodedPubKeyString = Hex.decodeHex(pubKeyString.toCharArray()); ECKey publicKey = ECKey.fromPublicOnly(decodedPubKeyString); // Message String message = "Bitcoin Signed Message:\n"; Sha256Hash messageHash = Sha256Hash.of(message.getBytes()); Sha256Hash messageDoubleHash = Sha256Hash.of(messageHash.getBytes()); // Test boolean result = publicKey.verify(messageDoubleHash, signature); System.out.println("Result: " + result); } } 
Notice that I used the salt Bitcoin Signed Message:\n before hashing the message - this is done by signmessagewithprivkey as shown here and here. The problem is the above implementation doesn't pass my test and I don't know why...
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Going mad with bitcoinj...

I know I am doing something silly somewhere, It has been driving me mad for a while now... I am still looking through the code but in case someone can immediately see where the problem is, I d be very grateful. Issue is I am not getting what I expect from the bitcoinj function publicPointFromPrivate. Here is the sample code explaining:
import org.bitcoinj.core.ECKey; import java.math.BigInteger; import; public class Test { public static void main(String[] args){ // some private key example of 'Mastering Bitcoin' String s = "1E99423A4ED27608A15A2616A2B0E9E52CED330AC530EDCC32C8FFC6A526AEDD"; BigInteger secret = new BigInteger(s,16); ECPoint point = ECKey.publicPointFromPrivate(secret); BigInteger x = point.getXCoord().toBigInteger(); BigInteger y = point.getYCoord().toBigInteger(); // 3ddfa27b1a7e6944d36c02c35ade5c1d4977829e4415c5e023e1063344bfd3be System.out.println(x.toString(16)); // a24d02cf6cf43609b1c00c9accd3d26478d8a14205d086ab4332347e8a5b825e System.out.println(y.toString(16)); /* These two numbers are not what we expect, the correct numbers are below: $ ku -j 1E99423A4ED27608A15A2616A2B0E9E52CED330AC530EDCC32C8FFC6A526AEDD { ... "public_pair_x_hex": "f028892bad7ed57d2fb57bf33081d5cfcf6f9ed3d3d7f159c2e2fff579dc341a", ... "public_pair_y_hex": "7cf33da18bd734c600b96a72bbc4749d5141c90ec8ac328ae52ddfe2e505bdb", ... "secret_exponent_hex": "1e99423a4ed27608a15a2616a2b0e9e52ced330ac530edcc32c8ffc6a526aedd", ... } */ } } 
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