Watch keys or xpubs are useful to display your balance in case of Bisq wallet corruption without exposing private keys to an external wallet estimated by the Bisq wallet.
Watch keys are displayed by pressing ctrl+j, together with a list of addresses and total balance. Use the
copy to clipboard button and paste the text into a text editor to search for
xpub or simply
watch. Zpub is used to watch segwit (P2WPKH) addresses, and P2PKH or zpub is for legacy and BSQ addresses.
|Don't import private keys to an external wallet. Use the emergency wallet instead.|
Importing watch key to external wallet.
Import the watch keys one by one to Electrum or Sentinel to display your balance safely.
At Electrum, create a new
Standard wallet through
Use Master Key and paste the xpub or zpub, which is a string similar to xpub6CUGRUonZSQ4TWtTMmzXdrXDtypWKiKrhko4egpiMZbpiaQL2jkwSB1icqYh2cfDfVxdx4df189oLKnC5fSwqPfgyP3hooxujYzAu3fDVmz.
Similar steps are required for Sentinel.