I'm sorry if this is a stupid question; I'm just trying to learn more about Bitcoin and the blockchain. How would I identify the bitcoins that are mine within the blockchain? I can use Trezor to see my balance, but how would I find those coins within the blockchain without a 3rd party solution like Trezor? I have used Blockchain Explorer but I used my transaction number or wallet address to find my coin balance. What if you don't have the transaction numbers or wallet address
how would I find those coins within the blockchain without a [wallet]
One way would be to write down a list of addresses that your wallet reports as having a balance.
You can then enter those addresses into any one of the many "blockchain explorer" websites, the website will show you the balance for that address.
What if you don't have the transaction numbers or wallet address
There's generally no way to check the balance outside a wallet unless you have those pieces of information.
The Bitcoin blockchain does not contain any information about people or wallets. The blockchain is simply a list of transactions. For most standard types of transactions you can calculate addresses from the data in a transaction.
Addresses are just a number and are not like postal addresses or network addresses.
- Use your public address (like an account number) associated with your wallet.
- Search for your address on a block explorer (like blockchain.com).
- See your transaction history and balance.
- Each transaction has a unique ID (TXID) for tracking.
- Remember, private keys control ownership and transactions.
Understanding this helps you monitor your bitcoin activity and verify your funds on the blockchain. If I misunderstood your question, please point out