I see that in Armory, I can click on "receive bitcoins" any number of times, and it generates a new as-yet unused address every time. So I could potentially send coins to address 1000, and have 999 unused addresses before it.

I'm wondering, when you import a deterministic wallet, how many of the addresses does it check to see if they have activity?

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    I tested and it at least checks the first 31. Not gonna test to 1000 tho ; )
    – B T
    Commented Sep 17, 2014 at 21:29
  • Wow that would suck if you use it your whole life then have to restore from wallet words when you are 76!
    – Chloe
    Commented Aug 5, 2015 at 20:29

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By default, Armory will check 100 addresses, but this can be changed with --keypool command-line option.

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    Can you link a source to verify that info?
    – B T
    Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 4:26
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    --keypool option is mentioned in documentation, but I couldn't find default value there, so look at source code. Commented Sep 29, 2014 at 4:32

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