Today, I have send a transaction with too low a fee:


I have retrieved the twelve word pass phrase from my wallet on blockchain.info, and calculated the private keys for the addresses in my wallet. However, the address


is not amongst these, and it is also the only address that does not show up in my blockchain.info wallet. Therefore it I can only double-spend part of my first transaction (so to void it). What is happening here?

  • these are derived from the pass phrase that I got from blockchain.info
    – Pete L.
    Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 18:51
  • I'm just curious about how you derive keys from the passphrase.
    – Hannah Vernon
    Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 18:53
  • I'd guess the transaction will probably be processed even if it takes a few days. Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 21:17
  • Did you input any private keys to your wallet? If so, those private keys won't be able to be generated from the wallet seed (the twelve word pass phrase). Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 21:21
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    @MaxVernon the bip39 tool on github
    – Pete L.
    Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 21:35

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It is likely that the address in question is a change address. Change addresses are generated using a different key derivation path than your other addresses so you will not see it if you only generated the keys at only one derivation path.

The "normal" key derivation path (a.k.a the "external keychain") is m/44'/0'/0'/i. However keys for change addresses are typically generated on a so called "internal keychain" which has a derivation path of m/44'/0'/1'/i. It is likely that you only looked at keys on the external keychain and not the internal keychain so you did not see this address.

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