Is the seed enough? Doesnt it require the seed AND the adresses to access your assets, since the root key and therefore all private keys are generated by the seed?

Does it generate the private key for each adress by seeding the root key and the adress?

Thanks for any enlightment.

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technically the minimum you must backup are your private keys.

Is the seed enough? if you used a program which generates a wallet by a passphrase/seed it should be enough to save the passphrase/seed. test it to be sure.

i don't think you must really backup your public key or adress because it can be generated by your wallet with your private key/passphrase/seed.

  • But how does the wallet then know which adresses and key have been generated by the seed?
    – haemse
    Dec 31, 2017 at 11:52

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