I sent funds to a derived address, but I didn't know about the gap limit and how the addresses should be used incrementally. I've used a huge value for the index but wallets only check the first few values - is there a way I can retrieve them?

  • Can you explain a bit on „derived“ address? HD wallet? xpub keys? From which wallet did you send? Commented Feb 5, 2018 at 8:49

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Yes, just use something that lets you generate addresses with a high index. For example, you could use https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ and enter into the starting from index box the index you would like to begin deriving addresses at. Then you can get the private keys and import them into your wallet.

IIRC there is not a wallet software that will let you specify where to start deriving addresses.

  • @gorod Note the above site does not support Electrum seeds. Answer pebwindkraft's question about wallet software above. If it's electrum mention my name and I'll provide suitable instructions.
    – Abdussamad
    Commented Feb 6, 2018 at 8:12

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