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Private Keys in my Bitcoin Wallet? [duplicate]

What are 'Private Keys'? and where do i find them in my wallet? How do I know it is a private key?
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Understanding addresses [duplicate]

So according to many wallets, they say you should use a different public address for every transaction for security reasons. Are all of those public addresses linked to the same wallet/private key ...
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Are all addresses in a wallet derived from a single private key? [duplicate]

Also, is there any way from and address that one could derive any other addresses that came from that wallet? Or do I have the relationship of addresses to wallets wrong?
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I am new to Bitcoin, how can I get started?

I am new to both StackExchange and to the new online currency called Bitcoin. I understand what Bitcoin is and how it works, but I was wondering: how do you actually get started with Bitcoin? I have ...
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What is a private key and a public key?

What exactly is a private key and public key in relation to Bitcoin? What are they, how are they used, and how does one find out what their private and public keys are?
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How does confirmation exactly work?

When user A sends Bitcoins to user B, user A signs the transaction with his private key. This signed transaction is being sent to the Bitcoin network and all the nodes collect, confirm and pack these ...
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Sending and receiving address

What's the difference between sending and receiving address? I mean, if for mistake I asked to send a payment to my sending address, have I lost my bitcoin? TX
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Wallets vs Addresses

I dont understand how a wallet comes into play? Is a wallet a necessary part of a transaction or is it just a way of collating multiple addresses? I get how I should use a new address for each ...
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What is bitcoin ID?

An answer on this page says that neither bitcoins nor satoshis have any identity. I then read that You may consider a bitcoin to be "less-anonymous" when an attacker could feasibly find the true ...
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What is a Bitcoin wallet?

What is a wallet in the context of Bitcoin? What are wallets used for? What relation do wallets have to other concepts such as addresses, private-keys, client-software, and Bitcoin balances?
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How Many Bitcoins Are Missing? [duplicate]

Recently my HDD went, losing all of my data. I make backups frequently and luckily only lost 0.02BTC. I tried everything to recover them, but no luck. As I stated it was small amount that wasn't a ...
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How can I watch an address on Windows and Android?

I want to be informed of transactions of my Bitcoin address on the Windows and the Android app. Can I use the same Bitcoin address on both? If yes, how can I backup the address on Windows and restore ...
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Within the Bitcoin ecosystem where are wallet addresses stored/reserved?

I understand that Bitcoin is a distributed system based on the blockchain, and I understand that transfers/transactions are stored in the blockchain, which exists on many servers around the internet. ...
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Bought bitcoins without a wallet. How do I spend them?

I bought some bitcoins from Bittylicious a few days ago. I didn't have a wallet at the time but Bitcoin Core wallet has finally synchronized. I have the transaction ID and address and everything I ...
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Which part of my wallet should I NOT lose? .wallet file or private/public key?

Simple question. I keep reading "don't lose your wallet", but which is the actual important part? The .wallet file or the public/private key combo? Or is it both?

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