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Create a non-SegWit address in electrum wallet

I am trying to get along the electrum wallet command line in ubuntu. However, my exchange only accepts withdraws to canonical non-SegWit addresses (i.e. it only generates with a "bc1" prefix)...
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How do Electrum/Sparrow/Caravan generate multisig addresses?

I'm trying to "manually" confirm the Bitcoin addresses that Electrum, Sparrow, and Caravan generate from a deterministic multisig addresses. As an example, I have the following 2-of-2 wallet:...
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Generate BTC Private key from user string input

I am looking to generate a Bitcoin Address from an user input text (like the good old days Brainwallet). User input a "Text string" and based on this text string generate the corresponding ...
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Generate address of 'private key' from user input

I want to take a private key as input from the user and convert it to a wallet address using C#. I have seen this in a tutorial to generate a random key: Key privateKey = new Key(); PubKey publicKey = ...
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How to generate new wallet address per token

I'm using getnewaddress bitcoin-cli function to generate wallet addresses but i need one address per token. Is it possible to use a parameter like seed for random numbers to get the same address when ...
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Script type test vectors

I'm looking for test vectors, assuming xpub or public key to derive various script type addresses out of it. Something along the line of https://bip32jp.github.io/english/ but not only for P2PKH, but ...
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How does the Bitcoin protocol deal with address collisions in wallets?

I understand that one can create a Bitcoin wallet as a pair of numbers (public & private key) with the right specifications and this is done quite easily in places like bitaddress.org I also ...
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Get wallet address when creating wallet with blockchain API

Using the API endpoint http://localhost:3000/api/v2/create I get this response: {"guid":"58671a54-7d60-4319-8742-b06fb2a8d060","address":"...
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I bought bitcoin years ago and now the website that I bought from is unavailable!

I bought bitcoin years ago and now the website that I bought from is unavailable! I only have a key that I don't even know whether it's a public key or a private key or some useless key generated by ...
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Procedure for Deriving Payment Addresses

I'm trying to understand the HD wallet payment derivation procedure, so assume: Ownership of a Bitcoin HD Wallet on an external smart device Exported account level extended public key (xpub....) from ...
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How to generate Electrum address with pybitcointools

I want to create a payment service where I want to be able to charge each client according to its invoice. I picked Electrum as my underlying wallet and pybitcontools as my Python interface. I would ...
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Can output descriptors be used to encode any Miniscript expression?

Output descriptors provide a standard to make address bodies more exchangeable between various wallet implementations. It seems that an output descriptor can be used to encode any Miniscript ...
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Why do wallets have more than one key pair?

I was looking into wallets and the information that they contain. I found this post: What information does a wallet contain? I thought that wallets have only one key pair. Why is there more than one ...
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How are different addresses generated from the same private key?

I was reading in the "Technical background of version 1 Bitcoin addresses" that addresses are a function of the private key. More or less: Private Key -> Public Key -> Address If the ...
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Which wallet libraries officially intend to use Bech32 addresses, and will the addresses generated by them be compatible?

I use several bitcoin wallets, and I would like to try Bech32 addresses when they come out. I initially thought to make a GitHub issue for Greenbits, but it seemed more appropriate to just ask such a ...
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How to generate a testnet address?

Bitcoin addresses can be generated on this site https://www.bitaddress.org, but the test network needs m or n at the beginning of the address, where can those be generated?
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OpenSSL bitcoin addresses generation

Using OpenSSL ver 1.1.0h on win 8.1 - 32 bit Im trying to recreate this post using cmd: OpenSSL generate Bitcoin address But on step 3: openssl ec -in c:\keys\private.pem -outform DER|tail -c +8|...
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Nothing-Up-My-Sleeve BTC Addresses [duplicate]

I've been researching some crypto related concepts and came across "Nothing-Up-My-Sleeve Numbers" and from what I understand I can generated a Bitcoin address that basically comes with an ...
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Bitcoin BTC wallet receive addresses

I want to create 100 to 500 to 1000 BTC receive addresses. It should not expire. Is it possible ? Is it possible in Bitcoin core ?
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How to generate a dash address? [closed]

How can I generate a simple dash address from a public key? How many address formats are there in dash?
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Can bitcoin address be longer than 35?

Can bitcoin address be longer than 35? Does longer address indicate much lower chance of collision and/or higher security?
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can we have multiple BTC addresses that all of them store their values in the same place?

I am creating my own shop and I will give each user an address to specify who is sending me BTC but when I want to collect all BTC address values to my main address I need to pay fees a lot since each ...
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How do I construct a P2TR address if I just want to use the key path?

I want to create a P2TR (Pay to Taproot) address but I just want access to the key path spend, I have no use for the script path spend in this specific example. What should I do in regard to the ...
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Payout address format has changed?

When I run bitcoin-qt, it sets up a default wallet. When I ask it for the recipient address for this wallet, I was expecting something like 1FGasdfasdfasdf123asdfasdf. However what it actually ...
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HD addresses and traceability question

Say I have 1 underlying Bitcoin address, and it has receiving address A and B, and they both received 2 BTC each. If spend 3 BTC then A and B would have spent together so it's probably traceable. What ...
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Is it possible to find additional key pairs resulting in the same address that I already control?

I'm not really well versed in the necessary terminology to get the answer I need from searching. As I understand, there are 2^160 possible addresses, and 2^256 possible private keys, so each address ...
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How do you generate a Bitcoin wallet by hand?

I am interested in the exact process for generating the various components of a Bitcoin wallet by hand. Specifically, the components I'm interested in are: Private Key Public Key Public Key Hash ...
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Deriving payable address from mnemonic using BIP44

I'm trying to go from seed phrase/mnemonic to payable address using BIP 44. Here is a simplified version of the code I'm using. However, when I compare with https://iancoleman.io/bip39/ the private, ...
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How to create a physical/paper backup for bitcoin-core wallet?

I am using bitcoin-core for my offline storage. In electrum I can do a paper backup by writing down the mnemonics. bitcoin-core seems to be using a different mechanism to generate the wallet. What I ...
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Unknown Address Format Parsing Bitcoin Addresses from Blockchair Data

I've obtained a list of all current Bitcoin addresses with balances from Blockchair, which is downloadable from their data repository located here. I have downloaded the Bitcoin / Addresses TSV ...
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Why is BIP32 not simply PublicKey multiplication?

I understand that: pubkey(a + b) = pubkey(a).combine(pubkey(b)) where a and b are secret keys. (See: https://crypto.stackexchange.com/q/83694/17505) If, under the circumstances: Bob wants to pay ...
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Generating Multiple Addresses

Most wallets these days generate a set number of addresses when you create the wallet. For example, Electrum creates 30. But what if you need more? I know from talking to a LOT of people that there is ...
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Python: Why the addresses and keys generated by pywallet and bip32utils using the same 12 mnemonic words don't match?

I tried to generate wallets by using pywallet and bip32utils (Python). But I noted that the addresses/keys of the 2 wallets, namely wallet_pywallet and wallet_bip39 don't match with each other. I ...
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How are Electrum addresses connected to my private key?

I've started using Electrum and created my first wallet. I saved the private key seed on a piece of paper. I also created a new address by going to the Receive tab and clicking "New Address"....
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How to "create new receiving address" from recently installed full node, (0.21.0) with new encrypted wallet?

On March 11th, 2021, I completed my downloaded of the full node from Bitcoin Core, (Bitcoin-0.21.0-win64-setup), on my Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700 CPU @ 2.90GHz - 16.0GB, Windows 10Pro. I created a ...
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Understand how wallet genereates keys

I'm trying to understand how keys are generated by wallets in details and what different approaches that are used. More specifically I'm interested in how Electrum does this and how the deterministic ...
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Which address should be used to send the money as target?

We operate a market, there are sellers and buyers. Seller has Hierarchical Deterministic Wallets. Seller give us the Xpub. Which address should be used as destination, when buyer wants to send money ...
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How to derive BTC m44 addresses from xpub?

I checked Swan's Address Derivation Library https://github.com/swan-bitcoin/xpub-tool. I try to get m44 address, but I got m84. Why? Do you know is it any parameter to force return m44? I tried to ...
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What is the relationship between a Bitcoin Private Key / Public Key / Address?

What is the relationship between a Bitcoin Private Key / Public Key / Address? I see that a private key / public key pair is generated, but is there a possibility of generating a private key already ...
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How To get Address Public Key from Account XPUB?

I am little bit confused or not able to get the right Address Node Public key from Account XPUB. What I have done : Get the Account XPUB [78Bytes] SHA-256 SHA-256 Again Created Extended XPUB (XPUB ...
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How do you generate a qr code for a new address and check for incoming payments from the command line?

Which one do you recommend for this Command line to generate QR-Code + address for requesting money Command line to check if the above has been received I don't want to install too many versions of ...
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Exodus exported private key

I'm trying to understand why I'm having a hard time at importing exodus private keys in other wallets like jaxx o scatter. I can't understand why I don't get the public address from the private key ...
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Two kinds of Bitcoin addresses issued with bitaddress.org

I forked the bitaddress.org repository and generated a new paper wallet. On the output page there are two addresses generated: one "regular" and one "short address". Both start ...
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How to generate a bulk wallet offline with python, java or c++?

I want to generate, say 100000 key pairs (address/private key). It should be done offline, without using websites/javascript , with a program on the command line. Of course, the software should use ...
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How many bytes does a Bitcoin address weight?

One of the biggest issues of Bitcoin blockchain is the ever increasing size. Each address has a weight in bytes or bits. What’s holding someone from creating trillions of different addresses and ...
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Private keys generation [duplicate]

I am unable to access the funds from my wallet and I'm told I must buy/or pay in order to get a private key. Is this a scam or legit?
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Three different HEX having same wallet address how possible?

HEX1: 1111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111111 public key: ...
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How can I determine the address from a private key?

From the steps in the wiki, take this example private key: 0C28FCA386C7A227600B2FE50B7CAE11EC86D3BF1FBE471BE89827E19D72AA1D When I import this into Electrum, I find these values: Address: ...
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Is there an equivalent to the Xpub/Zpub for multisig wallets?

When I have a typical wallet, I can give my Xpub to someone to generate addresses whenever they need. ("they" here could be an instance of BTCPAY server or some other application that I don't want to ...

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