Questions tagged [address-generation]

Collects technical details on the process of creating new addresses.

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More receive addresses with electrum

I cannot find any documentation or an option anywhere in the electrum client to put it into expert mode. I'm not even sure it can be done any longer, and it is important I raise the gap limit. It like ...
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How can I create 50,000+ bitcoin addresses in my wallet?

How can I create 50,000+ bitcoin addresses in my wallet? I will need more than 50,000+ addresses in my main wallet. I use Bitcoin Armory, Bitcoin-Qt and I'm just trying out Blockchain.info. Is it ...
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Need sample compressed and uncompressed Public / Private key pairs for BigInteger

I am testing a different version of BigInteger that has different endian formats and the native implementation likes to add or remove zeros from the final output. Can anyone provide some sample ...
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Is there a way to generate a brain wallet from the command line or console?

Is there complete solution for console to generate brain wallet? Something like: echo "sausage" | xxd -r -p | sha256sum | awk '{print $1}' | rmd160 -x | blablabla I'm read this article: https://en....
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How to deterministically generate large number of bitcoin addresses and monitor them

I want to generate a large number of bitcoin addresses to provide visitors for each transaction and I want to monitor payments to those addresses. How do I deterministically generate those large ...
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Does the 256-bit integer secret exponent define the X, Y pair?

I'm trying to understand better how bitcoin works and I'm stuck. I've read a blog showing how to construct the WIF from the 256-bit secret integer and up to that point, I think I follow. However I'm "...
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What to do if my BitCoin Address is only 33 digits?

I noticed that BitCoin addresses usually are equal to 34 digits and/or characters. I decided to get an extra address and was a bit hesitant to use it since it's 1 digit or character short, is this ...
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address that has never been online, will transactions in blockchain still balance?

I understand that addresses do not have to connect to the bitcoin network/blockchain in order to be valid addresses, but I am mainly wondering about what can be seen in the blockchain if that address ...
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How do you derive the public key from you random 256-bits integer?

Once I've flipped a fair coin 256 times and have the random 256 bits integer that I'm going to use as my private key, how is the public key derived? I've read: Given a private key, how do you get a ...
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strange weird address in transaction after send bitcoin bitcoin-qt [duplicate]

as an example, I have the wallet with address-A (with 10 BTC) If I send 1 BTC to someone (address-B) then in transaction I see address-A > 1 BTC > address-B address-A > 1 BTC > address-C ...
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Is it possible to use a PGP key as a bitcoin address?

Both bitcoin and encrypted emailing are based on public key cryptography. However, they use different implementations, so I assume that a public PGP key cannot be used as a bitcoin address directly. ...
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Sequence of events that can cause lost money in MultiBit

If you create a new address in MultiBit, then transferred money to the new address before the wallet was backed up, then your hard drive crashed, will you lose the money? The first Bitcoin client had ...
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Sent bitcoins to my unencrypted wallet and encrypted the wallet before file synced, is there any way i can get them back?

Thanks in advance for any light you can shed on my problem.. I think I sent bitcoins from an online wallet to my offline wallet BitcoinQT(0.81) in august. The transaction has been confirmed, but not ...
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Generate address (for receiving) on GNU/Linux without Bitcoin client?

If I understand it correctly, I could generate a valid Bitcoin address (key pair) following this algorithm. With an address generated in such a way I would be able to receive Bitcoin without ever ...
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Is Each Bitcoin Address Unique?

I am wondering whether each bitcoin address is unique. I would assume yes. Then how is this enforced (distributed address generation)? As I understand it each time, an address is generated a new key-...
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How are public & private keys in an address created?

I understand the high level concept I am more interested specific details. How is a private key generated. How exactly is public key generated, how is address generated from public key.