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Questions tagged [address-reuse]

Collects questions about using the same address on more than one occasion to receive payments, and the resulting issues such as multiple inputs in the blockchain referencing utxos associated with one address.

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Is it safe to reuse a Bitcoin address?

Besides the obvious privacy implications, and (according to a bitcointalk.org forum post) the fact that once an address is used your coins that rest on it safety depend entirely on the ECDSA safety (...
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Should I use a different address for every transaction?

Should I use a different address for every transaction? If yes, why? For safety? What happens I use the same address to get bitcoins from 2 different people, what happens?
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Can a Bitcoin transaction have the same address for input and output?

Can a Bitcoin transaction have the same address for input and output, i.e. spend some of the coins that are linked to an address and send the rest back to that same address? Is there some reason why ...
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How does not practicing address reuse hurt my privacy?

If I never conduct transactions from an IP address associated with my real life identity and never conduct a transaction with someone who knows me in real life how can using the same address all the ...
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Security implications of regular saving into cold storage

I am thinking about following this plan: Regularly buy bitcoins in an online exchange, 100€/month at market prices. Once the balance in the exchange exceeds a certain limit (500€), move those ...
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Why new public key for every new request?

I created Bitcoin accounts using different clients but all clients I tried prompt for new public key for each request. My question is shouldn't be the public key one's identity which one should be ...
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Meaning of BTC "wallet address" and any difference with transaction address?

This is a newbie question but I couldn't find the answer after reading Reddit's r/Bitcoin Sticky FAQ and also searching r/Bitcoin on "wallet address". I opened a Coinbase account a while ...
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