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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Can a Bitcoin address send Bitcoin to itself?

I saw some transactions where an input address also appears as an output address. For example, this transaction has one input and three outputs. Input Address/Amount Output Address/Amount ...
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Privacy: How should I handle UTXO's?

We know that, for security and anonymity, we shouldn't reuse addresses. Also, there is the idea of change avoidance to protect ourselves from any number of change detection heuristics. But I find ...
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Ledger Nano S - Do you use the same key to send & receive Bitcoin?

I have a just bought a Ledger Nano S and have put my Bitcoin onto it using one of the keys it generated. It actually generated 19 of them so I used the first one. My question is, if I want to load ...
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Can I receive Bitcoin on any of my wallet addresses?

Can I receive Bitcoin to any addresses from my wallet? I have more than one address on Coinbase, and it seems to change every day. Can I turn off the changing of addresses?
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Why is it a privacy problem to always pay to the same address?

I know as a merchant it is not a good idea to receive all payments to the same address because then people could track our balance. But I don't understand why it could be a privacy problem if we ...
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In practice, are redeemScripts commonly reused?

In regards to P2SH-P2WSH transactions, are Txout-script values identical between transactions? Is it reasonable to expect a business or vendor that accepts bitcoin to be using the same redeemScript ...
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Should I send the remaining balance from a paper wallet to a new paper wallet?

If I withdraw all my money from a paper wallet, but don't end up spending the whole balance, should I create a new paper wallet and send that remaining balance to it as opposed to the old wallet?
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Would reusing addresses result in a lower fee?

Let's say you withdraw 100 times from an exchange using a different address each time for a total sum of 1 BTC. Now you want to move this entire BTC to a new address. This would result in a ...
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Static Wallet Address

How do I make my account static so the address stays the same. The bitcoin wallet address keeps changing and I need to figure out how to make it stay the same
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Static receive address instead of dynamic?

I have 2 BTC QT wallets (and 1 LTC QT wallet), and am looking for a generic receive address for my wallets. In Electrum, Mist/Ethereum and Rippex, I get a single unique address to receive. In the QT ...
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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 to accept Bitcoin payments using Bitpay and Electrum for a business

Our company uses a standard invoicing model where we bill our clients the service charge and require payment within X days. We'd like to be able to add a "Pay with Bitcoin" option on the ...
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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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Why Would Someone Not Use a new Change Address

I have previously asked questions and read about the importance of always using a new address every-time you receive a transaction, even for change. Sometimes when I watch the block explorer I see ...
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Address Reuse vs. Coin Selection

I have read at length that address reuse should be avoided, for instance the bitcoin wiki describes numerous reasons here. I have also read Murch's master thesis on coin selection. These two concepts ...
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Do miners have an incentive to confirm various transactions from same address?

Mempool is really clogged those days. I tried to make a transaction from one of my address to a friend. As we didn't care about confirmation time, I put a 5 sats/bit fee. 2 weeks later, transaction ...
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How do non-deterministic wallets violate the principle of address reuse?

In chapter 5 of Mastering Bitcoin, Andreas writes: "The disadvantage of random keys is that if you generate many of them you must keep copies of all of them, meaning that the wallet must be backed up ...
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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 edit the label of an existing address exactly like in bitcoin-qt but instead using RPC calls?

I am trying to edit the label of a bitcoin address in my wallet outside of bitcoin-qt. Currently I only know of 'setaccount' but it results in two addresses after editing one, it assigns a new address ...
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It is said that never reuse an address, but the news is stating biggest bitcoin addresses are buying?

It is said that we should never reuse addresses, so I think one time into the address, and one time out, and that address should be abandoned. So the top holders of bitcoins should know that too, but ...
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Why is the ledger public?

To me, banking is not a public thing. I don't want people to know what's in my bank account at what time, or who I sent money to. I know that I can make a new address for each transaction, as ...
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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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Re-use change address as a receive address

Technically speaking, is it possible to reuse a change address from a previous transaction and make it a receive address? What are the pros and cons of doing so? This does look like a bad privacy ...
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What information can an attacker gain from watching the users behavior in block chain?

Given the blockchain is a public ledger, if user chooses not not change their public key (address) every time they make a transaction, what information can an attacker gain from watching the users ...
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Why is the change address for a transaction the same as the originator address?

I was under the impression that if address abc has 100 BTC assigned to it, and it pays address def 20 BTC, 80 BTC will be transferred from abc to a new address ghi. But in this transaction: https://...
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Bitcoin's cryptographic protocol allows for leakage of information about one's Private Key, making recalculation of the private key possible?

Is it true that the cryptography which is used in bitcoin allows for leakage of information which could be used to recalculate the private key - IF you are continuously reusing the same public address ...
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Address Reuse for Multisig Address

It is De facto standard that address should not be reused, and even Bitcoin officially emphasis address should not be reused. Does the same condition apply for Multi-signature address ?, If Yes apart ...
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Why do some addresses seem to send bitcoin to themselves?

When looking at block 630873, I noticed that some addresses seem to send BTC to themselves: Am I misunderstanding the situation, or does 1A7tWftaGHohhGcJMVkkm4zAYnF53KjRnU send large sums of BTC to ...
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I accidentally sent bitcoins twice to the same address

Accidentally, I have transfered BTC from my one wallet to another twice on the same address. First transaction was successful, but in the second case the BTC got deducted from one of my wallet but not ...
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How can this input address have multiple values at the same time?

For the transaction: https://blockchain.info/tx/ee1658bb4d0de80a91d2e0005218d4cfab7c302a352458bd6afb6376b47fbf81 it looks like there are multiple inputs with different values for the same address. I ...
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Address Reuse issue

I dont understand how security works with multiple address using. I am trying to guess how security works here but need some feedback, so here are a few questions, and my own guesses. If I have total ...
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Any good reason to prevent duplicated address in send transaction for Pos coin? [closed]

The use of sendmany in a PoS coin is an obvious source for preparing stake inputs, however it historically has been prevented to send to duplicate addresses in one transaction with such an error as "...
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Why do self-loops exist in the bitcoin transaction graph?

I have obtained bitcoin data from block explorer and created the transaction graph. The graph consists of millions of nodes and edges. i wrote a query that creates a relationship from source address ...
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Send and Receive BTC with Same Address from 1 Person

Is it possible to : I sent BTC to A from Address1 and I asked him to send me BTC (different amount as I send him) to Address1 (same address with I sent him before)..?
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Can I continue to use an old Bitcoin address? [duplicate]

I have a wallet on Blockchain.info and they generated a Bitcoin address for me. Now, I have another Bitcoin address. Can I still use my old Bitcoin address?
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Why is there sometimes no output that sends funds back to the sender's address?

'A' has one bitcoin. 'A' tries to send a 0.5 bit coin to 'B'. Two utxo are created. First, "utxo" sends "B" 0.5 bitcoin. Second, "utxo" where "A" remits remaining bitcoins to "A" except for 0.5 ...
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How many non-web wallets discard private-keys? or How common are non-deterministic wallets?

I'm concerned about non-web wallets that discard private keys after use. Web wallets - share addresses between users, so the user can consider all private keys to be immediately discarded. ...
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How many wallets don't support address reuse? (for refunds)

I have implemented an automated bitcoin refund function that sends funds back to the address that was used to sign the incoming transaction. How many wallets fail to support address reuse/refunds? ...
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Are all UTXOs locked by an address spent in a transaction?

Imagine I have 2 UTXOs locked by my address, each of which allows me to spend 5 bitcoins. If I subsequently want to send just 2 bitcoins to someone else, will both UTXOs be used as inputs in the ...
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Single "Multiple Inputs Tx" vs Multiple "Single Input Tx"

Alice owns three addresses A1, A2, A3. She decides to collect the coins held by these addresses into a single coin so she generates a fresh new address A4 for that. She has the following two options: ...
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If the bitcoin address changes every time, why there is more than one transaction for an address in the ledger?

I was checking a random address in blockchain.com, there are alot of transactions that is done over this address. While in the website it is mentioned that the address is changing everytime! So it ...
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XAPO's flow from wallet to vault - a different wallet address used for the transfer

I have a XAPO account and I moved a bitcoin from Bittrex from XAPO. Now, XAPO has provided me with a wallet address a1. Now when I have moved my bitcoin from my bitcoin wallet to vault and checked ...
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Why do wallets use multiple private keys instead of one each?

I am learning about Bitcoin and when I was about to export my private key from a single electrum wallet, I found that there were in fact a lot more than one. Why is that so, don't you only need 1 ...
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If I reuse the same address can a previously used transaction be reused?

I was wondering, if I used an address adr0 to spend some coins in a transaction tx0 that give the coins to a different address adr1, and eventually, after some time, I receive some (completely ...
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Sell bitcoin to account

So let's say I have multiple bitcoin addresses (some of them already received bitcoins), created a new bitcoin address, received bitcoins on it and would like to use the very same address to send them ...
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Is it secure to put a wallet address on one's business cards as a QR code?

As a company, we're making business cards, and would like to put our bitcoin addresses on our business cards as QR codes. Yet, I know that it is a best practice for wallets to cycle addresses - I mean,...
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How to make permanent Bitcoin Address for donations?

I want to add a Donate Bitcoin button to my website(s). I want to create a Bitcoin wallet with a permanent address for receiving donations. How would I do this?
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I read that Bitcoin addresses are single-use tokens. Is it my responsibility to generate new ones in Electrum?

I am quite new to this, and started using Electrum today. I read on the Bitcoin Wiki that "unlike e-mail addresses, people have many different Bitcoin addresses and a unique address should be used for ...
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Is there a way to generate new addresses for someone else's wallet?

I thought I saw this feature existed somewhere but I can't find the reference. Use Case: Alice needs to keep sending multiple bitcoin transactions to Bob, and wants to use a different payment address ...
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How Bitcoin wallets avoid address re-usability?

As we know, address reusability compromises both privacy and security. My question is how Bitcoin wallets avoid address reusability? Is wallet generates an address from index 1 and scan blockchain ...