Questions tagged [address]

This tag should be used for Bitcoin addresses. A Bitcoin address is an encoding of the hash of an ECDSA public key or a script. Knowledge of this value allows a user to send Bitcoins to another person over the network. Bitcoin addresses begin with a '1', '3', or 'bc1'. Not to be confused with mailing addresses or IP addresses.

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Why do compressed and uncompressed public keys have to produce different addresses?

I am reading through the "Mastering Bitcoin" book. I understand that in the beginning the public key was both the x and y on the elliptic curve. Then it was optimised to only contain the x, ...
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Actively used bech32(m) address with invalid checksum?

The following address uses witness version 0 and its checksum is the one expected for bech32m addresses. However, the combination of the two is not valid. ...
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I sent bitcoin to an Electrum address I created but I can't access it. can anyone help

I went on a market set it all up everything was good to go but when I set up a refund address just in case something went wrong , in the process of sending the funds to the vendor I accidentally sent ...
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Specification of Bitcoin RPC getbalances

I would like to track balances using address, but I have a few questions. If I don't use the rescan option, will the balance be incorrect? Why is the balance off when I check it against an external ...
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GREP help: Bitcoin address/key buried as text somewhere on hdd

So in a drunken moment of genius I had forgotten about, I bought some bitcoin way back. And I buried the address and key in some file... I was being tricky lol. That likely also led me to abandon a ...
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Is there a CUDA binary to convert a brainwallet string to a BTC address?

I am looking for a CUDA program which will take a single argument, a brainwallet password, and output a BTC address. After reading through several threads on how to convert passwords to public keys, ...
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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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How to analyze BTC flow in many to many transaction

I am confused as to how should I analyze many to many transaction. I.e. many TX IN and many TX OUT Is there a way to know in above setup which input address sent which amount to output address? I've ...
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Electrum. Payto argument from_addr

I need to specify address to send from. I want to use option createnewaddress. And then send money from this addresse useing payto and from_addr option. When I do like that, i got error message not ...
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Is the G in elliptical curve same for bitcoin and ethereum

Is the G in elliptical curve same for bitcoin and ethereum? If yes then why can't we send bitcoin and ethereum to same public address? If no then what's the reason behind implementing like that? if ...
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Bitcoin stolen from Electrum 2.9.3

my btc were stolen with an anonymous transaction. How was possible? Electrum should be a offline secure wallet, besides they were stolen during the night , with my desktop offline. The receiver ...
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NBitcoin: Get address out of raw block stream

OK, I am sure that this is a really dumb, rookie question, so sorry in advance... I am trying to read through the blockchain and display the receiving address(es) for all transactions in the chain. (...
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How to suggest to our church that they should accept Bitcoin payments?

A little bit of context: I send 10% of my profit (the tithe) to a church. Along with the tithe I send money for different projects. I guess they can be considered donations. This church is a non-...
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How to generate these bitcoin addresses?

For the private key KwaZRh42fdQD4iUN6sy2GtEC5gfSAYXrQgp16KPV4Pxsspi5ChRb, I have the following addresses: 1N7jKvQ1fHezb61eNsGEaF4gcj5sQXhb2m (P2PKH) 14MNoFYWheu7sLkj8urvXCpYEdCuL4m2PH (P2PKH) ...
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BIP39 Path in Ledger Nano S

On a Ledger Nano S, you are given a BIP39 24 word mnemonic. What is the path to the address used? Is it m/44'/144'/0'/0/0 ? Say for example I use the address generated by the Ledger Nano S to store ...
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What happens when "Request expires" in Electrum?

If I understand correctly, wallet is a collection of private keys. Electrum client, in "Receive" tab has this form to request money. Every time new "Receiving address" changes, Electrum has to ...
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How can I get all transactions into and out of a bitcoin address in JSON format?

For example if I use https://blockchain.info/rawaddr/$bitcoin_address, it shows only the first 100 txs. How can I get all transactions if the number of txs is greater than 100?
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How to get all addresses - including the "change" addresses - from bitcoind?

I want to get all my addresses - including the auto-generated "change" addresses - from a running bitcoind somehow. I haven't been able to do it in a simple way. "getaddressesbyaccount" and all the ...
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Translating inputs (and outputs) to find addresses involved in transaction?

Is there a way for me to translate the input and output scripts in a bitcoin transaction? I am building an application that lets you query different stats from the Bitcoin-network, down the line I ...
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How to find xPub from wallet address

I'm trying to find a master public key (I believe this is the xPub) of an electrum wallet I no longer have access to. This is ok, I've moved all BTC from there. The thing is, I need the public key to ...
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What is the chance of someone (randomly) finding the private key for an existing Bitcoin address?

Say I have created a paper wallet with one bitcoin address in a vault. What are chances that someone else will find the private key for this wallet? Related: what are the chances of vanitygen address ...
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How does the bitcoin network use public and private keys when one wants to transfer funds?

I am familiar with Public keys, private keys and addresses. But, I don't understand how they are used when I want to transfer funds to a different wallet. For example, what is the process that is ...
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Identify original exchange from Bitcoin address on my ledger

Hi I am being asked to prove which exchange I bought Bitcoin on from several years ago. I have the BTC address on my ledger. Is it possible to trace backwards?
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Baffled by endianness: How do I compute the HASH160 of the public key of a base58 address?

Given an address as follows: > spend_address=$(btc-cli getnewaddress '' legacy) > btc-cli getaddressinfo $spend_address spend_address info { "address": "...
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can not access bitcoin in an address that belongs to a discontinued wallet, although i have the 12 word phrase?

I am still a Rookie regarding bitcoins and therefore apologize beforehand if I might use some words wrong. I started a bitcoin wallet through a provider some years ago and bought some bitcoin. The ...
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How do I extract the address from a scriptPubKey?

I am creating a block parser and just learned about Scripts in Bitcoin yesterday which is kind of confusing so far. I want to extract the addresses involved in each transaction. Right now, I am able ...
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Address Verification Failed / View on Tresor Address don't Match

Using LTC wallet on new Trezor. On "Receive Payment" tab, clicking eyeball icon, the address shown on the Trezor does not match the address shown on screen. What gives? Did I already get hacked?
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What does the "Tx" column mean in Electrum?

I found that there is a Tx column. For most of the addresses, the value in that column is 0. For some addresses with balance greater than zero, it's not 0. What does "tx" mean in this table?
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I deleted my bitoin wallet many years ago near the start [duplicate]

I know which pool I was a member of and maybe i should ask them instead? I'm trying to find out how or if i can recover them I had 3 Bitcoins way back at the begining back when gpu mining was a thing. ...
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Not Receiving BTC transaction in my Ledger Wallet after reusing a previous receiving address from my Coinbase account

I attempted to BTC from my Coinbase account to my Ledger Wallet using the previous receiving address. I did not use the QR code from Ledger to create a new receiving address. I clicked on the previous ...
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Convert WIF to Witness PubKey Hash Address in Go

How can WIF be easily converted to WitnessPubKeyHash in Go? We need to get the public key from WIF and than calculate witness program as ripemd160(sha256(compressed_pub_key)). But is there a ...
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How to monitor Bitcoin address for new transactions?

I have some generated Bitcoin addresses which I want to monitor for newly received transactions, I have a full node but I don't want to import those addresses to the node's wallet. I don't want to use ...
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How many addresses can Bitcoin Core 0.13 **effectively** manage?

I want to know, what's the maximum amount of addresses that Bitcoin Core 0.13 can manage? All addresses should belong to the default account. I want to use the walletnotify feature How does the ...
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How to check if one transactions is from the same wallet (public key) as a previous one

I wonder how to figure out whether one Bitcoin transaction is from the same wallet (public key) as any previous transaction in order to proof the ownership of a wallet.
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Repeating identical outputs in bitcoin transaction

I am building a script that is indexing all bitcoin transactions in real time with all their details etc. But I am looking here at this transaction - https://www.blockchain.com/btc/tx/...
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public key generated when importing PK different from original pub key

I used bitcoin core (latest 0.19) to create some addresses offline. When I dumped the privkey I was surprised to see all of them starting with L2 (and the addresses with 3), but I went for it. I take ...
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Can I transfer BTC from BTC (address) wallet to a Lightning (address) wallet?

I would like to know if I can send BTC from a BTC address to a Lightning Network address. I have BTC on an exchange and I would like to move them from the exchange to my Muun wallet. Muun allows on-...
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Why is the output address a list in RPC/console?

Vout contains a list of addresses, which I noticed to be always with size = 1, if it exists. The following is an example from Bitcoin Testnet: { "value": 0.91840581, "n": 2, "...
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Transactions with invalid or non-parseable Script

During parsing of Bitcoin data from blockchain, I found many transactions which has invalid script (example 37b828de0da38f0b3b9ec09f6f8b7883c3202a99a285b0b0087f19f9cbf526d9,...
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How to verify Bitcoin transaction against a specific user? [duplicate]

I am working on project .i have a functionality where user can submit bitcoin to my wallet .and after submitting bitcoin a payment page will open and user will fill payment details e.g his/her bitcoin ...
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How can i recover my specific wallet using the 12 word mnemonic?

I just can't understand how can i use the 12 words instead of writing all the numbers related to the address/private/public keys. When i go to iancoleman.io the output is several addresses, private ...
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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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Bitcoin listreceivedbyaddress as REST API

I am currently looking for a REST API service which will allow me to implement a super simple deposit system. Currently I am generating bitcoin addresses (mainnet + testnet) via Python. In addition to ...
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Addresses in Electrum wallet start bc1 but other tool gives addresses starting 1

I am using the Electrum wallet for Bitcoin on Windows 10. I'm able to get the private key of my main receiving address. I'm sure this address works to receive BTC as I've been able to before. I was ...
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Dust threshold for Testnet

I want to find a dust threshold following this answer: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/86069/134293 Actually I have a list of transactions coming from listsinceblock in which there are Testnet ...
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How can I get the destination address from raw transaction data?

I am writing a program that reads Bitcoin transactions from .blk files and performs some analysis on them. I would like to get the transaction destination addresses (like in some transaction explorers:...
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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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Safest way to validate typo

Let's assume that I have small crypto exchange site called "MyExchangeWebsite". It works like this: user creates ETH-BTC order, specifies his BTC address and sends ETH to my ETH address, I ...
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Calculate Unspent using private keys

Can we calculate unspent of addresses which are generated from other node server if we are having private/public key of those addresses?
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listreceivedbyaddress missing transactions after restore

After restoring wallet from wallet.dat balance is identical, but listreceivedbyaddress 0 do not have the transactions associated with wallet. listunspent 0 show all the transactions, but it will ...

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