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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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Public key to address [on hold]

I am working in js and I need a library that helps me get an address with a public key stored in a buffer.
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How to getbalance for any existing bitcoin address, without long wait

I am new to bitcoin. I've read multiple articles and posts on forums and unfortunately I haven't found the answer I am looking for. Some back story... I just bought a 2TB SSD storage, and installed ...
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Is there any address monitoring application with support for multiple cryptocurrencies? [closed]

This would be beneficial for all long-term investors who have many different cryptocurrencies in their portfolio and don't usually perform any transactions. Simply just to check whether your money are ...
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convert “M” address to “3” address LTC

currently im facing with 1 issue that i need to convert all my litecoin address in my fullnode to legacy address (prefix with "M"). Im know that we have a tool https://litecoin-project.github.io/p2sh-...
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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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Is it smart to just create wallet and then delete it, writing down the address?

What are possible downsides of practice where I download a bitcoin wallet on my phone, write down the seed and the address, purge the app into nonexistence and continue my happy life, sharing my ...
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Using only Javascript and JS related Bitcoin Libraries. How do you extract the Bitcoin Address from a private key?

I'm building an js related application that only stores my user's bitcoin private keys, but not the public key or bitcoin address to save space. Is there a javascript library that can output the ...
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If Bitcoin addresses are a single-use token, how several transactions belong to a single address? (Edited)

While in Bitcoin wiki (Link to the page) is explicitly mentioned: "A Bitcoin address is a single-use token." We therefore expect that every address would be belonged to only a single transaction ...
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Bitcoin websocket like ws.blockchain.info

I'm currently using ws.blockchain.info to subscribing to an address, but it is not really stable and frequently connected. Please tell me some alternatives for it. Thanks.
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Determining if input is a block ID, transaction ID, or address

how do sites like https://blockexplorer.com determine if the input (see inputbox in the header of https://blockexplorer.com ) is an address, transaction ID or block ID? I want to write something ...
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COINBASE: Sent BTC but Address had changed and cannot spent the fund [on hold]

I sent bitcoin to my coinbase address but I didn't know that every transaction, the address changes. My Coinbase account doesn't show my deposit, have I lost the bitcoin? Is it possible to get it ...
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How to check if an address is valid in Bitcoin Cash?

A lot of users seem to be mistakenly sending Bitcoin Cash to Bitcoin addresses and vice versa. I understand Bitcoin Cash doesn't support SegWit and that if Bitcoin Cash is sent to a SegWit Bitcoin ...
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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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“bitaddress.org”: It generates a BTC or BCH address?

(1) Is the address generated by www.bitaddress.org a BTC address? Or BCH address (Bitcoin Cash) ? (2) Is there a general method to recognize BTC address from BCH address?
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“Antpool.com” setting up wallet: BTC or BCH?

In www.antpool.com Bitcoin mining pool, when we want to set up a Bitcoin address to which the reward will be sent, there are 2 options: BTC address (Bitcoin Core) and BCH address (Bitcoin Cash). But ...
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Bitcoin.com Wallet: How to export separately addresses and private key from json file?

I created a wallet by Bitcoin.com Wallet application for Windows. And then I generated 3 BTC addresses for this wallet. I then exported this wallet using Export Wallet and and chose File/Text option, ...
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How to create Ethereum brain address? [closed]

I have used bitaddress.org to create a brain wallet for my Bitcoin. Now I would like to create a brain wallet for my Ethereum using Bitcoin Improvement Proposals (BIP) 32/39/44/49 technologies. Is ...
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What happens if I mistype the address when making a payment?

I sent bitcoins to an address, but I think I made a typo when I copied it. Where did these bitcoins go. Can I get them back?
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The risk of sending money to a xpub generated address

Suppose the owner of xpub share the xpub to others, and someone send some money to a xpub generated address. If the owner of xprv does not know the path used to generate that new address, is that ...
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Listunspent only works for the last address I made a transaction with

I have a wallet on bitcoin core with three addresses I use to make transactions. But listunspent only returns information when I used it with the address I made the last transaction with, is it ...
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checksum in address

I want to create a address bitcoin. I have a payload with version like this: 0050d512c984b1656ef47c145c8fd5d5262d3904b1 where 00 in my version prefix, and 50d512c984b1656ef47c145c8fd5d5262d3904b1 ...
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address in listaddressgroupings and getnewaddress

I don't understand the differents between listaddressgroupings and getnewaddress For example, I have a local blockchain ( regtest ) with 0 Block. I create 101 block (generate 101) I can see with ...
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When mining with 2 computers, do I need to use 2 separate wallets addresses?

I understand that each miner is working on a different block. Correct me if I'm wrong but this is because the first transaction in a block basically contains my wallet address so I can receive the ...
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Can you send a transaction from non-native segwit to native(bech32) segwit address?

Let's say I have a wallet with a non-native segwit address (prefixed with 3- like multisig). Can I send my utxos from this address to a native segwit (bech32) address?
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How to determine right address from address hash

I'm using private libbitcoin server and libbitcoin explorer. When I use bx fetxh-transaction, it returns something like: I'm trying to figure out, how to get right address from address_hash. When I ...
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What are the advantages of using Secp256k1?

Bitcoin uses secp256k1 as the specification for it's address system (https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Secp256k1). What are the advantages (and disadvantages) of using this over other specifications such as ...
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How to extract addresses from input in raw transaction

I need help to get input addresses from "vin" in offline mode. I don't know how https://live.blockcypher.com/btc/decodetx/ is doing it. Example raw transaction: txn id : ...
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How to convert script hash to base58 address?

For example : take a look at this 37d1d453311ea5682cdb31468826178db15fa731722a5dbb09525ea901f1c41c scripthash. I need help converting it to base58 address. Thank you.
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What's stopping someone from taking over all the bitcoin addresses?

Anyone can generate unlimited bitcoin addresses. Presumably, there's a limited number of these (even if it's a very very large number). What's stopping someone from taking over all the bitcoin ...
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I used the wallet out of sync and cannot find my adress

This is the first time I am buying BTC, I used my bitcoin core wallet out of sync to generate and address and then I shut down the PC after the full sync has been made. Now I cannot find the address ...
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How can you get a list of all addresses mentioned in the blockchain?

I'd like to parse the blockchain in order to produce a list of all addresses that are mentioned in the blockchain. I'd like to do this with a program, language agnostic.
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How is address recognized between wallets

Lets assume I create a wallet in Jaxx and Bittrex for ETH token which in turn creates public & private key pair. I am able to transfer coins between different wallets. How is the address ...
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bip44 account discovery

In Bip44 "Account Discovery" section, there is following sentence: We scan just the external chains, because internal chains receive only coins that come from the associated external chains. (...
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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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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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Simple Address check via API

So I have a wallet with thousands of addresses, I want to know how can I check the blockchain whether or not a transaction has been made to one(or another) of the addresses?
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Generate QR code for multiple cryptocurrency addresses

I want to generate my own QR code with my main cryptocurrency addresses without using an online solution, is there maybe a command prompt way or particular piece of software I cam download for this, ...
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Is there a limit to the number of Bitcoin addresses? [duplicate]

Is there a limit to the number of Bitcoin addresses? And if so, what stops someone from making all these addresses and holding the private keys for them so no one else can make a new public key?
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How to generate a bitcoin address from a hexadecimal private key using openssl in swift

I have an iOS app which can generate Bitcoin private keys in either a hexadecimal or base64 output. I'd like take the resulting private key and generate the Bitcoin address from it. I've included ...
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Is it possible to discover the set of bitcoin addresses from a public key?

I'm trying to find the set of bitcoin addresses from a public key associated with a user just to analyse this user transaction. Is there any way to derive/find all the addresses that have been ...
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Are “1” , “3” and “Bech” Addresses (BTC) forward and backward compatible?

Wondering if lets say someone has funds in Bech32 and they send to a "1" or "3" address due to less characters to remember ect.
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Why does my implementation of hex to Base58check produce different results than the example?

Step 8 of this wiki page gives this hex value: 00010966776006953D5567439E5E39F86A0D273BEED61967F6 Step 9 converts it to this base58 string:16UwLL9Risc3QfPqBUvKofHmBQ7wMtjvM I'm trying to implement ...
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Retrieve Bitcoin wallet details

We have a bitcoin wallet which we tried to update as it was dormantfor some 8 years plus but we were unable to do so as we haven’t got the Bitcoin wallet details. Is there any way of retrieving my ...
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Is there a maximum balance that a single address can hold?

Is there a maximum number of satoshis that a single address can control at a single time? I ask because when I generate regtest blocks to a single address, it's balance gets stuck at 1494999998350 ...
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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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Watch a BitCoin account for incoming payments

I want to watch a set of BitCoin addresses and be notified (preferably by email) when they receive a payment. I prefer me not to write my own software for this and not to install it on my own server, ...
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Manually checking for credited bitcoins

If I have the bitcoin address, the private key and a transaction ID from Bitcoin (regtest mode) in shell variables, what Python code do I need to run to claim the Bitcoins are indeed intended for this ...
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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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Does hashing of bitcoin addresses cause collisions? [duplicate]

There are 2^256 possible public keys. We generate bitcoin addresses by hashing these public keys using SHA256 and then RIPEMD160. Now, since 160 < 256 won't there necessarily be collisions - ...
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Bitcoin API(s) - how to pair (or obtain) BOTH sender and receiver addresses with a transaction ID (hash)

Various block explorers exist, which offer REST APIs. So far been using blockchain.info and btc.com Here is what we have: - List of bitcoin addresses Here is what can easily be got with that info: -...