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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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Of the many, many crypto address out there, how many are really being used? [duplicate]

I am not asking how many Bitcoin addresses there are. I am asking how many ARE being USED. I mean, Im sure there is alot of empty Bitcoin adresses out there, but, how many of are people just creating ...
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bch transfered to cashadrrs instead of legacy

I tried to transfer BCH from Coinbase to Ledger Nano S.The nano ledger S gave me a legacy address starting with a (1) Coinbase sent it out to a cash addr. How can I get a hold of this BCH. Looking on ...
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What redeem script is used in bitcoin core wallet when generate the address?

I'm trying to generate the address 38DGj87axzmQiZeAd1w1y5FEmuu5a7pfBa in my bitcoin core wallet with code. First, I dump the private key from the address, then I calculate the address from the ...
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how to get the whole balance of a privatekey or publickey BTC

As there are some bitcoin address types of one privatekey or publickey. I can get the balance of one address, but how can I get the whole balance of the privatekey or publickey. How can list all the ...
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What is the address format of a lightning network address?

Are lightning network addresses the same as bitcoin addresses or are they completely different?
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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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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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Why does the bitcoin wiki's guide on building bitcoin addresses seem to have the wrong hashes?

I'm trying to follow this wiki on bitcoin address creation, but I'm getting different results when I walk through it myself Starting from step 4, we have the extended RIPEMD-160 hash ...
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Differences between addresses with the same 20B hash (Hash 160)

Why the same Hash 160 has different balance in Bitcoin network? Hash 160 is B0D5D1FB94B76B39EE82771027BEFD17131042FA. In the one way it is the address 1H825FgspbkznbiGAnAjFjan7dmYFjpsFe that has ...
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Using bitcoin-qt in bitcoin-core: How to tie my wallet to my email address?

I can send and receive money using listreceivedbyaddress. How do I get my public address in Bitcoin Core? However, I would like to connect this address to my email address. Is this possible? If ...
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How do you output segwit bech32 (bc1…) / P2SH (3…) addresses from a bitcoin private key?

I have a bitcoin private key and know that it can output a segwit addresses of bech32 bc1... and p2sh 3... formats. How can this be done easily?
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The Bitcoin.it wiki says addresses do not carry balances…but all info suggests otherwise

The Bitcoin wiki states, "Addresses are not wallets nor accounts, and do not carry balances." Yet, there's a zillion articles online about Bitcoin address balances, the Bitcoin blockchain explorers ...
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Can you derive your public key from your public address? [duplicate]

Is it possible to derive your bitcoin public key from your public address?
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Linking bitcoin addresses

Is it possible to link multiple bitcoin addresses under one private key? This would make signing raw transactions easier.
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List addresses associated with my wallet in a transaction

With the Bitcoin Core command line, how do I list all the addresses of a particular bitcoin transaction that belong to my own wallet?
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Is it safe to share bitcoin address and signature generated from electrum wallet

Some bitcoin airdrops are asking to prove ownership on bitcoin address by sharing signature. My question is if one shares bitcoin address and signature is there any risk of a attacker to compute the ...
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Do mined coins show up on blockchain explorers and can the balance of the addresses that mined the coins be seen?

Somebody wants to do a deal for a bitcoin transaction but when proof of the coins is required they say that the coins will not show up on blockchain.info as they were "mined coins". Is this really ...
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Is a P2WPKH address synonymous with a Bech32 address?

BIP142 when encoding a segwit P2WPKH address is using a base58 address format (address p2xtZoXeX5X8BP8JfFhQK2nD3emtjch7UeFm in the example). I understand that BIP142 predates BIP173 but are P2WPKH ...
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Why don't P2PK scripts have their own address?

If I understand addresses correctly, different types of addresses are used to map to a particular locking script (scriptPubKey). So based on the leading character of an address, a wallet will decode ...
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Why is P2PKH used instead of the simpler P2PK?

If elliptic curve cryptography is secure enough to be able to give away a public key without fear of anyone being able to calculate our private key from it, what's the reason for hashing our public ...
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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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Programmatically Get Change Address From Blockchain

BIP004 states that a derivation path's 4th digit will be 1 if it is a change address like this: m / purpose' / coin_type' / account' / change / address_index https://github.com/bitcoin/bips/blob/...
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Does BIP44 key derivation path protects private keys derived within same account?

I understand that with Un-hardened parent extended public key child private key This will leads to compromise of parent private key and so all the private keys of siblings BIP44 suggests the path ...
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Can I trace Website Addresses that a Bitcoin wallet has passed through?

first time posting here. Please help. I have a BTC wallet address, and I would like to know to which websites/IP addresses this BTC wallet has been used to. Something like If I use this BTC wallet ...
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Create a non-changeable bitcoin address?

How to get a non-changeable bitcoin address. I tried to register on few bitcoin wallets websites but on each website btc address is changed after one payment is received and I didn't find the option ...
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Transactions in Sidechain

Suppose I have my own sidechain and have created a transaction of 100 BTCs from Bitcoin network to my Sidechain. To my understanding, this means 100 BTCs are now locked on Bitcoin Network and 100 ...
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Strange output address

Looking in transaction https://blockchain.info/it/tx/ecd1a64432367a1962eadd90ec12cfb6c5f6920075b10a62dbda7488c5688e44 i see strange output address like this: ...
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Is there a way to retrieve a list of all the addresses that have had activities from a extended public key?

Another way to put it. I want to get a list of all the addresses that have been used and are derived from the same extended public key. Is this doable? Thx.
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Why is Bitcoin address encoded in base58?

Why does bitcoin address encoding use base58 instead of, for instance, base64? I don't see it is useful in any way.
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Why is reusing bitcoin private keys frowned upon? [duplicate]

So far I've understood that reusing a private key to send out from is not good due to exposing your privacy. I know reusing keys are frowned upon, but I never really understood why. Aside from the ...
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How to generate multiple public addresses using one private key?

I want to generate multiple btc addresses using one private key. I am using pywallet library but each child address also have the private key. Can I use one private key for multiple addresses (if they ...
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P2Pool Payout Addresses vs Worker Addresses

I initially did a setup of 3 Antminer D3's following DIRECTIONS AT THIS LINK. I used a payout address for my P2Pool command line that I created in my Dash Core wallet. I did NOT initially use wallet ...
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What is the likelihood that an xPub child address is not owned by the same xPub address holder?

Kind of an odd question, and I'm pretty sure the answer is, "extremely unlikely," but wanted to see what the community thought. Secondary question: How sure can one be that the addresses ...
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Use old legacy bitcoin private key generated from 2012 to generate a segwit address

The old legacy addresses starts with 1 and the new ones start with 3 and bc1. Can I use my old private key from 2012 to generate a bc1 address? And how so?
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Litecoin-cli validates segwit bitcoin address as valid litecoin address

I was messing around with litecoin-cli and found some strange behaviour. If I try to validate a segwit bitcoin address, with the litecoin-cli it returns as a valid litecoin address. Is this the ...
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I tried to withdraw coins from Binance but they were lost on the blockchain. I need help from an expert

I really need some help from someone with a lot of knowledge and experience with crypto trading. I tried to withdraw LTC from my Binance account recently, but I mistakenly used a BTC "receive ...
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How to create a Bech32 address from a public key?

What are the steps to create a Bech32 address from an ECDSA public key? Bitcoin wiki has a nice step-by-step guide to create an address from a public key but what about Bech32 addresses? I've read ...
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Sending bitcoins to a “Sending address” in Bitcoin Core

I'm trying to understand some basic concepts in the Bitcoin Core (v.0.15.1) and in the bitcoin "world". I'm using a testnet, and used https://testnet.coinfaucet.eu/en/ to send some bitcoins to a "...
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Can I retrieve funds in a derived address with a high index?

I sent funds to a derived address, but I didn't know about the gap limit and how the addresses should be used incrementally. I've used a huge value for the index but wallets only check the first few ...
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Why is my segwit private key generating a 3 address vs a bc1 address like how I originally generated?

I have the following btc private key that I generated from another application: 5KCPzu4tEAnFqwLrXUbW3GKMDSnUYY8CMie2HMRuHouSvrFhXA9 That application gives me the following segwit address: ...
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Creating a new electrum 3 wallet file with an imported segwit private key

I have a segwit private key that I generated from another app. How can I create a new electrum wallet file with just this private key in there? I tried creating a new electrum 3 wallet with this ...
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Ripple secret key

I am adding Ripple to my HD Wallet. To be compatible with other HD wallet, I need to use bip32/bip44 paths. So I will use such approaches: https://github.com/iancoleman/bip39 https://github.com/...
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Viewing total number of coins mined for an Altcoin

I am a newbie to crypt-currencies so for school, I forked a coin from litecoin to help me understand how it works and so far, I got it to work using a VPS with some other friends mining on it. I am ...
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Can you give me an example of a wallet address [closed]

Bitcoin wallet address can anyone show me example
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Is there any way to tell if an address has been created on an exchange? (e.g., Coinbase)

I am wondering if there is any way to check that a bitcoin address was created on an exchange. For example, if I want to only interact with (send BTC to) people that have verified their identity (...
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Unable to decode input address

It seems that some transactions, although having "prev_out" field in their "inputs", does not have "addr" in the "prev_out", i.e. they do not have input address. What is this kind of transactions for? ...
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Segwit Change Of Address Private Keys

I have numerous Bitcoin fork coins sitting in Segwit change of addresses that I need to find the private keys to. I used a Ledger Nano S which I have the 24 word Mnemonic for but when I enter it in ...
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How are compressed PubKeys generated?

Just read this: https://bitcoin.stackexchange.com/a/1715/ What is the process to generate compressed pub keys via ECDSA?
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Bitcoin Cash “Cash Address” format

What is "Cash Address" or "CashAddr"? Is that a new Bitcoin Cash address format?
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Public and private keys [closed]

How to generate public and private keys? And how to use that keys to send and receive bitcoins without using any wallet?